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Maplin Extra Long-Life Alkaline AAA Batteries 100pk £12.99 instore/online
Maplin Extra Long-Life Alkaline AAA Batteries 100pk £12.99 instore/online

Maplin Extra Long-Life Alkaline AAA Batteries 100pk £12.99 instore/online

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Specially designed for high-drain and digital applications
Advanced formula for higher capacity
20% more capacity than standard alkaline
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Maplin provides a superb range of high performance batteries, direct from one of the worlds leading battery manufacturers. Using the latest advanced battery technology, these batteries offer 20% higher capacity than standard alkaline batteries.

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Do you have a direct link?

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banerama;7418883

Do you have a direct link?



maplin.co.uk/Mod…Buy this Bulk Battery Pack cheap online

Mixed pack also seems pretty good value:

32xAA, 16xAAA, 4xC, 4xD, 4xPP3 for £9.98. Under 16p a battery! pretty good when it inc PP3s!

Product code: N47BL

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ianshona;7418904

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=37067&TabID=1&C=SO&U=Strat18&doy=search&MenuName=Buy this Bulk Battery Pack cheap online



Thanks. Shame the AA size are £30.

jimsdeals;7418952

Mixed pack also seems pretty good value:32xAA, 16xAAA, 4xC, 4xD, 4xPP3 … Mixed pack also seems pretty good value:32xAA, 16xAAA, 4xC, 4xD, 4xPP3 for £9.98. Under 16p a battery! pretty good when it inc PP3s!Product code: N47BL



Unfortunately these were discontinued last year. Used to buy every year at Christmas, but they stopped last year, and havent returned yet

Great shame as they were perfect for xmas time where you'd need a variety of batteries for different toys!!
Paul

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold

taras;7419140

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold



Voting hot to counter balance your cold vote.

taras;7419140

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold



The i[FONT=Calibri]nevitable battery post, I was wondering how long before one would appear:roll:[/FONT]

Original Poster

taras;7419140

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold



its a deal site not a political/save the planet forum:whistling:

would much rather buy 42 duracell, that i know will hold charge and not leak after a couple of months, for the same price from 7dayshop.
still a good deal if you dont care about the quality

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skintzimbo;7419166

Voting hot to counter balance your cold vote.



me too

taras;7419140

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold



With all the kids toys we have around we have about 40 recyclable batteries on the go at any time, BUT I buy a box of these every 20 months or so because not everything can handle being powered by 1.2 volts (or multiples thereof).

Where they end up is entirely up to you.

Also never had a Maplin battery fail or leak on me, unlike Duracell. Heat added.

Cheers
Simon

Are these batteries any good though? How do they compare to the big boys Energiser and Duracell?

taras;7419140

most of these will end up in landfill and hence voted it cold


Indeed - if you need so many batteries, you should really get rechargeable ones. The new ones even work well for occasional use. The few remaining devices that only need a new battery every few years will hardly use 100 of them.

Bought some of Maplins , high end batteries... Didnt last long at all.

I wouldnt bother myself!

S

ianshona;7419183

its a deal site not a political/save the planet forum:whistling:

No, but unfortunately for even those who love to brag about how selfish and antisocial they like to be, as you say, it is a deals forum, and the hilarious thing is that they are spending far more on these than they would by buying rechargeables. So they really are cutting off their noses to spite their faces.
Simon Wallace;7419389

BUT I buy a box of these every 20 months or so because not everything can … BUT I buy a box of these every 20 months or so because not everything can handle being powered by 1.2 volts (or multiples thereof).

I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such devices? Fewer and fewer are not designed to handle the lower "headline" voltage, especially when it is considered that the terminal voltage of non-rechargeables drops quite rapidly as they are used, and their higher internal resistance means that even new ones are susceptible.

Heat from me.....might just stock up.

thanks OP, just cost me £15.97 with p+p

Worth buying just to dump in the ground at this price - HOT!

pibpob;7420002

I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such … I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such devices? Fewer and fewer are not designed to handle the lower "headline" voltage, especially when it is considered that the terminal voltage of non-rechargeables drops quite rapidly as they are used, and their higher internal resistance means that even new ones are susceptible.



