The batteries depend on an internal chemical reaction to produce energy. Chemical reactions are accelerated by high temperatures and delayed by low temperatures. The recommended storage conditions are 10 ° C (50 ° F) at 25 ° C (77 ° F) with a relative humidity not greater than 65 percent. The cooling of alkaline batteries is not necessary because they have good holding capacity. Excessive temperature cycles and storage at temperatures above 25 ° C (77 ° F) should be avoided to maximize their duration. Alkaline batteries should be stored in a well-ventilated, covered area, preferably using relatively small, heat-resistant plastic containers. The airtight containers should not be sealed.
The following storage procedures are recommended to ensure the maximum power of the battery:
to. Rotation of stored inventory. Ensure your customer receives the latest possible product by maintaining a “first-in-first-out” inventory rotation technique
b. Avoid storage in high temperature areas. Ensure that batteries are stored away from radiators, hot air fans, motors, and equipment that generate heat. Do not store batteries near windows where the heat of sunlight can heat them.