Battery Care & Maintenance Tips
Safe Handling & Disposal Instructions for Batteries
It’s easy to take batteries for granted. It’s a battery-powered world and batteries help run many of the devices we rely on every day. Most of us carry one or more batteries with us everywhere we go, in cell phones, laptops, watches or personal medical devices.
We’ve come to expect them to operate safely and efficiently under most reasonable circumstances.
Battery safety has come a long way to let us take them for granted, but there are still many dangers associated with improper battery care and maintenance.
Follow our tips for proper handling, storage, use and disposal of batteries, broken down by type.
Once you’re confident in your safe battery handling knowledge, shop for batteries online from Battery Products, Your Battery Source since 1984.
Storing and Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries
Benefits of Using Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries It’s important to properly charge your rechargeable Lithium battery to the specific voltage and with limited current, otherwise this can be a safety risk. The benefits of lithium batteries can make them more ideal than other household batteries. Lithium batteries can: Have a h...Read More
Alkaline Battery Storage, Disposal and Recharging
Prevent Battery Fires with Proper Storage Even batteries with a small voltage like commonly used AA and AAA alkaline batteries can start a fire under the right conditions. If the negative and positive posts of the batteries come in contact with something metal, heat begins to build. If this heat is confined (in a junk drawer, glove comp...Read More