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Batteries in a Portable World: A Handbook on Rechargeable Batteries for Non-Engineers, Second Edition

You probably have more than enough gadgets to last you through the next disaster — but how are you going to power those gadgets? Batteries are an important part of any disaster preparation. How do you choose which battery is the best for each electronic item that you have? Should you go for disposable batteries or rechargeable batteries? Should you go for the cheaper alkaline batteries or higher capacity lithium ion ones?
Battery University from Cadex Electronics is a great resource that will give you more than you’ll ever need to know about batteries.

There are 3 main parts to Battery University :

  • Part One addresses the ‘mechanics’ of the battery and deals with chemistries, charging, discharging, storing and recycling.
  • Part Two looks at the personalities of different battery systems and describes ways to get the most out of them.
  • Part Three reveals who is behind Battery University and provides links to various products to service your batteries.
  • Cadex Electronics has also published a useful book, Batteries in a Portable World: A Handbook on Rechargeable Batteries for Non-Engineers. As the title implies, it is written for the layman with minimal technical jargon. It offers practical information and advice on rechargeable batteries. For example, you will learn how to prolong battery life; become familiar with recommended maintenance methods and discover ways to restore a weak battery.

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