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Hitachi Maxell intros leak-proof alkaline batteries

01/15, 4:55pm

Hitachi Maxell batteries

Japan's Hitachi Maxell has introduced an alkaline battery line that is guaranteed against leakage from overcharging and other forms of misuse. The company found the majority of alkaline battery leakage happens as a result of a hydrogen release to prevent them from blowing up. The hydrogen is created by undischarged zinc, and to help prevent this build-up, Hitachi Maxell has developed a new zinc alloy it calls Microzinc α.

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