By: Mark Berman December 3, 2021, 7:53 AM
There are a few things you need to know about the type of battery. The first is what type of battery is in your device and what type of battery does your device need? In this way, you can find an equivalent battery or a replacement battery for the current battery.
There are three main types:
Disposable alkaline batteries: These are the common types of batteries found in household products. They have a shelf life of up to seven years, depending on storage conditions, and provide a stable voltage.
Rechargeable Nickel Cadmium (NiCd): These batteries are similar to alkaline batteries in that their voltage remains constant throughout the battery's life cycle. They also have a high energy density, making them ideal for flashlights, cameras, and toys. However, these types of batteries can be dangerous because they contain toxic metals such as cadmium and eventually need to be disposed of.
Lithium ion (Li): These types of batteries are commonly used in electronic products such as mobile phones, notebook computers, digital cameras, and other small devices because their voltage remains constant throughout their life cycle. This leads to longer battery life and higher energy density. However, these batteries will age faster than alkaline batteries if they are improperly charged or use fake chargers.
By understanding the type of battery required for your device and its advantages, you can look for equivalent or alternative batteries to avoid the need to purchase other devices, such as new mobile phones.
Several types of battery equivalents:
AG13 batteries are equivalent to the size of small batteries used in watches, toys, and other portable electronic products.
LR44 battery equivalent: Lithium batteries are widely used in various devices, such as digital cameras, watches, calculators, etc.
Due to its widespread use, CR2032 can be considered as the most popular lithium button battery today.
The LR1154 equivalent battery can be used in hearing aids, watches, cameras and other equipment. Energizer 357 is an example of this type of battery.
Today, due to its widespread use, the A76 battery equivalent can be considered the most popular alkaline button battery.
The equivalent of the A23 battery is a larger battery, which is usually used for car keys and other high-power devices.
Due to its intended use, the SR44 battery equivalent is also called a hearing aid battery.
What should I pay attention to when replacing the battery?
It will help if you always remember to match the voltage and color code on the old battery. This is important for safety reasons and can help you avoid explosion or fire hazards. Otherwise, if you do not fully replace the battery with the correct specifications, there may be an explosion or fire hazard. For example, alkaline batteries and nickel-cadmium batteries have different charges. If they are mixed together, it may cause the alkaline battery to overheat or even explode.
Never let your batteries be completely discharged or run out of power, as this will have a negative impact on their life cycle, which means they will not be able to keep charging longer than new batteries. This is especially important if you use disposable batteries, and you need to replace the batteries more frequently.
Be careful when choosing battery life, because the higher the milliampere-hour (mAh) rating of a lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium or nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery means it can store more energy, usually more costly, and less running time -The time of each charge. Therefore, please choose a battery with a milliampere hour (mAh) rating that is at least the same as or higher than the original battery.
Do not throw batteries into a fire, as they may explode and cause serious injury or even death. It is also important to never store loose batteries together, because if one battery has more power than the other, it may cause an electrical fire.
The lower the frequency you use the battery, the longer the battery charging time, so please avoid storing your device in a drawer or box. In addition, please keep the batteries away from extreme high temperature conditions, as this will cause them to age faster than usual, which means they will not work for a long time once installed in the device.
It must be understood that the types and sizes of batteries vary. This can help you match your device with the correct replacement battery type, avoid any potential hazards caused by improper installation or use, and extend its life cycle so that they can be used longer than usual before they need to be replaced.