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Posted: 04/17/19 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OkieGene wrote:

If you are near a Costco go buy their jumbo pack of Kirkland batteries.


Made by Duracell.

The go to batteries for high drain devices are Duracell and Energizer, you get what you pay for.


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What's that expression:

"The cheap man pays the most"

There's a reason why Duracell/Energizer cost more.


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RobWNY wrote:

I've always had excellent life from the Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries in my electronics. Pricey but worth it.
I have to agree, we got great life out of those batteries. No comparison between them and any other batteries.


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Harbor Freight has 24 pack of AA or AAA alkaline batteries for $4.99 with coupon valid through Apr 30. I have never purchased any so don't know if they are any good. Customer reviews are 4.6 out of 5.


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There are pretty good cost/performance battery comparisons on YouTube.

The cheapest Dollar Store batteries often delivered the cheapest cost per watt. The down side is you have to change them more often. They don’t last as long.

The more expensive, premium batts lasted longer but were not necessarily the cheapest $/Watt.

So you put in the pricey batteries in where it counts the most or hardest to replace and the cheap batteries in kids flashlights and toys.


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Sunbeam Batteries Dollar Tree

Next time, spend the big bucks and go to Harbor Freight. [emoticon]

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2oldman wrote:

Never heard of Sunbeam batteries. Were they cheaper?


I have heard of Sunbeam like most battery companies they make both the old carbon/zinc and the newer alkaline types. The "Super Heavy Duty" ones are the older carbon/zinc and very cheap.

THey are an off brand you get's what you pays for as they say

As for Eveready and Duracell.. There are many variables in how a battery is constructed. Some really do last longer. But without doing a "life span" test (Say how long it runs a specific device).. A motorized timer (Clock) with a incandescent lamp in paralel might be a good test bed) it is very hard to say if the higher priced brands are more or less costly. and I've NOT done that test.


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Which AA Battery is Best? Can Amazon Basics beat Energizer?

Which Rechargeable Battery is the Best?

Is Amazon better than Eneloop's AA Rechargeable NiMH Battery?

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shum02 wrote:

OkieGene wrote:

If you are near a Costco go buy their jumbo pack of Kirkland batteries.


Made by Duracell.

The go to batteries for high drain devices are Duracell and Energizer, you get what you pay for.


The Costco stores here don't have their Kirkland batteries anymore. They have Duracell.

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