Thijking I might actuall get to fly some RC plamnes this year I dug out
my kit and whilst all but one of the LIPOS seems to have lasted 5 years
without a charge the same cannot be said for thle transmitter batteries
- all 9,6v Nimh. Every one of them is more or less dead and not holding
I've spend a bloody fortune on new ones - I have 5 transmitters - but
what does one do with all the old ones?
"And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch".
On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:32:32 +0000, The Natural Philosopher
All battery retailers are supposed to make provision for taking old
ones for recycling. I've never asked at the local Spar but I've found
that both Tesco and Wilkos do. Tesco's is near the customer service
counter, wanted emptying the last time I used it, and Wilko's is a
cardboard box under the battery rack.
On Friday, 10 January 2020 16:15:45 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Almost anywhere that sells batteries must take them back:
Battery waste: retailer and distributor responsibilities
You must offer free collection (‘takeback’) of waste or use
d batteries if you sell or supply 32kg or more of portable batteries per ye
One pack of 4 AA batteries per day equals about 32kg per year.
You must have a collection point at all premises from where you supply batt
eries. This applies if you run a shop, a chain of shops or sell batteries o
nline, by mail order or telephone.
Batteries you must take back
You must take back any type of sealed battery that can be carried without d
ifficulty by an average person.
This includes (but is not limited to) AA, AAA and 9v batteries, rechargeabl
e batteries and batteries from:
hand-held vacuum cleaners
You do not need to take back car and motorbike batteries or batteries from
The collection point
You must have a collection point in your place of business.
It should be suitable for the safe storage of all kinds of portable batteri
es, not just the types you sell.
You must let people know that you collect used batteries, for example by di
splaying posters in your premises or publishing it on your website.
You can download posters at the RecycleNow Partners website.
You’ll need to register but there’s no fee.
Wish they'd have the same requirement for paint pots.
I tend to to dispose of our batteries at the local recycling centre which h
as a number of 100L bins usually full of old batteries and it has always cr
ossed my mind that one partially discharged battery could easily cause a fi
re. I think all rechargeables have the potential to burn, I seem to rememb
er a number of people getting burned putting NiCads in a pocket along with
keys only to find them shorting out. A friend of mine into electric RC mode
l aircraft once related a story to me of a club member who placed an aircra
ft with an undischarged LiPo battery into his car boot only to find a few m
oments later his car on fire!
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