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I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 15, 2022 07:08AM
AA, AAA and soem 9V. I've been using my NiMH for so long but they just don't work in my thermostats and some other things because of lower voltage.

What are the options if folks think Costco and Duracell leak too much? (and, IME, they do.)

Does AMZ offer anything worth buying?



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 15, 2022 07:22AM
Lithium ion rechargeables maintain 1.5v - Limited-time deal: EBL AA Battery 1.5V AA Lithium ion Batteries 3300mWh High Capacity with Micro USB Cable, 2 Hours Quick Charge USB AA Rechargeable Batteries 4 Packs [a.co]

I use them for my smart locks. They’re great if you can stomach the price.

Otherwise Amazon basics for disposable AA and 9v.

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Others have mentioned leaking. Rechargeables don't leak.







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2022 08:06AM by mattkime.
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Fritz
Date: November 15, 2022 07:49AM
Bought these on someones rec here.

[www.amazon.com]
                                                                        
they've been fine in everything I've put them in. Remotes. thermos, Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator.



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: gadje
Date: November 15, 2022 07:53AM
I no longer buy Kirkland or Duracell. They leak too much. I prefer Rayovac instead.

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 15, 2022 07:55AM
MrBigStuff,

I stopped using Duracell, Costco, store brand and other brands of alkaline batteries because all of them leaked at some point. Switched to Rayovac High Energy and haven't had a leaker as of yet. Here is a link to the AAA pack:

[www.amazon.com]

FWIW, it's just a matter of time before I come across a leaker. I just want to keep the quantity that leak to the minimum not only because of the cost of the batteries but as a means of preventing damage to the items into which I place them.

As much as I've switched to NiMH and other rechargeable batteries for many time, there are a few things that I use with alkaline batteries and only alkaline batteries. Our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors come to mind.

Robert
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 15, 2022 08:17AM
Rayovac or Amazon Basics, both have been fine for me.



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: November 15, 2022 08:23AM
If you want rechargeable, buy the ones Mattkime suggested. For rechargeable, only lithium ion gives you 1.5 colts.
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: November 15, 2022 09:25AM
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Ombligo
Rayovac or Amazon Basics, both have been fine for me.

Amazon batteries leak like a full sponge. Often, a bunch have leaked into the shrink wrap before they shipped.

Energizer Lithium for me for most purposes.

Amazon for cheap stuff like toys that will probably break so I don’t care if the battery life is short and it’s no biggie when they leak.



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 15, 2022 09:39AM
I try to take the batteries out of anything that is not being used frequently, because they all leak. Harbor Freight are good enough for things where any brand battery will likely leak long before you actually use up a set.
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Robert M
Date: November 15, 2022 09:48AM
Acer,

I generally do the same. Only one of our emergency flash lights has batteries in it. In an emergency, we us it to get out of the building to our designated safe area. In the even of a plain ol' power outage, we use it to grab the rest of lamps and flashlights. The batteries are stored in the same location as each device.

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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: November 15, 2022 11:44AM
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anonymouse1
For rechargeable, only lithium ion gives you 1.5 colts.

What's that in horsepower?
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Gareth
Date: November 15, 2022 12:31PM
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mattkime
Lithium ion rechargeables maintain 1.5v - Limited-time deal: EBL AA Battery 1.5V AA Lithium ion Batteries 3300mWh High Capacity with Micro USB Cable, 2 Hours Quick Charge USB AA Rechargeable Batteries 4 Packs [a.co]

I hate all the li-ion rechargeables I've tried (including EBL) in AAA, AA and C size.

Yes, they maintain 1.5v.

They don't last as long as alkaline, not even close.

They seem to have a high standby discharge rate (which seems counterintuitive), but I've put some in motion activated lights I had in my mailboxes, but they never needed to activate over the summer and with me working from home. But come standard time (i.e. it was dark when I checked the mail for the first time in a while) and they were dead.

For devices that have a low battery warning, you don't get that. I.e. some devices will continue to work but warn you as the (alkaline) voltage gets below 1.2V. With the li-ion rechargeables, the devices will work and then all of a sudden they don't.

Some of the batteries will just stop working and won't take a charge, and this is after only a few charge cycles. These batteries are too "expensive" (for what they are) for that to happen frequently.

Warranties are unclear. Where I bothered to inquire about it (for a battery that was dead) after 11 months, I was told the warranty was 6 months.

And they're rated in mWh instead of mAh like NiMH, so you have to do the math to compare them (although frankly, I think the mWh ratings are overstated).



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/15/2022 12:34PM by Gareth.
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Michael
Date: November 15, 2022 01:51PM
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gadje
I no longer buy Kirkland or Duracell. They leak too much. I prefer Rayovac instead.

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

[www.amazon.com]

That's funny. I just had a Black Friday Home Depot pack of Rayovacs that were 2 years old have 1/3 of them leaking when I opened the package (stored in the house, if that makes a difference). So, I bought some Kirkland's with last month's deal. We'll see how these do. Of course, if I'm ever unhappy with them leaking I can bring back the remainder. I figure a 10% leakage over several years is okay.
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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 15, 2022 01:52PM
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mattkime
Lithium ion rechargeables maintain 1.5v - Limited-time deal: EBL AA Battery 1.5V AA Lithium ion Batteries 3300mWh High Capacity with Micro USB Cable, 2 Hours Quick Charge USB AA Rechargeable Batteries 4 Packs [a.co]

Another lithium battery deal: [slickdeals.net]



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 15, 2022 04:21PM
I like Ikea's rechargeables.



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 15, 2022 04:49PM
all the li-ion rechargeables I've tried (including EBL) in AAA, AA and C size.

They don't last as long as alkaline, not even close.

They seem to have a high standby discharge rate (which seems counterintuitive)



This has been my exact experience with some EBL NiMH batteries.

For that reason, and now Gareth's post, I'm even more loath to try their rechargeable Li-I cells.

I gave up on Duracells decades ago for the same reason as others — they leak terribly.

Now it's mainly eneloops, though 90% of my stock have reached their useful EOL.

They'll still work, but for a much shorter time.

I was going to get IKEA's rechargeables, possibly rebadged eneloops, but shipping makes them a tad more expensive than AMZ, especially if the latter has a deal on, and AMZ delivery is far more convenient.

For non-rechargeables, it's Eveready — alkaline or Li-I.






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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 15, 2022 04:58PM
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I like Ikea's rechargeables.

that is exactly what I have a bunch of, but thermostats and my fancy remote don't like them.



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: November 15, 2022 09:32PM
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Now it's mainly eneloops, though 90% of my stock have reached their useful EOL.

They'll still work, but for a much shorter time.

By all accounts, these are rebadged Enerloops: [slickdeals.net]

I purchased two while that deal was still live. There are none there now, but these pop up on Costco's site now and again (not always at that price!).



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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 15, 2022 10:08PM
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Gareth
I hate all the li-ion rechargeables I've tried (including EBL) in AAA, AA and C size.

Yes, they maintain 1.5v.

They don't last as long as alkaline, not even close.

I think it depends upon the specific use case and discharge pattern. They work quite well with my smart locks but that result might not be replicated in other situations. I lose track how long they go between charges. I think at least six months.



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Damn.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 15, 2022 10:57PM
Well, I'll keep a weather eye out — maybe next time.






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Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
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must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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Re: I need to buy batteries, something I haven't done in a while
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: November 16, 2022 07:10AM
energizer lithium (AA/AAA) or eneloop rechargeable batteries.

avoid 9V as much as possible...there's very little total power in those.

I switched from smoke detectors that use a 9V battery to a combo smoke/CO detector that uses two AAs.
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