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In one of my older posts, Nickel Metal Hydride batteries and chargers! I mentioned about some good rechargeable batteries and chargers. I have noticed that there’s still stores packed with alkalines. Some places like Amazon you could buy them in bulk for up to 5,000 batteries! That’s a lot of batteries!

Now I get why some people still use throwaway batteries, they get lost, stolen or you forget about them and you cant charge them anymore. Is that really that big of a concern though these days though?

Some guys happen to like the rechargeables though…

I remember when I first got into using rechargeable Ni-Cads they had some AAs that I used in a walkman for a period of time. I got maybe a year or 2 out of those batteries before they stopped working correctly but they managed to save me some money. I don’t really recall seeing replacements, as I thought they just came with the charger and you’d have to buy another charger to get the batteries so my collection of rechargeables were quite low.

Yes, over time they did stop working right and I went back to alkalines for a period and then I got some new Rayovac Nickel-Metal Hydride cells that worked quite well for awhile anyways. I got maybe 3 or 4 years out of those before they stopped working so I just quit using those. Got a friend into them as well since we both liked to listen to the same music. But again for awhile i went back to alkalines but I didnt really use them that often. It was until in 2005 I started using them again since Duracell and Energizer had them and they even sold the batteries separately. I still have working AAA Energizers and AA Duracells that gets used in string lights or those Duracell LED flashlights. I use a few in my noice canceling headphones still. And these are the batteries that lose their charge over a course of a month or 2. If they dont get used much they wont work as well either.

When those batteries were not working in a USB charging device I decided to check out what they had and found Eneloops. I also got into using more sophisticated chargers such as the Power Ex C9000 mentioned in the other blog, I posted in the beginning of this article. Because, well I like to get what I can out of these batteries.

The simplest and cheapest way to get into recharge AAs and AAAs is to buy the Panasonic/Eneloop charger that comes with 4 AA batteries. Find a device you use most often and use the Eneloop batteries right out of the package and you’ll see they work like regular alkalines (unless your device is weird and requires the higher voltage) when you need to recharge them keep a set of alkalines handy or if it’s a 2 AA or 1 AA you can cycle out the 4 AA Eneloops you have. This is a great way of starting out and you’ll see the savings within 4 or 5 recharge cycles.  I’m going to list a few problems people might have with rechargeables..

1. They’re more expensive than alkalines.

Yes they are, but after 2-6 cycles depending on what brand of batteries you get you might see savings sooner. Keep using them and you’ll see the benefits.

2. They don’t last as long and they won’t charge.

Most alkaline AA cells have over 3,000mAh but most of the time you can only get half that amount. It depends on your device but it may cut off before you use up all the energy out of your rechargeables. Don’t give up if it doesnt work well in one of your devices. That may require a higher voltage where your rechargeable batteries may not function as well. More devices these days are more rechargeable friendly and can operate on that 1.2v battery. You have to try a different device. Most flashlights will work on rechargeable batteries. That’s the easy way of seeing if your batteries are faulty.

Additionally you can always pick up a multimeter. If its 1.23v or higher you should be ok. If it charges normally in your Panasonic/Eneloop charger then it passed the internal resistance check and should be working well. If you are using a different charger than the ones I’ve mentioned there is no guarantee they’ll charge your batteries adequately.

If they appear to be charged and wont work well in your device, always try a different device such as a flashlight. Get a Fenix, Coast or Maglite. I’ve used rechargeables in those lights and they work well. The 1 AA or AAA lights are good to where you can check the batteries individually. A multimeter however is the best way to check voltage. Also check the contacts. If you are using a battery where the wrapper is blocking the negative terminals on some devices they wont work. I never seen any issues using Eneloops though.

Also, sometimes you just end up with a bad batch of batteries. It happens, sometimes the charger isn’t working correctly. You will have to contact the manufacturer or just get it exchanged where you bought them. Just make sure not to tell them you’re using a different charger. Don’t mention the charger you are using. If they ask for the model number, tell them you don’t have it with you, you are calling from work or you are out somewhere. If you are buying Eneloops and have the charger then it’s as easy as getting the batteries replaced.

