FAQs / What is the difference between single-use and rechargeable batteries?

Because they look the same and are often used for similar purposes, it’s often hard to tell the two apart. Single-use or primary batteries have one charge; once they lose their charge, they can’t be used again. Rechargeable batteries are designed to be used more than once. The batteries are either plugged into a charger or charge while in the device. Many rechargeable batteries can be charged up to 1,000 times.

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