While most consumers’ first thought when approaching a battery purchase is to go right for a new product, there are many benefits to investing in a used or reconditioned battery. Let’s take a look at some of the numerous advantages to buying industrial batteries second hand.
Reconditioned Industrial Batteries Are Cheaper
The price difference between new and used industrial batteries is often the driving reason behind choosing a second hand battery. Industrial batteries, purchased new, can be expensive, and you may not have it in your immediate budget to invest in a new battery. It is important to note that you will want to purchase a high-quality used battery from a reconditioner that you trust. The money you save by purchasing used or reconditioned industrial batteries can often be used in alternative applications than replacing your power source.
Used Industrial Batteries Are Better for the Environment
Industrial batteries contain a significant amount of chemicals and heavy metals that can do a lot of damage to the environment if they are not properly disposed of. While many industrial battery recycling programs do exist, it’s important to remember that “recycle” is part of the longer phrase, “reduce, reuse, recycle.” By purchasing reconditioned industrial batteries, you can contribute to efforts that seek to reduce waste entirely by making use of salvageable materials, rather than simply recycling items that are perceived to have outlived their use.
Reconditioned Industrial Batteries Are Good Temporary Solutions
If you only need a new battery temporarily, used industrial batteries are a perfect solution. Depending on the particular battery and method of reconditioning, used industrial batteries may only get an additional one to two years of life after they’ve been reconditioned. That said, used industrial batteries can still be incredibly useful in shorter-term applications, or if you don’t have the budget to purchase a new battery.
Used Industrial Batteries Can Match Present Batteries
For applications in which multiple batteries are connected, you will want to replace a damaged or dead battery with something that matches the rest of the series in terms of size, manufacturer, and type. Equally important is the approximate age and usage of the battery. In such applications, a new battery may be too new, and would potentially disrupt your system. Used industrial batteries, however, can be chosen to perfectly match your existing set, and would actually be a better choice than purchasing a new battery.