Battery Corrosion and How to Get Rid of it?
David VanHorn email (remove spam text)
>I gathered my kids around, wet the clips with warm water, and then had
>them dab dry, fresh baking soda on the corroded terminals with some
>Q-tips. I was hoping for a dramatic, fizzling reaction, but unfortunately
>it was Dullsville, and the kids quickly lost interest. But, on the
>terminals that were not severely corroded, they actually cleaned up quite
As I said, the electrolyte in most camera batteries, maybe all, is
alkaline, so it won't react much with baking soda.
The baking soda may have been useful as an abrasive, but I wouldn't have
put it into the mix.
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