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Alkaline Battery FAQ

{{start_faq}}[Why do my batteries run down so quickly when I use them in electronic devices?]
Alkaline batteries have a high rated capacity but can only deliver that capacity if the power is used very slowly. Most electronic devices place a very high drain on batteries. There are other chemistries better suited for high drain eletronic applications.

[How should I dispose of my alkaline batteries?]
Today's standard household batteries-the AA's, AAA's, C's, D's, and 9-volts that you pick up at the supermarket or drug store- have been re-engineered so that the components in them are of low toxicity, making them safe to dispose of with your normal trash. (But consider this: If you're using more than a dozen or so disposable batteries per year, your can probably save a lot of money by going to rechargeables.)

[How long can I store alkaline batteries?]
If kept cool and dry (do not refrigerate or freeze) and not kept in the device for longer than 30 days when not in use, these batteries will store for approximately 2 years.

[My application uses (2) alkaline batteries. One of the batteries is no longer working. Can I replace only the non-working battery or must I replace both?]
It is always best to replace batteries in complete sets.

[Are alkaline batteries re-chargeable?]
Alkaline batteries are non-rechargeable.