Sex Toys Trashed due to BATTERY ACID LEAKS?

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Sex Toys Trashed due to BATTERY ACID LEAKS?

Bignuf Bignuf
I just threw another pretty expensive toy in the trash, when noticed that the fairly new, VERY good quality alkaline batteries leaked. I think the electrical connection on some toys is not full "on/off" but they have slight circuit drain and thus batteries die and leak quicker...as well as their exposure to humidity in use and in cleaning. SO...how many battery operated sex toys have you thrown away due to battery leakage?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
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Rae88 , Petite Valentine , darthkitt3n , meganthomas , married with children , Liz2 , MastersXKittenXSlave , Adriana Ravenlust
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Eucaly , newfoundlust , CuteDee
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Red Vinyl Kitty
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5 or more
WAY more then that.....
Never have...never had the problem....
MaryExy , froggiemoma , DeliciousSurprise , El-Jaro , SuperSarah116 , LostBoy988 , Coralbell , toxie m , indiglo , Jobthingy , Bunnycups , padmeamidala , sexyintexas , AOutrajus , Waterfall , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary , I'mNotYourToy , Sinfully , Rika , Kissaki , Lady Venus , iveversxe , sarki , bunny love , K101 , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , ToyBoy , oohlookasquirrel , tickle me pink , Shellz31 , Wondermom , slynch , Taylor , wetone123 , Jazz , Eva Schwaltz , l'amour , kelaaa33wish , redstarr681 , The Curious Couple , Lummox , potstickers , haley730 , sweetart , Mew , AndromedaJane
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Never have,...just clean them up inside and keep going.
ToyTimeTim , Misfit Momma , newfoundlust , Airen Wolf , bunny love
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Total votes: 63 (61 voters)
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06/20/2011
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MaryExy MaryExy
I'm guessing this is part of the reason some people take the batteries out between uses. I'm not going to be more vigilant about it.

Can't you use alcohol or something to clean out battery leakage, to try to save a really nice toy?
06/20/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
i dont leave batteries in so have never had this problem
06/20/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I've done this with one or two toys, and it is exactly the reason why we caution people to remove the batteries between uses. Depending on the degree of damage, you can either read through Dwtim's toy repair workshop or message him to ask how to fix it, I know he'd know if it was fixable and be able to help you out there.
06/20/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
what Sam said.

AND

If you leave the batteries in, the toy could still turn on in storage. Next time you go to use it, dead toy
06/20/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I just threw another pretty expensive toy in the trash, when noticed that the fairly new, VERY good quality alkaline batteries leaked. I think the electrical connection on some toys is not full "on/off" but they have slight circuit drain ...
I've had this happen, but only when I didn't use them for 6+ months and stored them with the batteries in- a bad idea.
06/20/2011
LostBoy988 LostBoy988
I just make sure to use good batteries and to remove them after play. Then you won't have the problem.
06/20/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
As long as the wires have not corroded through the acid can be cleaned off. It is a bit involved but if it is a good toy that you like it will be worth the effort. My work shop that Sam linked to will give you most of it. What needs to be done first is to neutralize the acid. Some baking soda made into a thick paste will do the trick, you could also use original Coke but that tents to leak into the other areas of the toy. Let it sit for about an hour and then wipe off. Then go to the work shop for the rest of the fixin.

If you use the Dielectric grease from the start it will solve a lot of the problems. I have found that most batteries start leaking from rust forming on the contacts (High humidity).
06/20/2011
Misfit Momma Misfit Momma
I've only had it happen with one vibrator, but used baking soda as Tim said and it cleaned up just fine
06/20/2011
Rae88 Rae88
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I just threw another pretty expensive toy in the trash, when noticed that the fairly new, VERY good quality alkaline batteries leaked. I think the electrical connection on some toys is not full "on/off" but they have slight circuit drain ...
After one leaked I started taking the batteries out after each use. I'm glad to hear that there are solutions to clean them; it can get seriously frustrating to have to pop in batteries when you're really in the mood.

Is it safe to just clean them? I would prefer to not have acid anywhere on my body, especially on my lady parts.
06/20/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Rae88
After one leaked I started taking the batteries out after each use. I'm glad to hear that there are solutions to clean them; it can get seriously frustrating to have to pop in batteries when you're really in the mood.

Is it safe to ...
Baking soda neutralizes the acid, as long as you clean it all of after you should be fine. If it happens that the battery compartment comes in contact with your skin it may better to err on the side of caution and use a condom or just let the toy go to toy heaven.
06/20/2011
indiglo indiglo
That's why I'm super careful to take batteries out. It's also why I enjoy using the rechargeable toys - no batteries to worrying about taking out!

