Rechargeable Batteries


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About Energy Star Rechargeable Batteries

Battery charging systems are components used to recharge a wide variety of cordless products, including power tools, small household appliances, and personal care products like electric shavers. Approximately 230 million products with battery charging systems are currently in use in American homes and businesses.

In the U.S. alone, more energy efficient battery chargers have the potential to save Americans more than 1 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per year, saving Americans more than $100 million annually while preventing the release of more than one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions — equivalent to the emissions of 150,000 cars. On average, ENERGY STAR qualified battery chargers will use 35% less energy than conventional models.

Earning the ENERGY STAR means products must meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE). Conventional battery chargers — even when not actively charging a product — can draw as much as 5 to 20 times more energy than is actually stored in the battery!

Be sure to check out all of our energy star rated appliances.

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