Jumpstarting A Car Without Another Car

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Jump Starting a Car with a Booster Pack from Battery Joe

Jump starting a car is, unfortunately, something many people have had to do over the years, and always, it seems, in the worst circumstances. It used to be that you had to wait for a family member or the kindness of a stranger to help you jump your car. This also meant you had to carry jumper cables around or hope that this stranger or family member had a set in their car. Luckily with the advancement of modern technology and advancements in lithium battery technology, you no longer need a second car or person to help you jump your car. Using a booster pack will help you get your car back up and running in no time!

A Booster Pack should be carried in your Car

The first thing you need is obviously a booster pack in your car. This, and a spare tire, are probably two of the most important accessories to always have in your vehicle. At Battery Joe, we stalk a variety of high-efficiency chargers in many different sizes. Make sure that the charger you get is rated to you’re your particular vehicle. It’s also important to make sure your booster pack is charged. Having a dead booster pack is completely useless. Check it every 30-90 days to make sure it is fully operational so you can have it when you need it.

How to use a Booster Pack

So, your car battery is dead, your booster pack is charged and ready to save you, so what now?

Turn of Your Vehicle

Make sure your vehicle is turned off!!! Do not mess with any part of your car’s battery without the ignition being off first.

Locate your Battery

Pop your hood and locate your battery, typically it is a black box, and will have a red and black rubber stopper over two metal posts. DO NOT EVER allow the black and red clamps on the booster pack to touch each other or touch a common metal conductor. This can cause damage to your battery pack, your vehicle battery, and can cause a spark or explosion.

Connect the Battery Pack to Your Car Battery

Make sure your battery pack is also off, and take the red connector, which is positive (+), and connect it to the metal post that indicates positive (+), often it will have a red rubber stopped covering the metal post. Now take the black clamp (-), which is negative, and secure it to a grounding point. Typically, this can be any metal part of the vehicle, most often the frame of the vehicle. Once this is done, turn on the booster pack and get into your car.

Try to Start Your Car

You are going to turn your ignition in bursts of 5-6 seconds, any more than that and it can damage your pack and the car. Once the engine turns over, turn off the booster pack and disconnect the black clamp FIRST. After the black clamp is disconnected, then disconnect the red clamp.

Drive Your Car

The best thing to do next is to get on the highway and drive for at least 20 minutes to recharge your battery. Once you get home, make sure you charge the booster pack before returning it to your car.

Get your battery tested at Battery Joe

Find a Battery Joe Location near you so that we can test your battery and make sure there is not any damage to the battery.

Booster Packs are Great Tools

The booster pack is a great tool to carry with you to ensure you are back on the road quickly and don’t need to rely on someone else coming to help. For more information visit our web page about Battery Joe’s Booster packs.

Water Damage: How to Save your Phone from Being All Washed Up

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Most of us have experienced it before: that heart-stopping moment as you watch your phone hurdle down toward that puddle, or pool, or in some very unlucky cases, the toilet. Fixing a water damaged phone can prove to be extremely difficult, but there are some things you can try that can potentially bring your phone back from the brink of death.

Act Fast

Remove your phone from the water immediately. The longer it is submerged, the more damage is being caused. So move quickly and get it out of there!

Turn It Off

The first thing you should do as soon as you retrieve your phone is turn it off. A lot of people make the mistake of immediately trying to turn on their phone to see if it still works, effectively causing it to short circuit. Taking out the battery or performing a hard shutdown on phones that do not have access to the battery are the best options. And if your phone was already off when it became submerged, DO NOT turn it back on yet.

Make a Path

After you shut your phone down, the next step is to open up your phone as much as possible to create paths for the water to exit. Remove any outer protective case you may have on so that you are working with a bare phone. This includes taking off the back cover, removing the battery, SIM card, memory card, and any headphones you might have had plugged in. Note: If you have a battery that cannot be removed easily, don’t try to remove it. You don’t want to risk damaging your phone even further

Rinse It

If you dropped your phone into water that was unsanitary, salty or any other liquid, rinse it under a stream of clean tap water to flush it out.

Drain It

Shake it. Tilt it. Blow into it. Do everything you can to get as much water out of it as possible.

