Just took out a 1-year-old torchlight and found the D batteries have leaked. Is it safe to clean up the torch and re-use, or must I throw it away? Does anyone know what the clear liquid that comes out is?
I put them in after the last blackout that hit Singapore. So what can we do to prepare for a blackout anyway?
Wouldn't it be nice if torchlights had a "battery disengage" mode at the push of a button, so that the batteries become in contact with a non-conductor when it is not in that mode. (I presume batteries don't leak that way?) Then when there's a blackout, I don't have to load batteries in the dark. I just need to push a button to reconnect the contacts, and then switch on .