Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Universal Battery Charger EASTSHINE S2 LCD Display Speedy Smart Charger for Rechargeable Batteries


Our lives in the dental office are becoming more and more dependent on batteries.  I've complained more than once about how the profession is struggling with what I call "countertop real estate" as we accumulate more and more high tech hardware, but are forced to function on countertops that are the same size they were in the 70s.  We flat out need more space to store all of the hardware we are using on an almost every case basis.  

Along with the the lack of counter space we are dealing with, many of us are also dealing with a lack of electrical outlets as well.  Thankfully  a lot of companies are now creating devices that are battery powered.  That cuts down on clutter, cords, and allows the team to put the hardware in the area where it is easiest to use and not "closest to the outlet" which is frequently a necessary situation.

However, along with the usage of batteries, also comes the problem of keeping them charged.  Unfortunately if a product has replaceable batteries, the device comes with a battery charger as well.  While I welcome having the needed charging equipment, there also comes the unfortunate aspect of "charger clutter" as the chargers all need a home and/or storage.  I've also seen some chargers knocked off a counter (due to clutter) and disintegrate upon impact with the floor.  Now the office needs a new charger or their batter operated device is worthless.

How do we solve the problem of so many batteries and so many chargers?  The picture at the top of this post is one way I've started battling this.  The charger in the picture is a device that is designed to charge multiple types of batteries.  In fact it can charge Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, AA, AAA, Li-Ion, LiFePO4, IMR, 10440, 14500, 16340, 18650, RCR123, 26650, 18500, and 17670 re-chargeables.

The great thing about this is that I have one charger that does several jobs.  That means "counter clutter" drops considerably.  The device also charges batteries quickly so there isn't as much downtime if I have limited amounts of batteries.  It's a smart charger so it adjusts its charging to whatever battery is in it which means the best charge in the best time.  All of this for $19.95!

It be purchased at Amazon.

One other suggestion I'd make is to take any batteries that you feel you don't have enough of and take them to a local battery store.  Often times device batteries are off the shelf parts and are readily available without paying excessive prices from the manufacturer.  That means your devices have more batteries to run on without spending yourself into debt on the batteries.

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