So how about this Duracell? Care to comment?
I would never expect Duracell to monitor the thousands of forums that might have products using their batteries. And to counter your experience, I have used Duracells for decades without having a battery leakage issue, with the exception of something I left batteries in and unused for years. Speaking as a fellow ham.
You have issues with your batteries, you need to contact Duracell directly. You’ll never get anything here.
You're lucky. I've fought this Duracell problem with the last two times I bought Duracell in bulk from Sam's Club. Never again.
Possible? I suppose but wouldn't that cause ALL alkaline batteries to leak? Seems unlikely to me but I'm no meteorologist. **bleep**, I'm not even sure I spelled the word correctly, much am I are one.
Nah. Too late. I've trashed my last Duracell I hope. I thought Id already found them all but after finding this last leak, I felt compelled to voice my own experience with Duracell leaks.
Goodbye Duracell. I hope you get what's coming to you. Karma people. Karma.
Nicely done Michelle3. You took the time to lookup the facts. i work for an industrial distribution company and we sell a lot of batteries to a lot of mining companies in our region. They use batteries in all kind of devices and operating over 24 hours shifts, they consume a massive amount of batteries as you can imagine. We happen to sell all 3 of these brands. i was reported often by end users exactly what you wrote about Duracell that used to be good batteries before and Energizer now lasting way longer in general now than Duracell and Eveready...
Duracell batteries can't leak because they don't make zinc batteries, which are the only type of batteries that can leak corrosive acid. Duracell only make none corrosive alkaline and nicad rechargeable. Duracell are probably the most copied battery in the world so it sounds like you've been scammed.
Duracell batteries can't leak? Alkaline is non-corrosive (or none corrosive as you say)?
Man. I dunno what part of the universe you're living in but the last time I checked with physics laws, ANY alkaline or acid can cause corrosion. Alkaline environments are less prone to cause corrosion than acidic environments, but it is possible for alkalinity to cause corrosion as well. An alkaline environment is a setting that is strongly basic or contains alkali components. This usually refers to an environment with a pH value higher than 7.0, since a pH below 7.0 is considered acidic.
In alkaline environments, the number of hydrogen atoms are able to counterbalance acids. Therefore, when a solution is said to be alkaline, it is known as basic and has the formula to counter the effects of acids, which are a major contributory factor in corrosion.
Although alkaline environments are less dangerous, metal corrosion can still take place in alkaline environments, especially when there is existing dissolved oxygen. Water solutions can dissolve the oxygen present in the air quickly, which produces the oxygen necessary for the process of corrosion. One typical example is iron rusting when it is exposed to a damp atmosphere.
One typical example of metal that corrodes in an alkaline environment is zinc. This material is not usually used in either alkaline or acid solutions because it undergoes corrosion in both types of environments. Acids in minute amounts can hasten the corrosion rate far beyond the approved limits. On the other hand, although alkaline solutions are less corrosive to zinc in this case, the alkaline environment is still corrosive enough to damage any structure made from zinc.
Every alkaline battery has a liquid electrolyte that breaks down over time. Breakdown leads to the release of hydrogen gas. Over an alkaline battery's normal life, what we call 'off-gassing' isn't a problem. But if an alkaline battery sits too long, the pressure inside can eventually rupture the case.
Google is your friend.
And of course, I could be wrong. Note worthy also is the fact that Duracell isn't the only alkaline battery that leaks. ALL alkaline batteries have the potential to leak and corrode. Been happening to me since the first alkaline I bought. It's just that statistically SOME manufacturers are more prone to leak than others.
'Nuff said by this old man.
Yadda yadda realms of fantasy
Show me any equipment damaged by corrosion of a Duracell battery and I'll give you my house, my car, and my boat. It's simply impossible?!? Im-possible
I've seen corrosion from alkaline batteries. I can't say what brand they might have been, but leave any battery installed and unused it will eventually corrode. Yes, including Duracell. But I've only seen name brand batteries leak and cause corrosion when they've been left in place for years. Not the short term that some are claiming.
Ok Chris K.