[NTLK] A question of battery sleds
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:
> --- 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
>> 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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