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Drew

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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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Being as im a tight sod I purchased a pack of ten Kodak batteries from our pound shop (guess how much they were)
no prizes involved for correct answers.   Joking aside  I find they last just as long as Duracell at £6 for 4  and ya get a 3 year guarantee
with them.

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Duracell or tesco batterys very good,but i have a charger which lets you  top up standard ones and makes them last many times normal usage,inovations duel charger takes aaa aa c and d cells either normal 1.5v or recharge 1.2v type.
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I use Panasonic batteries quite often no complaints, but I think you may have to consider how you want to use them some are better for motors than others.
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Like Al, I buy all my AA and AAA  Sony or Kodak batteries in packs of 10 or 12 from Poundland. Whilst they do not last as long when in use as Duracell, economically they work out much much cheaper and a pack of these actually works for longer than a pack of Duracells, IMHO.
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Like Al, I buy all my AA and AAA  Sony or Kodak batteries in packs of 10 or 12 from Poundland. Whilst they do not last as long when in use as Duracell, economically they work out much much cheaper and a pack of these actually works for longer than a pack of Duracells, IMHO.


Problem is you cannot charge them,d/cell can be with this unit. charger a.jpg  charger b.jpg  charger c.jpg 

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Problem is you cannot charge them,d/cell can be with this unit. charger a.jpg  charger b.jpg  charger c.jpg 


Well according to the piccie of the instructions you posted, you can recharge Sony & Kodak zinc batteries with that charger using setting A, thereby increasing the saving they have over Duracells.
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Extensive test on AA sized batteries-
http://www.batteryshowdown.com/

One they didn't include is Lidl Aerocell which I've found to last way longer than most and never had a problem with leakage.  Given the price compared with big brand names a no-brainer for me.

ps just remembered I'd seen a review of the Lidl ones a couple of years ago.
http://www.testfakta.com/test/fed-up-with-dead-batteries/

Given the tests were "on behalf of" Duracell you may want read what you want into it!
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How do you test battery life in a remote control 55.4 hours doesn't seem very long, do they just keep a button depressed. My Logitech mouse has a AAA battery and it's been in there since I got it about 3 years ago. I just had a look, it's a Panasonic.
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The first link gives you some detail of their process.  The second nothing really!
Sounds like a great job though, sitting for a few years doing nothing but pressing a remote control button.
Maybe the House of Lords or Commons are their core testing group![wink]
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