These days just about everything takes a battery. It’s the ultimate source of power. Now if you have kids, your battery needs are doubled or even tripled especially when it comes to holidays and birthdays. But before you put another one of your cheap-o batteries into that new toy or electronic device, you need to read my 5 Reasons To Replace Your Batteries Now!
5 Reasons To Replace Your Batteries Now
Batteries may seem like a no-brainer when it comes to shopping for them but one quick look at that Battery Station at the front of your nearest Walmart and you’ll see just how quickly you get overwhelmed. The truth is, not all batteries are created equal thus the different brands and price points. Before you head shopping for your next box of batteries, you need to read these reasons to replace your batteries NOW and what to look for.
- They don’t provide long-lasting power. Batteries all serve a function of powering something but what good is that when you must constantly replace them? While some batteries may seem cheaper than others, you must remember you get what you pay for. Investing into high-quality batteries could mean they last longer which saves you money in the long run.
- They are prone to leakage. Some batteries are prone to leaking more than others. Leaking is typically caused when a battery remains in a device over a period time and can happen even when a device is not in use. When not using a device for a certain period of time, remove the batteries to avoid leakage. Also look for batteries that contain a guarantee by the company that basically states if your device is damaged during use of their batteries, they will fix or replace the device at no cost to you. I actually had an internal battery leak inside my son’s tablet he only had for about 2 months, it ended up frying the entire tablet and he lost everything on it. Luckily, the company replaced the device but that didn’t change that he had lost all his game progress, photos, etc.
- They are old. Take a good look in your garage or hall closet, do you have a box of batteries from sometime in the last century? Just like almost anything in life, batteries have a shelf life. When stored at room temperature, batteries have a shelf life of 5 to 15 years. Prolonged storage at elevated temperatures will shorten storage life and can weaken the battery.
- They are different brands. Mixing different types or brands of batteries in a device is not recommended and can significantly increase the potential for leakage and reduced device run time. The primary concern is an imbalance in capacities or available energy between the installed batteries. As the weakest battery becomes exhausted, it will be force discharged by the stronger batteries to very low or negative voltage levels which drastically increases the potential for leakage.
- They are damaged. Whether or not your batteries are old, before you use them you should spend time inspecting them for any signs of damage. Batteries can even be damaged in transit to the store you purchased them from. By placing them into your devices, it can cause unnecessary damage your devices. Check for any tears, dents, holes, or corrosion on each battery before use.
Choosing The Right Battery To Fit Your Needs
Now that you know why you need to replace your current batteries, you might be wondering which battery to choose and I am here to help…
While battery technology has evolved, battery leaks can still occur. When other battery brands leak, the end result is a ruined product and a big mess…but Energizer Max batteries are different. On top of being specifically designed to prevent leaks, they’re are also backed by a no-leak guarantee, meaning if you do experience a leaky Energizer Max battery, they’ll replace whatever device is damaged. Something I touched a bit on earlier.
Plus, with Energizer you can rest easy knowing:
- Energizer Max uses Powerseal Technology to prevent leakage better than the other leading battery for up to two years after full used when left in low drain devices.
- This is also the world’s first zero mercury AA alkaline battery, meaning less environmental impact.
You won’t get any of these perks when you purchase batteries from your local dollar store. I was able to visit my local Walmart recently to check out the amount of batteries they had available. Look for the Energizer MAX alkaline batteries that look like this:
Those batteries will be sure to power all your devices to keep things going! Want to learn more? You can learn more about Energizer Batteries by visiting their website.
Disclosure: Sponsored post by Mirum. All opinions are my own.