Entry from US English dictionary
A long-lived dry cell with an alkaline electrolyte of potassium hydroxide, which deters corrosion.
- Primary alkaline batteries use sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte.
- With advances in standard off-the-shelf alkaline batteries, most electronic sensors can operate for longer periods without running down.
- I bought it about 7 years ago, and I still use it to recharge all my alkaline batteries.
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