- Should I store alkaline batteries in the refrigerator?
Storing batteries in refrigerators or freezers is not required or recommended for batteries produced today. In fact, cold temperature storage can harm batteries. To maximize performance and shelf life, store batteries at normal room temperatures with moderate humidity levels.
- How long do alkaline batteries last in a device?
There are several factors that impact battery run time. The most critical is the rate at which a device consumes power. A high-drain device like a digital camera will deplete a battery much faster than a low-drain device like a clock. Other factors affecting overall battery performance are environmental conditions, device usage patterns (continuous or intermittent) and battery size/chemistry.
- How should I dispose of alkaline batteries?
It's safe to drop them right in the household trash. In 1989, Energizer became the first company to remove all added mercury from alkaline batteries.