Open It

Open the case of your phone to allow air to get in. If you’re not sure how to do this correctly, there are many tutorials online. You can also bring it into Battery Joe, we’d be happy to help.

Dry It Up

Now it’s time to dry your phone. You may have heard that sticking your phone in rice is the best way to absorb water from it, but there are actually a few other solutions that work much better. Try putting it near a fan or in a room with a ceiling fan to improve air flow. If you were planning on using an absorbent, silica gel is probably your best option. This can be bought in stores as “crystal” cat litter. Instant couscous or instant rice work much better than conventional rice and can be used as a suitable replacement to silica gel.

Leave It

Leave your phone alone for a few days. Do NOT try to turn it on until you are absolutely sure that the water trapped in tight spaces or in the circuit boards have had more than enough time to dry completely.

Test It Out

Once your phone is completely dry and put back together try turning it on. If it is still not working, charge it for a few hours and try it again. If there is still no response after charging, you might need to replace the battery. Battery Joe would be happy to help you out with this part, and we can change your iPhone batteries as well. If all else fails, be sure to hold on to your SIM and SD cards to save your contacts and possibly some data.

Hopefully, these few simple steps can save you from a big headache in the future, and if not, be sure to stop by Battery Joe and stock up on accessories for your new phone!

Be Prepared for a Power Outage

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In West Texas we tend to get late spring and summer lightning storms, and they are no joke! I know in the past few years, I have experienced power outages, some lasting as long as 6 hours. From experience, I have come up with a list of things it is good to have in case of a power outage this spring or summer.

Putting together your lights-out box

matchThe first and probably most office item you’ll want in your box are flashlights. These will help you get around the house without knocking things over or hurting yourself. Flashlights will also help you navigate through your box to get other essentials. Another smart option is a headlamp. These are easy to strap on your head, and while they may look a little cheesy, they are much handier than a flashlight because they are hands free.

The second suggestion I have is a battery-powered radio. This way you can listen to the news and find out what is going on. Your television will not work and your laptop, tablet or phone may not have access to an internet connection during an outage, so it is worth having a radio. If the storm is severe, it is valuable to have a radio to hear all information to further prepare for what could be coming toward your home.

If your electronics are low on battery or you fear that could be the case when a power outage occurs, purchase some battery-powered chargers and keep an extra charger cord in the bin. It’s better to buy an extra charger cord than to try and find the last place you were charging your phone or tablet in the dark.

Another suggestion I have is to keep a supply of candles, crayons and lighters in the box. I personally have a small pack of generic lighters and a few big candles in my box, but if you need light and have crayons they work too! These are good for having some stationary light. I like to light up my kitchen and living room during a power outage with candles. I also keep a couple decks of cards in my box, so my family or friends and I can play cards to kill the time. If you have kids, coloring books or sticker books are a good idea. Or even a storybook to keep the whole family entertained.

You should also keep snacks and water bottles in your box. You don’t want to open the fridge when your power is out because the fridge is off. If you open your fridge, the cold air can escape and end up ruining all of your refrigerated food.

batteriesThe final and one of the most important items to keep in your lights-out box is extra batteries that work with your headlamp, flashlights, radio and battery power chargers. Without extra batteries, you may not be able to use the majority of the items listed above.

I hope this blog post helps you and all of the people who live with you to be prepared for any sort of power outages that West Texas may face this storm season. It pays off to be prepared for any emergency situation, so start making your lights-out box today!

Why is Recycling Old Batteries Important? 

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By: Marlee Ingham

In more recent years, recycling and being environmentally friendly is discussed and acted upon much more than it was. More people are worried about leaving a negative impact on the world through not recycling and leaving items that are not biodegradable in landfills. There are so many different things people can do to help the environment such as bringing their own bags to the store, drying clothes on a line rather than in a machine or recycling old soda cans and newspapers. With a push to keep the earth clean many companies are helping push people toward a more green lifestyle. Battery Joe has created a simple way for everyone to recycle and significantly improve the earth’s health by recycling batteries at any of the Battery Joe locations.

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Did you know that 95% of a battery is recyclable?

