Energizer AAA OR AA Alkaline Power Batteries  24pk £5.09 w/code @ Robert Dyas
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Energizer AAA OR AA Alkaline Power Batteries 24pk £5.09 w/code @ Robert Dyas

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Link goes to both - free C&C - use code 15HALFTERM at basket (works on most items)

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How does this compare to the GP super or ultras please?
mayzi5 m ago

How does this compare to the GP super or ultras please?


It's a good deal for what it is, but personally I think the GP Ultras are still far better value for money.

40 GP Ultras on offer at 9.99 on Amazon at the moment.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 16th Feb
There's postage to add on top of this price
ghostm4n1 h, 55 m ago

It's a good deal for what it is, but personally I think the GP Ultras are …It's a good deal for what it is, but personally I think the GP Ultras are still far better value for money.40 GP Ultras on offer at 9.99 on Amazon at the moment.


Link will be helpful:)
Could have really done with some of these for Mothers day , but no Robert Dyas or Ryman within 30 miles. Drat.
Cold, 24 batteries for a £5 - people still pay this for them?

Even Halfords own brand destroyed the likes of these Energize/Duracell commercial brands in tests.

346 degrees people didn't do their research
See the better deal on here, at B&M - 24AA + 12AAA Phillips alkaline for £1. I got 10 packs for my family last night. They were marked £5 plus they were on the top shelf, so people were not buying them, but £1 at the checkout.
Edited by: "RayB" 16th Feb
Who is B&M?
Whereabouts are they?
Look out for the bin deal
RayB1 h, 42 m ago

See the better deal on here, at B&M - 24AA + 12AAA Phillips alkaline for …See the better deal on here, at B&M - 24AA + 12AAA Phillips alkaline for £1. I got 10 packs for my family last night. They were marked £5 plus they were on the top shelf, so people were not buying them, but £1 at the checkout.




Problem there Ray is that it will most likely be store specific & wild goose chase comes to mind.
Not free postage at all. Code knocks off about 90p but total price is 9 quid odd with the cheapest postage option. ❄ COLD
I decided to go for GPs. ....
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ghostm4n7 h, 44 m ago

AAAGP Batteries Ultra Alkaline AAA pack of 40 | Superb operating time | …AAAGP Batteries Ultra Alkaline AAA pack of 40 | Superb operating time | Battery Can Be Used Across All Devices | Shelf Life Up TO 7 Years… amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MA20XLW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YrXHAbJQSHBZ4AAhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CO00Y32/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_GuXHAbFASEJESAll yours 😁


How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in poundland? I only use AA for Xbox and beard trimmer but fair go through the Kodak ones... was thinking potentially rechargeable or a better brand
Firemountain6 h, 50 m ago

How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in …How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in poundland? I only use AA for Xbox and beard trimmer but fair go through the Kodak ones... was thinking potentially rechargeable or a better brand


Don't know I'm afraid, but I'd probably be looking at rechargeable too, especially for Xbox and beard trimmer, because I'm guessing those are used daily.

If you have never bought rechargeables before, google reviews, but most will tell you that Panasonic Eneloops are their preferred choice, with Amazon Basics, Energizer and Duracell not far behind. The eneloops though get a lot of love online, with superb reviews.

Panasonic eneloop BK-3MCCE/8BE Nickel Metal Hydride AA Batteries, Classic AA 8-Pack amazon.co.uk/dp/…H53
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 17th Feb
Cheers op, I’ve always found these pretty good, also top cash back on these.
Firemountain12 h, 15 m ago

How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in …How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in poundland? I only use AA for Xbox and beard trimmer but fair go through the Kodak ones... was thinking potentially rechargeable or a better brand



Sounds like you're talking about the normal Kodak ones, which are Zinc, they inherently have a small capacity and also don't hold up well under load.

Any alkaline will last much better, most brands perform ok, so try to just get them cheap. They usually work out better value for the how much longer they last. If you can get to a Home Bargains they often have 10 Readycell alkaline for £1.59 normal price. Poundland do the Kodak Xtralife 5 for a pound which is still not too bad.

