Battery Safety

  • Never solder or apply heat directly to batteries or cells.
  • Never disassemble batteries or cells.
  • Never short circuit a battery.
  • Never wear rings, watches, necklaces or other jewelry that might short circuit a battery or cell.
  • Never attempt to charge a primary battery or cell.
  • Never charge a battery or cell in an gas tight enclosure.
  • Never mix cells of different chemistries in the same circuit.
  • Always provide adequate ventilation when charging batteries.
  • Always wear eye protection when handling or working near batteries and cells.
  • Always check polarity before charging batteries or cells.
  • Always dispose of batteries and cells in compliance with laws and regulations in your area. Most batteries can be recycled.
  • The above are general guidelines for battery safety and are by no means all inclusive. Consult the manufacturer of any battery that you are using for specific safety instructions.
  • It is important to note that batteries are always “live” and should be handled with caution.