How to Become a Joule Thief (pRe-cycled Batteries)

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How to Become a Joule Thief (pRe-cycled Batteries)
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Our office thinks green so we recycle batteries.

Our office thinks green so we recycle batteries.

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One day, the container filled to the brim. We were responsible to ship the now 26 lb. container from CA to WI. A bit costly.

One day, the container filled to the brim. We were responsible to ship the now 26 lb. container from CA to WI. A bit costly.

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Using a digital multimeter we tested each battery once it was full. I used this $20.00 Radio Shack cat. no. 22-813.

Using a digital multimeter we tested each battery once it was full. I used this $20.00 Radio Shack cat. no. 22-813.

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Wearing gloves and testing each battery, we found that 50% of the batteries were bad. We found that the balance of the batteries had at least 75% remaining use.

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We found that almost every 'D' cell had 75% use remaining. They were bagged and placed in a tub for use in case of emergency.

We found that almost every 'D' cell had 75% use remaining. They were bagged and placed in a tub for use in case of emergency.

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A majority of the 'AA' batteries metered at 100% remaining use. We theorized that modern digital cameras requiring AA batteries were to 'blame'.

A majority of the 'AA' batteries metered at 100% remaining use. We theorized that modern digital cameras requiring AA batteries were to 'blame'.

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Modern electronica will inform the user that the batteries are low or empty when the device reports less than a programmed voltage requirement.

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Become a joule thief and test your batteries. We saved shipping costs and pre-cycled a box of recycled batteries.

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