Battery University: Your Guide To Rechargeable Batteries

Azim Toktosunov 07-06-2009

These days anyone with a cellphone, PDA or a notebook (that is, everyone) heavily depends on a rechargeable batteries, and not knowing how to properly charge or use them can dramatically reduce battery lifetime making it useless within few weeks. To learn about rechargeable batteries and how to use them head to It is a comprehensive web guide to rechargeable batteries where you can find out basics of different battery types (nickel-cadmium, lithium-ion etc), how they work and how to properly charge, discharge, store and recycle each type to get the most out of them.


guide to rechargeable batteries


  • Useful rechargeable batteries guide.
  • Discover the mechanics and chemistry of different battery types and how they work.
  • Learn how to make your battery last longer – proper charging, discharging, storing and recycling.
  • Information based on a book about rechargeable batteries called “Batteries in a Portable World“.

For those of you who own a laptop or iPod MakeUseOf published a couple of posts related to battery usage on those devices. Check out 20 Ways To Increase Laptop’s Battery Life 20 Ways To Increase Laptop's Battery Life Read More and 10 Tips to Extend Your iPod’s Battery Life 10 Tips to Extend Your iPod's Battery Life Read More .

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  1. Alhasib
    January 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    A little late, but thanks for the great tips.

  2. Chetan Sachdev
    June 17, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    a must read for 'everyone' :)

  3. April
    June 7, 2009 at 11:05 am

    This is great! Just what I was looking for yesterday but couldn't find on your site. I only get a few minutes with my batteries, I had a feeling I was doing something wrong.
    Thank you.