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Articles tagged with: battery use

Paper-Thin Sheet Measures Battery Life

Although most smartphones and tablets have built-in rechargeable batteries, there are still many electronics that run on the tried and true AA or AAA batteries. From inexpensive cameras to other types of electronics, batteries are still necessary.

Rechargeable batteries are great because you can just plug them in a wall-charger and not have to repeatedly buy packs and packs of batteries, draining your bank account. But how do you know if your batteries need a recharging?

HP Recalls Another 162,000 Laptop Batteries

HP has just recalled 162,000 lithium-ion batteries after discovering a product model series that was missing in last year’s worldwide recall, ITNews Australia reports. The laptop batteries were shipped between July 2007 and May 2008 and are prone to overheat and rupture, which may result in fires or burns, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The new model series was discovered on the HP Compaq 6520 and one of the HP Pavilion models. The recent recall of 162K batteries adds to the already 124K previously recalled within the past two years, bringing the total up to nearly 300,000 recalled batteries, ouch!