Battery reconditioning has become very easy with the introduction of new techniques. With the correct skills and some quality equipment, which is nevertheless cheap at under $250, anyone can start raising batteries from the dead. A decent guide will also be required but most retail for only around $50. They usually come in downloadable format for ease of use and with plenty of useful extra links.

Possible Uses

With manual and kit, you are ready to go. You are about to save money around the home, for family members and friends. Alternatively, battery reconditioning makes for an excellent part-time or full-time business. It can easily be grown from a few very profitable hours a week to a thriving store or forecourt, all at your own pace. It is worth adding, as a kind of footnote, that if you really just want it for home use, you can get away with an outlay of well under $100, including the manual.

Battery Analyzer

The most expensive piece of kit is the computerized battery analyzer, at around $130. It plugs into your computer or laptop and gives precision readings which can be critical for effective rejuvenation of many batteries. It can mean the difference between restoring a battery to almost 100% of its original charge and arriving at under 80%. It should be capable of testing up to 48 volts, 150 watts and 40 amps.

Smart Charger

Next a smart charger really does make sense. It is designed to recognize a fully charged battery and then revert to a trickle charge. A normal charger is a bit cheaper, but there is little point in being penny wise and pound foolish here. Types of Battery Suitable for Battery Reconditioning All types of battery can be reconditioned. These include NiCd, NiMh, lithium based and lead acid batteries. Once you have the knowledge of how to bring a battery back to life, the crucial thing is simply to be able to analyze it first before even bothering. Around 40% of batteries will be truly beyond redemption.