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Love your Batteries

Date : 10 February 2016

February is always about the month of love, so this month we want you to love your batteries. When buying quality batteries, the last thing you want is for them to go flat soon after purchasing them. There are so many factors that could affect the performance of your batteries and it’s so important to keep them in mind when buying them for your devices.


Take a look at how you can know you’re using the right battery in your device and at which factors influence your battery drainage – and how you can take these into account to prolong their life and look after them.


Using the Right Battery


When it comes to the maximum performance of your battery, it’s important to know that using the correct battery for your device plays a vital role. For example, you can’t use our Powerplus GOLD batteries in your digital camera as they are heavy duty zinc chloride batteries that are only suited to low to medium drain devices. Digital cameras would need lithium batteries as they have a longer shelf life and a better energy capacity they need to power your camera.


At Eveready, to make it easier for people tochoose the right battery, we divide devices into 3 categories: low drain devices, medium drain devices and high drain devices. We are able to recommend our own batteries for each of these device categories to make your decision easier and to make sure that you get the most out of your batteries:

  • Low drain devicessuch as calculators and wall clocks should use Eveready’sLayer Cell PM9battery,Powerplus SILVER orPowerplus GOLD batteries.
  • Medium drain devicessuch as flashlights, headphones and bathroom scales should use Eveready’s Powerplus GOLD, Platinum and Powerplus SILVER, depending on the device.
  • High drain devicessuch as CD players, digital cameras and game controllers should use Eveready’sPlatinum,Platinum Plus andLithiumbatteries.




Factors that Influence the Quality of Battery Performance


It’s important to know that a battery can wear down due to both mechanics and chemicals. All batteries begin to deteriorate once they leave the factory, but the rate at which they deteriorate depends largely on how they’re looked after and other factors influencing their performance.


There are plenty of factors that contribute to your battery not lasting as long as it should. Here are just some of them for you to keep in mind:

  • It is recommended to not mix different battery types in your devices. This could lead to battery leakage and it could influence the performance of your batteries too.
  • While we’re on the subject of mixing, it’s also good to know that you should not mix old and new batteries in the same device. Should you need to replace old batteries, rather replace all of them with new ones to ensure maximum battery life and performance.
  • You need to store your batteries in a cool and dry place that isn’t very hot or very cold. It’s also advised to keep your batteries in the original packaging until you use them.
  • If you’ve heard the myth of keeping your batteries in the fridge to make them last longer – think again! A battery will not perform at its best when it’s cold, which is why you should allow any cold batteries to warm up to normal room temperature before deciding to throw them out.
  • Lastly, do not leave any batteries in a device that you don’t use very often. For example, if your game controller (such as an Xbox controller) goes unused for weeks or months at a time, rather take the batteries out until you need them. This will prevent battery leakage and damage done to your device.


At Eveready, it’s important to us that you get the most out of our batteries; and by following the above tips, your batteries will end up performing their best and giving you moments that last!