However for console remotes/trimmers/torches/camera flashes I've been using rechargeables for ages. I've got some Sanyo Eneloops from 2006 and they're still holding up well. Also got some GP Recyko which have been good too.
I don't know how they comapre to big brand batteries, but Primark have 10 AA Alkaline batteries for £1.40.
pigeon8451 m ago

Sounds like you're talking about the normal Kodak ones, which are Zinc, …Sounds like you're talking about the normal Kodak ones, which are Zinc, they inherently have a small capacity and also don't hold up well under load. Any alkaline will last much better, most brands perform ok, so try to just get them cheap. They usually work out better value for the how much longer they last. If you can get to a Home Bargains they often have 10 Readycell alkaline for £1.59 normal price. Poundland do the Kodak Xtralife 5 for a pound which is still not too bad.However for console remotes/trimmers/torches/camera flashes I've been using rechargeables for ages. I've got some Sanyo Eneloops from 2006 and they're still holding up well. Also got some GP Recyko which have been good too.


Thanks yeah just the normal Kodak ones ( they are zinc but say heave duty on them ) I have been using and they dont last long at all. Dont have a Home Bargains anywhere near me as I live in the city .. think mates got one nearby her though so shall see if she can pick me up some to try. Otherwise I'll look at the rechargeable route. Thanks for the reply !
saabfan39 m ago

I don't know how they comapre to big brand batteries, but Primark have 10 …I don't know how they comapre to big brand batteries, but Primark have 10 AA Alkaline batteries for £1.40.


Oh I'll maybe pop in there then give them a try! Didnt know they did batteries! Thanks
Firemountain23 h, 10 m ago

How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in …How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in poundland? I only use AA for Xbox and beard trimmer but fair go through the Kodak ones... was thinking potentially rechargeable or a better brand




Basically any battery that is labelled "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" are utterly useless for any form of digital electronics and IMO should be taxed highly to discourage the waste that Poundland are causing by selling them to people who do not understand that they are buying batteries that are useless to them under the guise of a good deal.

Without getting into too much detail, if you have been using zinc batteries in your Xbox controller then you have been throwing them away when they still have about 60% of their power still in them. The reason is that the peak voltage output by zinc batteries falls pretty quickly and digital electronics need a certain level of voltage to work. Alkaline keep a high level of voltage until they are just about depleted.

In short, if you see "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" on the label put them back on the shelf. Four alkalines will outlast those twelve and some.
kDelta25 m ago

Basically any battery that is labelled "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" …Basically any battery that is labelled "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" are utterly useless for any form of digital electronics and IMO should be taxed highly to discourage the waste that Poundland are causing by selling them to people who do not understand that they are buying batteries that are useless to them under the guise of a good deal.Without getting into too much detail, if you have been using zinc batteries in your Xbox controller then you have been throwing them away when they still have about 60% of their power still in them. The reason is that the peak voltage output by zinc batteries falls pretty quickly and digital electronics need a certain level of voltage to work. Alkaline keep a high level of voltage until they are just about depleted.In short, if you see "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" on the label put them back on the shelf. Four alkalines will outlast those twelve and some.


Thanks for that info.. bit annoyed with myself now for the wastage. Will make sure I buy no more of them!
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kDelta18th Feb

Basically any battery that is labelled "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" …Basically any battery that is labelled "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" are utterly useless for any form of digital electronics and IMO should be taxed highly to discourage the waste that Poundland are causing by selling them to people who do not understand that they are buying batteries that are useless to them under the guise of a good deal.Without getting into too much detail, if you have been using zinc batteries in your Xbox controller then you have been throwing them away when they still have about 60% of their power still in them. The reason is that the peak voltage output by zinc batteries falls pretty quickly and digital electronics need a certain level of voltage to work. Alkaline keep a high level of voltage until they are just about depleted.In short, if you see "Heavy Duty" or "Super Heavy Duty" on the label put them back on the shelf. Four alkalines will outlast those twelve and some.


Agreed, the only acceptable use for zinc carbon batteries really is for very low power things like TV remotes. Useless for anything else.
mayzi16th Feb

How does this compare to the GP super or ultras please?


