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#293391 - 09/13/19 12:48 AM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2423
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Not only will alkalines corrode and ruin your gear, they are also considerably more expensive than NiMH batteries which can be recharged something like 500 times. Just do the math....

That would do me no good since there was no way for me to change her batteries without opening her box.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293394 - 09/13/19 12:32 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: haertig]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2841
Originally Posted By: haertig
Alkaline batteries don't typically corrode when they're sitting there in the package, unused. That's why all the packages you buy have long expiration dates on them, like ten years in the future. But once you start using them, even a little bit, then watch out. The worst thing you can do is partially use an alkaline battery then leave it sit in your device. Almost guaranteed to corrode in that case.


I've picked up a box of batteries from the shelf at home depot and saw some already corroded and were no where near the expiration date.

I've also had some crappy NiMH corrode (Radio Shack and Titanium brand).

So I'd say its possible;e for any battery to have issues.

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#293400 - 09/13/19 03:04 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
wileycoyote Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 289
Loc: eastern Oregon & west TX
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
What I should have done was check her once a month by activating her singing mode?


simply turning on a device isn't enough.

you must visually check the batteries themselves for signs of leakage.

rule: alkaline batteries leak eventually

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#293401 - 09/13/19 03:18 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: wileycoyote]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: wileycoyote
you must visually check the batteries themselves for signs of leakage.

Again, there was no way I could do that without opening her box.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293402 - 09/13/19 03:24 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7305
Loc: southern Cal
You might consider speculating in a commodity that is less fragile than collector dolls allegedly still in their original boxes. knives, for instance - they at least don't use batteries....
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#293404 - 09/13/19 03:43 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Posts: 2423
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: hikermor
knives, for instance - they at least don't use batteries....

True. Knives, however, are not as pretty to look at.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#293405 - 09/13/19 04:28 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
gonewiththewind Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1517
You haven't seen my knives!

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#293416 - 09/13/19 06:23 PM Re: AG13 Batteries [Re: gonewiththewind]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I don't know. It would be hard to beat a cute redhead in a Tower of London guard uniform.

Perhaps I should have gotten the cute can-can dancer as well.

Jeanette Isabelle
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