9V lithium battery (ideal for smoke alarms) £1.44 Screwfix c&c
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9V lithium battery (ideal for smoke alarms) £1.44 Screwfix c&c

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Found 17th Mar
Originally posted by Gareth79 at same price back in February & now seems to be back in stock at stores around me. Hope it helps someone
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Proveright7 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?



Yes, but you are comparing a totally different kind of power cell.
Proveright1 h, 14 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?


They're not Lithium, not even Alkaline, they're Zinc. No comparison. poundland.co.uk/kod…ack
Thanks OP - good for smoke alarms as should last for years. Unless the lithium batteries catch fire, obv. :-)
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instock for delivery to store or home delivery not straight forward click n collect
You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?
Proveright7 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?



Yes, but you are comparing a totally different kind of power cell.
Thanks OP - good for smoke alarms as should last for years. Unless the lithium batteries catch fire, obv. :-)
Heat added for the heads up - I just spent £5 on 3 alkaline batteries
geriatrix28 m ago

Thanks OP - good for smoke alarms as should last for years. Unless the …Thanks OP - good for smoke alarms as should last for years. Unless the lithium batteries catch fire, obv. :-)


Not far off... them little button cells go with a rate crack on the fire
These are the bees neez!.. thanks for the post
Proveright1 h, 14 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?


They're not Lithium, not even Alkaline, they're Zinc. No comparison. poundland.co.uk/kod…ack
garethsmith721 h, 24 m ago

instock for delivery to store or home delivery not straight forward click …instock for delivery to store or home delivery not straight forward click n collect



My two local stores have them available for collection now.
I bought like 20 last time, the expiry date is 2026 for those who might want to know
Edited by: "Fatso666" 17th Mar
wixster8 m ago

I could be wrong.. but I believe these aren’t actually the best for smoke a …I could be wrong.. but I believe these aren’t actually the best for smoke alarms. As far as I’m aware lithium is great for when a higher output is needed and sustained. However where a lower voltage is fine they’re not the best solution as the discharge/seep rate is actually faster.At least that’s what I learnt from this video:https://m.youtube.com/watch?ebc=ANyPxKr1TWvz1ALj2MGxmP8ouPFK-GwkY_FZvtvO9SwZ3r3llBzP7prnf6BHR7zZ7h8VY4K7h_sjl3YWR4_jiXVxx-yp8WBDnA&v=D_1WwHzYiVM


Completely wrong Lithium are best for long life low drain applications like_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ah yes, smoke alarms.
Hmmmm Lithium lasts longer but you can buy some Duracell Industrial 9V batteries in a 10pack that brings them down to £1.11 per battery.

Its what we use for our smoke alarms. I know the Duracell are Alkaline cells but if you're being frugal and only installing it in smoke alarms or other similar low power devices then Duracell Industrial are the way to go,
Is there any reason why they do not state the capacity? Lithium batteries should last longer, but it could also be that they use a smaller battery and put some cardbord around it.
If I had a pound for every person in poundland I told to buy small pack of alkaline instead of large pack of leaky junk zinc chloride.......
The capacity and life of lithium cells is much greater than any alkaline battery, I have some AA size I use as backup for my digital camera when my Nimh go flat especially if they get cold, alkalines especially duracell simply just dont have the capacity.
Edited by: "trannyboy" 17th Mar
Bought some rechargeable 9V batteries off Lidl for £2.99/each, think it's better than disposable ones.
Fatso6661 h, 31 m ago

I bought like 20 last time, the expiry date is 2026 for those who might …I bought like 20 last time, the expiry date is 2026 for those who might want to know



I bought a load too, absolute steal at this price. Usually, lithium PP3 battereies are around a fiver. These cells are ideal for smoke alarms and probably have 5 times the capacity of an alkaline. Just wish they had some lithium AA's for the same price...

Have some heat...
Edited by: "Toxic_Waste" 17th Mar
For those who are screwfixless B And Q do these in a four pack for £8 or singly for £3. Never ever use rechargeable PP3 in smoke alarms , lower capacity lower voltage and high rate of self discharge.
Oops my bad that was the alkaline price, £6 for 1 PP3 lithium cell so screwfix bargain.
Jefft1 h, 37 m ago

Completely wrong Lithium are best for long life low drain applications …Completely wrong Lithium are best for long life low drain applications like_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ah yes, smoke alarms.


