No Leak Batteries

Batteries that don’t leak! It’s important (for your equipment).

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

While no one wants to experience battery leak damage in any of their gadgets, some of those may be more important than others. Especially when considering “mission critical” devices.

You might consider ‘no leak batteries’ of a particular brand that specifies/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:

“Battery Corrosion, Why, and How To Prevent It”

To summarize, the white fluff that fills in around battery compartment terminals is from leaking alkaline batteries. This happens because of a “parasitic drain” (more info in the article).

Use vinegar or lemon juice to clean up the mess and the white fluff on 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. (Read on for their lithium batteries.)

“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 they state that they will repair or replace, 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. If exact replacement is not available, devices may be replaced with a product of comparable market value at the time of claim.

Energizer guarantees include Energizer MAX®, Energizer Recharge® Power Plus, Energizer® hearing aid batteries, and Energizer® Ultimate Lithium™.

(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 all of my mission critical devices. Also, lithium batteries are MUCH, MUCH BETTER when it comes to COLD weather tolerance. They perform better.

I still use my “eneloop” rechargeable batteries for some things, and they continue to perform well. 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: Best AA Rechargeable Battery

Continue reading: A Good Solar Power Battery Charger

Off-Grid Charging System For AA-AAA Batteries, plus USB