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Batteries That Don’t Leak Or Corrode | AA

No Leak Batteries

Batteries that don’t leak! They’re important (for your equipment).

How many of you have experienced batteries that eventually leak or corrode while inserted in your various devices? It may ruin the device itself!

No one wants to experience damage in any of their gadgets. Especially when considering “mission critical” devices.

You might consider ‘no leak batteries‘ of a particular brand that specifically guarantees it.

Here’s what I discovered:

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Why Do Batteries Leak?

I wrote an article about why battery corrosion happens, how to prevent it, and how to clean it up:

[ Read: Battery Corrosion, Why, and How To Prevent It ]

To summarize what happens: There’s ‘white fluff’ that fills in around the battery compartment terminals. It’s from leaking alkaline batteries. This usually happens because of a “parasitic drain” (more info in the article linked above).

You can use vinegar or lemon juice to clean up the mess — the white fluff on the battery terminals. I’ve used a cotton swab soaked with this solution. Sometimes however the terminals may be so corroded that you just can’t fix it…

In comes the latest Energizer battery…

Energizer Max Alkaline

Energizer claims a “No Leaks Guarantee”. I have been purchasing these batteries for years. No problems. (More about their lithium batteries in a minute…)

“Even as battery technology has evolved, battery leaks are still a problem today. Many brands of batteries can still corrode and damage devices after being fully used.

Energizer batteries are different. Our batteries are designed to prevent damaging leaks or we will replace your device.”

That’s quite a statement!

Energizer Guarantee

On their website (at the time of this post) they state the following:

Energizer will repair or replace, at our option, any device damaged by leakage from Energizer MAX® Alkaline batteries either during the life of the battery or within two years following the full use of the battery.”

Read their full guarantee (here).

(AA – AAA) Recommendation:

Energizer Max

Energizer Max AA Batteries
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Energizer MAX AAA Batteries

Do Lithium Batteries Leak?

You might also wonder, “Do Energizer Lithium batteries leak?”

For your further information: They say Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™ Batteries are GUARANTEED NOT TO LEAK. Due to advanced technology, Ultimate lithium™ batteries will not leak under normal consumer usage.

Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries
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I use lithium batteries in some of my mission critical devices. Why? Because lithium batteries are MUCH, MUCH BETTER when it comes to COLD WEATHER tolerance. They perform better in those conditions.

I still use my “eneloop” rechargeable batteries for some things. And they continue to perform well after many years in service. They HAVE NOT LEAKED. I consider them to be a good long-term prep item (along with solar charging capability). I wrote about them in the following article:

[ Read: Best AA Rechargeable Battery ]

Two additional related articles of interest:

[ Read: A Good Solar Power Battery Charger ]

[ Read: Off-Grid Charging System For AA-AAA Batteries, plus USB ]

I have updated and re-posted this article. Why? Because just the other day I had to replace the AA batteries in one of my remotes. You know what I found? A pair of Duracell’s in there all corroded! (I thought I had replaced all of those batteries around here – but forgot this one!). So I grabbed a pair of Energizer Max (after cleaning the terminals). Lesson learned (again)…

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