Batteries are made out of many natural resources and chemicals. Some of these include lead, zinc, mercury, lithium, and cadmium. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of these items, I would assume you’ve heard of lithium because of lithium batteries and lead because of lead paint. We know from experience that these things can be bad for the environment if not contained properly. Knowing that these chemicals are held inside of batteries may seem overwhelming when considering the footprint your trash may leave on the earth. But if you just drop your batteries at Battery Joe, we do the rest, it’s so simple to make a big difference in the proper containment of chemicals. Just throwing batteries out could result in more harm in the environment than there should be, this is why battery stores throughout the country take recycling seriously and offer simple to use recycling programs like Battery Joe.

What will these chemicals do if they aren’t recycled?

If someone was to throw their batteries in the trash can, the garbage man would come and pick up the trash, and it would end up in a landfill. Over time the casing around the battery would eventually erode. Once this occurs the chemicals within the battery are able to leak out into the soil or water near the landfill. This causes soil and water pollution, and if 4 or 5 batteries were thrown out at once it is even more. It may not seem like much of an issue but think about how often you throw out batteries. over a year this adds up, and if everyone on your street and in your neighborhood is doing it, there could be some serious consequences in your community due to soil and water pollution. Remember that 95% of the contents in those batteries could have been recycled and all you had to do was drop some batteries in a green bin instead of your trash can.

Some people’s trash is not thrown in a landfill but it is instead incinerated. So what is the effect of batteries that are incinerated along with the rest of your trash? Air pollution. By choosing to set batteries aside and recycle them properly we can help prevent soil, air, and water pollution. Things we take for granted every day, we can’t even imagine what we’d do without them, so it is our duty to try and protect them.

Where can I recycle my batteries?

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Some battery stores have areas in their stores where you can recycle old batteries, such as Battery Joe locations. You just swing by, drop your old batteries in a green recycling bucket and then Battery Joe takes care of the rest! If you are not from West Texas you can Google where people in your community recycle their batteries. We hope to see you in our store soon, recycling your old batteries and helping keep the West Texas community clean!

Recreational batteries and you!

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Spring is here, and with spring comes sunshine and more travel!  Before you decide to take out any of your recreational vehicles it’s important to make sure they are working properly.  This includes checking the battery before taking a trip whether it is on a motorcycle or water craft.  A dead battery can put a damper on any occasion; trust me I know from experience!  So don’t make the mistake I did, make sure you are prepared so you can stay on the road or riding the wake.

Motorcycle Batteries

motorcycle-batteries-battery-joeBefore any trip it is important to check your bikes health: tires, engine and you guessed it, the battery! Battery Joe makes the last check simple, just bring your bike in for a quick battery “check up.” If your bike doesn’t check out, we have a wide variety of bike batteries available.  Tip: To help your battery stay healthy, store the battery where it will not freeze in the cold winter months and use a battery maintainer like the Battery Tender Jr. (available at Battery Joe). The last thing you want is to be stranded on the side of the road when you could be cruising through a winding mountain pass or riding the highway to the coast.

Marine Batteries

I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts about warm weather is heading to the lake. Tubing, water skiing and wakeboarding are perfect ways to beat the Texas heat!  Pulling up to the lake with a dead marine battery can ruin anyone’s day, so be prepared with one of Battery Joe’s mamarine-batteries-battery-joeny marine battery chargers with quick connect plugs.  Just like a car battery, marine batteries need to be recharged from time to time, so the best way to keep your boat alive is to keep a battery maintainer (like the Battery Tender Jr.) plugged in when you are not on the water. Keep your battery maintained so you can enjoy the lake all day rather than go home early.

Unfortunately, marine batteries do have to be replaced at some point.  But don’t worry, there is good news I promise!  If you do have to replace your marine battery, Battery Joe has a selections of batteries specially designed to operate under marine conditions. Besides, there are ways to make that new battery last even LONGER than the previous one.  All that you have to do is come to Battery Joe and pick up the aforementioned Battery Tender, some corrosion preventatives and new battery tie downs if yours are broken or missing.  Keeping your battery charged, clean and tightly secured will ensure a long life and security while you are on the water.

So before you hit the lake or the open road stop by Battery Joe to learn about battery health for all your recreational vehicles!

Cha-Ching! Battery Joe offers you a way to make some extra cash.

