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Published On: Mon, Feb 26th, 2018

Keeping Your Charges Up: Smart Battery Backups

The world runs on energy. And by proxy, that means the world runs on batteries. In one of the worst things that can happen to you on a personal level or a commercial level is if batteries go out and you have no way to keep all of your necessary functions powered. That’s why it’s always smart to have backups in place.

Some battery backups that you want to have on-hand include personal phone chargers, industrial backups, home generators, or even just rechargeable batteries of some sort. Ultimately, the bottom line is that you never want to be in a situation where power loss affects your livelihood.

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Personal Phone Chargers

How many times have you been in a situation where the person that you’re talking to on your phone says that they have to hang up because their battery is almost dead? How frustrating is that? Now, do you want to be the person that causes that frustration? Or do you want to be that person that suddenly doesn’t have a GPS map because their phone dies? Or someone who can’t be reached by their employer? To avoid this, always have an extra phone charger around in case of emergency.

Industrial Backups

On an industrial level, some of the most important batteries to have backed up are ones that involve data. If you have part of your business that requires constant communication and data transfer, if power to your data center goes out, you start losing money instantly. To prevent this, make sure that you have some way to ensure that power to all of your necessary systems is always uninterrupted. Different sets of battery backups can do this for you, but the important thing is that some system is in place.

Home Generators

When you’re home electricity goes out, such as in the event of a power outage during a thunderstorm, lots of systems go down quickly. Your refrigerator and freezer go out. Your sump pump stops working. If you have any other critical electronic devices that are on, they will be out as well. To prevent this from becoming an issue, make sure that you buy a home generator that runs on gas, fuel, or oil and can keep their necessary things running.

Rechargeable Batteries

On a smaller level, if you buy rechargeable batteries, even if the batteries run out, you have a way to renew them. Not only is this more environmentally sustainable, but it also gives you more options as far as having fewer batteries in your home. You just have to make sure that you use them responsibly so that you’re not wasting money on things that you don’t need.

Author: Anna Johansson

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