Batteries Plus opens in Carlsbad, aims to meet growing electronic demands

Batteries Plus at 1302 S. Canal St. is pictured, July 21, 2021 in Carlsbad.

Michael Harrington saw opportunity amid the tragedy and struggles of COVID-19 health crisis.

He watched his two children attend school from home, after the State of New Mexico mandated last year that school districts close in-person classrooms to stop the spread of the virus.

Harrington noticed his kids using more and more electronic devices for their remote lessons, and when a new battery needed replacing or a tablet needed repair, they went online.

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He figured other people in the Carlsbad community also saw such needs escalate during the pandemic and sought to meet that demand.

On July 19, Harrington opened Batteries Plus at 1302 Canal St., offering batteries of all kinds – from hearing aids to jet skis, cellphones or for wheelchairs – along with a variety of electronics and services.