GP Ultras are on the which Don’t Buy list below all the supermarket own brands. They came 18th out of 19 AA batteries tested.
Firemountain17th Feb

How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in …How do these compare to the Kodaks where you get like 12 for a quid in poundland? I only use AA for Xbox and beard trimmer but fair go through the Kodak ones... was thinking potentially rechargeable or a better brand


Kodaks are awful according to the Which test. They were last place in a test of 19 AA batteries. They get a 5 star leakage rating though so they have that going for them. Which is nice.
Sharpharp16th Feb

Cold, 24 batteries for a £5 - people still pay this for them? Even …Cold, 24 batteries for a £5 - people still pay this for them? Even Halfords own brand destroyed the likes of these Energize/Duracell commercial brands in tests.346 degrees people didn't do their research


Where’s your research from?
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Analysis Discount and OEM cells perform very well
Surprisingly, as in the 200mA test, the clear winner in this test was the Ikea alkaline, followed by other discount store batteries. The Ikea scored over 1200mAh, and costs just 10p per cell (sold in packs of 10.) Other discount shop cells did surprisingly well, with ReadyCell from Home Bargains (TJ Morris) doing very well too. Even at higher cut-off voltages of 1.1V, they still represent excellent value for money. The general conclusion is that most alkaline cells behave similarly to each other, though under higher drains some more significant differences become apparent.


Project: Battery Showdown Cheapest or dearest? The results may surprise you...

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Edited by: "dparr59" 19th Feb
gsk1 h, 7 m ago

Kodaks are awful according to the Which test. They were last place in a …Kodaks are awful according to the Which test. They were last place in a test of 19 AA batteries. They get a 5 star leakage rating though so they have that going for them. Which is nice.


Well Ive decided to give the GP Batteries Ultra High Performance AA Battery - Chrome/Black/Red (Pack of 24)
Sold by: Batteries247

£6.25 a try see how they go... if they are really not up to par should be an easy return with Amazon
I have been using the Ikea batteries for a while now, but they only last a few weeks in my Hive thermostat compared to the Duracell's that seem to last well over a year.

I don't understand how the tests can show Ikea batteries as being any good when my own experience seems to be quite different.

I am going to try Energizer "Industrial" next because I have heard they are good. Has anyone tried those? Sounds a bit similar to "heavy duty" though!
DrP11 m ago

I have been using the Ikea batteries for a while now, but they only last a …I have been using the Ikea batteries for a while now, but they only last a few weeks in my Hive thermostat compared to the Duracell's that seem to last well over a year. I don't understand how the tests can show Ikea batteries as being any good when my own experience seems to be quite different.I am going to try Energizer "Industrial" next because I have heard they are good. Has anyone tried those? Sounds a bit similar to "heavy duty" though!


There is a known problem with Hive that could account for that. First set (Duracell) last ages, then it burns through them - Duracell or not. Plenty of complaints on Hive forums, many £££'s wasted on "top spec" Duracell.

I can see you would blame the battery, as it doesn't make sense the device would suddenly start hogging them, but it seems to be some sort of firmware issue. A few people have got replacement thermostats. Still on the first set in mine, will have to wait and see.

Btw Energizer Industrial should be the same as their 'retail' batteries, they're both alkaline. Heavy Duty usually refers to Zinc Chloride, which are an upgrade from Zinc Carbon. Both rubbish compared to modern chemistries.
pigeon8419 h, 11 m ago

There is a known problem with Hive that could account for that. First set …There is a known problem with Hive that could account for that. First set (Duracell) last ages, then it burns through them - Duracell or not. Plenty of complaints on Hive forums, many £££'s wasted on "top spec" Duracell. I can see you would blame the battery, as it doesn't make sense the device would suddenly start hogging them, but it seems to be some sort of firmware issue. A few people have got replacement thermostats. Still on the first set in mine, will have to wait and see.Btw Energizer Industrial should be the same as their 'retail' batteries, they're both alkaline. Heavy Duty usually refers to Zinc Chloride, which are an upgrade from Zinc Carbon. Both rubbish compared to modern chemistries.


Thanks for that! I had also noticed this issue in the forums, but I was so sure it must be battery related. I just called Hive and they said it is a known issue and are sending me out a replacement unit now. Changing the batteries every two weeks is a bit over the top really! I wont even need to buy any Energizer batteries now if this works! :-)
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