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Old 08-23-02, 08:56 AM
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Batteries

In general how is it best to store standard alkaline battteries? Does storing them in the refrigerator help prolong their lifespan or shorten it?
 
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Just keep them cool and in a drawer, dry and in shade.
 
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If the battery is to be laid up for any length of time, be sure that the plates are covered to the proper height by solution or electrlyte. the battery should be stored in a dry place. do not leave it in a damp place, as damage to the containers may result from electrolysis. never let the battery stand unfilled.
Edison batteries are very easy to lay up. Merely discharge to zero voltage and short circuit. They can be left standing idle indenfinitly in this condition without injury.
New edison cells have received sufficient cycles of charge and discharge before shipment to give considerable capacity above that rated. However, Edison cells will increase still further in capacity if throughly worked in. Therefor it is best, if new cells are to stand for sometime before being put into commission, To discharge them to zero at normal rate and short-circuit at least 6h.
When puttong the battery back into commission, go over each cell and see that all poles and connections are in good shape. See that the plates are properly covered with electroyte and then charged as here instructed. First, if not already discharged, discharge cells to zero at normal rate, and short curcuit. Follow this by a overcharge at normal rate, and then discharge at normal rate. Then charge at normal rate for normal hours of charge. If battey shows signs of sluggishness, repeat the overcharge and carry the discharge down to zero untill cells are fully active; then give regular charge.
(American Electricians Handbook, Thirteenth Edition)
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Old 08-23-02, 04:44 PM
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Aphares,,, I think he is talking bout flashlight batteries here.
 
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Well than ya, through the dam things in the draw, maybe your get lucky when you need them , and they will be good.
 
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