Best Rechargeable Batteries
As a survivalist/prepper, having the best rechargeable battery will assure you an advantage of reliable radio communications, longevity of battery life, and the highest number of recharge cycles throughout the timeline of a disaster.
Communications is a top priority during all phases of a disaster, particularly during the event and the time immediately following during search-and-rescue, when information-gathering is critical. If you are a responder, your 2-way radio communications is absolutely essential. This is also the time when you as a civilian will want to discover what has happened, so that you can make educated decisions on what to do next. Listening to a portable AM radio and/or Shortwave radio will provide you an advantage to be ahead of the curve and do what needs to be done before others panic or herd into predictable behaviors.
Unless you have a huge supply of throw-away batteries (they have a shelf life), having rechargeable batteries is not only economical, but they are a simple solution to continuously powering your radios. Having several sets will assure power ready-to-go. A set of batteries in the radio, a set on standby, and a set in the charger… now you’re all set!
I have noticed that there is a certain type of new rechargeable battery available which has a set of features that are highly desirable. They are called Low-Self-Discharge, or LSD batteries. They are the latest type of NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) rechargeable. Here is a list of their features…
- Very slow self discharge, maintains 85% residual capacity after 1 year of storage and 70% residual capacity after 2 years of storage.
- High performance even at low temperatures.
- Designed for enhanced performance for high drain applications.
- Can be recharged for up to 1000 times, providing big savings by replacing hundreds of throw away AA batteries.
- Can be rapidly charged with any quick charger, smart chargers, plug in charger or universal chargers.
A company named ‘Tenergy’, an industry leader in lithium and nickel-based battery technologies, produces top of the line cells in all consumer sizes (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V). I use their batteries and trust them for my survival preparedness battery requirements, and I wish to promote them for your benefit. I strongly urge preppers to set themselves up with solar powered battery chargers and good quality rechargeable batteries. This will be essential come time for disaster…
Find out what battery sizes that you need to ‘feed’ your radios and other portable electronics (flashlights!). Be sure to consider the following batteries, which are type ‘LSD’ Low-Self-Discharge.
You many want to consider the following economical solar battery charger,
A Good Solar Power Battery Charger
Don’t be caught short when disaster strikes. Prepare now, with a portable radio or radios, rechargeable batteries, and a solar battery charger system.