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Buying Batteries – Brand New, Used or Refurbished?

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Buying Batteries – Brand New, Used or Refurbished?

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When buying a battery for your mobile device (PDA, iPod, Digital Camera etc.) make certain you are only buying new batteries never buy a used or refurbished batteries! Why? The answer to that is analogous to the question Would you Buy a Half Eaten Sandwich? The answer undoubtedly is no! Here is why! A battery is a device that stores chemical energy and through an electrochemical process (electromotive force) converts the stored chemical energy into electric energy via a direct current. The chemical conversion is a process of chemical change created by adding or losing chemical substances (electrons, oxygen, lithium etc.) inside the battery and used by a connecting device (i.e. PDA, iPod, Digital Camera). Inside the battery as the chemical conversion begins a reaction produces an electron flow. If the electrons are not flowing between the anode, cathode, and electrolyte then the battery can sit on the shelf for a year or more. However, once the chemical is activated oxidation and reduct

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