Is it a Good Practice to put Battery(1.5Volts) with Opposite Polarity

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I have Logitech Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. Batteries inserted in Key Board work for a long time but Mouse consumes the batteries within a week. I was curious to know if after using the mouse when it is idle should I put the battery in Opposite Polarity in Mouse to use Battery Longer? I mean putting +ve end at -ve and vice versa. Is it a safe practice?

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Is it a Good Practice to put Battery(1.5Volts) with Opposite Polarity

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No, you should not do that because instead of prolonging the life of the battery, it will even make it shorter because it is inserted in opposite polarities. It might also make the battery hot and a tendency to explode in rare cases. If this happens, it can damage your device.

Inserting the battery in opposite polarities may also have the tendency to make the battery leak. If you want to prolong the life of the battery of your wireless mouse when it is not in use, try removing the battery. This way, you are sure that nothing is consuming the battery.

Before, we used to do that on flashlights inserting the battery in opposite polarities when not in use. But instead of preserving the battery’s life, it even made it weaker the next time we used it. So, it is really not good to do that on any types of batteries.

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