Flashlights are useful in many emergency situations such as a storm and a power outage. But if you allow batteries to remain in your flashlight for a few years, the batteries will have corrosion. The batteries contain acid. And when the acid leaks out, it causes corrosion.
Corrosion can also be caused by atmospheric humidity. You may consider throwing up the flashlight if the model is inexpensive. But if the model is expensive, you can do something more creative about the flashlight. In this post, we will show you how to clean battery acid from flashlight.
But, before we discuss the procedure, it is a good idea to learn how to prevent battery leakage, because prevention is better than cure.
Tips for preventing battery leakage
Alkaline battery leakage can happen for a host of reasons. But there are things you can do to prevent this leakage. First of all, you have to make sure that the batteries are stored properly. Your flashlight batteries are at risk if they are kept in an environment with drastic temperature changes.
Batteries drain faster if they are exposed to fluctuating temperatures. The internal seals also wear down. The ideal temperature for storing alkaline batteries is between 50 and 77