Frequently Asked Questions

Following Q&A will teach you everything you wanted to know about batteries and how to optimize the usage.

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.
Typically for an alkaline battery is a gradually decreasing voltage when it discharges, which means that for some appliances, which need a high base voltage to operate, the appliance stops working even while the battery has still a bit of energy left.
Never use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries for waterproof appliances, appliances specifically designed for alkaline batteries, or in appliances with battery indicators.
Use batteries for their right purpose: insert them correctly, replace them when empty and store them dry and at room temperature.
You can, but they’ll perform best in medium- to high-drain devices.
Empty batteries should always be recycled. You can bring your batteries to a recycling point near you, free of charge.
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.
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.
At this point Panasonic does not produce AAAA or LR61 batteries.
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.

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