Archive for January, 2013


Recent High-Profile Fires Draw Concern Over LiON Rechargeable Batteries


Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries x 4 AAA


LiON rechargeable batteries have been believed to be the next generation of rechargeable batteries that will come to replace NiMH. But recent high-profile LiON battery fires on jetliners has tech analytics questioning the long-term safety and viability of the technology.

If you follow tech news, then you know that LiON rechargeable batteries have quickly become the gold standard in the world of consumer electronics. The vast majority of mobile electronic devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and laptops all use powerful, high capacity LiON battery packs to run their systems, while even some of the top battery manufacturers now offer LiON batteries in AA and AAA varieties for digital cameras, camera flashes, and other high-profile electronics.

The reason for the rise in popularity of the LiON is simple: it is a high-output, high-capacity battery that gives complex electronics the sustained power they need to run powerful onboard processors, high-resolution displays, and other hardware components. But while all of these benefits of LiON rechargeable batteries are indeed true, the safely and stability of the LiON battery cell is now being called into question. Continue reading ‘Recent High-Profile Fires Draw Concern Over LiON Rechargeable Batteries’


Power Outages From Bushfires Underscore Need For Rechargeable Battery Power

Recent power outages caused by bushfires spreading across Australia this season underscore the importance of having rechargeable battery power on hand.

There is no question that the recent spate of bushfires across Australia has caused an immense amount of damage to people’s lives. The fires themselves have destroyed a countless amount of natural land as well as houses and investments. But the fires have also been reported to have caused power outages, due to electrical poles catching fire and burning is critical electrical junctions for communities.

The Geelong Advertiser reports that: “Powercor this morning confirmed more than 3000 homes and business were affected between about 11pm and 3am. Damien Batey from Powercor said the outage was caused by a change in weather which sparked the fire, causing extensive damage to the power pole.” with dry weather conditions and wind blowing bushfires in a random and unpredictable manner, more and more residents are finding themselves with out power.

Now more than ever, having rechargeable battery power on hand is critically necessary. Continue reading ‘Power Outages From Bushfires Underscore Need For Rechargeable Battery Power’


EcoSwitch Standby Energy Saver Solves “Vampire Electronics” Problem


The EcoSwitch makes it easy for consumers to control the amount of wasted electricity running through unused “vampire electronics.”

You may recall an article we posted back in October about “vampire electronics” —  devices and cables that are left plugged in on a regular basis — and how they cost consumers and the world a great deal in wasted money and energy. Some analysts believe that $10 billion is wasted a year worldwide in energy from cables and chargers that remain plugged in even when no device is connected to them.

The fact of the matter is, when an electrical item is plugged in, even if it is turned off, it is still drawing power from the electrical socket. For a single device, this may not seem like much of a concern. But when you consider how many electrical devices that remain plugged in in just one household, it’s easy to see how quickly the waste and cost could rack up.

At the same time, it’s also understandable that constantly plugging and unplugging electrical devices on a regular basis is tedious and unrealistic for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.

fortunately, the EcoSwitch Standby Energy Saver has solved the issue, making it easy for consumers to turn electronic devices on and off without wasting electricity and money. Continue reading ‘EcoSwitch Standby Energy Saver Solves “Vampire Electronics” Problem’


New Year’s Tech Resolutions: Save Money & the Environment With Rechargeable Batteries

Sanyo Eneloop AA AAA Ni-MH Battery Charger

As the global economy continues to slump, consumers are pledging to tighten their belts in 2013. Switching to rechargeable batteries can help save money in the long-run as well as the environment.

Whether you live in Australia, the United States, or anywhere else in between, 2013 is certainly looking like another lean year as far as finances are concerned. As global economics continue to remain tenuous, the crisis is filtering down to all of us. More than going on a diet, exercising, or fixing a bad habit, trying to spend less and save money in 2013 is fast becoming a popular New Year’s resolution.

However, for many families, there aren’t many lines of their budget that can be easily cut, as many of us are already spending less. One product where families can save over the course of the year, however, is with rechargeable batteries. Continue reading ‘New Year’s Tech Resolutions: Save Money & the Environment With Rechargeable Batteries’

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