Monday, March 9, 2009

Stockpiling Batteries

This seems like a good idea.  Especially for emergency preparedness.  But batteries expire just like food.  If you go through a lot of batteries in a relatively short period of time (kid toys) by all means, create a stock pile.  But remember to cycle them by using the oldest ones first.  Even sitting in the package they lose energy over time.

1 comment:

Jove said...

You will also want to store them in a cool place, if the temperature is above 80 it is more likely to drain the batteries quicker and they will be less likely to be anygood by their expiration date.