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Beginner’s Guide to Buying Batteries | Rayovac Blog

by rayovac11, July 2014

Beginners Guide to Buying Batteries

Welcome. If you’re looking to purchase some batteries and don’t know where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Nobody and we mean nobody knows batteries like Rayovac. Since the company’s inception in 1906, Rayovac has made a name for itself producing quality alkaline batteries right here in the United States!

Being in the battery industry for well over 100 years, Rayovac has infinite wisdom when it comes to making and purchasing batteries. Buying batteries may seem like an easy task but for some the trip to the store is a bit more complicated. If you need a little help, pay attention to the following tips.

Tip #1: Buy the Correct Size

Alkaline batteries come in a variety of sizes including AA, AAA, C, D and 9V. Choose the correct size by reading the device label or simply by using the following list. 

AA: Most frequently used alkaline battery. More often than not, your device will use AA as a source of power. Commonly used in TV remotes, cameras, clocks, radios and calculators.

AAA: 1/3 the size and power of the AA battery. With the miniaturization of electronics, AAA batteries are being used more frequently in devices like headphones, remote controls and MP3 players.

C: Typically used in medium-drain electronics, the C battery is used to power certain baby toys and musical instruments. Other items include baby swings and clocks.

D: Typically used in high-drain electronics including flashlights, lanterns and boom boxes. The D battery is the biggest cylindrical battery of the bunch.

9V: The 9 volt’s rectangular shape sticks out like a sore thumb. This very important battery keeps families safe by powering smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Other items include walkie-talkies and clocks.

Tip #2: Buy the Correct Quantity

Depending on the device size and the consumption of energy, more than one battery is often needed. If the item needs AA, AAA, C or D batteries we suggest buying at least a 4-pack. Purchasing a 9V 2-pack should also be enough to supplement the household smoke detectors. Buying in bulk will also come in handy when the initial batteries run low. Look for batteries with a storage life of at least 10 years.

Tip #3: Consider the Brand Quality and Price

The options are plentiful when it comes to buying batteries. The trick is knowing which brand will deliver consistent long lasting results better than the rest. You can be guaranteed that Rayovac batteries last as long as any other battery brand and cost less to boot.

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