BTW, that clean up information is EXCELLENT!
06/20/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I've done this with one or two toys, and it is exactly the reason why we caution people to remove the batteries between uses. Depending on the degree of damage, you can either read through Dwtim's toy repair workshop or message him to ask ...
I appreciate that. Believe me, when I toss a toy, it is because it needs tossing. I am in health care now, but my undergrad degree was in biomedical engineering and I have a degree in electronics and engineering. That is why I think so many toys eat batteries so fast, they have "off" switches that really do still have some current drain. Seen it in too many adult toys. What I should have done...and just never did, is remove the batteries. I am from now on. Thanks, however, for that link. I may help others with these issues. For me, I now have a pretty little basket with C, and AA batteries in it, on my nightstand. Goodbye leak issues.
06/20/2011
Bunnycups Bunnycups
I don't leave my batteries in my battery operated toys.
06/20/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I always remove batteries before cleaning and storing. And leave it to Dwtim to figure out a way to save them I am now heading to that workshop link to see what I can learn. I missed that one
06/20/2011
AOutrajus AOutrajus
can you clean a toy after that??
06/20/2011
Sinfully Sinfully
I havent had this happen yet.
06/20/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I just threw another pretty expensive toy in the trash, when noticed that the fairly new, VERY good quality alkaline batteries leaked. I think the electrical connection on some toys is not full "on/off" but they have slight circuit drain ...
I remove the batteries from my toys after use.
06/20/2011
sarki sarki
Hasn't happened yet
06/20/2011
married with children married with children
We have only had one toy destroyed by the batteries. Luckily it was just a cheap vib, so it did not piss me off to much.
06/21/2011
iveversxe iveversxe
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
As long as the wires have not corroded through the acid can be cleaned off. It is a bit involved but if it is a good toy that you like it will be worth the effort. My work shop that Sam linked to will give you most of it. What needs to be done first ...
Does the dielectric grease harm silicone toys if you're not careful with applying it?
06/21/2011
bunny love bunny love
I've never had this problem. I only take the batteries out of a toy if I don't think I'm going to use it for a while or if I'm traveling with it.

I'd probably just clean it up if I did have a leak.
06/21/2011
K101 K101
Wow! I'd be highly pissed! lol

I've never had the problem, but I always take the batteries out and leave them out during cleaning and only put them in while the toy's in use. Well, that's not fully true now that I think about it, I've forgotten to take the batteries outta my favorite lucsious thrill-her vibe since last week! Yikes! Better do that now...

Surely you can get a replacement?
06/21/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I am always afraid of this, although I never had this problem.
06/21/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
I've never had this problem, but now I'm gonna have to start taking the batteries out because I don't need battery acid leaking and getting on all the toys I store it next to.
06/21/2011
ScottA ScottA
I had one leak pretty soon after putting the batteries in. Since then I remove the batteries. Fortunately I caught the toy quickly enough to be able to clean it out.

Another benefit of removing batteries is that you don't have the toy turning on in storage accidentally.
06/21/2011
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
I lost a good flashlight because I left the batteries inside. I always take batteries out of the toy or other battery-operated appliance unless I'm going to use it again soon, so I've never destroyed a sex toy this way. Also, I try to buy rechargeable toys now, so my favorite vibes don't have the problem.
06/21/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Thankfully I haven't had the problem yet. To avoid the problem I actually try to remember to take the batteries out of my toys once I'm done with them. I'm always afraid that one day it's going to end up happening to one of my smaller vibes, since the battery fits in so tightly that I try not to take it out because it's just too much of a hassle. But I've had it for almost two years now so I guess it wouldn't be too much of a loss.
06/21/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by oohlookasquirrel
I lost a good flashlight because I left the batteries inside. I always take batteries out of the toy or other battery-operated appliance unless I'm going to use it again soon, so I've never destroyed a sex toy this way. Also, I try to buy ...
You know, even rechargeable eventually leak and die. I have a number of good quality rechargeable toys now...none with "removable" batteries. I wonder how long those will last before they too "give out"??
06/21/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by iveversxe
Does the dielectric grease harm silicone toys if you're not careful with applying it?
It's possible, just like silicone lube and silicone toys only a spot test will tell for sure. If you clean it of asap you should be fine though. I have never had a bad reaction immediately. (Or ever for that matter)
06/22/2011
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