How do I use a battery properly?

  • Always use the recommended battery for your device. To avoid malfunction, make sure the battery fits perfectly into the compartment. Read the manual to maximise battery life.
  • Pay special attention to the batteries’ poles. Especially in devices with three or more batteries, make sure all batteries are inserted correctly to avoid a short circuit.
  • Speaking of short circuiting: never store batteries together with conductive materials. Keep them high, dry, and cool. Never store them in direct sunlight.
  • Do not mix up batteries. Always use batteries of the same brand and the same expiry date. When replacing batteries, do not mix up old and new ones in an attempt to lengthen battery life.
  • Handle the battery with care: do not drop, scratch or heat up. Never attempt to dismantle batteries. This could cause serious damage to you and the environment.
  • If you plan on not using your device for a longer time, remove the batteries to prevent leakage.
  • Remove depleted batteries immediately to prevent leakage.
  • Should you notice leakage, avoid touching the discharge. Wash affected skin and clothes thoroughly with soap and water. In case of contact with your eyes, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Take special care with children nearby. Keep batteries out of their sight and reach at all times. Seek medical attention immediately if batteries are swallowed.
Read more battery usage tips here.
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