Batteries - AA/AAA etc

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  1. MrSossidge

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    I'm looking to stock up ahead of Christmas on AA and AAA batteries. Usually I grab the cheapest at the supermarket or the packs at Ikea if I'm ever in there.

    I did a bit of googling earlier and read that there seem to be different types within certain brands, especially Duracell.

    I have 8 AA (Sanyo) Eneloops, although I have no idea which appliances they are in but occasionally 2 seem to pop up every now and then as they item they were powering run flat. I found 2 in my electric toothbrush this morning. Now I just need to find my charger.

    This website Battery Showdown — The Best AA Battery You Can Buy? gives a fair bit of info so I'm ordering some VARTA High Energy Alkalines.

    Anything I'm missing?
     
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    I have approx 20 2,200mah rechargeable AA and 8 AAA, and 2 4 battery chargers that charge both lots, saves me loads.
     
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    Always buy mine in Costco. Got 40 AA & 24 AAA Duracell for £22 yesterday. Stick them through expenses at work as home office stationary.
     
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    I'd never buy a non-rechargable battery again.
     
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    I use both rechargeable and the throw away cells; rechargeable for high drain devices and non rechargeable for low drain i.e. remotes, wall clocks.
    Usually just pick up cheap alkaline batteries, still using my Amazon basic ones. Once got a dodgy batch of AA, after a year some when reverse polarity. Bizarre wouldn't have known if I didn't test them with my multimeter.
     
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    Like a challenge!

    Do you have quartz watch? When the battery runs out will you throw the watch away and buy another?

    Cheers,

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    He may have a Kinetic, eco-drive, Solar watch or just a wind up, I have a chargeable Garmin one, I too am not interested if it can't take a rechargeable cell.
     
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    I'm assuming Dan means AA/AAA specifically.
    I couldn't use rechargeable batteries exclusively, things like my car key fob need those disc ones that you can't get in rechargeable and some of my watches will eventually need their button batteries replacing.
     
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    I dont wear a watch but Miss Mandy was correct, I did mean AA/AAA only.
     
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    I have a decent collection of rechargeable batteries. I bought 16 AA's from Amazon recently for £20
     
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    I always buy bulk Duracell Procell from Batteries and Rechargeable Battery | Leading Online Distributors

    Last time I bought them, AA's were £0.22 each but they look to be £0.25. That said that's still silly cheap and looking at your comparison while not the absolute best, they're still damn good value for money.

    Thanks

    G
     
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    Which ones?
     
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    Last time I looked the thread was about AA and AAA batteries, not button cells :p
     
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    Currently unavailable-

    Look at the mAh of Batts. These were 2900

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    I know, I've acknowledged that.

    But on the other hand he did say

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    It was pretty obvious he meant:

    "I'd never buy a non-rechargable battery of that type again."

    Please don't get in pedant mode.
     

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