Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.
Replace all batteries at the same time. Do not mix old and new batteries. Use batteries from the same brand, type and expiry date too.
Due to chemical reactions inside most batteries, the stored charge of the batteries is reduced little by little. This phenomenon is called self-discharge.
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.
Mixing batteries causes an imbalance in the energy flow. Some batteries will overcompensate this by discharging faster than usual - greatly reducing their lifespan.
The main difference between a zinc battery and an alkaline battery is the type of electrolyte used in both batteries. Because of the composition, an alkaline battery delivers more energy than a zinc battery. Both batteries should thus be used in different appliances.
Make sure you measure the correct way: connect the poles to their corresponding measuring ends.
Please store your batteries in dry conditions, and avoid high temperatures and direct sunlight.
Immediately head to the nearest emergency room. Avoid drinking or eating before a doctor has provided a decent diagnosis.

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