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primary battery shelf-life

A "primary battery" is one that cannot be recharged, and is intended to be used once only.

The shelf-life of various battery chemistries:

Regarding storage temperature, most battery manufacturers recommend AGAINST storing in a refrigerator or freezer, but that can be an over-simplification.

Some factors to consider:

For the shelf-life of RECHARGEABLE batteries, see the right-most column here.