3. My family tosses these rechargeable batteries in the garbage.

Its inevitable. They’re AA or AAA batteries. Some people are used to toss these batteries into the garbage. The easiest way is to stop tossing out alkalines and get a bin to put them in. If your family does this then chances are they’ll do the same for rechargeables. If not, leaving notes on the devices or by the trash cans to not toss out batteries may be needed. If that doesn’t work then you’ll simply have to take the batteries out period and they’ll have to ask to use them. At least they’ll be charged ready to go.

Here are some other tips to get you started.

1. Avoid buying large quantities of rechargeables for your first time. There isnt any need to replace all 60 of your devices with rechargeables. There is the problem of alkalines ruining devices so if this is a common problem for you, buy a set of these EBL batteries.

16 Pack EBL AA 2300mAh Rechargeable batteries
12 Pack EBL AAA 800mAh Rechargeable batteries

They are a little too much for beginners and they may not work as good for you as they do for me but there are positive reviews for these batteries and I haven’t ran into many issues with them. The AAAs are a better deal where you could use them in an AAA to AA adapter. They sell those on Amazon as well. The batteries should work fine in the Panasonic/Eneloop charger as well. No need to charge them for first usage either. Just stick them in your devices and use them. One thing to note, the low drain devices such as a clock or tv remote they wont get much use. So to avoid premature death I suggest they get charged at least once every 6 months but you can do every 3 months. Just swap them out for another set.

They seem to be low self discharge but I’d buy the lower capacity cells just to be sure. Eventually though I suggest to replace every device with Eneloops.

2. No need to drain them fully before recharging. Just dont recharge them constantly. You can use them until the device starts showing signs of the battery dying or as I mentioned earlier, every 3-6 months. Also once they do show signs of being near death, quit using them until they are recharged again. Excessive draining of the cells can cause a waste of cycle usage and the cells can reverse charge or overdrain which can make the batteries permanently weak and potentially die.

3. The only reason for using higher capacity cells is for additional run time. If it’s not critical to get an extra 5 minutes of run time get the lower capacity cells. 1900mAh AA Eneloop batteries and the 750mAh AAA Eneloops are just fine for any device. You get more charge cycles and less battery waste.

4. Rechargeable nickel metal batteries can be recycled at most any place. Check your department or hardware stores. I have noticed its more difficult to recycle alkalines then rechargeables, as I’ve seen they have recycling in some stores. Usually I toss out the non working batteries in a container but I dont have many dead rechargeables yet.

Overall I hope this will encourage people to buy rechargeables again, if not for the environment but for your wallet and hopefully less stores will be selling 60 alkaline battery packs. I know some like businesses may be hard set in using alkalines, I know my job uses them but I put rechargeables in my lights so I dont use their alkalines. I’ve had people say that I dont need to use mine and I should use the company’s batteries but well, my light, my rules..  I dont use alkalines anymore. Theres no point when it costs less than a penny to recharge a pair of AA batteries.

Also, I forgot to add here are the best rechargeables you might get including some that are ok. In both AA and AAA size.

01. The best!

Eneloops 1900mAh/750mAh, Fujitsu; white, 2100 charge cycles – Made in Japan

02. Good

Eneloop Pro 2450mAh/900mAh, Fujitsu; black, 500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Duracell; 300-500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Energizer; 300-500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Amazonbasics; same as white or black Eneloops may be made in China (not verified if same or similar quality as Japan)

03. Ok (may be Chinese and of lesser quality)

Tenergy is in the middle of the road as I haven’t tried their AA/AAA cells but I got 2 9V cells with their charger that so far has been running strong.
EBL, Goal Zero, Sunlabz, Rayovac, and some other brands I don’t have names for currently. Avoid AA batteries that claim higher than 2900mAh capacity and AAA higher than 1100mAh capacity. I haven’t tested the AAA EBLs 1100 mAh cells but the AA 2800mAh cells they have got came in around 2600mAh I think. I dont recall.

The La Crosse cells are terrible and haven’t been upgraded from the older high self discharge Nickel Metal batteries. I currently have a set of AAs and AAAs that come with their BC-1000 charger, they are ok but I wouldn’t buy them regularly. Avoid Enercell and RadioShack batteries, they don’t last long in storage.

