First a word of caution. Batteries are filled with different type of chemicals. So, before you embark on reconditioning them learn to handle them with care. Modern batteries are much more environment friendly than they were a few decades ago, still they contain several dangerous and corrosive elements. If you hurt yourself or spill the mix on your skin, seek medical help immediately. Wear protective goggles, eyewear and clothing when handling this stuff.
Our homes are littered with devices and gadgets that run on batteries. Take a look inside your mobile phone or laptop or tablet or camera. They all have a battery pack that needs to be charged periodically to keep the devices running. Over time the batteries get weaker and run out. People mistakenly think that their chargers are to blame and buy replacement chargers. The problem is most likely with the old batteries. Due to repeated use their capacity to recharge goes down and eventually they are hardly able to hold charge. This makes it very inconvenient as mobile phones and tablets needs frequent charging to work.
Batteries make life so much more easy. You don’t have to bother with annoying cables or messy wiring. Once charged phones and cameras can run for hours without need for recharge. With batteries in place power tools no longer need to be manipulated around long power cables. Batteries make many devices portable. There is no need for you to be hooked to a wire or nearest power outlet. You have the freedom to use gadgets anywhere you want.
Over time the battery life goes down. Reconditioning rundown batteries can make them work longer. They develop a memory effect. Reconditioning helps remove this effect. To do this you need to know the charge capacity of the battery. Once this is accurately determined it is easy to know to what extent improvement are needed. Without having accurate measurement of charge capacity you won’t have an idea how much improvement to make.
When you make an effort to recondition batteries and reuse them you are making positive contribution to the environment because batteries happen to one of the most polluting things on earth as they contain so many toxic and dangerous chemicals in them. Also, you will save money by reconditioning old batteries. Take for instance car and scooter batteries, batteries used in solar power generating units and for power backup. All these batteries cost a tidy sum. If batteries are reconditioned and reused you don’t have to pay for new replacements.