Alkaline battery corrodes- what to do?

Brass Battery Terminals

Did you pop open the cover of the battery to find a huge mess of corrosion? You want to clean the device that is covered with leaked battery material but you don’t know how to do it. Relax! Brass battery terminals suppliers will help you out.

It is not a science to clean the battery mess if you follow the instructions carefully. If you find corrosion quickly, you can save the device from permanent damage.

Things you need for cleaning –

You need to find corroded battery or batteries in any electronic device. Make sure you put gloves and eye glasses for protection because potassium hydroxide is the leaking substance that can cause irritation if contacted by skin or eyes. You can use –

  • Old toothbrush or cotton swabs
  • Lemon juice or vinegar
  • Baking soda

How to clean the mess from device?

It is important to remove the batteries carefully using gloved hands. Once you are done, you can use cotton swabs or toothbrush dipped in vinegar or lemon juice. The acid present in the vinegar or lemon juice will help dissolve the corrosion. Perform scrubbing well to remove most corrosion. The remaining residue can be wiped off using baking soda and little water. You can take a damp cotton swab and wipe away the leftover baking soda. Let the device dry completely before putting in new batteries.

How to prevent battery damage?

You can reduce the occurrence of corroded alkaline battery by taking special care of the batteries. If you want to store the device for any period of time, remove the batteries. This way you appliance or application remain safe and batteries won’t leak. If your device has an AC adaptor and you have plugged it in, you must remove the batteries.

Never store the batteries anywhere that gets extreme hot or cold. Your batteries are not a food item; it is useless to store them in refrigerator to prolong their life. If you do this, the battery life diminishes and leakage can happen.

Use the suitable batteries in the device always. Never use old battery and new battery together in the same device (most of us still do this). Always use similar brand batteries together.

Brass Battery Terminals suppliers suggest you to follow every tip as said to avoid any problem. Do check the area is well ventilated. In case potassium hydroxide contacts your skin, rinse the area well with water.


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