- Learn how to change an AGM battery when you visit Hot Rod magazine online.
- If you want to know more about the electrochemical processes that occur inside batteries, read this article from HowStuffWorks.com.
- Go to BatteryUniversity.com and you will learn everything you need to know about lithium-ion batteries.
- Find out how to take care of your car battery with this guide from Popular Mechanics.
- At NBCNews.com, you can learn about the latest advancements in battery design technology.
At Battery Pros, we carry a full selection of batteries that can power a variety of devices, including laptops, mp3 players, motorcycles, boats, and others. Call us at (781) 995-3603, and we’ll order the batteries you need to power your electronics. Learn more about different types of batteries by clicking on the links below.
Laptops, digital cameras, and smartphones all use a large amount of electrical power. In order to provide several hours of usable battery life, these gadgets are equipped with high-capacity lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are designed to have a lifecycle of hundreds of charges, and provide enough power to operate a complex device for several hours. Many users, however, mistake lithium ion batteries for their predecessors, nickel cadmium batteries, and follow erroneous advice when charging and using them. Here are three common myths about modern lithium ion batteries:
Lithium Batteries Need to Be “Primed”
Older nickel-based batteries needed to be primed before they were usable—device manuals recommended that you fully charge these batteries for several hours or overnight before using them. The latest lithium ion batteries, however, are ready to use right out of the box.
Unplug the Device to Avoid Overcharging
Some people erroneously think that leaving a device with a lithium ion battery plugged in for too long will damage the battery, reduce its ability to hold a charge, or even cause a fire. Fortunately, modern devices are equipped with a number of built-in fail safes that prevent devices from overheating. Also, you won’t negatively affect the battery’s life by leaving it plugged in after it’s fully charged.
Drain the Battery Fully or It Won’t Recharge Fully
Older nickel-based batteries did have a “memory;” that is, if you did not fully discharge and recharge them with every cycle, they would lose the ability to hold a full charge. Lithium ion batteries, however, do not have this limitation. In fact, you can often increase your battery’s usable life by recharging it before it is fully discharged.
To find the correct replacement battery for your laptop, cell phone, iPod, or digital camera, call Battery Pros at (781) 932-0076. We carry batteries of all shapes and sizes, including AGM batteries for cars and motorcycles. Browse our inventory online to find the one you need.
Batteries send electrical energy to your devices through chemical reactions. The small cylindrical batteries that power devices such as remote controls, portable music players, and other small electronics contain powdered chemicals such as graphite, silver catalysts, manganese dioxide, barium sulfate, potassium hydroxide, and zinc.
Watch this video to catch a glimpse of the battery manufacturing process. You will see how battery tubes, called consoles, are filled with all the ingredients they need to generate electrical currents.
Today, sophisticated batteries for cell phones and laptops come in different shapes, but they still operate on the same electrochemical principles that power small AAA batteries. Visit Battery Pros to find the modern batteries you need to power all your portable electronics, or call us at (781) 932-0076 to inquire about our stock.
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