[NTLK] A question of battery sleds

Andrei Chichak newton at chichak.ca
Wed Jan 9 01:24:23 EST 2013

Battery sleds don't have any electronic circuitry. It's a piece of plastic and some spring wire. So go for it.

Neutralize the alkaline goo with a weak acid;  pickle juice, chips with cider vinegar and mushy peas, ketchup, a Mojito, chicken curry, or something less tasty.

Then give it a scrub with water and a toothbrush (don't forget to floss).

You may have some pitting of the chrome, but that is just for corrosion protection :-)


On 2013-January-08, at 11:07 PM, James Fraser wrote:

> Hello,
> --- 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. :-[
> Best,
> James Fraser

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