How to Charge a Dead Battery

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It's happened to us all. You board a plane for a 10-hour flight only to realize that your batteries are dead. You panic because you have no idea what to do. Here are a few tricks for dealing with a dead battery.

Things You'll Need

  • Battery recharger Lemon juice Freezer
  • Use a battery charger. Purchase a battery charger from your local Radio Shack, Target or Home Depot. Prices vary by model, but can range from $19.95 to $49.95. Most devices require a 24-hour recharge period.

  • To recharge the battery, place it in an empty jar or glass and then fill with lemon juice until battery is submerged. Store in lemon juice for half an hour. Remove and dry. It's now ready for use.

  • Store the battery in the freezer for 24 to 48 hours. Wrap in aluminum foil or store in a plastic bag at the back of the freezer to recharge.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always follow the manufacturer's directions when using a battery charger.
  • The more you recharge a battery, the more you will need to recharge the battery. Never charge a leaky battery.

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