Power up with battery chargers
In today's digital world, we use batteries in everything - from wireless keyboards and mice, through to remote controls, mobile phones, mp3 players and digital cameras. Even our toothbrushes, razors and soap dispensers may be powered by batteries.
With so many parts of our everyday lives relying on these little cylinders of power, having plenty of batteries around and ready to go is essential, in case some electronic device loses its charge. However, disposable batteries aren't necessarily the best option. After all, these can be expensive to replace and they need to be properly disposed of at the end of their working life - just throwing them in the bin isn't the answer. So why not opt for rechargeable batteries and a battery charger instead? Read More
Selecting a battery charger
When shopping for battery chargers, you'll have an array of products to choose from - most are designed to accept both AA and AAA size batteries.
What's more, some chargers are designed to work with alkaline batteries as well as rechargeables, meaning you can re-use disposable batteries and therefore cut down on the amount of waste created.
You'll also want to consider the power source of the battery charger. Most commonly, battery chargers are designed to plug into the mains and many people prefer this option, as it provides a quick recharge time.
If you're looking for something to recharge the integral batteries in your favourite gadgets, there are a number of products available to take care of this task too.
For example, pocket-sized solar-photovoltaic cells can be plugged into devices like phones and cameras to top-up the power while you're on the go.
Using solar energy to charge your devices will generally take a bit longer than plugging into the mains, but when you use these products, you can rest assured that you're going for the low-carbon option - plus, solar power is free to use.
Alternatively you could select a high-capacity charging pack. These plug into the mains and hold a charge until you need the additional electricity, making them ideal if you're going to be away from a power source for an extended period. Whenever your gadget needs to be recharged, just plug it into the pack to top it up. Some devices can hold enough power to recharge an iPhone four times.
Recharge ANY disposable battery up to 10 times
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