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Recondition Your Batteries: Battery Reconditioning Methods 

 September 29, 2021

By  Phil Borges

If you are a car owner, the chances are that you have experienced the pain of having to replace your battery at least once. If you're tired of paying a fortune for new car batteries, then it's time to start reconditioning your old ones. The question is, have you ever considered reconditioning it instead? 

If you are looking for a way to save money, then battery reconditioning is an option that many people don't know about. There are many different ways to do it, and there are even some new technologies that can help you make your batteries last longer than ever before.

In this blog post, we will discuss the various methods of battery reconditioning and how they work. We will also look at why more people need to be aware of these methods to get the most out of their electronics.

Recondition Batteries: Know The Process and Benefits

The first thing that we need to understand about reconditioning batteries is how it differs from recycling them. There are many misconceptions about these, but they are pretty different.

Recycling is the process of reusing materials for a new purpose that benefits the environment without creating any waste or byproducts in the process. On the other hand, Reconditioning repairs an old battery and creates something to be used again so it can continue to benefit people.

Some people would just throw away old batteries when they get a new one, but this does not make sense in the long run. The more you learn about reconditioning your batteries or even just recycling them, the better off you will be with them for many years to come.

Reconditioning batteries is not rocket science, and in fact, it is a relatively simple process. It involves purging electrolyte solution from an old battery with distilled water and baking soda to create new cells inside. If you are searching for more technical information on reconditioning batteries, then there will be some towards the end of this blog post that can help you. 

There is no need to toss out your old batteries when they are still functional. With reconditioning, you can turn your old battery back into a fully functioning one that has the same capacity and features as new ones do. A reconditioned battery can help you save money and contribute to a healthier environment. You’ll be one step closer to saving our planet.

Is it possible to recondition hybrid batteries?

Hybrid cars are getting more popular due to the benefits that they have over traditional vehicles.

The best part about hybrid cars is that they are easy to maintain and operate. The engine of a typical car has two major components, the electric motor, and battery. In most cases, these batteries can last up 200 000 miles before needing replacement, which means you won't need new ones anytime soon. One of these benefits is longer battery life, which only applies if you know how to recondition hybrid batteries. In order to maintain your hybrid batteries long-term, you will need to learn how to recondition them the proper way.

All hybrid batteries come with modules. For example, the Toyota Prius has a total of 28 modules that each have different purposes of ensuring your car stays working for as long as possible. When one module malfunctions and needs replaced, there's no need to scrap it because engineers can simply repair old ones.

You can do the same. You will replace the damaged module, and your battery will last for a long time. This would cost you about $700, so it's cheaper than buying a new one. On top of that, reconditioned batteries are also an excellent investment as they'll last for another six to seven years, which means total savings in terms of money and resources by investing now.

If you wish to learn more about the step-by-step procedure in reconditioning batteries, my other post, entitled "The EZ Battery Reconditioning Program Review - Bring Your Battery Back to Life" has a lot of great information that can help you.

How to recondition car batteries?

Car batteries are an essential part of your car. They provide power to the engine to make sure that the vehicle starts and works properly. Reconditioning car batteries will ensure an extended life for the battery, and it's worth doing even when the current one is near its end life. You can go through this process as soon as you notice that the battery has gone bad or not charging after each use.

1.First of all, it is essential that before any work is done, the risk of electric shock has been entirely eliminated by unplugging and removing wires from main circuits which supply electricity.

2.Remove the battery from the car and remove all caps, which are usually positioned on top of the battery. Fill it with distilled water and prepare for recharge for about an hour. Within this time period, bubbles should form near the holes along its surface.

If you don't see any bubbles, try to reverse the wires and see if it starts forming bubbles. Return the direction of the wires back into position and then recharge your battery for another 30 more minutes.

3.Batteries will lose their charge over time, but the good thing is that you can recharge them. You might be able to replace the acid inside a battery and mix it with distilled water to make your new mixture of acid for batteries. The next step would be recharging this newly created battery for about three hours or so before using it again.

How to recondition Nicad batteries?

