Toys Abound, Batteries Needed

Dec 25, 2013
Originally published on January 14, 2014 5:15 pm

If there are Hot Wheels, Furby Booms, or Lionel train sets under the tree this year, you have probably stocked up on batteries to power them.

Americans buy – and throw out – billions of batteries each year.

Philip E. Ross of IEEE Spectrum joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to explain the difference between AA and AAA batteries, and advises when to use rechargeable batteries.


  • Philip E. Ross, senior editor for IEEE Spectrum Magazine.
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