I’ve always been a techy kind of mom. I had the blackberry, have the iPhone, the DSi, the Wii and a host of other gadgets. Yet, the most important part of all of the gadgets, the battery, is the one thing that confuses me the most. Beyond the battery size, I couldn’t tell you what kind of battery goes where. Fortunately, having worked with the Rayovac team for the past year, I’ve been put through a battery boot camp of sorts. Today, I’d like to share some of the knowledge I’ve gained with you because it’s important to use the right type of battery in the correct to device. It not only saves you money but will keep your tech life fully charged.
What are the Differences between Battery Types?
In simple terms, batteries come in two basic types: single-use and rechargeable.
- Single-Use Batteries, also known as primary batteries have one life cycle and must be replaced when drained. Examples include: alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium, silver-zinc and zinc air.
- Rechargeable Batteries, also known as secondary batteries can be recharged and used repeatedly. Examples include: nickel metal hydride (NiMH), nickel cadmium (NiCd), lithium ion (Lilon) and sealed lead acid batteries (SLA).
What type of Battery is Best for your Device?
Have a battery question here I haven’t answered? Feel free to leave a comment with your questions and I’ll get you an answer straight from the Rayovac team or you can always reach out to Rayovac on Facebook with your questions, concerns and feedback.
Disclosure – This is a compensated post on behalf of Rayovac.