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Alkaline Batteries

A long-lived dry cell with an alkaline electrolyte that decreases corrosion of the cell. Commonly in products like alarm clocks, calculators, flashlights, TV remotes, radios, children’s toys, and other items.

Dry Cell Batteries

A device made of one or more electrochemical cells that convert stored chemical energy into electrical energy found in things like portable radios and flashlights.

Lead Acid Batteries

A secondary cell, meaning that it is rechargeable. It contains plates of lead and lead oxide in a sulfuric acid solution. Lead acid batteries are sometimes found in ignition power sources for automobiles, along with large, grid-scale power systems.

Lithium Ion Batteries

A type of rechargeable battery which uses the reversible reduction of lithium ions to store energy. These batteries are often found in electronics, toys, wireless headphones, handheld power tools, small and large appliances, and electric vehicles.

Rechargeable Batteries

A type of electrical battery which can be charged and recharged many times for things like two-way radios, bio-medical equipment, and video cameras.

Silver Oxide Batteries

A primary cell using silver oxide as the cathode material and zinc for the anode commonly found in quartz watches and medical devices.

John Arendt, EMBI Director

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