Recycle battery?


Old 01-21-08, 01:50 PM
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Recycle battery?

One of my batteries to my drill won't take a charge anymore. I'm assuming it's dead. Are there ways to "revive" it? If not, what is the best way to recycle it?

Old 01-21-08, 01:58 PM
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home depot and batteries plus will both take them for recycle I imagine lots of other places will to
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There is no easy way to revive them. the battery is sealed, and, if you could break it open you would find a series of cells welded together. Then they would have to be checked for the bad cell or cells, replaced with the same size and the whole pack reassembled. Not worth the aggravation.
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Many municipalities have a recycling program that should include batteries. Thanks for not just throwing it away, and having it end up in a landfill.
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Another option is to check your local area to see if there are any battery rebuilders. Many larger cities will have shops that can disassemble your batteries and replace the cells, often with higher capacity ones, for less cost than replacing the pack. In any case, make sure you recycle them and don't toss them to the landfill.
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I have seen ads on my website that say they rebuild batteries. I've never clicked on the link, but It sounds like it might be an option for you. You might wanna try google.
Old 02-02-08, 05:35 AM
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Toolrank, those ads for battery "reviving" also come with a deed for ocean front property in Arizona. Unless you can actually go into each cell and replace the electrolyte, you can't revive them. Besides how long will it last. Buying new will solve your problem, and Dewalt, Ridgid, Milwaukee know this, hence the high cost of the batteries. Do you really think it costs $69.00 in materials, labor, marketing, transportation, display to make ONE battery??? If so, those deeds are cheap.
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I never said they revive the batteries, I said they rebuild them. They do go in and replace every cell. I don't know if they are up to the same quality of OEM but if they are, they would still be cheaper.
The same way you can get better lithium ion batteries for a Canon Digital Rebel camera, by using some after market batteries, at a much cheaper price.

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