Battery Capacity in Cordless Impact Drivers

Cordless impact drivers use batteries to generate power that turns the chuck. The main powerhouse and selling point of a cordless impact driver is the fact that t uses batteries; this makes it flexible, versatile and extremely mobile.

The battery of a cordless impact driver plays a very important role at making sure you get the most out of your tool.

When buying a best cordless impact wrench, it helps to have a couple of questions at the back of your mind to act as a guide.

If you plan on using your cordless impact driver for time-consuming tasks, it is better to go for a tool with larger battery capacity. A battery with higher capacity will run for longer which is ideal for tasks that consume time. This way, don’t have to charge at regular intervals while on the job.

If you have a spare battery, this might eliminate the need for a battery with larger capacity for your tool. You can use the spare battery while the other is charging.

Batteries with larger capacity are quite expensive. If you are on a budget, it might be preferable to purchase two batteries with smaller capacity than one with large capacity. This way, your cordless impact driver will always be in power.

A battery with a higher AH will last longer than one with a lower AH while doing the same task, eliminating the need for frequent recharging while on the job. However, batteries with higher AH rating tend to be more expensive for obvious reasons.

Care Tips for Rechargeable Batteries

The battery of a cordless impact driver is the heart of the tool. Knowing how to care for it will improve the battery life, eliminating the need to purchase another pack after a little time of purchasing your current pack.

  • When not in use, store your battery in a cool place. Do not expose to direct sunlight or hot surfaces because this could cause it to explode.
  • Store your battery in a cool, dry place that is free from dust and moist. Ensure that the battery contacts do not touch any metal. This could cause it to overheat and could lead to a fire. If your battery came with a protective cover for the contacts, use them.
  • Do not run your battery all the way down before you recharge. This will shorten the lifespan of your battery. When you notice that your cordless impact driver is slowing down, this is an indicator that you have to recharge the battery. Insert a spare battery if you have one and continue your work but do not drain the battery with low charge beyond this point.

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Nintendo Wii Video Game Review

I have followed Pirates of The Caribbean since the flicks first began showing in the theaters. I though have never been one to care much about movies made to games. Most movies made to games have always failed miserably, and for me had always been a waste of dough.
When Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End came out for the Nintendo Wii though, I was excited because at the time the Wii lacked decent game titles. I figured Pirates Of The Caribbean At Worlds End would deliver a cool action packed sword fighting type game.

I was right about the sword fighting part…but as far as action goes, this game failed to deliver. Basically the entire game was nothing more then a repetitive workout for my wrists and thumb.

Anyhow, the game sort of meshes two movies into one, Dead Mans Chest, and At World’s End. With you playing mostly as Captain Jack Sparrow (although as the game goes on other character missions in the game will be available, but sparingly). The game begins with you; Jack Sparrow attempting to get the heart of Davy Jones.

It seems interesting indeed, however the first few scenes in the game are nothing more than you flinging your wrists around and smashing buttons to attempt to kill enemies that come at you. Once you kill that group of enemies, you move on a few virtual steps, and suddenly you’re at it again. Mashing buttons, swinging your arms, and killing the enemy.

Basically this was the entire game play for the first part of the game.

But…um…it didn’t stop. It just kept going, with missions that were basically all the same, and some missions that were thrown at me with little explanation as to what the hell I had to do to complete the objective.

Mostly though this is what Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End has to deliver: Captain Jack, his sword, and enemies to fight. You flinging your arm around, and smacking at the action button. Nothing spectacular here folks.

I guess the only thing that I would consider interesting was that the game included some familiar scenes that matches up with the actual movie. A few scenes though are completely fabricated, and have nothing to do with the actual movie.

Now the cut scenes are done up pretty decent…that is if the game doesn’t glitch up. During a few cut scenes my game would decide to freeze up, for no apparent reason. My wii is pretty new, and I baby the machine. The game itself was also brand spanking new, so there was no reason for it to freeze up and glitch out on me. I’ll go further into detail how much this game pissed me off later on.

Controls:

Like I mentioned most of the controls and actions you will be preforming on the wii mote are button mashing, and swinging of your wrist. However the controls don’t react sometimes to certain movements or commands that you are making on the wii mote. It’s a bit screwy, but can still be effective if you are fast.

