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Batteries in a Portable World: A Handbook on Rechargeable Batteries for Non-Engineers, Second Edition Paperback – May 1, 2001
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A very comprehensive book which covers how to get the very best from your re-chargeable cells as well as the safety requirements.
If you want to understand why your electronic device battery doesn't last as long as you had hoped, then this is the book for you
The book is authored by Isidor Buchmann of Cadex Electronics with many associate authors. A lot of the illustrations are of Cadex chargers and test equipment. Some academics might object but I found that reassuring. At least the authors know enough to stay in business.
If you want to view the content it is available on the Cadex Electronics web-site. The book is also offered at a reduced price via Amazon Canada. The delivery quoted is 4 to 6 weeks but my copy came in 10 days. My copy paid for itself several times over by allowing me to extend the life of two packs of power tools batteries.
It does get technical but that's not a bad thing. Batteries are the products that seem to get forgotten about until things stop working. Then after the post mortem people tend to say `I wish I had known that, I could have done something about it'
This book gives a good basic understanding and also helps in selecting the proper battery type for the application. I found it informative.
The author does use the book to sell his companies products, I don't find this a problem but some might.
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'Gotta' have it if you want to understand the world of batteries...even though things are moving ahead at a very rapid rate.Published 5 months ago by RICHARD MCCORMACK
Very pleased..arrived in a timely manner and as advertisedPublished 10 months ago by Robert L Walden
Very handy info in here since I use batteries for boom boxes R/C boats & planes and a lap top. came in handy to read.Published 13 months ago by Mr.Bill
I found the book informative and concise! If you are looking for a book to start off with for battery info , I would recommend this book !Published on April 2, 2011 by Darrell
more than worth the buy, easy reading, gives you the knowledge one needs concerning batteries.Published on July 22, 2010 by L. Griffith
As a general reference, this volume is terrific. I learned a great deal about batteries--composition, functional properties, uses, charging/discharging regimens, etc. Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by William Corsair
I think it's a good basic reference book on batteries but the newest cell chemistries (Li-Po) are not covered.Published on January 25, 2010 by Frederic Bernard