Maha/Power Ex chargers tend to be the best or the Panasonic/Eneloop charger. La Crosse chargers are not bad but do not have the internal resistance check that the Eneloop or Power Ex C9000 charger has. I have not tried any other charger and the Sky RC 3000 charger doesn’t keep the batteries secure enough for me.

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Just when you think we made strides in reducing racism in this country this one guy decided to act on his racism in a violent way. The shooter, Patrick Crusius clearly showed his racism against Mexican people.

You can’t believe how much this guy angers me. I got a few Mexican friends who has to deal with racism at one time or another. Its generally rare but its hurtful when people act this way towards Mexicans or anyone else in general. A ton of reports of Mexicans being harassed, at gas stations, restaurants, in stores and on the streets. Some people blame Trump but some of these racist people do support Trump.

Really it’s the people who are in need of help for the fact they can’t see the fact they are immigrants too. America is founded by immigrants and what people do when act racist they make it sound like there is something wrong with a certain group which turns into more hate. We need to set an example that Mexicans and any other race is welcomed in America because this is what America is. Its more than just a country with freedoms. It’s a country with many different races and cultures and everyone should be welcome. People have either forgotten or they simply do not understand what America is. America isnt all just white people. People need to understand this and let go of any hate. Unfortunately this may not be as easy as it seems and we’ll end up with another massacre because there is a lot of hateful people in this world. Americans and America in general needs many prayers.

I know as Christians we are to forgive and forget but what this shooter did, I find unforgivable what he did.

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Edit addition: Also I just saw on the news. Democrats most pressing issue: transgender equality. Oh God. We have so much corruption and greed in this country this is what the dems talk about. Please God we really need saving!

 

So on one of my pages on Facebook is being targeted by LGBT fanatics. The way I think it works is if enough people report a post they get Facebook to respond. Well the guys at Facebook can’t deal with the truth.

One of the main ones is that they dont like it when people say “transgenderism is a mental disorder”. It IS a mental disorder. When people ask if your a doctor its basically telling you that if your mechanic told you your tires are wood and others start saying the same thing but you know the tires are rubber yet you got a group of people telling you it’s not rubber.

This is what we are dealing with here,  men claiming to be women and vise versa. Before I continue I think we need a moment of prayer here. I’m not one to do it all the time but at this point it’s all we can do here. And we definitely need it.

“Dear God, please help our sick world that is so far deep into corruption and misinformation that we need your guidance to fix and rectify. We have so much theft, anger, hatred, deception and corrupt people in this world that is affecting others lives. Right now we have people advocating the acceptance of males switching to females. The professionals are not doing the right thing and treating it as a mental illness but instead using this opportunity to deceive others. This is not right. Please help us fix our world.”

Ok we got that out of the way. The truth is that this is our world. And we’re taking poor care of the people in it. Too much selfishness that is going unchecked and no control over it.

Transgenderism is a mental illness no matter what the professionals.

Eating disorders, delusions, obsession compulsive, are examples of mental illness. Transgender is a delusion. These people look in the mirror in their birthday suit and think that it’s wrong. Except the fact it’s not wrong. If you got a brain, two arms, two hands, two legs and two feet and everything is in place you are not wrong. If you are born female you’ll be a woman, a male as a man.

Its really that simple, transgenders and professionals are making this more complicated than it actually is. Maybe its because with almost 8 billion people on the planet people are confused on what sex or gender they really are.

Its unfortunate that these people can’t accept the truth. I get that sites generally control what content shouldn’t be shown but if you want to take away the freedom of speech from those that do not accept transgenders then there shouldn’t be posts of transgenders either. It goes both ways and if we cant show these people that transgenderism is wrong and give people the ability to do that then it becomes an agenda. Your choosing to silence those who do not accept and do not want to see the world become dysfunctional.

At the same time being silenced in social media could then lead to violent behavior. My page was suspended. It may even be deleted because some people refuse to hear the truth. Now I tolerate a lot of things.  But I lost it when my brother decided to go transgender and be a woman. It wouldn’t have mattered if we accepted him, other people dragged him down, sexually/physically abused him and if I happened to be there I would have gotten dragged into fights. And I’m not a physical fighter. I probably would have ended up in the hospital with him.  This is exactly one of the problems with being transgender. I have already mentioned that transgenders are a target for violence and murder.  With Facebook suspending and banning accounts where do you think some people will turn next?

