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9 volt batteries must be covered with adhesive tape for collection. Fact or fiction?

9 volt batteries must be covered with adhesive tape for collection. Fact or fiction?

FACT!

It is true that it is best not to just put 9 volt batteries loose in a collection cube. But why is that and how does adhesive tape help?

Plus and minus: too close together

Because button batteries are so flat, their positive and negative poles are very close together. If they come into contact with other batteries in the collection cube, such as a 9 volt battery, this can cause a short circuit.

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Sticky tape to the rescue

If you cover the poles of your 9V batteries with a piece of tape, you are covering these poles with a "protective layer". That way, the risk of a short circuit with smaller button cells is prevented. However, it is always a good idea to stick button cells on a strip of adhesive tape as well.

Always cover 9V batteries when returning them!

Do you have a number of discarded batteries at home? Did you tape your 9V batteries with a piece of adhesive tape?

Bring them to a collection point in your neighbourhood.

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