What To Do With Half Used Batteries
Half The Juice Can Still Produce!
Many of our customers rely on wireless microphones to conduct church services or other productions. They all agree installing a fresh battery before every performance is a must because low battery power means, without warning, no sound! But changing batteries after one or two uses, while offering the performer peace of mind, frequently leaves a battery half full but out of commission, for example a 9 volt battery could have as much as 8 volts of useable power remaining.
So the questions is, are you a battery half full or a battery half empty kind of person? The latter throws out perfectly good batteries before they’re drained, which is a waste, while the former finds ways to use that power instead of tossing it. All it takes is a little thought so let’s get creative!
In critical situations - always use fresh batteries. But for less demanding events a partly drained battery still has plenty of punch!
Previously used batteries are perfect for:
- Small group settings
- Cordless appliances
- Donations to schools
- Telephone handsets
- Extra flashlights
- Portable electronics
See how simple? Just keep your fresh batteries separate from your used ones or buy capped 9 volts so you can tell them apart (when the cap is off, the battery is used) and you can get hours of power from batteries you might otherwise have thrown out. Just remember, batteries are constantly losing juice due to heat, humidity, and the volatile chemicals inside the casing. It is a good idea to make a note on the battery itself or keep a tally sheet indicating the date the battery was installed and the hours it is used.