Explore New Possibilities with SmartCell AA Batteries

AA batteries are the first and foremost name that pops up when it comes to replaceable power cells. They have proved to be the best fit, being the standard, classic size disposable battery and are primarily used in the portable electronic devices. All this together makes AA the battery demanded not only by manufacturers but customers as well. 

AA Batteries and Its Types

The terminal voltage, capacity, and practical discharge rates depend on the individual cell’s chemistry. Although the usual devices designed for AA batteries generally take 1.2-1.5 V unless otherwise stated. Be it TV remotes, toys or personalized electronic gadgets, AA batteries are the best choices. Because of its widespread acceptance and compliance with international standards, the cells are almost ubiquitous and hence at the top place in customer-demands. Though available with all big brands, SmartCell’s AAs are more worth the price. Performance aside, the battery is more than affordable and lasts longer than any normal battery.

AA Rechargeable Batteries

Understanding the environmental responsibilities along with the meeting demands should be the new age agenda. With SmartCell rechargeable AA batteries, save money and generate less impact on already resource-depleting planet Earth. It’s very hard to beat rechargeable batteries when it comes to long-term cost-effectiveness and convenience. They are suitable for a wide range of devices and comes in various packs for just the right configuration the application demands. Rechargeable AA batteries have proved more apt for devices that scrap cells too often. Recharging one cell is rather more convenient than trashing several batteries every week. Rechargeable AAs are –

  • Best for devices in regular use or used for extended periods
  • Cost-effective than single-use-cells 
  • Requires a separate charger 

Lithium AA Batteries

Lithium AA batteries are one of the most talked-about AA batteries. They differ in shape and form as compared to the usual buttoned top AA batteries. These usually operate at significantly high voltages. Considered to be a replacement for alkaline AA batteries, wherein batteries are required in the same size and format, these are specially designed lithium AA batteries for high-performance flashlights and cameras. As the constituent lithium can help pack more energy in the same space, these batteries may outlast any other battery under similar usage. Lithium AA batteries have –

  • Longer shelf life than the alkaline AA batteries
  • Higher capacity and lower weight than the alkaline AA batteries. 
  • Best for meeting the high-drain demands
  • More expensive than AA alkaline cells. 

Alkaline AA Batteries

Alkaline AA batteries derive its energy from the reaction between zinc metal and manganese dioxide and account for the major portion of the batteries manufactured these days. Such batteries are more suitable for gaming controllers and battery-operated lights, and also power some known portable audiovisual technologies nowadays.

SmartCell’s alkaline AA batteries are available in a variety of types, sizes, and rechargeable and non-rechargeable variant. The non-rechargeable ones are usually preferred over the rechargeable ones because the latter starts draining very soon. The AAs –

  • Can lead to leaking when kept for a long period
  • Best suited for low-drain devices 
  • Most economical among all the AA batteries 
  • Have a longer shelf life 

Features of AA batteries –

  • A typical AA battery have a capacity ranging between < 800mah to > 2500mah.
  • The output voltage is generally 1.2V w.r.t. standard size.
  • Battery cell composition is Ni-mH
  • The battery of an AA battery is generally Ni-CD, Ni-MH dry battery.
  • The internal resistance is quite small.
  • The weight of each AA battery varies from 20 to 50 gm
  • Supports all types of low and high drain load conditions

Benefits of AA Batteries –

– Useful in multi-portable applications that includes Clock, Remote Control Standard, Remote Control Smart System, Toy, Torch, Radio, Audio Players, Digital Camera, Wireless Mouse, Wireless Keyboard, Game Controller, Sensing Device, Mic, Door bell, Cordless phone, Electric Tooth brush, etc.

  • Delivers long lasting performance than other conventional batteries.
  • Integrates with high density core technology that supports low and high drain loads
  • Smartcell AA rechargeable batteries are 100% safe
  • Supportable in wide operating temperatures range also.
  • 1 year of shelf life starting from the manufacturing date without use.

How SMARTCELL Makes AA Batteries?

Each AA battery is a power plant carried around, encased in a silver case. The first step in creating AA batteries – whether rechargeable or non-rechargeable – is producing the outline case. This case gives AA batteries the shape it is known for. Rechargeable AA batteries might have their cases made with a different material but feature exactly the same shape. In fact, all AA batteries manufactured around the world look the same, although none of them may last equally long.

Cathode Rings –

Just when the cases are shaped, an expert is mixing essential compounds that make cathode of the AA battery. Now the powder is pressed into several rings; multiple rings go in a single AA battery.

