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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.

While it's not as bad as the batteries (AA, AAA,...) that I used when I was growing up, I'm still amazed at how fast batteries can leak.

I've found that Energizer Max Alkaline Batteries don't leak when I leave them in devices for prolonged periods of time as do Duracell batteries that I've been buying in bulk packs from a local big box store.


P.S. See also the thread: Tip to Recall Battery Requirements for Electronic Devices (Headlamp, GPS,...).
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