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Laptop batteries

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:29 pm
by sususanan
What can I do with two used up laptop batteries other than take them to the municipal tip?

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:18 pm
by Green Aura
Nothing, as far as I know. Just take them to be be disposed of properly.

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 pm
by diggernotdreamer
What about a nice pair or earrings

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:19 pm
by sususanan
I wondered if there was an organisation that dealt with them, or special bins somewhere. I'll check with the Council. As for making earrings, they are two different brands and a wee big heavy for my delicate lobes.

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:01 pm
by diggernotdreamer
Apparently PC world take them free of charge as well as quite a few big stores,

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:32 pm
by Weedo
Not helpful for you but most computer shops here will take the old battery when you purcahse a new one - as well as the old computer, printer, printer cartridges etc. There is also a National Computer and TV recycling scheme operating through charity organisations (usually providing employment for disabled) whereby these can be dropped off at specific sites for recycling.

Re: Laptop batteries

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:22 am
by Skippy
Here's a few ideas though in all honesty there doesn't seem to be a great deal that can be done with them ,
https://www.wired.com/2011/09/18650-thi ... p-battery/
and similar ideas here,
http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Ways- ... p-Battery/
Seems to be the only real option is to take them apart and reuse the cells that are still ok and judging by the comments about their chance of catching fire maybe the ear rings might not be the best idea.