About Us & Our Story

About Us

Here at Battery Hookup we repurpose millions of lithium batteries every year for use in off-grid solar storage applications. While focusing on lowering the costs of lithium batteries for everyone we strive to create solutions to fight the electronic waste epidemic. Additionally, we focus on bringing awareness to the electronic waste epidemic by empowering the DIY community to take advantage of second life batteries. 

By doing so, we not only help the DIY Community save money, but we also help out our environment in more ways than one. Sadly, millions of perfectly functioning batteries go to waste in landfills, refined, or get shipped overseas. That's where we step in and create opportunities for reuse. Not only are we saving our precious metals and natural resources, but when we upcycle into useful applications we make a significantly positive environmental impact. From electric skateboards to home energy storage, our batteries impact the world in a positive way.

Energy storage is essential for a renewable energy future. When transitioning from one energy source to another, it must be done tactically and responsibly. Otherwise we risk destabilization of our energy, economy, and civilization. There is no such thing as renewable energy if we do not renew. Renewable energy must be developed with reuse and recycling in mind, otherwise we will just contribute to the waste problem.

To accomplish our goal of creating solutions to fight the electronic waste epidemic we want to be your one stop shop for all of your DIY battery building needs. From used electric vehicle modules to 18650 batteries, there's something for everyone to explore no matter how advanced you are with DIY batteries. We are empowering individuals to save money and do it themselves.

Click HERE to see some awesome applications that our customers made over the years.

Our Story

Tom Amerman, our CEO, is a minimalist and always had a passion for sustainability and reuse. While being in the alarm industry for years, he stumbled upon thousands of used AA and AAA batteries, in which he ended up repurposing by sorting through and testing them. He found reuse for over 95% of those batteries. This made a lightbulb go off in his head where he asked himself "How many good batteries in this world are just going to waste after minimal use?" 

This simple thought led him to seek out pallets of used power tool batteries that he also found out had tons of life still left in them. He discovered that some of them were good as new and some of them could be salvaged for the 18650 cells inside of them. This is where he realized that the future is batteries.

With the vision for a sustainable future with renewable energy, Tom started off in the small basement of a hair salon in 2016 with his two younger brothers and a few of his friends repurposing and selling AA, AAA, power tool, and hoverboard batteries. Since then, he has made significant strides in the recycling industry, and Battery Hookup has become an upcycling juggernaut. With the help and support of the DIY Community, Tom's vision has come to life and he has managed to give millions of batteries a new life.