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- Subject: re: Batteries
- From: <email@example.com>(Rodney Sobin)
- Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:23:55 EST
- Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delivered-To: email@example.com
- List-Name: p2tech
- Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>(Rodney Sobin)
While looking at rechargable batteries you may want to consider recharging
systems. For instance, Pulse Power (http://www.pulsepower.com) uses charge
controllers to prevent the "memory effect" as well as overcharging and
overheating that can reduce the life of rechargable batteries. The company
claims that this greatly extends the battery (NiCd or NiMH) life from 300-500
charge cycles to 2400 cycles. The company and its distributors have NASA data
and testimonials from the City of San Diego and Corpus Christi Army Depot
claiming large savings from reduced battery purchase and disposal--the waste
reduction/environmental benefits should also be significant.
If you're interested, one of the distributors, Fred Lancaster (Lancorp
Advanced Systems email@example.com or 724-695-8920), offers the chargers
on a free 30-60 day no obligation basis.
Please note that my office does not endorse particular vendors or warrant
vendor claims--there may be others offering similar products.
I hope this is helpful.
Innovative Technology Manager
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009 629 E.Main St.
Richmond VA 23240-0009 Richmond VA 23219-2429
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From: "Jeff Spencer" <SPENCEJL@state.mi.us>, on 01/22/2001 10:10 AM:
I am looking for any information on long life batteries for pagers and
similar devices. The pagers are used by emergency responders and are changed
out on a monthly (or sooner) basis, which generates a lot of battery waste
(currently being recycled). What battery materials (Ni-Cd, metal halide,etc)
tend to perform the best over time. Also, has anyone had any luck with
reasonably priced rechargeable batteries? Any information that you can
provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
MBP3 Program Coordinator
Pollution Prevention Section
Environmental Assistance Division
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Phone: (517) 241-5719
Fax: (517) 373-3675
Have a nice day!