Alkaline are great for long-term use in a device, such as in a digital camera or game console remote. Carbon zinc batteries are ideal in a situation where one needs to power multiple devices for one occasion, such as when buying many toys during the Christmas season to be used for a few days.
The prevailing primary battery type, alkaline batteries can power all devices high and low drains. Functioning with a more stable chemistry than Carbon-Zinc, these batteries have a longer lifetime both on the shelf and better performance. This makes them the perfect choice for a long-term use in a device, such as in a digital camera or game console remote.
Carbon-Zinc batteries (sometimes referred to as Zinc-Chloride or Zinc batteries) are intended for low-drain devices. Low-drain refers to devices such as radios or alarm clocks which do not require a high power output. Carbon-Zinc batteries shouldn’t be used in devices such as a digital camera as the high power needed for these could cause the batteries to fail and even leak.
These are ideal in a situation where one needs to power multiple devices for one occasion, such as when buying many toys during the Christmas season to be used for a few days.
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Regulations will depend on your country of residence. However you shouldn’t usually place with the rest of the trash. Most countries have a system in place to recycle elements in batteries. This collection system is usually done by special designed bins for batteries. Please contact your local authorities for the locations of these bins, they can often be found at the local communal disposal system or large retail outlets selling batteries. The batteries can therefore be separately collected and tracked as their elements are recycled or disposed of safely.
No, the battery industry has made great efforts to eliminate cadmium and mercury from batteries. We at Kodak are proud to say that none of our batteries contain mercury or cadmium (indicated by this logo)
Yes, the properties of a rechargeable NiMH correspond in voltage and discharge rate to other batteries. However for smoke detectors and gas leaks detectors it has been noted that as the voltage of NiMH batteries drops very fast as they “die”, the detector will run out of energy shortly after it gives the warning signal of failing battery. In this instance, we recommend using our Alkaline Xtralife or MAX batteries. Their long discharge time combined with a slow voltage drop as the battery “dies” make them suitable for smoke detectors: lasting a long time and the warning signal will last longer than for rechargeable batteries.
In the unlikely event of a rupture or a leak, isolate the device such that the leak doesn’t come into contact with yourself or any sensitive goods. Please keep the device and batteries unchanged as we may need you to send these to us if we need to investigate the matter further. Clean all other contaminated surfaces with water and soap. If contact with the eyes occurs, rinse with water for 15 minutes and seek medical assistance.