From remote controls to wall clocks, batteries are essential to keep many different types of devices running. Whether you need a 9 volt, AA, or lithium-style battery, it's important that you choose the right type for your needs. Items like flashlights require batteries to run, and in the event of a power outage, it's always advised that you have one or two handy along with fresh batteries. CVS offers a wide selection of battery styles and flashlights, and you can search for the items you need by price, battery type, brand name, and more.
While often small in size, batteries can pack a really powerful punch. Most standard batteries use chemicals that convert their stored energy into electrical energy when the metal contacts touch your device. Rechargeable batteries are often found in things like digital cameras, extending the life of the battery and preventing you from having to purchase a new one every time you need to use your device. The voltage and the current rating are the two main things to look for, but it's also important to know exactly what specific type of battery your items need.
When it comes to safety, it's important to understand how to use and store your batteries properly. Old alkaline batteries can explode, and some types can even start a fire. Make sure you store all batteries away from metal objects and keep them in their original package until they're ready to use whenever possible. Never heat, crush, or puncture a battery, and when it has reached its full lifespan, safely and quickly dispose of it.