I just lost another flashlight to battery leakage and corrosion. I've noticed it's more common in metal battery compartments than in plastic, but what about battery chemistry? Is there one type that's less susceptible (alkaline, lithium primaries, silver oxide, etc) than the others to in device leakage and corrosion?
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

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