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How Do I Choose the Best Cordless Epilator?

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When choosing a rechargeable or cordless epilator, you might prefer one with dual power capability, meaning it can be powered by rechargeable batteries or electric current as needed. In addition, some cordless epilators plug directly into a wall outlet or from a recharging base, while others use disposable rechargeable batteries. Other important factors to consider are charging times, battery life and discharging requirements. For traveling, look for a cordless epilator that is lightweight and compact.

The main purpose of a cordless epilator system is the freedom to use it anywhere, without having to plug it into a wall outlet. Some individuals may prefer to buy a rechargeable epilator that functions with a cord as well. This is a convenient feature for use when the battery has drained or is low on power. Not all cordless epilation systems offer dual conversion capability however, although this may not be an important factor for you.

The method in which a cordless epilator charges may also vary. You may prefer a self-contained epilator that plugs directly into the wall outlet. There are no cords and no base, making this a good choice when table or counter space is limited. Some units feature a recharging base with electrical cord that plugs into a wall outlet. When the charge has completed, you simply remove the epilator from the base for portable use.

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Alternatively, you may prefer a cordless epilator that uses rechargeable batteries that may be recharged one hundred or more times. This method typically requires the use of a battery recharger, which will typically be purchased separately. A cordless epilator may use Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) rechargeable batteries or the Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) type. An advantage to purchasing a cordless epilator that uses the disposable rechargeable batteries is that you may buy replacements rather than having to replace the epilator.

Some rechargeable epilators have longer battery life than others, referring to the duration of time it will hold a charge. If you use your epilator for lengthy applications, it may be best to check specifications. An epilator made to hold a charge for only 30 minutes might not be sufficient to get the job done. Additionally, read the specifications to determine how long a full charge will take, and if the battery requires discharging on a regular basis. An epilator battery may require full or partial discharge, which means you'll need to drain the battery as indicated.

Avoid buying a rechargeable epilator that feels too bulky or uncomfortable in the hand. For take-along portability while traveling, look for a compact epilator that easily fits inside a tote bag. For privacy and protection, look for a cordless epilator that comes with a bonus travel pouch.

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