Check Your Batteries Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to checking security systems and various devices in the home. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in March.
The origin of Check Your Batteries Day is unknown. Many people mistakenly believe that this day is devoted to checking the batteries of devices (in a laptop, in a smartphone, and so on). That’s not exactly true. The purpose of this holiday is to check household appliances and fire safety systems.
Many household devices are equipped with smoke detectors, fire detectors or special control mechanisms that provide automatic shutdown in case of fire, overheating, etc. Batteries are found in fire alarms and automatic fire suppression systems.
- The first galvanic cells, which served as the basis for future batteries, were developed in 1866. Production of alkaline batteries began in 1959 by Energizer (today’s name).
- Some of the most popular batteries today are lithium-ion batteries.
- The giant battery can be seen in Fairbanks, Alaska. The battery is connected in case of serious damage to the city power grid and can power the entire city if necessary.
How to celebrate
Dedicate Check Your Batteries Day to checking these components in your devices/systems to prevent instances of fire hazards in the home. If a breakage or serious wear and tear is detected, call an electrician to replace the parts.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they pay enough attention to checking devices and firefighting equipment in the home.
When is Check Your Batteries Day celebrated in 2024?
Check Your Batteries Day is observed annually on the second Sunday in March.