Frequently Asked Questions

Following Q&A will teach you everything you wanted to know about batteries and how to optimize the usage.
Do not throw batteries in the trash. You can recycle every battery type you use - even unusable rechargeable batteries. Recycling points and regulations are different in every country.
Immediately head to the nearest emergency room. Avoid drinking or eating before a doctor has provided a decent diagnosis.
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 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.
Always remove batteries from devices you don’t use for longer periods, from devices connected to AC power and when batteries are empty.
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.
Battery performance greatly depends on the device and on the conditions.
Batteries are best stored at room temperature. Extreme heat or cold can significantly reduce battery life.
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.
Batteries in smart keys usually last between 1 to 2 years. Unusually short battery life may be caused by electromagnetic interference. Avoid keeping your smart key near other electronic devices such as phones, laptops and other screens.