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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-11-2018, 18:52 Thread Starter
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AA Batteries

As all of us have used AA batteries at one time or another, what in your opinion is "Best value for money".

I always buy Duracell but I am looking for something equally as good and cheaper, i.e. are Duracell industrial batteries just as good as conventional ones?

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I tend to use Duracell for what I would regard as appliances that need to be reliable avoid IKEA's own 'cos they are junk.

Rechargeable ones are useful for many appliances but they do give a slightly lower voltage.....
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Poundland!!

A quid for at LEAST 12. Sure they donít last as long as Duracell batteries, but if you work it out each battery costs a fraction over 8p, and a Duracell considerably more, probably more than 12 times as much (96p)

An 8p will certainly not give as a long a service as Duracell BUT how many 8p cheapies can you buy for the cost of a single Duracell?? I bet if you spend the same amount of money the total number of 8p items will end up giving longer service overall than a single expensive Duracell.

You will of course have to spend a bit of time replacing them more often and certainly some high drain devices simply wonít function on the Poundland cheapies.

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Decent rechargeable batteries are the way to go though.
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I find Ikea batteries quite good

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I find Ikea batteries quite good

Did you have to put them together?
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I find Ikea batteries quite good
Not great if Packed Flat.

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I don't know whether Duracell changed something in their manufacturing but in recent years I have found them very prone to leakage in appliances that aren't used regularly. I know you're not supposed to leave them in situ when not in use but who remembers to take them out or who knows when you may need to use, say a torch, again?

Panasonic & Energizer seem OK, I have also used own brand batteries from 7dayshop, Halfords & Amazon and although they may not last as long in power hungry applications I've not had a single leakage when they've been left unused for long periods.
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I agree with you Roger, hence the reason for my post. When working on intricate documents etc. I use an expensive Logitech wireless mouse rather than the track pad on my computer, the other day whilst restoring an old black and white photograph the mouse died on me. When I opened it to replace the batteries I found they had leaked and completely destroyed the mouse. Until it packed up I had no warning of anything going amis, it just suddenly die on me.

I was wondering if anyone has tried their Industrial Batteries?

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Poundland!!

A quid for at LEAST 12. (...)
If they're for a shaver, 4 eggs, get the 'extra' ones, fewer for your £ but they do last

their 'ordinary' ones are OK but the shaver soon runs slooooooooow!

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