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Varta Industrial Battery AA Mignon Alkaline Batteries LR6 - pack of 40 @Amazon, £10.39 Prime / £14.88 non-Prime

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Posted 29th Sep 2018

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3064159.jpgVarta Industrial Battery AA Mignon Alkaline Batteries LR6 - pack of 40, Made in Germany, environmentally friendly packaging


Gets good reviews, works out at just a smidge under 26p per battery
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I use
amazon.co.uk/dp/…DPS

Slightly cheaper too had no issues with them.
stoneblade12 m ago

I use …I use https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CO00Y32/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_x57RBb0FFADPSSlightly cheaper too had no issues with them.


I’ve always found them not to last as long as the Duracell Industrial batteries.
stoneblade19 m ago

I use …I use https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CO00Y32/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_x57RBb0FFADPSSlightly cheaper too had no issues with them.


Yeah, I saw them, but a few too many reviews didn't rate their longevity.
The Varta seems better for the slightly extra cost.

Happy to hear others experiences or recommendation
I might try these next to compare them to the ones I linked, just out of curiosity lol
There’s so little difference between alkaline batteries I’d choose purely on price.

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Minstadave29/09/2018 19:57

There’s so little difference between alkaline batteries I’d choose purely o …There’s so little difference between alkaline batteries I’d choose purely on price.http://www.batteryshowdown.com/static/images/mah_large_200mA.png


You would think that, and it's reasonable to do so, but in practice theres huge differences.

Even in your own link, there's a difference of roughly 1500-2500mah between the worst and best alkaline.

Also that's a small sample size and your own milage may vary.

For example in my experience the IKEA alkalisk batteries were the worst alkaline I've ever bought, but in this chart they seem very respectable, so one of us got a unrepresentative batch.

Generally the industrial batteries are better built because they are depended on more and therefore more care is taken.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 29th Sep 2018
polarbaba29/09/2018 21:03

You would think that, and it's reasonable to do so, but in practice theres …You would think that, and it's reasonable to do so, but in practice theres huge differences.Even in your own link, there's a difference of roughly 1500-2500mah between the worst and best alkaline.Also that's a small sample size and your own milage may vary.For example in my experience the IKEA alkalisk batteries were the worst alkaline I've ever bought, but in this chart they seem very respectable, so one of us got a unrepresentative batch.Generally the industrial batteries are better built because they are depended on more and therefore more care is taken.


If you ignore the outlier it’s only really 1900-2300 with the vast majority being 2000mah there or there abouts, which given there will be some variance between each cell means all were likely seeing is a normal distribution.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 29th Sep 2018
Minstadave29/09/2018 22:09

If you ignore the outlier it’s only really 1900-2300 with the vast m … If you ignore the outlier it’s only really 1900-2300 with the vast majority being 2000mah there or there abouts, which given there will be some variance between each cell means all were likely seeing is a normal distribution.


Your point is fair, I'm saying that industrial batteries will provide more consistent characteristics including capacity.

Where possible I would always prefer industrial batteries.
Industrial = Better...........lol

Kodak Xtralife 5 for a £1 from your local Poundland.

BigClive on YouTube has a sensible handle on all of this. Alkaline battery capacity tests.
Edited by: "trannyboy" 30th Sep 2018
polarbaba8 h, 38 m ago

Your point is fair, I'm saying that industrial batteries will provide more …Your point is fair, I'm saying that industrial batteries will provide more consistent characteristics including capacity.Where possible I would always prefer industrial batteries.


Advantage of industrial batteries are; they are designed to work @ lower temperatures, in environments most people would not use them. For this you get a trade off of longevity. Normal "household" batteries do better.
Edited by: "Kulaak" 30th Sep 2018
Looks good price but have been a couple of pounds lower very recently & quite often.
Kulaak22 m ago

Looks good price but have been a couple of pounds lower very recently & …Looks good price but have been a couple of pounds lower very recently & quite often.


Yeah, I've had 50x batteries for around £12, but couldn't find them at that price when I needed them. These aren't too badly priced
If you're buying this many batteries at once for your own use. you should probably be looking at rechargeables. IIRC the Ikea own label ones are about a fiver for 4.
Yes ,you should be using rechargeables.
" environmentally friendly packaging " meaningless when the product is totally not environmentally friendly.
zzzz30/09/2018 10:47

Yes ,you should be using rechargeables. " environmentally friendly …Yes ,you should be using rechargeables. " environmentally friendly packaging " meaningless when the product is totally not environmentally friendly.


Rechargeables aren't always suitable for some applications, I try to use rechargeables where possible but I still go through boxes of these .
polarbaba30/09/2018 11:32

Rechargeables aren't always suitable for some applications, I try to use …Rechargeables aren't always suitable for some applications, I try to use rechargeables where possible but I still go through boxes of these .


Agreed. Also, I find some rechargeable batteries a bit too large for some of my devices
solid52 m ago

Agreed. Also, I find some rechargeable batteries a bit too large for some …Agreed. Also, I find some rechargeable batteries a bit too large for some of my devices


Sometimes it's the dimensions other times it's the use cases, for example calculators or wall clocks are better suited to alkalines. Any toys or medium/high drain devices will generally be NiMH unless the device needs a particularly high voltage. For example I have some devices that will stop working very quickly once the 1.4v because the normal 1.2v because it will think it's a depleted alkaline.
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