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Dead Handset

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
Not much of a mystery (why it's dead):

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More of a mystery why the battery has leaked before 2023, and why the handset was still working yesterday.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
I've rescued a pair out of an out-of-use HD-FOX handset - dated 2017. They're fine.
 

MontysEvilTwin

Well-Known Member
Not much of a mystery (why it's dead):

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More of a mystery why the battery has leaked before 2023, and why the handset was still working yesterday.
Usually they just fade quietly but they can go out with a 'pop'. I think a build-up of gas causes the shell to explode and then they just leak out. I heard it happen once and found the leaking battery soon after.
 

MikeSh

Well-Known Member
Given the age I'd think that's a faulty cell. You might be able to get a refund - you do still have the receipt of course ...

I think a build-up of gas causes the shell to explode and then they just leak out.
Maybe the warm weather or being left in the sun might have helped.

It's annoying that batteries generally keep working even after they start leaking.
 

Wallace

Traveler 34122
Glad it wasn’t fitted in your pacemaker!

I’ve never had a Duracell battery fail like that, unlucky.
 
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Black Hole

Black Hole

May contain traces of nut
being left in the sun
Warm maybe, left in the sun - no.

I have no particular reason to suspect counterfeit, here's its partner:

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...which still registers as "good" on my battery tester. Perhaps I won't throw it out after all!
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
I wouldn't be too worried if you don't find any 'raised' serial nunbers on your batteries, I have checked every Duracell battery in the house and haven't found a single number on any of them, including one in a radio controlled clock that is still running and leak free after 8 years
 

sceptic

Forum Supporter
I purchased some Duracell AA batteries from Amazon and had a large amount of failures in remotes (of the leaking kind) and now avoid Duracell as a brand as they are the main target for counterfeiters...
 
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