Alkaline vs. Lithium: Why Sapling’s Wireless Clocks Use Alkaline Batteries.

This day in age, no one really thinks twice about the batteries they use in their electronic devices. When deciding what battery to use with, for instance, our wireless clocks, the most thought we usually put into it is whether we need AA, AAA, 9V, etc. The fact of the matter is, choosing between lithium batteries and alkaline batteries can be just as important as choosing the correct size that fits in your device. The reason why, you ask? Because safety comes first.

When it comes to modern day batteries, both lithium and alkaline are commonly known. The more expensive lithium type, however, is often used for rechargeable batteries, long lasting devices, and batteries for devices that drain more energy such as digital cameras or mp3 players. While these batteries are safe most of the time, they can pose a safety hazard. A short-circuited lithium battery, when exposed to high temperatures, can cause itself to overheat and heat up battery cells next to it. These batteries will fail to power the device they are placed in and, in rare cases, rupture, ignite or explode leaving behind a heavy fog of smoke and the risk of starting a fire. While these instances are few, such events have been known to occur and take away the appeal of this type of battery technology.

Perhaps more used by consumers than lithium, alkaline batteries are generally considered the better choice for powering devices in terms of shelf life and safety. Alkaline batteries typically work well at low and high temperatures without disruption or spontaneous hazards occurring. They are usually used in less draining devices (such as wireless clocks) and last longer. Not to mention their ability to be stored away for long periods of time and still retain most of their capacity. Another reason why alkaline batteries are more ideal is due to the reduction of mercury used to manufacture them over the years. This makes them less harmful to the environment then they once were. Overall, alkaline batteries last longer, are safer and cost less when used in the appropriate devices.

So when it comes to Sapling, alkaline batteries are our preferred choice for our wireless clocks. We value the safety of our customers and product and therefore feel alkaline is the best choice of battery type for both consumers and the environment. Alkaline batteries, when used with Sapling’s wireless clock, last 5-8 years, are hazard free, and can even be recycled. In a world looking to be more green and efficient, Sapling strives to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to cost, sustainability and most of all, safety.

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