How to Choose the right battery for your device

Rayovac has powered and supported for almost a year. As part of the Rayovac Power Blogger Program, we’ve learned about saving money on batteries, what batteries to have in our disaster supply kits, and even learned about travel gadgets that are convenient and compact for travelers.

I’ll admit, in the beginning, I just thought batteries were batteries and purchased Rayovac because it was the best value on the shelf. I didn’t know the difference between Alkaline or Lithium batteries, I just purchased the type of battery notated on the package of the gadget I had on hand. Here’s a quick list to help you figure out the best type of battery for your personal needs, whether traveling or at home.

What are the differences between battery types?
In simple terms, batteries come in two basic types: single-use and rechargeable.

Rayovac Product summarySingle-use batteries, also known as primary batteries, have one life cycle and must be replaced when drained. Examples include alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium, silver-zinc and zinc air.

Rechargeable batteries, also known as secondary batteries, can be recharged and used repeatedly, Examples of rechargeable batteries include Nickel Metal Hydride (NiHM), Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Lithium Ion (LiIon) and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries.

Rayovac Heavy Duty

Best for low-drain household electronics
Great for remotes

Rayovac Alkaline

Best for household electronics
Most Popular long-lasting power source
Very good shelf-life – up to 7 years

Rayovac Lithium

Best for high/drain-tech devices
High performance battery for the devices you rely on
Great storage life – 10 years
33% lighter than alkaline systems

Rayovac Rechargeables

Best for frequent use/high drain devices
Recharges 100’s of times
Ready-to-use out of the package

This post is part of the Rayovac Power Blogger Program. As always, we only recommend products we use in our own homes or during our travels.

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