Stopping the freedom to share why transgender is wrong isnt going to stop people from doing things more drastic. I’m not a violent person but I took my frustration and placed it here. Trying to educate people that this is wrong. I did not write anything vulgar or anything. Transgenders think they are a minority like black or Asian but they’re not. You dont get to pick your skin color any more than you can change sex but people want to do it anyway like their bodies are like an inanimate object they can alter.

Sadly this transgender thing is so far out of control that it most likely will lead to worse violence. And you can’t stop people from thinking a certain way because this is far from being natural. Our bodies are not designed to be altered. Once you lose an arm or whatever it wont grow back. If you get shot or beaten to death you won’t come back. My brother committed suicide because he couldn’t deal with all the sex abuse and violent trauma. No one really can especially if you are already mentally ill. Transgenders are mentally unstable already, this leads to suicide because a few bad things happen to them they think the world will come to an end.

We really need to fix these people so their mind matches up with the body they were given to at birth. Because you can’t make a male into a woman. Its not possible other than surface changes and that is not the way to do things. It wont matter because in the end that “woman” will forever be male no matter the drugs, surgeries or clothes that they wear its impossible. Males and females are different. They were designed to be different. When you try to change that you change who you were meant to be.  Again.. this world needs prayers and a lot of work to do. This fight to correct transgenders to be their correct gender and not what they want to be, we’re starting to lose. We may be at that point in time where the system has to collapse in order to rectify this problem because an end of the world situation, only the strong will survive. I hate to see it end like that but I think I’ll witness the impending apocalypse when I’m looking for my dentures in a retirement home.

Also to reiterate, transgender is a deception. The act in which a male or female presents themselves as the opposite sex/gender is the very definition of deception. It doesn’t matter if its intentional or not it just IS deceptive. There is no way around that when you decided to swap genders/sex. If you dont like it, then be a proper person and don’t become transgender. If you dont like being the target of violence then dont be transgender. There is a lot of pain and grief when you are transgender and by silencing people like me on places like Facebook you are silencing a warning that being a transgender leads to constant rejection, pain and suffering. You will have problems finding a mate, job and many people do not like you whether they show it or not. With me, I dont support or like people switching genders/sex. I think its selfish, rude, disrespectful. It is wrong and goes against God. You dont respect your body, God or others. Transgenderism is selfish and you care more about yourself than others. I know it’s a mental disorder, but this isnt like eating yourself to death. People can’t control their eating disorder but if you have the sense to organize so much centering your life of being the wrong sex/gender you have the ability to learn and understand right from wrong. Some may cant control it like my brother who had a severe mental problem but I think many transgenders know that it’s wrong but they dont care because they choose to live selfishly.

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Well it appears that my crush is no longer afraid of me, I’m hoping that. Noticed she was wearing makeup and this past week after seeing her I’ve been feeling a sense of euphoria.

Does this mean she likes me? At this point it I really hope so because it’s going to be impossible for me to try asking her to lunch again.. for fear she might do the same thing again. So I’m going to take it easy. If she really wants to do lunch, I really hope she finds a way.

Otherwise anytime i see her I’ll try to find out her name and that way anytime i see her I’ll call her by name then. Its looking good now and hope she understands that I want to take things slowly. I dont want to scare her off again. So I’m going to try to coax her that maybe she can hint she wants lunch with me.

Until then I hope it all works out. Definitely need prayers on this. Got to figure out what she wants me to do that I feel comfortable with.

Edit: On the note about basically asking her to lunch is near impossible, its doubtful she’ll try (unless shes really that interested enough to do something) or shes seeing/has someone else already. In any case, I’ll be friendly to her and work towards being work friends and maybe she’ll reveal her interest if she is interested. Although its hard to get to know someone when its 30 seconds of passing by and that’s if it’s a regular thing.

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After seeing countless Facebook posts on gay parades and flags.. then seeing 2 gay guys kissing (this was full blown making out) I decided.. alright this is out of hand.

It actually got out of hand when they legalized gay marriage and a Baker to make a cake celebrating a gay wedding. It got out of hand when taxpayer money is being used to celebrate gay pride. It got out of hand when males are passing off as females and the worst yet, transgender kids.