You can ask, but don't expect a reply.

I am still waiting for a response from the last time someone came up with that as a reason to spend more and clog the landfill sites with toxic junk.

It was a problem in the past, but I can't remember a gadget that didn't work with Low Self Discharge batteries.

maddoglewis;7422457

Worth buying just to dump in the ground at this price - HOT!



I can give you a list of plenty of other things to waste money on if you like.

Personally if I had money to waste, I might instead give it away to someone who can do something with it, like save children dying, or animals being mistreated, but that might not give quite as much pleasure :-(

pibpob;7420002

I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such … I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such devices? Fewer and fewer are not designed to handle the lower "headline" voltage, especially when it is considered that the terminal voltage of non-rechargeables drops quite rapidly as they are used, and their higher internal resistance means that even new ones are susceptible.



Their Vtech console, their Roary race track, their Croyola radio and on old Amstrad keyboard they like to muck around on. Trust me, I'd love to use only rechargeables but it's not happening yet. I've got a degree in electronics so I understand the science bit.

Cheers
Simon

Your degree in electronics hasn't prevented you from thinking that four 1000mAh AAA cells in series gives you ]4000mAh at 5V though has it?

pibpob;7420002

No, but unfortunately for even those who love to brag about how selfish … No, but unfortunately for even those who love to brag about how selfish and antisocial they like to be, as you say, it is a deals forum, and the hilarious thing is that they are spending far more on these than they would by buying rechargeables. So they really are cutting off their noses to spite their faces.I understand the theory, but can you give me some examples of such devices? Fewer and fewer are not designed to handle the lower "headline" voltage, especially when it is considered that the terminal voltage of non-rechargeables drops quite rapidly as they are used, and their higher internal resistance means that even new ones are susceptible.



The thing is rechargables are such a hassle to maintain and expensive for me!...
I normally uses AA batts for my Nitro(petrol) buggy x3
for 1 car i need 12 AAs!

Rechargable(R) vs Duracell/energizer(A)

(R)expensive to buy - (A) cheap to buy upto 4x cheaper!
(R)lower voltage - (A) Correct voltage
(R)dont last long - (A) last longer
(R)dont hold charge unless the new long last type which cost even more - (A) Holds charge until last drop
(R)Memory effect if u need to charge it halfway - (A) bin it went its dead!
(R) A good charger need lots of money to buy.... for me i probably need 3 x4batt chargers plus 2 sets of 12AA at least to be sure a have a sec set AAs ready! imagine how much for 24AA batts plus 3 x4batt cahrgers!
(R) Takes time to recharge!

mikeswrx02;7431001

This thing is rechargables are such a hassle to maintain and expensive … This thing is rechargables are such a hassle to maintain and expensive for me!...I normally uses AA batts for my Nitro(petrol) buggy x3for 1 car i need 12 AAs!Rechargable(R) vs Duracell/energizer(A)(R)expensive to buy - (A) cheap to buy upto 4x cheaper!(R)lower voltage - (A) Correct voltage(R)dont last long - (A) last longer(R)dont hold charge unless the new long last type which cost even more - (A) Holds charge until last drop(R)Memory effect if u need to charge it halfway - (A) bin it went its dead!(R) A good charger need lots of money to buy.... for me i probably need 3 x4batt chargers plus 2 sets of 12AA at least to be sure a have a sec set AAs ready! imagine how much for 24AA batts plus 3 x4batt cahrgers!(R) Takes time to recharge!:)



That post is so full of tripe, it isnt' worthy of a proper response :-(

This is exactly the situation where you will obtain MOST benefit!

pibpob;7429113

Your degree in electronics hasn't prevented you from thinking that four … Your degree in electronics hasn't prevented you from thinking that four 1000mAh AAA cells in series gives you ]4000mAh at 5V though has it?



You're spot on there. Apologies for the SNAFU in the other thread.

