Your one-stop battery destination, Lowe’s offers replacements for any battery or battery pack. With either disposable or rechargeable, and trusted brands like Duracell, Energizer and Rayovac, you’ll be able to power all your devices.
Disposable batteries cost less and are fully charged upon purchase but will only last for the initial charge.
Rechargeable batteries are capable of being recharged multiple times and are best for devices that are used daily or very frequently. Rechargeable batteries traditionally cost more initially but can provide savings the more they’re used and are more environmentally friendly.
There are various sizes and types of batteries, all with different benefits, like AA batteries, AAA batteries, 9-volt batteries, C batteries, D batteries, 12-volt batteries, various coin and watch batteries and more.
Lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable and long-lasting, with a higher capacity per charge. They’re more expensive and require care when recharging, as they can lose capacity if overcharged. Lithium-ion batteries are best for mobile phones, cameras, laptops, portable devices and portable power tools. Lithium batteries are powerful, disposable batteries, with up to a 10-year shelf life. These batteries are best for cameras, high-powered flashlights, portable devices and electronic toys.
Alkaline batteries are the most common household batteries. With a shelf life of up to five years, they’re disposable or rechargeable, but alkaline batteries are shorter lasting than other batteries. They’re most commonly used with electronic toys and games, cameras, portable devices, clocks, remote controls and smoke detectors.
Carbon zinc batteries are similar to alkaline and are disposable, have short run times and are best for devices that slowly drain the battery, like smoke detectors and remote controls.
NiCad batteries are rechargeable but have a low capacity and short shelf life, so they’re best for items that are used infrequently. Most commonly, they’re used with electric razors, cellphones and laptops.
NiMH batteries are rechargeable, cost-efficient and best suited for items that are used daily. While they require specialized chargers and cost more, they’re also more eco-friendly than other types. NiMH batteries are used with cordless tools, cameras, laptops and remote-controlled toys.
When disposing of your expired batteries it is best to take them to designated recycling drop-off locations.