It may be difficult to believe, but NiCad batteries can also be reconditioned. The problem with these types of batteries is that they eventually get damage due to the sulfur crystals building up on both terminals and preventing charging capabilities. There are ways you can take to solve this issue for your battery so that it will last longer than usual.

1.We will need a camera capacitor. You can usually find this in older cameras and can be easily disassembled for parts like an electrode or other simple device that may help you complete your project.

2.Connect the wires between the battery holder and switch with a capacitor. Attach wires with these components via the big black cylinder, then use them as an outlet for your electronics. Make sure that the cords are wrapped up and insulated. Don’t let the metal tips of plugs touch anything that can conduct electricity, or you may receive a painful shock.

3.Put the alkaline battery into the capacitor, place a NiCad battery on top and make sure that it is in position to be held inside.

4.As soon as you turn on the battery, be sure to press and hold down the switch. The LED should glow after a few seconds of waiting; this means that all sulfur crystals are destroyed in your batteries so they can work again.

If you don't have a capacitor, you can purchase one that you can use for this process, but it will cost you a bit more.

How to recondition lead-acid batteries?

Lead-acid batteries are a great way to power your car for longer periods of time, but they do have one major downside. The lead is what causes the corrosion on both terminals and preventing charging capabilities.

There are several ways to fix your old lead-acid battery. One way is through reconditioning, which involves replacing the liquid and adding a special chemical that will break down sulfate on the plates and renew them with electrolytes to work at maximum efficiency again. And it's cheaper than buying new batteries every year.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Remove the battery and open all the caps. Remove the rubber protection if your battery has this as well. Do not return the caps back yet for this stage.

Step 2: Some batteries may not have enough distilled water, which is the biggest problem. If that's the case, then you should add some distilled water to recharge it. The battery must also be between 13-14 volts when measured with a voltmeter.

Step 3: If step 2 didn't work, you could try replacing the water with a more aggressive acid, and this is done by juicing it. Get an acid pack and pour the liquid into the cell, then use distilled water to reset any buildup from past charges.

Remember that when you replace the acid in your battery, be sure to wear goggles and gloves. This type of acid can cause damage that might not heal for months or even years if it gets into wounds on the skin.

When it comes to charging your battery, slow down and take the time to use a good charger. Slow chargers are more efficient than quick-chargers because they better regulate power flow and charge up in 12 hours rather than 6. This is important for longer trips when you need a charged car at all times or if you want maximum range. Note: slow chargers will charge your battery for 10-12 hours, but if you use a quick charger, it can take less than 6. The best way to measure the levels is with a voltmeter while charging, and it's recommended that everyone do this in order to get better results.

How to recondition the battery of a laptop?

Laptop battery reconditioning is a must-try for any laptop owner. It can be done in various ways, and some may require more time than others, but the benefits are worth it. Please do not use this application for a new battery as it will damage it.

Option 1: Place the laptop battery in a plastic bag. Freeze your laptop battery for 12 hours. After 12 hours, clean and place it back in the laptop and prepare for recharge.

Option 2: In order to get a better battery life, some laptops need to be reset. A straightforward solution of recalibration that can be done in a matter of seconds. Some people would find this solution effective. This is done by recharging the battery to 100% for about 2-3hours, leaving it unplugged, or waiting until the battery is drained completely. Leave it for another 5hours before charging back to 100%. By doing this, you will reduce wear and tear and increase its longevity in general.

Option 3: Laptop owners are always looking for ways to make their batteries last as long as possible. One of the keys is lowering the temperature, and this can be done with a laptop cooler explicitly designed for laptops. These coolers not only keep your computer from overheating but also reduce its power consumption by keeping it running at an optimal level all day long.

Option 4: You may look at this solution as a weird one, but it is very simple. It only works if your laptop has a removable battery and you can fully charge the battery, then remove it from the computer entirely when full. This will make your current batteries last longer.

Knowing how to recondition car batteries by yourself is a great skill to have and will save you heaper than buying new batteries every year. Learning these methods will allow you to have a battery that lasts longer than the average one. You have also contributed to the environment by not producing waste.

About the author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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