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We all know how eager we can get to buy the newest device on the market. Whether you’re a passionate Apple user or a die-hard Android fan, we know how important keeping up with the new trends can be. However, we also know how expensive making that transition from an “old” device to a “new” device can be. Battery Joe can help you take away some of that cost by giving you the opportunity to trade in your old device for some cash. This way, you’ll be able to be up-to-date on all of the hot new trends, while also having a little extra cash in your pocket! And, I mean, who doesn’t like cash?

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Here at Battery Joe, we’ll make sure you receive top dollar for you device, by truly examining its value. We examine each device individually to make sure we can give you a personalized price of what your device is worth. Leaving your old device in the hands of Battery Joe will be a decision you won’t regret.

By following these three easy steps, you could walk into some cash faster than you expected, while also knowing your old device is in good hands.

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Step 1: Get a Quote

This is the first step towards parting ways with your old device. You can get a quote online or in-person to see how much your device is worth.  Get a quote for your device by contacting your local store.

Step 2: Bring in or Ship your device

This is the step where you let your old device know that you guys have spent a lot of great time together and captured some great memories, however, it’s time for you to move on to bigger and better things.

Step 3: Get Paid: Cha-Ching!

Now, this is the step that you’ve been waiting for. You’ve taken all of the necessary steps in this process and now you’re ready to get PAID… and your pockets just got a lot happier 🙂

Cell Phone Chargers

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It is officially the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. There will be Holidays and sporting events on the weekends and possibly some travel involved. I don’t know about you, but there is nothing more disheartening than attending a Texas Tech football game with all of your friends and family, trying to take a lot of pictures and document your great time, when suddenly your phone dies halfway through the game. This has personally happened to me and I immediately thought about how no one would know I was there having a great time. If only I had a way to charge my phone without the typical wall outlet. All my problems would disappear and the fun would go on. Now, it is easy to solve this problem. There are several options to choose from so your phone will stay powered up and make it through that long game day. Conveniently located around the Texas Tech campus are several charging stations. These charging stations are free, and offer charging cables for all iPhones, iPads, and iPods; as well as other smart phones, MP3 players and Kindles. If you aren’t able to go inside these locations here is a list of some alternative options to getting your phone back to life.

Car chargers:

Car chargers are extremely useful when traveling, or if you are on-the-go for the day and will not be around an outlet. The USB charger is simply plugged into the lighter outlet of the vehicle and instantly the phone begins to charge. Tip: do not start your car while your phone is plugged in, there is a potential for a voltage spike that could damage your phone or battery

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One variable that determines the amount of time it takes to charge a mobile device is the amount of output the charger is rated for. The more “amps” the charger contains, the quicker the phone will charge. 1.5 to 2 amp chargers are safe for most smart phones. These chargers will get you a pretty good charge in 20-30 min.

New and innovative Qi chargers:

A Qi charging device allows you to wirelessly charge a compatible device’s battery using induction transfer. While you still have to plug it in there is no need for cables or cords. You simply just place your mobile device on top of the wireless pad and the phone will begin to charge. (ask up about qi enabled battery banks that do not need to be plugged in while charging)

Portable chargers:

“Power Pods” or “Battery Banks” are lightweight and portable chargers good for a quick emergency charge. Many contain built-in LED flashlights, include 3 in 1 charging cables and a power level indicator. This is perfect when you are not around a power source, but need phone power. There are many sizes and features to choose from, come see the experts at Battery Joe to find one that will work for you. Now you can enjoy the game and snap all the photos you want without worrying about a dead phone battery!

Your Most Reliable Best Friend

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Your car is more than just a vehicle. Sure, it gets you from point A to point B, but while most people feel they may be spending the majority of their time at work or home.  The average person spends 6.5 hours a week in their car (that’s a lot of bonding time with your vehicle). Cars these days are getting named and even have perceived personalities. For instance my boyfriend has a white lifted F150 which he named “White Stallion”, while his roommate has an older truck characterized with dents and wear named “The Silver Bullet”.

