Rescuing a valuable meter or tester after its battery leaks may be easier than many service personnel realize.
Here are some practical cleanup methods that may save you and your staff time, money and aggravation.
If you are a tire dealer or service shop operator, you probably have a variety of devices around the facility that operate on AA, AAA or 9-volt batteries.
This device, tester or meter may be at the front counter or back in the service bays. Regardless of where it's used, sometimes it sits idle; it could be overlooked or forgotten for some time.
Countless meters, testers and useful little gadgets are powered by common alkaline batteries. Mind you, alkaline batteries may be cost-effective power supplies in a variety of applications.
However, alkaline batteries may leak — especially when left unattended. It's difficult to predict just when these batteries may leak.
Suffice it to say that many alkaline battery users recognize this potential shortcoming only after the damage already occurred.
Leakage from old alkaline batteries may damage or destroy the battery terminals inside a device.
Ultimately, you or one of your technicians may have to replace a valuable meter or tester because battery leakage ruined it.