Best Rechargeable Batteries
In an age where technology is more advanced, and people are more aware than ever of the impact that we are having on the environment, it is astonishing that more people are not using rechargeable batteries. Not only are they more efficient, and considerably more economical than a regular battery, but they cut back on an incredible amount of waste, helping each one of us to do our part in reducing the population’s carbon footprint. The benefits of rechargeable batteries do not end there however.
Filled to the brim with chemicals, batteries are some of the very worst things that we throw out on a regular basis. In fact, it is estimated that rechargeable batteries have up to 32 times less impact on the environment than their disposable counterparts. This includes their impact on non-renewable natural energy sources, waste, air pollution, air acidification, water pollution, and global warming. Really, if for no other reason, the environmental impact that disposable batteries has should be reason enough to make the switch to rechargeable.
Not to mention, there is an obvious economical benefit to using rechargeable batteries. And not only do you save money on buying batteries every week, but rechargeable batteries are significantly more efficient than disposable batteries. This can make a world of difference when it comes to powering energy-sucking electronic devices. Rechargeable batteries are estimated to last up to five times longer than disposable batteries.
Of course, most preppers are already aware of the all of the widespread benefits of rechargeable batteries. And preppers would add one more – they are a far more useful as additions to a survival kit than a boatload of disposable batteries. They are an essential part of anyone’s food storage. And what’s more, you can use them in the meantime, without worrying about using up your emergency storage.
The Best Rechargeable Batteries
So then, when it comes to buying your rechargeable batteries you want to make sure that you make the right decision, and they will be in your possession for a long time.
Sanyo’s Eneloop is generally considered to be the best, most efficient rechargeable battery on the market. At an affordable $12 for four AA batteries, they are much more cost-effective than most other options, both disposable and rechargeable.
Energizer offers a number of rechargeable options, all of which have received mixed reviews, but they do represent a cost-effective, easy solution.
Energizer’s main competitor, Duracell, also offers a number of rechargeable batteries, but it is Duracell who can lay claim to the better reviews and overall better products. Neither option quite matches up to the Eneloop however.
Lee Flynn is a freelance writer interested in helping others develop self reliance through food storage.