Frequently Asked Questions

Following Q&A will teach you everything you wanted to know about batteries and how to optimize the usage.
Panasonic does not produce or sell 12V batteries like A27, 27A, G27A, MN27 or bi09 of other manufacturers.
The smart charge function on chargers checks the charging conditions of the batteries, the temperatures of both the batteries and the charger, etc. This allows the charger to individually charge each battery under the best conditions. This function shortens the charging time by 5% compared to the chargers without such function.
Panasonic strongly advocates not attempting to charge primary batteries such as alkaline, zinc carbon, or lithium, using Ni-MH chargers. Alkaline batteries are not designed for recharging, and doing so could cause leakage and in the worst case lead to the batteries exploding.
Change the batteries as soon as the device starts malfunctioning. Remove the batteries if you plan on not using the device for a longer period of time.
Because there is a slight difference between manufacturers. Always use the previously used type of batteries which did fit in the compartment in case the batteries do not fit.
Yes, Ni-MH rechargeable batteries can be used for (torch) lights with a wire filament.
Any minor difference in the batteries will cause either batteries to overcompensate and to deplete faster.
There can be several reasons why the appliance doesn't work. The battery can be wrongly inserted in the battery compartment, there can be a bad connection between the battery and the compartment connection terminal or it is possible the appliance does not work properly.
Coin batteries have a low voltage (1.5 V) and a diameter less than 12 mm to prevent any serious accident. Also, packaging has been designed specifically to prevent accidental ingestion. Panasonic coin batteries are thus relatively safe and serious accidents are very uncommon.
While leakage is rare, it may still occur if the battery is used incorrectly. Leakage is usually caused by leaving the battery in an unused device or short-circuiting.

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