Best Rechargeable Batteries
For preparedness, having one of the best rechargeable batteries will assure you an advantage of battery life longevity and a high number of recharge cycles throughout it’s life.
There is a relatively new type of 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 Ni-MH (Nickel-Metal Hydride) rechargeable batteries.
Here is a list of their features as of this post date…
Very low self discharge while it sits on the shelf. It 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 Alkaline batteries.
Can be rapidly charged with any Ni-MH style quick charger, smart chargers, plug in charger or universal chargers.
A company named ‘Tenergy’ is one industry leader in lithium and nickel-based battery technologies, and produces quality cells in all consumer sizes (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V).
Check the battery sizes that you need for your portable electronic devices and flashlights and consider the following batteries, which are type ‘LSD’ Low-Self-Discharge.
You may want to consider the following economical solar battery charger for emergencies:
Solar Power Battery Charger
For more power, the following article discusses a solar powered battery charging system:
Off-Grid Charging System (AA, AAA, C, D, 9v, USB)
UPDATE: Since this post, I have also discovered an additional quality source of rechargeable batteries. Here’s a short article on it…
AA Rechargeable Battery