Frequently Asked Questions

Following Q&A will teach you everything you wanted to know about batteries and how to optimize the usage.
A battery is a chemical product which produces electricity by chemical reactions at its inside. These reactions and its inside materials do deteriorate over time. If you start using it within that period, the battery will operate normally and maintain the specified performance.
In appliances without a charging function, yes. In appliances that do have a charging function, be sure to check whether the function was specifically designed for Ni-MH. If not, it’s best not to use Ni-MH batteries.
Mixed use or leaving the battery in the appliance can cause battery leakage.
Battery leakage is caused by forcefully discharging, short-circuiting, or the safety valve releasing excess gas from inside the cell.
Avoid contact with the substance at all times. Place the batteries into a plastic bag before recycling them. Clean out the battery holder with a dry cotton swab. In case of contact, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Never use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries for waterproof appliances, appliances specifically designed for alkaline batteries, or in appliances with battery indicators.
Don’t charge an alkaline or zinc-carbon battery, they are not designed to be charged.
The memory effect is an occasional defect, which occurs in Ni-Cd and Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, where the maximum battery voltage decreases even though the original power of the battery remains the same.
All batteries, including Panasonic hearing aid batteries, can and should be recycled.
It’s possible, yes. But we can never guarantee perfect functionality - so we recommend charging your Panasonic batteries with a Panasonic or eneloop charger.

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