Alkaline Batteries vs Zinc Batteries


Which batteries should you use in low drain appliances such as a TV remote control or a clock? And which ones are ideal for your cordless phone? Do you have to choose the zinc batteries or are the alkaline cells better? But what is the main difference between both batteries?

The main difference between a zinc battery and an alkaline battery is the type of electrolyte used in both batteries. Zinc batteries are mostly composed of ammonium chloride while the alkaline batteries use potassium hydroxide. However, these technical specifications don’t say much more about the usage of the batteries. That’s why we are now going to take a closer look at the capacity, the benefits and the applications for zinc batteries and alkaline batteries.

What are the Benefits of Alkaline?

Alkaline batteries have a higher energy density and a longer shelf life – the time a battery can remain in storage without losing any of its capacity. The Alkaline Battery Technology is one where intensive research and development have led to three unique technologies. The Panasonic Alkaline batteries first of all have an Anti-Leak Protection to prevent damage to appliances. The reason for leakage is the chemistry of the battery that changes and gas that is generated when the battery discharges.

Next to this, there is also a specially designed coating inside the batteries that reduces contact resistance for greater reliability. Lastly, the Alkaline cells have an Extra Power Formula to maintain power for a longer period in high-drain devices.

What are the Benefits of Zinc?

The Panasonic Zinc Carbon batteries are widely used worldwide. They are made of a simple experienced and reliable technology and they have an excellent price versus quality ratio. The battery is economical in terms of cost per hour for low drain devices.

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