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Old 03-09-2014, 09:35 AM   #21
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Just remember, once a year, similar to today and Daylight Saving time adjust, pull out those batteries. They tend to leak after awhile and can destroy the item.
I have never had this happen. What would pulling them out do, other than render the device inoperable?
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I have had batteries leak when left along time , that's why ortovox who makes my beacon recommends in there devices to remove the battery when storing the unit
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:52 AM   #23
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I remember now a battery that leaked in a flashlight about 40 years ago, leaving a bit of a tarry mess, but nothing in recent history, and it seems that I have dozens of devices that they stay in all the time. It sure would be a pain to keep the batteries separate, and only use them when needed. Methinks the fire department may say different too, just guessing.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:45 PM   #24
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I remove all the batteries in my Scamp at the end of the camping season. They don't do well after being frozen. Besides, I like to start the season with fresh batteries. But, for the most part... I use rechargebles.
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Old 03-10-2014, 03:38 PM   #25
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Alkaline (disposable) batteries do occasionally fail and can destroy electronic devices with corrosion. I have not seen this with NiC, NiMH, or lithium rechargeables.

I have way too many batteries to take care of to want to add more unkess the device really needs to be portable, but that's just a personal preference.
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