Now I’m ok if your gay but that doesn’t mean im ok with hearing about it or seeing it everywhere. In fact its troublesome that people are so focused on this, especially news outlets and businesses. I had to cut Gillette out of my hygiene supplies due to the fact they support transgender kids, something that I don’t even tolerate.

Ever since my brother committed suicide because he was confused and hung out with the wrong people and becoming transgender the LGBT really does not care about innocent confused individuals getting hurt. They just care about building their army and force everyone to accept their way of life.

But these people are evil. Just as evil as those who have to kill an unborn child just so they don’t have to deal with the burden of a life. Now I myself dont want children and at this point I can see it not happening any time soon seeing as it’s not easy for me to talk to women I’m interested in. Even though there are additional steps I could take, at this point there’s no need to spend the money.

But this isnt about abortion, it’s about people who are forcing others that gay and transgenders are normal. The fact is, if they left kids alone and stop being all over in the media along with forcing people to do something that goes against their beliefs I wouldn’t even be typing this up. I wouldn’t share my dislike for the pride parades and 2 guys kissing on Facebook.

The fact is they would be left alone if they were not pushing it in the media and raising transgender kids. Instead they push their immorality onto everyone else just to justify their sickness. At what point is that line crossed?

They keep moving the goalposts around so they can get what they want. May God save us all, because there is way too much evil going on in modern times and our society needs saving.

Also as a side note on Facebook comments you now have LGBT supporters saying “your comments are the reason we need pride” such as this post I made they think they need more media attention. Now I think we need to come up with a way to stop these people from having this kind of power.

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First of all, the cost of living is ridiculous. To make it worse the wonderful state of Illinois doubled the gas tax and car registration is now another $50. I’m already straining on buying a new car even a relatively new Honda Accord costs around $25k. That’s $25,000. Needless to say I gotta wonder if I could get a Dodge Challenger.

I love Chicago and Illinois for its wonderful weather and sights. However the politicians are a huge problem. They can’t find ways to cut expenses yet we the taxpayers are funding their huge homes and $70k vehicles. They make over $50k a year which is ridiculous when we have to pay taxes that won’t even fix the bad roads. Instead they tear up perfectly good roads and ignore the ones with crater sized potholes.

Even though gas taxes are not too terrible, you got a ton of people driving way over the speed limit which also uses more gas up. They dont seem to mind though because they’re getting upset with me for driving 55mph instead of 60mph and they dont always like me driving 60 either.

It’s gotten ridiculous with the costs and taxes.

On to the other topic so I did freak out a bit when I saw my favorite crush drive up (I could see it with the door ajar and even though the window) I was already getting ready to leave to go to the other plant but it just seems that I’m not ready to see her quite yet.

Also for Friday and Monday during her 12:30pm lunch I got this vibe of feeling anxious or anxiety. Like I wonder if she was worried I might try to talk to her again or something. I really don’t know what’s going on there… I keep rationalizing it, that’s it’s just all in my head but also I was a bit rattled when I saw her drive up. I’m not sure whether she came by my workstation because I was facing the other way letting a coworker/friend know I have done the first pass with some parts. I also kept far away when I was heading to the other plant. The only thing I can think of at the moment is maybe she’s wondering why I’m not there when she is so maybe shes worried that I’m avoiding her. Like she might feel bad for canceling the lunch.

But see I don’t know and as far as what I’m doing, I’m moving on. So maybe being in the vicinity is doing something rather than avoiding the plant entirely. So it appears to be doing something, I hope. We’ll see what happens over the week.

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My problem with women. I should stop trying to ask them out. It’s clear I’m not ready for that and should focus on being friends with them, especially if there is a spark, I’m just too frightened by crushes.

The problem is, I’m not ready. People want to rush me into relationships. They want to play cupid and that simply wont work. Even if I feel there is a connection with someone I’m not going to rush into it. Not at all. It’ll simply be a brief conversation and only once in awhile. I just will not push it and I will use my timidness toward women I like.

I need to stop listening to advice because it’s no good. I’m nowhere near that level of confidence yet and I got to just stick to what I am comfortable with.

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