3 Surprisingly Simple But Important Infos About The Batteries!
Best Quality Battery
To reach full capacity, the battery should be cycled about 10-30 times.
A new battery will have 5-10 times less capacity than the nominal.
The storage definitely reduces its quality!
Of course the original battery is the best and most appropriate battery for a device.
But, today the market offers a lot of no-name batteries, which offer surprisingly good quality and capacity!
Also the cold storage temperature of course prolong the lifetime of the battery.
What is Memory Effect?
The memory effect is a phenomenon of batteries, also known as “lazy battery effect”.
It occurs predominantly in NiCd and sometimes on NiMH batteries, when they are not fully discharged and in that condition are charged again.
The memory effect was first described by NASA in the 1960s.
Memory effect is also known as loss of capacity or a specific reaction of the NiCd batteries.
The memory effect is caused by crystallization in the battery cells; that reduces the capacity of the battery.
Battery loses its maximum energy capacity if charged after being partially charged.
Scientists dealing with the problem “Memory Effect” come to the following recommendations:
Battery manufacturers can eliminate the memory effect by material selection or modified technology.
The memory effect can be made reversible by exhaustive discharge, which occurs in some chargers with a refresh function.
Through a full discharge, the memory effect can be avoided, which prolong the battery life.
It is important to know that no battery is everlasting!
But the technology is constantly improving and thus extends the lifetime of the batteries.
The good information is that: Most of the modern batteries have no memory effect.
Are Batteries Harmful for the Environment?
Fact is that the batteries have a lot of toxic chemicals (nickel hydride, lead, nickel cadmium, mercury,) which produce the battery power, in reaction with the electrolytes.
Batteries are a necessary part of our daily life.
From their use we cannot deny, but we can contribute to the proper use and protection of the environment.
Convenient and helpful for the environment is the usage of rechargeable batteries, which can be used over and over again.
They newest rechargeable batteries surprise with their performances compared to previous models: high capacity, low self-discharge technology, over 1800 recharge cycles and also the opportunity to be recharged with solar energy.
We have to pay attention to what kind of batteries we use, to recycle them and to expect new practical technology surprises!