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A Few Common Questions About Alkaline Batteries?

#1-Can the alkaline battery be charged?

Alkaline batteries are primary batteries and are not allowed to be charged. Otherwise, the battery will leak, and in severe cases, it will cause an explosion. Non-professional laboratories and non-professional engineering personnel are prohibited from charging disposable alkaline batteries.

#2-How to Prevent Battery Leakage?

The new batteries we buy should first be stored in an environment of 10℃~25℃, and placed in a clean, dry, ventilated place, avoiding direct sunlight.

When the electrical appliance is not used for a long time, the battery should be removed; when replacing the battery, all batteries should be replaced at one time to avoid mixing the old and the new; when it is found that the electrical appliance cannot work due to insufficient battery power, the battery should be removed in time.

#3-Is the liquid leaking from the alkaline battery toxic?

The liquid flowing out of alkaline batteries is non-toxic, but corrosive, and the main component is potassium hydroxide. In case of contact with skin, wash immediately with water. If it gets into the eyes, immediately rinse with water and seek medical attention.

#4-What Is the Capacity of the Alkaline Battery?

The national standard does not uniformly stipulate the ampere-hour capacity of alkaline batteries, because the capacity is different due to different discharge conditions.
The power of alkaline batteries is subjected to a simulated discharge test according to the use conditions of different electrical appliances, and a comprehensive evaluation is made according to the average discharge time under the corresponding discharge conditions. In the most detailed and authoritative technical standards for alkaline batteries, IEC60086-1, IEC60086-2 and IEC60086-5, there are clear regulations on the discharge time under different conditions.

#5-What Appliances Are Suitable for Alkaline Batteries and Rechargeable Batteries? How Should I Choose?

Alkaline battery is a primary battery with a nominal voltage of 1.5V, which has a wide range of applications and is suitable for appliances with small and medium power and long-term use, such as door locks, mice, clocks, etc.
The rechargeable battery is a secondary battery and needs to be used with a charger. The advantage of rechargeable batteries is that they are economical and environmentally friendly, and are suitable for high-power and frequently reused electrical appliances (such as microphones, walkmans, electric toys, etc.). Commonly used NiMH batteries have a lower voltage than the same type of primary alkaline batteries, the nominal voltage of NiMH AA and NiMH AAA batteries is 1.2 volts.

#6-Do Alkaline Batteries Need Centralized Recycling?

Alkaline batteries do not require centralized recycling. Alkaline batteries, as long as they meet the IEC60086 standard, have achieved comprehensive environmental protection without mercury, cadmium and lead, and can be classified as ordinary garbage without separate centralized recycling.

#7-Are Alkaline Batteries Suitable for Wireless Mice and Wireless Keyboards?

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Alkaline batteries are great for mouse and keyboard use. The keyboard and wireless mouse work with low current, and a new battery can be used for a long time. Alkaline batteries are most suitable for this appliance. On the contrary, NiMH secondary batteries are not suitable because rechargeable batteries

There is a self-discharge phenomenon, and rechargeable batteries are suitable for high-power electrical appliances (such as digital cameras, electric toys, etc.).

#8-What is the operating temperature of alkaline batteries?

In order to ensure the use effect, the recommended temperature is 10℃~25℃. At this temperature, the chemical substances in the battery are relatively stable, which is the most suitable discharge condition.

If the temperature is too low or too high, it will have an adverse effect on battery discharge. In a low temperature environment, the discharge capacity of the battery decreases significantly. In a high temperature environment, the discharge time of the battery will be appropriately longer, but due to the high temperature, the electrolyte activity is relatively strong, and the self-discharge increases, which is easy to cause leakage.

Batteries should be stored in a clean, dry, ventilated place away from direct sunlight.

Carl Zhang

Carl Zhang

I am a senior sales with 15 years in the battery industry and a bachelor's degree in economics.
I will be sharing some of my expertise on batteries and my insights into the battery industry in my blog, which should help you with your purchases in China.

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