Weapons:

There are other weapons in the game for you to use, but truly none work quite as well, as the sword (which has major flaws itself). In the game you will come across grenades, guns, knives and so on. I wrote a guest post about stella game walkthrough which is a RPG game, if you are someone who likes to play with lot of weapons read my post there. Coming to caribbean game, Aiming the gun though is difficult and takes up so much time to line things up properly that you’d end up shot or stabbed before you could even pull the trigger.

Graphics:

The graphics are decent, but this in no PS3! Pirates Of The Caribbean delivers graphics to wiis standards, and things are pretty nice looking. Environments are pretty lush, and colors are all realistic and vibrant. Things are not glorious, but they are done nicely.

Major Issue:

Saving the game is a pain in the arse. In order to save you have to actually beat an entire mission, or chapter. Sometimes these chapters can be painfully long, and if you die… you start from the beginning. Which totally sucks.

One particular mission I was at took nearly 20 minutes to get to the end… and then for no goddamn reason the game decided to freeze. Captain Jack Sparrow for some reason went through a wall, as if he was invisible, and then got stuck; which caused my game to stop. This was no glitch in my system folks, this was an in game glitch, and seeing how it took me 20 minutes to get where I was, and just a few seconds away from the save prompt to come up, I was major pissed.

Overall Pirates Of The Caribbean: At Worlds End is a fighting game that gets very repetitive and quickly. At first things were a little fun. Killing the bad guys with my sword, but as the game went on it seemed that this was all I was doing. It got boring, and annoying when at every turn I take there are 20 bad guys popping out of the ground to fight with me.

There truly is no re-play value here at all. You play it once, and you truly have no desire to go back and give it another round. For me the game was a waste of money.

If you are still interested in it, I’d recommend renting it.

Types of Nursing Shoes Used by Women

A lot of a nurse’s job requires the feet; they have to walk, stand and run for so many hours. If the right footwear is not worn during shifts, it could lead to severe health issues which include heel pain, back pain, joint pain etc.

Women love fashion but in the case of nursing, it is best to put safety first before fashion. I don’t know about you but I have never seen a nurse on high heels before. That is because with nursing, you can’t just wear what you like. Safety, comfort and support come first before any other thing. Healthcare facilities also set certain requirements for nurses. This sometimes includes the type and design of shoes you are expected to wear and also the color; white is usually the preferred color.

Considering the kind of work nurses do, shoes with heels and regular shoes are not ideal because they are not capable of providing the support and comfort that will keep a nurse’ feet in optimum condition even after work hours.

There are shoes commonly used by nurses, these include clogs, crocs and athletic shoes. These shoes have their own benefits that make them viable options for nurses.

Clogs

You probably must have seen a lot of nurses wearing clogs. They have become so popular in the nursing community because of the comfort and support they provide. Clogs also provide safety with their protective design and improved slip resistance.

Clogs are typically designed with a closed toe, open back with optional straps to keep the foot in place; some manufacturers prefer to do away with the straps and opt for a closed and lifted back for protection. The best clogs come with improved slip resistance, arch support heels, toe guards and are made from waterproof materials to protect against chemicals and fluids.

It all comes down to personal experience, foot type and medical condition; these things influence a nurse’ choice of footwear.

Crocs

Crocs are made with foam resin material and most times they have side vents to allow the feet breathe. These vents may allow fluids and germs to get to the foot. The best kind of crocs for the healthcare environment would be the ones without vents; these will provide improved protection.

The foam resin used in making these shoes is capable of conforming to the wearer’s foot, providing comfort and a perfect hold. Crocs are durable and are able to withstand pressure; a great choice for best nursing shoes.

Athletic Shoes

Athletes are always running with their shoes, with the soles coming in contact with hard surfaces; similar to what a nurse has to go through on a daily basis. If athletic shoes such as tennis and running shoes are designed to withstand these levels of pressure, then they are great for nurses too.

Athletic shoes are designed to absorb shock, they are lightweight and provide comfort which makes them a good option for extended usage.