Rechargeable Battery Types
Rechargeable batteries come in all shapes and sizes and are used to power many of the items we use every day. We use them in our cell phones, laptops and cameras and even to power our car.
Rechargeable batteries are great because they can be used over and over again for a long period of time by simply plugging in the device or using a charging system. In the case of a car battery, the battery is charged by the alternator while the car is running to make sure that it is fully charged for when you need to start the car next.
Below are some examples of rechargeable batteries:
Lithium Ion (LI-ION)
Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
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For your convenience, here is a summary of important links related to this page.
- What's Inside A Battery?
- Battery Types
- Lead Acid Battery
- Primary Battery
- Rechargeable Battery
- Vented Cell Battery
- How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling
Did you know?
Lead-acid batteries are the oldest rechargeable batteries still in use today. In Canada, over 98% of all Lead-acid batteries are recovered for recycling.
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