Prepare For A Power Outage Or Storm With These 6 Best Emergency Lighting Batteries And Supplies

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Power outages can be caused by a wide variety of circumstances, and they are among the most common events that occur in homes.  They can happen at any time. Besides waiting in complete darkness for the lights to come back on, the refrigerator stops running and everything starts to defrost.  The garage door opener stops working, and you can’t get the car out.  If you live in a tropical climate, the loss of air conditioning and ceiling fans is a big deal.  Power outages caused by accidents that damage power lines can last for days.  Your local power company may get the power back on soon, but there is no way of knowing exactly when the power will be fully restored or if and when it will go down again.  And when power supplies are cut off due to tornadoes or hurricanes, the power outage could last for several weeks. 

Whether it is a power outage due to natural forces or a planned outage staged by your local power company, it is important to know how to stay safe.  To avoid the painful consequences of not being prepared during a sudden loss of power, here are 6 emergency supplies as well as the best emergency battery types you need to have on hand. 

Flashlights and Radios

Flashlights and radios are basic needs during an emergency power outage, which is why it is important to keep at least two battery-operated flashlights and radios within easy access.  Give a flashlight to each person in your household and keep an extra flashlight in a common area of your home, in case one malfunctions. Radios will be your best resource to remain on top of the latest information regarding a power outage in your area.  Turn to your local AM station and listen closely to any evacuation announcements, weather reports and school closing notifications.  Both flashlights and radios run on alkaline batteries and to find the best flashlight battery or radio battery on the market, visit

Battery Powered Lanterns

Besides flashlights, battery-powered camping lanterns are another option to light a room.  They come in all shapes and sizes, and are safe to use anytime, anywhere.  The flicker and glow provided will give the feeling of normal wax candles without the fire hazard.  Certain battery-powered lanterns have on/off switches.  The batteries used for these lanterns include standard or rechargeable batteries, and ZEUS Battery Products offers a variety of alkaline batteries to support battery-operated lanterns. 

Two-Way Radios

Battery-powered two-way radios are an excellent way to maintain communication and keep your family safe during an emergency.  If the power goes, landlines will fail.  Also, cell phones will frequently not work during power outages, because cell sites are powered with AC, and do not have back up batteries or other power sources.  With a two-way radio, you will always have a working communication system and will never have to be concerned with weathering a storm alone.  All of ZEUS Battery Products’ two-way radio nickel cadmium NiCd batteries come with a one year warranty.  Whether you have a Cobra, Kenwood, Motorola, or GE two-way radio, stocks the best two-way radio battery for your needs. 

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

A UPS (uninterruptible power supply) power backup unit has its own rechargeable battery which provides emergency secondary power when the main power source fails. In the event of a temporary power outage, a UPS backup battery is essential to prevent computer data loss and protect other sensitive electronics. Typically, a UPS keeps a computer running for several minutes during a power outage, enabling you to save all data and shut the computer down properly.  If an alternative power source such as a generator is available, the battery will provide sufficient power to keep your system running until the secondary supply is working efficiently.  To ensure your uninterruptible power supply is always charged, visit to view a wide selection of 6V and 12V UPS back-up battery products.

Emergency Generator

An emergency generator is a device that supplies electricity to a home during a power outage.  It is a great investment as an alternative power source.  During a power outage, it allows you to continue using essential appliances such as air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators as well as lights.  By running an emergency generator during the busiest parts of the day, it will also keep water pumped, food frozen, and supply televisions and other appliances with power.  Learn how to use a generator safely and do not run it from inside the home or garage, as this can be a safety hazard. ZEUS Battery Products stocks the best emergency generator batteries on the market, including a range of 6V to 12V sealed lead acid batteries to support emergency generators. 

Battery-Operated Air Pumps

During power outages, it is important to ensure the safety of not only yourself, but also your aquatic animals.  To help protect them and ensure their survival, it is important to invest in a battery-operated air pump.  They are available from most hardware/sporting goods stores or online pet supply outlets.  A waterproof version can run for up to 36 hours on 2 D cell batteries, and it is important to make sure you have extra batteries, rechargeable batteries, and a charger for your air pump.  A battery-operated air pump is invaluable for both for oxygenation and water movement.  ZEUS Battery Products has a wide selection of alkaline batteries, including D cell batteries for battery-operated air pumps.  To find the best air pump batteries on the market, visit

Make sure you’re protected and have ensured the safety of your family by planning ahead and purchasing batteries and/or extra batteries for your emergency supplies, especially if you are in a storm prone area.  To ensure your safety during the next power outage, visit for all your emergency battery needs.  ZEUS Battery Products is your one stop shop for finding sealed lead acid, alkaline, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride batteries and more.  To see an extensive inventory of batteries to choose from or if you need additional help in selecting the correct battery for your emergency supply, call toll free 877-469-4255 or visit

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