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Old 12-21-2014, 12:28 AM
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Batteries / Battery Removal - Leakage

Do you remove disposable batteries from your devices (headlamp,...) when they are not going to be used for a while?

I do my best to remember to do so, but recently I had some Duracell batteries leak in one of my lights. I don't use this particular light too often, so I forgot to remove the batteries. This reminded me to remove batteries from my other devices that I don't plan to use for a while.

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Old 12-21-2014, 04:21 AM
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Like you I often forget to remove the batteries when storing a devise long term.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:16 AM
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I must admit that I'm horrible about keeping tabs on my batteries when devices go unused for a perio NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:48 AM
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For true EDC items like my Gerber Tempo flashlights, I leave batteries in them all the time. Of cou NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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