[NTLK] A question of battery sleds

James Fraser wheresthatistanbul-newtontalk at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 9 01:07:32 EST 2013


--- On Tue, 1/8/13, Woody Smith <woodysmith at me.com> wrote:

> I believe that the correct solution for neutralizing the leakage  
> depends upon what it is.  Alkaline battery leakage is
> addressed here
> <http://alkalinebatteries.blogspot.com/2011/02/clean-up-after-alkaline-battery-leak.html

>From that page:

>Do not use water. Water will not neutralize the alkaline leak and may >corrode the electronic circuits or cause a short circuit. Also avoid any >alkaline cleaner such as baking soda. An alkaline chemical cannot >neutralize >another alkaline. Worse, an alkaline cleaner may intensify the >corrosive >effects of the leak in some electronic components.

Oh, joy.  It sounds like I was as about as wrong as I could be with my original post...and just a little bit wronger on top of that. :-[


James Fraser

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