It’s kind of a silly thing but if you’re an automobile owner you know the special bond you share behind the wheel. A car gives you a sense of pride and independence allowing you not to rely on anyone, because you have the ability to go wherever your heart desires. What happens though, on a hot July day when its 100 degrees outside and your car dies? Or you’re on your way to an interview you’re already late for and your car won’t start? Or how about when it’s January and you forgot your gloves and you’re stranded? These are the moments where suddenly Holly the Honda isn’t quite the best friend you thought she was. A dead car battery happens at the most unfortunate times, as we don’t ever plan for them to happen. At Battery Joe, we know the importance of your car’s battery, and we want to make sure we can do everything we can to prevent an unfortunate situation.

Your Cars Battery is the Cars Heart:

Yes, it’s no secret a battery is essential to a car (and if you don’t know, now ya know). However, a lot of people do not realize the work this little thing does for the vehicle.

The battery provides a jolt of electricity necessary to power all the electrical components of your vehicle, hence why nothing works with your car when your battery is over the hill. The battery converts chemical energy into electrical energy delivering voltage that is needed to power all other machinery. Not only does the battery initially jump start everything into action, but it also keeps a steady voltage the entire time the car is in use. So, although it might seem small, the power this thing emits is huge!

What Can I do to prevent a Deceased Battery?

In order to avoid a run-in with a dead battery here’s some tips and tricks to save you some trouble down the road:

  • Don’t leave headlights, interior lights, flashers, or radio on when the car is not running
  • Try not to leave your car unused for long periods of time (storage). Not starting your car for awhile can cause a battery to die. If you have to store your car use a battery maintainer like the Deltran brand Battery Tender
  • Make sure you have checked that you have a properly working alternator
  • In winter months, when temps reach below 0, make sure your battery is not freezing. Don’t leave it unattained for long periods of time. Just parking it in a garage helps.
  • Check for constant buildup of corrosion which can be blocking the current to your battery cables. A few swipes with a wire brush or a douse the battery with a baking soda and water mixture can help keep the corrosion to a minimum.
  • It takes a lot out of a battery to start up the car, so if you’re planning on making lots of short trips try to walk in-between errands or plan out longer trips
  • Overall, make sure you are getting maintence checks on your battery, which Battery Joe does for free

How long is my Battery good?

After just three years you should be making sure you are regularly testing your battery. Batteries can last up to 5 + years if it is being tended to correctly. If you believe your battery is older than 3 years come to Battery Joe they will clean up your terminals and will perform a free testing so that you can be ensured everything is starting and charging properly.

Does Battery Joe test for free?

Yes! With our free cleaning and testing at Battery Joe we will let you know how much life is left in your battery and whether replacement is recommended and clean up those corroded terminals for you. This gives you a piece of mind that you will not be stranded on the side of a road on a long trip, or even at your house when you need to pick up the kids from school. We also offer free installation for any battery bought at our store.

Will having a weak battery affect other parts of my car?

car-batteryYes! When your car battery is becoming weaker it puts stress on the other part of the automobile to make up for it. So if you are not properly tending and maintaining your battery, a number of issues more serious than battery replacement could occur.

Here at Battery Joe we encourage car owners to get checkups with our free battery testing to help prevent issues that could be avoided. We just want to keep Sally the sedan up and running so that you don’t have to worry about an untimely dead battery!

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Lithium Ion: Worth The Investment

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At Battery Joe, we’re fans of environmental sustainability and we don’t hide it! Each of our stores is outfitted with a battery recycling station, we offer a full selection of rechargeable batteries, and we’ve got technicians that can rebuild battery packs to give them a second life, all to help cut down on waste. Another less obvious way to be environmentally conscious with battery power is to invest in Lithium Ion battery technology. Since we’re battery nerds, we love keeping up with the latest advances in power technology and some of the most exciting breakthroughs in battery power over the last 30 years have been in creating consumer safe Lithium Ion products. Nowadays, Lithium Ion batteries are safer, longer lasting, and more powerful than the traditional battery.

Lithium Ion batteries have been used widely since the 1980s and, since then, there has been a lot of talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the technology. Here, we give you the top three reasons we think Lithium power is well worth investing in, be it for your cars, tools, or electronics.

Lithium is Powerful.

Because of its high energy density, a Lithium battery can last up to 10X longer than a traditional type battery like alkaline or NiCd. The significantly increased power density makes Lithium an ideal power source for a variety of applications from cell phones, laptops and power tools to electric vehicles and industrial equipment.

Lithium is Efficient.

