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Battery Help
Tips or tricks, MSDS or FAQ, Voniko provides all the things you need to know.
● Make your batteries last longer
● Get the best value for money
● Know how to use and dispose of batteries safely
● Learn some really cool hacks you can do with batteries
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  • 1. Don’t try to recharge non-rechargeable batteries – it will cause a leak or rupture and that’s no use!
  • 2. Remove batteries from devices before storage – they will eventually leak and damage the device if left for months at a time.
  • 3. Rub the battery contacts to clean off gunk – it improves conductivity if you desperately need one last click of the remote, for instance, but won’t make your device last hours longer.
  • 4. Use a battery as a phone stylus in the winter – if you’re wearing gloves you can use the negative side to touch your phone screen.
  • 5. Recycle batteries – it’s better for the earth and you can usually find recycle facilities. Too far? Send your request to info@vonikobatteries.com
  • 6. You can mix brands if you need to – manufacturers say you shouldn’t, but that’s because they want you to buy only their brand. Your device doesn’t care which brand of batteries it has inside.
  • 7. Don’t overcharge your batteries – this can shorten the capacity or cycle life of batteries, so whip them out when they’re done.
  • 8. Don’t charge batteries of different charge level in the same charger – more charge flows into the low level batteries which can cause them to become dangerously hot and rupture.
  • 9. Dispose of batteries properly – don’t crush/crumble them or dispose of them in a fire because it can cause a rupture or leak.
  • 10. Don’t carry batteries in your pocket with other metal items – this includes keys, coins etc because it can short-circuit the battery and cause a leak or high heat.
  • 11. Keep batteries away from children – this is an important reminder as, especially small and lithium coin batteries can get stuck in a child’s oesophagus.
  • 12. Keep batteries in their original packaging when travelling – it’s less likely they will short-circuit.
  • 13. Cover loose batteries when travelling – use insulated tape, plastic bags or separate packaging so the batteries won’t come into contact with each other or any metal objects.
  • 14. When flying, pack batteries in your carry-on – it’s easier for flight attendants to access if a problem occurs.
  • 15. Charge batteries directly before use – when not on the charger, batteries lose a few percent of their charge per day.
  • 16. Store batteries in a cool, dry, non-corrosive place – this will stop the batteries’ chemical reactivity and make them last longer.
  • 17. Never freeze or refrigerate batteries – you might have heard this tip but don’t do it! It can actually damage the batteries.
  • 18. Use devices with child-resistant locks – or which require a screwdriver to open the back in order to prevent kids from popping out the batteries.
  • 19. Turn off devices when not using them to make batteries last longer – it seems like common sense, but we always forget.
  • 20. Store used batteries in a well-ventilated, non-metal container – before you take them to be recycled.
  • 21. Don’t store used batteries together in large groups – they might not all be completely dead and so could short-circuit.
  • 22. You should also recycle battery packaging – don’t forget to recycle all you can.
  • 23. Clean an alkaline battery leak with vinegar or lemon juice – the liquids will work together to neutralise the discharge.
  • 24. Let cold batteries warm to room temperature before using them – for example if a device has been left in a car in winter, the batteries might need to warm up before they work properly.
  • 25. Never mix battery types – in other words don’t mix alkaline, NiMH and Nicad because the longer lasting batteries will force current through the low performance types when they run out and that can cause corrosion.
  • 26. Don’t mix old and new batteries in devices or chargers – this could lead to a leak or rupture.
  • 27. Take extra care storing and using 9V batteries – the positive and negative contacts are close together so make sure they don’t short-circuit.
  • 28. Buy batteries in bulk – this could save you time and money.
  • 29. Test each battery when your device runs out – not all batteries discharge equally, so not all of the batteries are necessarily dead.
  • We hope you found all of these battery hacks useful. Thanks for dropping by.
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