Types of Batteries: Choosing the Right Battery for Your Needs

With so many different types of batteries and devices on the market today, choosing the right battery for your specific needs can seem like a difficult task. However, although it might seem challenging, it’s surely not insurmountable, especially with the help of this official Battery Depot guide! Keep reading.

And, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to answer them.

The Ultimate Types of Batteries List

Types of BatteriesHere’s a look at the various types of batteries that we have in stock. Our inventory is both large and diverse, so we hope that you refer to this list for a bit of help determining which is best for your needs.

Cordless Phone Batteries

Cordless phone batteries are invaluable in your home, office, or apartment. There’s an array of cordless phone batteries for your AT&T®, General Electric, Panasonic, and Radio Shack phones in our inventory.

Watch Batteries

Watch batteries (also known as button cell batteries) are disposable batteries that can be used for multiple different watches. We carry watch battery replacements for Bulova, Citizen, Seiko, Swatch, and other watches, too.

Alkaline Batteries

An alkaline battery is a dry cell battery with an alkaline electrolyte of potassium hydroxide that’s commonly used to power a variety of devices, including alarm clocks, flashlights, smoke detectors, digital cameras, children’s toys, remote controls, radios, etc.

Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries have lithium as an anode and are rechargeable batteries. You can also use lithium batteries to power a variety of devices, such as PDAs, pacemakers, watches, smartphones, thermometers, remote car locks, laser pointers, and more.

Power Tool Batteries

Types of Batteries

You’ll find power tool batteries for equipment from Black & Decker, Skil, Ryobi, Panasonic, Metabo, Milwaukee, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, Bosch, Craftsman, and so on.

Cell Phone Batteries

Don’t replace your cell phone when you can replace your cell phone battery. Cell phone batteries range in composition from lead acid to lithium ion. It’s easy to find a replacement for your iPhone, BlackBerry, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, or T-Mobile cell phone online!

Two-Way Radio Batteries

Regardless of whether you utilize two-way radios from Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, Motorola, Radio Shack, Uniden, or any other communications company, we’ve got it.

Camera Batteries

It doesn’t matter if you’re a traveler, a hobbyist, a student, or a professional. We have the camera batteries you need for the prices you want. It’s really quite easy.

Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries are affordable and provide convenience when you need to power up. Rechargeable batteries are available for 9 Volt, AA, AAA, C, D, SC, and many others. They’re also available in many common chemical compositions, including lithium, lithium ion, nickel cadmium, and more.Why throw your spent batteries away when you could just recharge ‘em instead? We recommend choosing a rechargeable battery if you go through a lot of batteries.

Other Types of Batteries

We also carry batteries that are compatible with laptops, household appliances, phones, e-cigarettes, industrial systems, and several other different technologies.

Picking the Right Battery in a Few Simple Steps

Step 1: Determine the exact specifications that your device requires. Look for info like voltage, capacity, number of cells, shape/size, and anything else that’s pertinent. This is the primary step.

Step 2: Read about the various options that are available. We’d recommend checking out the categorical pages on our site. For example, if you’re looking for a lead acid battery, we’ve got ‘em.

Step 3: If you need more precise directions, you can speak with a professional. We can help!

Contact Us Today at BatteryDepot.com with Any Questions

Although we tried to be as exhaustive as possible, we fully understand that we couldn’t cover everything there is to know about choosing the right battery for your needs in a single article. If you still have questions, simply reach out to our Battery Depot team right now. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Change a Watch Battery

Imagine this scenario: You’re sitting on your couch, minding your own business, when the second hand stops ticking. There are two possible reasons that this happened: Either time has stopped altogether, or your watch battery is dead. Some scientists from UC Berkeley predict that time could end within the next three to four billion years. Most agree that it’s very unlikely to happen during our lifetime.

With that in mind, you can safely conclude that your watch’s battery has died. You know what that means: You need to change your watch battery for a new one. You might wonder, how to change a watch battery?

Don’t fret. Our team at Battery Depot wrote this article to help you learn how to change a watch battery. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

How to Change a Watch Battery in 10 Simple Steps

Step 1: Remove the back cover. 

There are generally three types of back covers: ones that unscrew themselves, ones that require a small screwdriver, and ones that must be gently pried loose.

Step 2: Remove the gasket. 

If you notice a rubber ring underneath the back cover, this is the gasket. Set it aside before taking out the battery. Note: If it’s dirty, you should clean it, too.

Step 3: Find the watch battery. 

Most watch batteries are of the button-cell variety. It’ll usually be a shiny metallic color, with a diameter somewhere between 6 and 9.5 millimeters.

Step 4: Extract the watch battery. 

Now for the big moment! Once you’ve located the watch’s battery, it’s time to determine what’s holding it in place. Some are restrained with a cover and screw, others with a spring clip, and still others are more loosely installed. Make sure that you use the correct tool for the job. Warning: We recommend using plastic tools, rather than metal ones, to avoid an electrical shock.

Step 5: Identify the watch battery. 

Notice the 3- or 4-digit number on the back of the casing. This will tell you exactly which model it is.

Step 6: Buy the watch battery replacement. 

You can purchase replacement watch batteries in most jewelry stores, electronics stores, drug stores, or hardware stores. You’ll also find plenty of them on our Battery Depot website! Refer to your defunct battery’s identification number to ensure that you’re getting the rig
ht one for your timepiece.

Step 7: Install the watch battery replacement. 

Perform Step 4 in reverse.

Step 8: Make sure that it’s working. 

Now that your watch has a new battery, you should check if it’s running. If it’s still not keeping time, perhaps you should call the researchers at UC Berkeley to let them know that something’s amiss with the space-time continuum.

Step 9: Replace the gasket. 

Perform Step 2 in reverse.

Step 10: Replace the back cover. 

Perform Step 1 in reverse.

Contact Us at BatteryDepot.com for More Information

At Battery Depot, we know a lot about how to change a watch battery. Please contact us today if you have any remaining questions.