Your son's new remote control helicopter is the most "awesome toy ever" -- until he runs outside to play with it and the battery is dead. Keep the fun going strong with the right batteries! Find out how innovations in these powerful cylinders can keep the fun going... and going... and going.
Rechargeable batteries versus non-rechargeable batteries
When it comes to batteries, there are two main types to choose from. So what are the differences between the two? As the name suggests, a rechargeable battery can be recharged and used again and again. When you plug a rechargeable battery into its charging unit, the negative to positive electron flow is reversed, restoring the cell's charge. Non-rechargeable batteries, on the other hand, are single use.
Advantages of rechargeable batteries
- Cost savings: Non-rechargeable batteries can be used a single time, and then their useful life is over. Rechargeable batteries, on the other hand, can be recharged hundreds of times. While non-rechargeable batteries cost less, rechargeable batteries are obviously more cost-effective in the long run due to the fact that they can be reused over and over.
- Reduced impact on the environment: Using fewer batteries means less waste.
Advantages of non-rechargeable batteries
- Convenience: With non-rechargeable batteries, you don't have to worry about plugging them into the recharging station. Just grab them off the shelf and they're ready to go.
- Shelf life: Shelf life is how long batteries will hold their energy capacity while in storage. Non-rechargeable batteries have the advantage here. For example, Energizer MAX rechargeable batteries now hold their power for 10 years while in storage thanks to new Power Seal Technology. When you know you'll be needing batteries for toys, flashlights and smoke detectors, it's always a good idea to keep a supply on hand. With a shelf life of 10 years, you can grab batteries off the shelf with no worries.
If you're using rechargeable batteries, always keep a set in the rechargeable battery charger. That way, when your helicopter becomes grounded or your DS loses power, you're ready to make the switch and keep the fun going strong.
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