What Makes The Ni-Cd Rechargeable Battery Popular?

The Nickel-Cadmium or Ni-Cd rechargeable battery is an alkaline storage battery.  It is classified as a secondary battery.  These batteries are made from chemical elements of nickel hydroxide, cadmium and an alkaline electrolyte which is usually a solution of potassium hydroxide.  Although the nickel-cadmium battery was invented by Waldemar Jungner of Sweden in 1899 it […]

Li-Ion The Battery Of Choice

The recent trend for battery powered laptops and other portable equipment to become smaller and more power hungry has led to the creation of the lithium-ion (Li-ion) rechargeable battery.  These batteries are compact and lightweight.   The electrodes used in the Li-ion batteries are made of lightweight lithium and carbon.  When compared to the more traditional […]

Easy Techniques To Improve Battery Life

After they have been in use for a long period of time your battery is likely to fail.  It is a major frustration, however, when a battery fails prematurely.  Many people think they are extending battery life by turning off a device.  When you start up your device it consumes more power.  If your device […]

The Benefits Of Lead Acid Batteries

Lead-acid batteries are sometimes referred to as “starting batteries”.  This type battery is the oldest rechargeable battery in existence.  It was originally designed for commercial use.  The lead-acid batteries have dominated the market ever since their invention in 1859 by French physicist, Gaston Plante.  Even with the surge of new batteries in the market, the […]

Curved TVs, Are They Worth Buying?

Since they cost more to manufacture the curved TV is more expensive to purchase than their flat screen counterpart. The curved TV looks fine on a stand or table.  When it is wall mounted it may look pretty awkward since the curve is against a flat wall.  If the TV is facing a light or […]

10 Ways To Make Your Old Car Feel Like New Again

Are you driving a reliable car that’s a few  years old?  Do you feel your ride is dull and drab? There are some ways you can make your car feel like new again.  The best part is you won’t be spending an arm and a leg to make these improvements.  It will take some elbow […]

When To Purchase Collision Damage Waiver Insurance For Your Rental Car

When you are renting a car you need to decide whether or not you want to purchase the collision damage insurance (CDW). The collision damage waiver insurance offered by the rental companies is not actually insurance. It is a protection package giving a waiver between the renter and the rental car company. The rental car […]

What Are Some Of The Healthiest Colleges In The US?

There are a number of colleges in the United States where students follow a healthy lifestyle. Here are just a few of the healthy colleges. They are not listed in any particular order. Stanford University serves seasonal foods, free of artificial ingredients and free of trans fats, in the dining halls. The large lovely campus […]

What Type Of Motorcycle Insurance Coverage Do You Need?

Having insurance coverage for your motorcycle is required in most states if you want to legally drive the motorcycle. At least you need to carry the basic liability insurance. Liability insurance will cover injury or damages you may cause another person or someone else’s property. It does not cover you or your motorcycle. The amount […]

Ways To Save On Motorcycle Insurance

If you have a motorcycle and plan to ride it you need to be covered by motorcycle insurance. Buying motorcycle insurance is not cheap, but there are some ways to save money when you purchase insurance for your motorcycle. The larger and more exotic or sporty your motorcycle the more costly your insurance will be. […]