From the devices we use every day to the specialised tools that enhance our lives, batteries quietly power our modern world. Thus, it's a good idea to understand the heartbeat of our gadgets and the energy sources that keep them alive. So join us on a journey to uncover the different types of batteries we use in our daily routines today.
Batteries are the unsung heroes of our modern lives as they quietly power the devices and technology that we depend on daily. From smartphones to remote controls to hearing aids and smoke alarms, these nondescript power sources have shaped and influenced our lives in ways that we often do not realise.
This article aims to explore the different types of batteries that have integrated seamlessly into our lives. In particular, we will be touching on the common battery types found in Australia and their uses in daily life, as well as highlighting some specific specialty batteries ranging from CR2032 to A76 batteries.
One of the most common battery types found in households across Australia is the humble alkaline battery. Not only do these batteries offer a reliable source of power for a myriad of common household devices, but they’re also relatively affordable for what they can bring to the table.
The alkaline battery also has a great shelf life, which makes it the go-to choice for common household appliances like remote controls, flashlights, wall clocks, and more. These are some of the devices that help us the most in our daily lives and provide the convenience we often take for granted.
First things first, there is a clear distinction between lithium and lithium-ion batteries that you should know about. Lithium batteries like the 223 battery or AA battery are primary cells, which means they are single-use and non-rechargeable. Lithium-ion batteries, on the other hand, are secondary cells that can be recharged and reused multiple times.
However, both lithium and lithium-ion batteries are used equally in daily life. For example, the 223 battery or AA battery can be used in flashlights and other high-performance electronic devices, whereas the lithium-ion battery is one of the most common types of rechargeable batteries used in electronic devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets.
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries
For the environmentally conscious, Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries are considered one of the more environmentally friendly types of batteries found throughout Australia. The reason for that is that these rechargeable NiMH batteries do not contain any toxic materials like cobalt and alkaline. Moreover, NiMH batteries are also easier to recycle. As for its use, you can replace any AA battery with the NiMH variety for more cost savings and long-lasting quality as it has a longer shelf life.
GP Batteries’ ReCyko range of rechargeable batteries is designed not only with eco-friendliness in mind but also with exceptional performance. Our ReCyko batteries can be recharged up to 500 times which is equivalent to 4,000 single-use batteries.* Make the responsible choice for the environment and switch to GP ReCyko batteries today.
Beyond the commonly found battery types, there are specialty batteries that are designed to fulfil specific needs. Devices like wristwatches and car key fobs rely on coin cell or button cell batteries to operate. Some examples of these specialty batteries include the CR2032 battery or the A76 alkaline battery.
Apart from electronic devices, one of the most vital applications of specialty batteries is for use in hearing aids. In this instance, having a reliable power source is paramount for individuals with hearing impairment so that their quality of life is not impacted in the slightest.
Power Your Devices with GP Batteries Today
As we explore the range of common battery types that have played a crucial role in our daily lives, making an informed decision about what to use for our devices is paramount in order to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
From AA to button cell batteries to coin batteries, explore GP Batteries’ range of eco-friendly batteries to elevate your devices’ performance while minimising your environmental impact. Experience the reliability of GP Batteries today.
*internally for a battery pack of two ReCyko AAA batteries versus GP Super Alkaline batteries in digital cameras.