Is it better to drain a rechargeable battery or always keep it charged?

Answer On One Hand: Necessary PeriodicallyNickel-cadmium or nickel metal hydride batteries such as those found in older laptops will lose 15 to 20 percent of their charge capacity within a month if you al... Read More »

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Whats the difference between a rechargeable battery and a non-rechargeable battery?

I am going to assume that you want a legitimate answer so here goes. There are several types of both batteries. Rechargeable include Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium), Lion (Lithium ion), NiMH (Nickel Metal... Read More »

Which is better, Camera with own rechargeable battery or camera that needs AA batteries?

Depends upon the camera. For an SLR, a lithium-ion dedicated rechargeable is preferable because of how much energy is stored.However, for a point and shoot which is used irregularly, rechargeable ... Read More »

Shower drain that drains fine but there is always water in the drain and after a day the water smells you have snaked the drain and used various draino type products with no change?

Answer As you found out Chemicals are useless and in many cases snaking is not going to work to get rid of smells. The water you do see is possibly the water in the trap that keeps dangerous sewer... Read More »

Is it better to plug charger always to save my laptop's battery life?

Yes, that is a good way to conserve the battery life. If you have no reason to be running the battery down, then you should keep the laptop plugged into AC power. Lithium-ion batteries lose a littl... Read More »