What do remotes, toys and flashlights have in common? They all run on alkaline batteries. Alkaline is the most common type of single use battery, used to power a variety of everyday items. Shop our selection of AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt and other alkaline batteries for home and commercial use.
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Hurricanes, floods and sudden storms can strike without warning, depriving you of power and stranding you in your home. Fortunately, you can be ready for the unexpected with a little pre-planning. Make sure to have plenty of alkaline batteries in your emergency prep kit to help power things like flashlights and emergency radios.
Smoke detectors help keep us safe when we’re at our most vulnerable, but they’re only as good as the batteries that power them. Manufacturers suggest checking your smoke detector once a week, to make sure it’s functioning properly. If the test button fails to sound the alarm, it’s time to replace your batteries. Most home smoke detectors rely on 9-volt batteries, although a few use AAs instead.
Not sure if those batteries in the back of your drawer are still good? Find out with a top-quality battery tester. Battery testers allow you to test the voltage of common batteries like AAs, AAAs, Cs, Ds and 9V alkaline to determine whether they need replacing. Perfect for emergency prep kits or just to have around the home.
If you use a lot of batteries, you might want to consider upgrading to rechargeable alkalines. Rechargeable batteries are perfect for digital cameras, handheld games, audio players and other high-drain devices. They require a higher cost up front, but can end up saving you time and money in the long run. Don’t forget, if you decide to invest in rechargeable batteries, you’ll need to purchase a charger as well.
While household batteries can perform well at both high or low temperatures, prevent a decline in performance by keeping them away from extreme cold or hot temperatures. These tips will ensure longer battery life and peak performance.
Store them in a cool, dry place.
Remove them from your electronic deives when not in use for extended periods of time.
Remove them from your electronic devices that are being powered by household AC current.
Keep them separate from metal objects like paper clips or coins that could influence the battery's polarity.
Don't use batteries of different brands or ages together.
What is an Alkaline Battery?
An alkaline battery is a disposable battery featuring manganese dioxide and zinc electrodes. Many types of electronic devices specify the use of alkaline batteries since they offer quick, high-current charging.
As compared to a non-alkaline battery, an alkaline battery delivers slightly more energy and longer shelf life. Simple yet sophisticated, this type of household battery contains a few main components:
Container. A standardized container constructed from steel holds the components of the battery together.
Cathode. This portion of the battery that causes electricity to flow.
Anode. A material made of powdered zinc is installed inside the container last.
Separator. This material separates the cathode from the anode and prevents a reaction from occurring unless the device is powered on.
Electrolyte. Plays a role in contacting the anode and helping the battery's ions and electrons flow.
Collector. This is the brass pin located in the center of the anode that collects currents and sends them to the negative terminal on the bottom of the battery.
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