What kind of tape do I need to tape the battery terminals? What happens if I don’t tape the battery terminals?

You can use either duct tape or non-conductive electrical tape, or put each battery in a clear plastic bag. Please do not cover the label that indicates the batteries’ chemistry. Federal regulations require battery terminals be protected to prevent them from coming into contact with other terminals, batteries or metal objects. This can cause a short circuit, and, in some cases, a fire. Avoiding these hazards is a top priority.

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