Batteries and rechargeable devices run our lives! Here are a couple of tips to store energy efficiently.
Rechargeable batteries or disposable batteries
From a financial perspective, this all depends on how many batteries you need at the same time (more batteries = greater initial cost), and how quickly you go through each battery (more usage = more savings). Check out this very detailed calculation of the financial costs and benefits of each.
How can you extend the battery life of your devices?
- Use less power: dim your screen, disable wi-fi and bluetooth when not in use, and close non-essential programs.
- Hibernate, not stand by
- Watch out for location-based apps: using the GPS on your phone can hog resources and thereby drain the battery.
- Use the ringer: the ringer on a phone uses much less juice than the vibrate setting.