I think he has confused lithium batteries with lithium-ion batteries which are not recommended for smoke alarms.
alladin13 m ago

maybe this is better, …maybe this is better, https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Volt-Alkaline-Batteries-Pack-White/dp/B00MH4QM1S , pack of 8 for £7.99


Good price, but those are alkaline, not lithium. Lithium has a better shelf life and a higher capacity (although these cells do not state the capacity, so that is just a guess). Check this one: amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1
Proveright4 h, 7 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?


Are you really ignorant of the difference or are you just trying to be provocative?
alladin40 m ago

maybe this is better, …maybe this is better, https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Volt-Alkaline-Batteries-Pack-White/dp/B00MH4QM1S , pack of 8 for £7.99


Fine. Except that it’s rather like comparing butter with lard and saying lard’s better because it’s cheaper.
Newbold43 m ago

Fine. Except that it’s rather like comparing butter with lard and saying l …Fine. Except that it’s rather like comparing butter with lard and saying lard’s better because it’s cheaper.


Great price!
Most modern smoke alarms are sealed for life.
Anyone tried putting their tongue on the end of one of these
thanks OP
Hot if you can get it, unfortunately non anywhere near me (Loughborough)
AhmadK14 h, 59 m ago

Bought some rechargeable 9V batteries off Lidl for £2.99/each, think it's …Bought some rechargeable 9V batteries off Lidl for £2.99/each, think it's better than disposable ones.


Lidl rechargeables are particularly poor. Have tried all their sizes on a professional battery analyser. After break-in charge and 10 cycles you're lucky to get even half the capacity stated.
For rechargeables, stick to Eneloops, energizer, or the very good outsider that many don't know about.... JCB. All these perform to their spec or better.
For alkaline best value, you'll not go far wrong with Ikea own brand, they're awesome, or JCB again.
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wirdy1 h, 45 m ago

Lidl rechargeables are particularly poor. Have tried all their sizes on a …Lidl rechargeables are particularly poor. Have tried all their sizes on a professional battery analyser. After break-in charge and 10 cycles you're lucky to get even half the capacity stated.For rechargeables, stick to Eneloops, energizer, or the very good outsider that many don't know about.... JCB. All these perform to their spec or better.For alkaline best value, you'll not go far wrong with Ikea own brand, they're awesome, or JCB again.


Well, on the other hand for low-consuming devices even half the capacity is enough, and you can recharge it, not throw away.
Will see how my AA, AAA and 9V will perform over time anyway
Anyone cut one open? Does it have 6xAAAA lithium inside?

I have a stylus for my tablet that uses AAAA and the alkalines I use (which I exract from 9v alkaline batteries) dont last as long as id like.. if these are lithium ones inside that would probably work well..
wirdy3 h, 18 m ago

Lidl rechargeables are particularly poor.


I tried some Tronic AAA LSDs are they were truly awful, low capacity and premature death.
wirdy3 h, 18 m ago

For rechargeables, stick to Eneloops, energizer, or the very good outsider …For rechargeables, stick to Eneloops, energizer, or the very good outsider that man


For AAs, Vapextech are good, also IKEA Ladda AA batteries are £5.50 for 4 and appear to be rebranded Eneloop Pros
Edited by: "ashleypride" 18th Mar
Proveright21 h, 18 m ago

You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, …You can get a pack of 2 Kodac pp3 batteries in the Pound shop for, guess what?


There is always one isn't there. Kodak zinc batteries are utterly awful, they are a complete con and should be banned. If you buy them you are a sucker.
Definitely reminded me to change the batteries in mine...!
Anyone know of any good rechargeable AAA Lithium batteries? I have a high drain sensor spot light that eats AAs in under a week, need something with higher capacity than my current Rechargable Nickel Metal ones
ashleypride45 m ago

There is always one isn't there. Kodak zinc batteries are utterly awful, …There is always one isn't there. Kodak zinc batteries are utterly awful, they are a complete con and should be banned. If you buy them you are a sucker.


easy, tiger
CAUTION. Take a look at the use by date when you pick them up, not bought these but did buy other variant battery on clearance, and they were out of date mid 2017. I rejected them.
macsco42 m ago

CAUTION. Take a look at the use by date when you pick them up, not bought …CAUTION. Take a look at the use by date when you pick them up, not bought these but did buy other variant battery on clearance, and they were out of date mid 2017. I rejected them.


Not sure if you are looking at bottom reverse side of packet which indeed on mine says 09-2017 but believe the Greek writing(?) is referring to manufacture date?? The date on the bottom of actual battery says 05-2027
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