Which Battery is right for you?

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With so many different electronics out today, combined with so many different types of batteries, how can you make the right choice? Which ones should you get to protect your electronics and make your purchase¬† “thrifty”. Making a battery purchase “thrifty” is more then just using coupons! By picking the right battery for the right type of electronics you maximize the batteries potential and can turn a normal toy or mp3 player into your favorite. How? Well let’s look at the different types:

We all know about Single Use Batteries.  They have been around for what seems like forever. Most tend to buy these because the cost can be lower then the other types.

The next main type are Multiple Use or Rechargeable, or even called secondary batteries. Rechargeable batteries have a variety of types of internal components. many have shelf life of 10 years, while some can be recharged hundreds of times. These can be confusing because with technology there has been a growth to these type of batteries and what they are made of. Here are the different types that you may see on the labels:

  • Nickel Metal Hydride – NiMH
  • Nickel Cadmium – NiCd
  • Lithium Ion – Liion
  • Sealed Lead Acid – SLA

With so many different electronics and applications which battery should you use and in what? Here is a list of electronics and their recommended battery:

Rayovac Heavy Duty battery – best for low drain household electronics:

Rayovac Alkaline battery – best for household electronics, most popular long-lasting power, very good shelf life of 7 years:

Rayovac Lithium battery – best for high drain and high tech devices, storage life of 10 years, 33% lighter then alkaline batteries:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • CO2 detectors
  • Wireless Microphone

Rayovac Rechargeable battery – best for frequent high use h, high drain devices, rechargeable 100’s of times, ready to use out of the package:

  • Digital Cameras
  • Handheld Game devices
  • Wireless Controllers


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