Separator –

Both rechargeable and non-rechargeable AA batteries differ in a number of factors other than just electrolyte. The electrolyte is not packed in the container until a paper strip called ‘separator’ has been rolled into the case. AA batteries might pack one or more separator, depending upon the manufacturing company.

Electrolyte –

Once separators have been placed, it is time the AA battery gets its case filled with electrolyte. Rechargeable AA batteries pack electrolyte with a different composition than non-rechargeable AA batteries. Further, different types of AA batteries also feature different electrolyte types.

Zinc Gel

Electrolyte alone cannot make your rechargeable AA batteries work. The AA battery should also have an anode to complete its circuit. Most AA batteries have gel-based anode made with zinc. The paste goes into the inner part of the separator and is one of the essential components of any AA battery.

Collector Nail –

Current will not flow till there is a negative terminal in the AA battery. Collector nails are placed to act as the negative pole. Rechargeable AA batteries have a more durable nails, while the non-rechargeable AA batteries have nails just durable enough to last till the battery’s dies.

Packaging –

By now, SMARTCELL’S AA batteries are ready to power any device you plug it in to. But without special packaging, our AA battery might worn out soon. We have a special packaging process that helps our rechargeable batteries retain performance as if it were barely out of production line.

AA Batteries FAQs

Do SmartCell Batteries come with No Leak Guarantee?

Yes. SmartCell provides No leak guarantee across all its batteries. Our batteries are tested for performance and endurance under extreme conditions. In cases where there is leak of any sort, you can get in touch with our team who shall be more than happy to assist you with the same. 

Do SmartCell Batteries Expire?

All SmartCell batteries come with an expiration date, mentioned along in the product. This is mentioned as “Best before use” with a date followed by it. Although some batteries may work fine after the expiration date also but with lower performance. 

What Type of Batteries is Rechargeable?

Only the batteries with the label of “rechargeable” are capable of being safely recharged. So please don’t try to recharge the non-rechargeable batteries as it can lead to leak, rupture, fire, over heat may occur.

How are SmartCell Batteries Rated?

The capacity of a battery is mentioned in milliamp-hours (mAh) along with the product packaging. Ratings of a battery can also be checked online on our website and are usually being mentioned on the product packaging. 

How the AA rechargeable batteries are stored?

Longer optimal shelf life of an AA battery is totally dependent on the way they are taken care of and been stored. But the more important factor is the way they are stored. Here are some useful tips that will guide you to how to store your AA rechargeable batteries

  • Keep them stored at room temperature or below
  • Don’t open the seal of the packaging until it has to actually used
  • Keep them away from the reach of children as well as your pets
  • Make sure that they don’t come in contact with the metal items
  • Don’t store the rechargeable batteries inside the charger itself

How the Rechargeable Batteries can be disposed safely?

In most of the household appliances single use batteries are used. But nowadays rechargeable batteries are also commonly used. But people are still unaware of the method of disposing them. Unlike non-rechargeable batteries they cannot be simply disposed in the trash. In fact, in some states it is illegal to dispose rechargeable batteries in the trash. There are some specific ways in which you can dispose the AA rechargeable batteries

  • In office supply stores
  • Specially designed boxes
  • Local solid waste
  • Recycling centers

How often do AA Non-Rechargeable batteries leak?

Leakage in Non-Rechargeable batteries is seen as a common occurrence these days. This phenomenon is more commonly observed in the case of AA batteries that are left unused for long enough. They start self-discharging and corroding. This happens because a pressure is built inside due to hydrogen gas. The leakage can be avoided by some ways-

  • Replace the ole batteries on a regular basis
  • Keep notice of the battery storage criteria
  • The best way is to switch to rechargeable AA batteries

What is the Explosion rate of AA rechargeable batteries?

Explosion of AA batteries is a very rare thing to hear about, but still precautions taken beforehand would be the best approach. The possibility of explosion starts when the rechargeable battery is a part of the circuit and the chemical reactions are taking place producing hydrogen gas. The sealed metal chamber adds on to the malfunctioning and then sometimes may lead to explosion. To avoid this do check that you must not be using a fresh cell alongside a heavily drained cell.

What is the difference between AA and AAA rechargeable batteries?

Although both AA and AAA rechargeable batteries are of 1.2 V. Still the capacity of a typical AA rechargeable battery is more than that of the AAA battery. An AA battery has capacity upto> 2500 MAH and an AAA battery has capacity upto >1200 MAH capacity. Hence, an AA battery has double the stored energy as an AAA battery. As they come at approximately the same cost but the capacity is the differentiating factor between the two.