Daily Blog – John E. Johnson, Jr. – April 14, 2008: DUMP THE FACTORY BATTERIES.

When you purchase a DVD player, TV, receiver, satellite box, or any component that comes with a remote control, there are always a set of AA or AAA batteries in the box.

Most of the time, the brand of the batteries is not a familiar name.

Usually, I throw them out and use Energizer or Duracell batteries that I keep on hand in bulk.

Occasionally, though, I just use the ones that came with the component.

What a mistake!

Yesterday, I went to change the batteries in a remote that had gone dead. It was the no-name batteries that came with the component.

The batteries had leaked all over the inside of the remote. I cleaned it out, but there was still corrosive material in there that had damaged the battery terminals.

My suggestion is, whenever you buy a new component with a remote, throw the batteries that came with it in the garbage and use name brand batteries instead. If you don’t have them on hand, go to the drugstore or grocery store and buy some.

4 Responses to “Daily Blog – John E. Johnson, Jr. – April 14, 2008: DUMP THE FACTORY BATTERIES.”

  1. Brian Says:

    That interesting because I was just noticing recently that very good branded batteries were coming with products (at least the ones I’ve come across). Toshiba batteries with Onkyo AVR, Panasonic batteries with Sharp TV, etc.

  2. Charl Says:

    Very true – Brian, I have also noticed the high quality batteries that ship with some of the products that you buy. Although a corroded remote is a terrible thing I don’t agree that one should turf the unused sells into the bin. Is there not some recycling centre or something like that in the USA?

  3. Kris Says:

    You shouldn’t dump them, you should RECYCLE them!!!

  4. JEJ Says:

    Perhaps grocery stores and drug stores should set up a container for customers to bring in their used batteries for disposal.

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