Batteries have been with us for a long time. They provide portable, convenient sources of energy for powering devices without wires or cables. Battery selection should be based upon factors such as application, cost, convenience, rechargeability and availabilty. The information shown here has been gathered from a wide variety of sources to answer, hopefully, all your questions about batteries. We will also point you in the right direction to find suppliers of specialty batteries, and…

What battery should I buy for my application? If you are having trouble finding the right battery, it must be for a more demanding application than to power a wall clock or a TV remote control. A high drain device, such as a digital camera, a portable CD player, an MP3 player, or even the common flashlight requires a battery that can supply high current. The current required may be more than the recommended current…

With over 15 billion batteries sold in North America every year, we do not wish to be reminded of the ugly sight of that many batteries falling into landfills, to be buried with other trash. It makes more sense to Use fewer batteries by recharging when possible, particularly in the case of ordinary alkaline batteries. Save used batteries in containers, to be taken to nearby recycling depots. Collect used batteries to take to hazardous material…

The table below shows the battery volume for cell sizes AAA, AA, C, and D. The volume does not change with the type of battery, but the weight does, as shown here. Battery Cell Size Volume ml Alkaline Weight g Carbon-Zinc Weight g NiCad Weight g NiMH Weight g Lithium Ion Weight g AAA 3.9 12 9.7 11 12 AA 8.3 24 19 29 26 24 C 26.5 65 48 85 82 D 55.8 135…