Recharge Alkaline Batteries
When I was a young boy, I had a friend who’s father was an electrical genius. He was always creating breadboard projects. One such project was a charger that charged dead batteries.
In my adult life I had pretty much relegated that memory to voodoo and the tricks that the brain can play on itself, but recently that all changed!
Not too long ago I was surfing the web and saw that someone had mentioned, in passing, that they had read someones post about a battery charger that allowed them to charge their old Alkaline batteries.
This is how I stumbles across the Maximal Power FC999 Universal Rapid Charger. I read up on it and researched the charging of Alkaline batteries.
I read all the reviews on the Maximal Power FC999 Universal Rapid Charger, then looked at this big box of dead batteries, that were destined for a recycling center. I then decided that if this thing worked, I could break even rather quickly.
The Maximal Power FC999 Universal Rapid Charger, uses an 8 bit microprocessor that utilizes an advanced RISC architecture with integrated converter and multi-channel high speed input/output ports to intelligently monitor and actively controls the entire charging cycle of the batteries, in real time, to prevent overcharging. It also has built-In negative delta V cut-off function and short-circuit protection.
They claim that they can recharge an Alkaline battery to %75-90% of original capacity up to and beyond 30 times! MORE THAN 30 TIMES! This isn’t a guarantee, but a rule of thumb, mileage will vary.
When you insert a battery into this charger it can determine within a few seconds if it’s bad and will let you know.
Maximal Power FC999 Universal Rapid Charger charges the following battery types:
- Ni-MH (Nickel Metal Hydride)
- Ni-CD (Nickel Cadmium)
- RAM (Rechargeable Alkaline Manganese)
- Alkaline (previously Non-Rechargeable) batteries
The Maximal Power FC999 Universal Rapid Charger arrived yesterday and I’ve been charging my box o’ dead batteries. I have had 2 “bad” detections so far, and there were a handful of batteries that didn’t pass my visual inspection, everything else is charging right up.
I wish I’d had known years ago, that the technology exists to recharge alkaline batteries. I already have a small solar setup for charging batteries, but adding this charger to the mix would open the door to batteries that most people would discard without a second thought. It’s recycling, therefore it’s good for the environment and smart prepping!