Rep added for spotting my mistake.

Cheers
Simon

mikeswrx02;7431001

This thing is rechargables are such a hassle to maintain and expensive … This thing is rechargables are such a hassle to maintain and expensive for me!...I normally uses AA batts for my Nitro(petrol) buggy x3for 1 car i need 12 AAs!

How fast do you get through them?

[COLOR=Blue](R)expensive to buy - (A) cheap to buy upto 4x cheaper![/COLOR] Complete nonsense unless you throw away the rechargeables after one use! Using rechargeables is equivalent to paying a couple of pence for a disposable. Please put forward sensible arguments or you won't be taken seriously.
[COLOR=Blue](R)lower voltage - (A) Correct voltage[/COLOR] Naive comparison because of internal resistance and discharge curves, especially when you're talking about high-drain applications, which I presume you are. Irrelevent argument in nearly all cases, trotted out by those desperate to justify their prejudices against rechargeables.
[COLOR=Blue](R)dont last long - (A) last longer[/COLOR] I don't believe you - I think you're simply making that one one up, or basing it on old low-capacity NiCds or something.
[COLOR=Blue] (R)dont hold charge unless the new long last type which cost even more - (A) Holds charge until last drop[/COLOR] No - loses charge in just the same way, but more slowly. That's why they have a "best before" date, and why it is not a good idea to bulk buy them unless you use them very fast - whereupon the higher self-discharge rate of rechargeables is of less consequence anyway!
[COLOR=Blue](R)Memory effect if u need to charge it halfway - (A) bin it went its dead![/COLOR] Myth. See point about voltages.
[COLOR=Blue](R) A good charger need lots of money to buy.... for me i probably need 3 x4batt chargers plus 2 sets of 12AA at least to be sure a have a sec set AAs ready! imagine how much for 24AA batts plus 3 x4batt cahrgers![/COLOR] You tell us - you're the one making the wild assertions. A "good" charger can be had for £5 or less.
[COLOR=Blue](R) Takes time to recharge![/COLOR] So does having to go to the shops or mail order disposables.

Simon Wallace;7431941

You're spot on there. Apologies for the SNAFU in the other thread.

No problem and I appreciate your non-confrontational approach and your open-mindedness. We all make mistakes and I wouldn't have referenced another thread except that when people start to trot out their qualifications it can look very arrogant. There are many people on this forum with qualifications both academic and vocational, who choose not to wear them as a badge of honour, and it is what you say rather than what exams you took that matters.

By the way, I looked at the manual for this vtech thing and even if it doesn't work properly with rechargeables (doesn't appear to say what types are recommended), as it appears to be tethered to a television and has a standard external power input socket, I presume you could very easily use it with a mains adaptor.

pibpob;7432075

No problem and I appreciate your non-confrontational approach and your … No problem and I appreciate your non-confrontational approach and your open-mindedness. We all make mistakes and I wouldn't have referenced another thread except that when people start to trot out their qualifications it can look very arrogant. There are many people on this forum with qualifications both academic and vocational, who choose not to wear them as a badge of honour, and it is what you say rather than what exams you took that matters.By the way, I looked at the manual for this vtech thing and even if it doesn't work properly with rechargeables (doesn't appear to say what types are recommended), as it appears to be tethered to a television and has a standard external power input socket, I presume you could very easily use it with a mains adaptor.



There have been a couple of devices which I thought didn't work with rechargeables, but the problem was down to poor design of the device married with the fact the nub on the + end of the batteries on some of my rechargeables seem to be shorter than normal alkalines, thus they weren't making a contact. One folded bit of tin foil later and they're sorted.

Regarding the adapter, again you're right. It doesn't often move between the 2 TVs we use it on. And I do have some multi-voltage multi-socket adapters somewhere around the house. Unfortunately the Crayola radio is a shower radio, there's no danger I'm wiring that to the mains :thumbsup:

Cheers
Simon

Now that's a good point - batteries being the wrong shape. However I don't see why that should be confined to rechargeables.
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