More Life from Batteries

When the batteries in my remotes stop working, I open the remote and roll them around. They will work for a long time yet. I even do it a few times more and they will work again. It sure saves on buying batteries.

By Betty from Fond du Lac, WI

March 22, 20060 found this helpful

I have also heard that you can "bake" alkaline batteries in the oven at 200 degrees to revive them. I'm not sure how long they should stay in, however.

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March 22, 20060 found this helpful

I do the same with mine - twist them around!


Northern Virginia

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March 26, 20060 found this helpful

The other thing you can do is, towards the end of their life like it appears they're getting weak, etch the ends of the battery with a nail file or sandpaper. This help them transmit a little longer. I learned this working in an industrial shop. Have fun. :)

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March 28, 20060 found this helpful

Thanks to all for more tips on adding life to dying batteries.


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November 26, 20130 found this helpful

I save used AA batteries from electronics or other battery draining devices. They usually still have enough juice left in them to use in clocks for a long time. I have a jar marked "Clock Batteries."

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