Holiday air travel season is here, and with it comes the Wall Huggers. These athletes go to great physical lengths in search for wall outlets to recharge their devices before the flight – laptops, cell phones, and everything in between. Read More
You’re first intention as a buyer is to get the best price – but with anything you buy, quality gets sacrificed as the price gets lower. There are lots of products that are OK to do on the cheap, but others where it absolutely pays to pay – and this is most true when it comes to batteries. Read More
In light of the Samsung Note 7 fiasco, as well as the bad Hoverboard memories, we’d like to explain to you just what’s happening in those scary instances when a battery loses its temper aka catches fire.
In one of our old blog posts titled How do Batteries Work? we talked about how charge in a battery moves from one electrode to the other; however, these electrodes (Electrode #1 & Electrode #2 ) can NEVER come into contact with each other – that’s why there’s a super-important separator keeping the two away from each other. This separator is good at its job but it doesn’t like heat – heat makes the separator weak, and that’s no good. It’s also worth noting that these electrodes are surrounded by a flammable liquid/gel….
Like humans, batteries age. And when they age they don’t work as well, until one day they just keel over and die. Like humans. Tragic, but such is life.
However; like humans, batteries last a tad bit longer.
A battery approaching the end of its life is something we’ve all experienced, whether it was with our cell phone or maybe our car. Just like humans, the healthy batteries tend to live a bit longer than the unhealthy batteries; but what constitutes a healthy battery? Read More