How to Use Your Vehicle to Save on Electricity


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If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know that I am all about finding ways to save electricity. In this day and age, many of the electronic devices that we use are battery-powered. Well, let me restate that, they use rechargeable batteries and I always recommend using rechargeable batteries whenever possible. They’re better for the environment because they can be recharged over and over which prevents consumers from filling up our landfills with disposable alkaline batteries.

While I love rechargeable batteries, their chargers do use electricity to recharge them. Today I’m going to be giving you a very simple tip on how you can save a little bit of electricity when you charge these devices up.

I’ve written about power inverters on my website before and today we’re going to be talking about how having a power inverter in your vehicle can be useful. If you install an inverter in your vehicle, you can charge your rechargeable devices anytime you are driving.

Many of you know that I live about 30 miles from town so I spend a considerable amount of time commuting to and from work. For me, this is an ideal time to plug my rechargeable devices into the power inverter that I have installed in my vehicle and let them get a little boost of energy. Depending upon how depleted the batteries are, often times my batteries are completely charged by the time I get home.

One bit of advice is that I don’t recommend leaving electronic devices in very hot or very cold cars as this might damage them. But, this tip works great for charging devices like cell phones, MP3 players, tablet computers, rechargeable flashlights, and laptops if you don’t plan on leaving them in a hot or cold car.

Also, be sure and purchase a power inverter that is designed to charge sensitive electronic devices. Some of the less expensive power inverters might not be a good choice as they don’t produce very clean power.

You’re not going to save a ton of money on your electricity bill by using this tip but every little bit counts and if we all do a little, it adds up in a very big way!


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