What To Do With Half Used Batteries?

Half The Juice Can Still Produce!

Many of our customers rely on wireless microphones to conduct church services or other productions. They all agree installing a fresh battery before every performance is a must because low battery power means, without warning, no sound! But changing batteries after one or two uses, while offering the performer peace of mind, frequently leaves a battery half full but out of commission, for example a 9 volt battery could have as much as 8 volts of useable power remaining.

So the questions is, are you a battery half full or a battery half empty kind of person? The latter throws out perfectly good batteries before they’re drained, which is a waste, while the former finds ways to use that power instead of tossing it. All it takes is a little thought so let’s get creative!

In critical situations - always use fresh batteries. But for less demanding events a partly drained battery still has plenty of punch!

Previously used batteries are perfect for:

  • Rehearsals
  • Small group settings
  • Toys
  • Cordless appliances
  • Donations to schools
  • Telephone handsets
  • Extra flashlights
  • Portable electronics

See how simple? Just keep your fresh batteries separate from your used ones or buy capped 9 volts so you can tell them apart (when the cap is off, the battery is used) and you can get hours of power from batteries you might otherwise have thrown out. Just remember, batteries are constantly losing juice due to heat, humidity, and the volatile chemicals inside the casing. It is a good idea to make a note on the battery itself or keep a tally sheet indicating the date the battery was installed and the hours it is used.

How to Choose the Best Battery

Wondering which replacement batteries are the Best Batteries for YOU? ASK MEDIC! We understand how to choose the Very Best Battery!

If you’re like most consumers, you are constantly hunting for replacement batteries. But when you install these replacement batteries, are they the best batteries for your application? It can be confusing, which is why a battery expert like Medic is an invaluable resource for information about replacement batteries. Because at Medic, our knowledge means power!

CHOOSING THE BEST BATTERY: When shopping for replacement batteries, consumers are faced with many options concerning which replacement batteries are the best batteries.
  • Lithium batteries are designed for high drain applications and are the best battery for quick recovery devices like a camera flash.
  • Some alkaline batteries, including the Duracell® Ultra and Energizer® e2™ Titanium can also be the best batteries for high drain applications and will last up to 50% longer than standard alkaline batteries.
  • Heavy duty batteries are the best batteries for low drain devices like wall clocks.

Determine the type of application

The two main types of devices are high drain and low drain. Some applications, like CD players, fall about in the middle. Other applications, like MP3 players, or boom boxes, are high drain and need replacement batteries more often or should use lithium, while clocks and desk alarms are low drain.

Determine the ‘use by’ date

Some replacement batteries are stored too long before they are sold. Make sure to check the ‘use by’ date on replacement batteries before buying. The freshest alkaline batteries have a date no less than 5 years away. ‘Expired’ batteries have about 85% of their original capacity and are not the best battery in critical applications.

Hundreds of brands claim to be the best battery but only Energizer, Duracell, Rayovac and Ultralife can live up to this promise.These leading manufacturers produce the most trusted, dependable, high performance alkaline and lithium batteries on the market and are the very best replacement batteries for critical applications.
To choose the best battery from these excellent brands, try each kind of replacement batteries and keep track of the life you get from each. One of these top brands is sure to be the best battery for your needs.

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES are growing in popularity, but are they worth the investment? On the surface they seem sensible, but hidden drawbacks make them inferior to Medic’s alkaline and lithium batteries.