Lithium Ion Batteries do not require priming and can charge and discharge energy more rapidly than traditional power cells. They are also quite efficient in high stress situations, as quick fluctuations in temperature and energy depletion have little effect on the power output of the battery.

Lithium is Safe.

Lithium is made from light metals making the recycling and redistribution both easy and cost effective, reducing financial and operational burdens of recycling, and disposing of Lead Acid Batteries. Lithium Ion technology is not only making strides in environmental safety, but also in personal safety. Many modern Lithium Ion Batteries have built-in safety features that reduce risk of fire and explosion.

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Some Things to Consider: Now, we couldn’t expect you to make any kind of informed decision if all we do is extol the virtues of Lithium Batteries without presenting a few of the downsides.

Lithium is expensive. You will pay about 40% more up front, but the investment will pay off in the long run. Part of the reason it is so much more expensive is each lithium battery must have an on board computer to manage the battery.

Lithium Batteries suffer from aging. A Lithium battery will begin to degrade as soon as it leaves the factory. Its aging process is not only a product of time, but also of the amount of charging cycles it goes through as well as the temperature it is stored.

The technology is still developing. Consumer lithium ion batteries are a relatively new technology. This can be a disadvantage in that development and execution do not remain constant. However, this can also be an advantage as better solutions are developed frequently.

We hope this provides a solid, though brief, knowledge base for learning about Lithium Ion Power. Below we’ve provided some great links that give a more comprehensive overview of uses, advantages, and even how the technology works.

Life Without Batteries

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Life-without-batterriesIn our last blog, we ended with a very poignant question. What would life in our day and age be like without batteries? The obvious answer, and one you may have heard from your grandmother, is “Well everyone seemed to get along just fine till about a hundred years ago.” True, but back then, the battery, and everything electrical for that matter, wasn’t an integral part of the way we function day to day. So we thought it would be an interesting experiment for someone to attempt to live a day without batteries. Our friend Erika, a Media and Communication student at Texas Tech, volunteered to give it a shot. Here is what she reported back to us.

From the Mind of a Millennial:

For the purpose of researching just how dependent on batteries we are, I decided I would attempt to go one full day without using batteries whatsoever. I cannot remember the last time I changed batteries in anything besides the TV remote, and if going a day without batteries just meant I would have to get off the couch every time I needed to adjust the volume or change the channel, I figured the exercise would probably do me some good.

As I pondered this venture I was about to embark on, I soon realized just how impossible this task would be for me to complete. The first realization that hit me was that while I may not use devices that require double A’s all the time, most of the items I use frequently throughout the day require a battery of some sort. This thought donned on me as I was attempting to prepare a list of battery-less activities for me to spend my day doing. First off, I would have to either walk or bike everywhere I needed to go, or just stay put for a day. Thankfully there was plenty of food in my fridge, and all my kitchen appliances plug into the wall, so I really have no excuse to leave. Problem solved.

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As I started to think this wouldn’t be so bad, I optimistically looked at the next item on my list, which was to get some homework out of the way before the weekend. I was confident as I started working on my paper, thinking to myself that I was using the very same tools that were once used to write some of the most historic and well-known pieces of literature such as the Declaration of Independence or the Bible – a pen and paper. Unfortunately for me, such tools do not have auto-correct or spell check, so after about a paragraph, I found myself reaching for my iPhone to double check my spelling. I then realized that not only would I be without a TV remote, but my cell phone as well. I was effectively cut off from the world as I knew it as a twenty-something college student. Access to information, access to my friends and family, access to the immediacy we enjoy on a daily basis; all of it is controlled by a device I could no longer use. I knew then that I was no match for a day without batteries; I am a millennial not a caveman.

After admitting defeat, I began to realize just how many of my devices require batteries. TV remotes, cell phones, cars, watches, clocks (anyone know how to tv-remoteread a sun dial?), computers, and calculators are some of the items that came to mind right away. These are devices that I use every day, and being without them even for a few hours was not fun. My life is obviously extremely dependent on batteries, so making sure that I keep them healthy is pretty important to me.

Check out our previous blog post “Life and Times of your Phone Battery” to find out how to keep your phone battery healthy and strong, and visit Battery Joe to stock up on, recharge, and replace all of the batteries that power your life!

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