BATTERY CARE

TIPS OF PRACTICE

for shipment,storage,use and disposal of primary batteries

  • The storage area should be clean, cool, dry, ventilated and weather proof.

  • Stock rotation (first in, first out) should be practiced, storage areas and displays shall be properly designed and packs adequately marked.

  • Before inserting batteries into the battery compartment of the equipment, the contacts of both equipment and batteries should be checked for cleanliness and correct positioning.

  • It is advantageous to remove batteries immediately from equipment which has ceased to function satisfactorily, or when not in use for a long period (e.g. cameras, photoflash, etc.).

  • The batteries shall not be left for long periods in unventilated metal box cars during summer.

  • It is not good practice to use or leave equipment exposed to extreme conditions. For example radiators, or cars parked in the sun, etc.

  • Shock and vibration shall be kept to a minimum. For instance, boxes should not be thrown off trucks, or slammed into position.

  • Don't dispose of batteries in a fire as they may leak or rupture.

  • Don't recharge a battery unless it is specifically marked "rechargeable".

  • Replace all batteries of a set at the same time. Newly purchased batteries should not be mixed with partially exhausted ones.

  • When batteries are unpacked, care should be taken to avoid physical damage and electrical contact. For example, they should not be jumbled together.