Frequently Asked Questions

Following Q&A will teach you everything you wanted to know about batteries and how to optimize the usage.
Make sure you measure the correct way: connect the poles to their corresponding measuring ends.
Always insert batteries with the poles in the correct direction. Not doing so will lead to a short circuit.
It’s possible, yes. But we can never guarantee perfect functionality - so we recommend charging your Panasonic batteries with a Panasonic or eneloop charger.
If service time has reduced to half of its initial capacity or if charging time never seems to complete, it’s probably time to replace the battery.
Lithium batteries can give off a strong energy surge after a long period of low discharge, making them ideal for fire alarms.
Batteries will become unfit to use after they’ve been in the water. Usually however, a battery won’t leak inside the washing machine thanks to the safety valve - so chances of your textile being affected are minimal.
Each battery has specific characteristics, depending on their chemical composition. Zinc carbon is a cheap battery for basic low-drain devices. Alkaline deliver good, dependable power (usable for any type of device, depending on the alkaline type). Lithium technology is a stable technology for smaller, yet demanding appliances. Zinc Air provide long-lasting, continual power.
Never mix batteries. Mixing batteries causes an imbalance in the energy flow. Some batteries will overcompensate this by discharging faster than usual - greatly reducing their lifespan.
While most batteries will still work in extreme temperatures (albeit with shorter lifespans), Panasonic EVOLTA NEO is your best choice for extreme cold or warm weather.
Never use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries for waterproof appliances, appliances specifically designed for alkaline batteries, or in appliances with battery indicators.