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WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

January 02, 2020 02:07PM avatar
Mark started this discussion with a testing device he made to put a load on batteries, one AA cell at a time, to check for their potential 'Run-Time.' To do it right I suggested we Test 4 batteries from the same pack/lot and that would give us the 'run-time; for each of 4 batteries, then an 'Average' of all four batteries.

I found long, long ago that the big names in the battery business were not always the longest-lasting, and definitely not the most affordable. What I also discovered back in the early to late '80s, was that I could buy some quality batteries at a bargain price that provided very exceptional run-time for the price. I let hi know I was interested in this testing as it is something I've done numerous times over the past 40-plus years and I would pitch in to help.

Mark has the following batteries on hand:

Ray-O-Vac 'High Energy'
Energizer MAX
Family Dollar 'Homeline'
Aldi's Active Energy

Tomorrow, Friday the 3rd, he should be receiving the package I mailed to him with 4-each of the following batteries:

DURACELL 'Duralock' ... Made in the USA .... Use by: Dec. 2023
DURACELL 'Duralock' ... Made in the China .... Use by: Mar.. 2026
SIGNATURE 'house brand of Albertsons' ... Made in the USA ... Use By 12-2026
JOBSMART 'from Tractor Supply' ... Made in the China .... Use by: 9 - 2023
THUNDERBOLT 'Magnum' from Harbor Freight ... Made in the China .... Use by: 12 - 2022
PT 'Power' performancetools.com ... Made in the China .... Use by: 11 - 2021

I included the Brand and Model, the Made in information on the box or battery, the Use By information. Mark is going to get that information for all the batteries that get tested. I also included my cost for the pack of batteries and Cost for Each individual battery. Useful information for comparisons.

When all the testing is done he will log all the names, dates and costs together with their individual 'run-times' and the 'average' for the 4 batteries. This ought to provide some useful inform,ation for most of us. The majority of my detectors run on 2, 4 or 8 AA batteries per unit, and I have more AA powered flashlights than I do metal detectors, too!

So far, we don't have any of the following brands represented for testing: Just some suggestions of what we don't have and there has to be more.

Kirkland (house brand from Costco)

And I am certain there are even more AA Alkaline batteries out there in use by all of us. this is not a test for rechargeable or heavy Duty or standard batteries ... ONLY Alkaline Batteries.

If you'd like to help the cause and find out how things are going in the battery world, and that maybe a brand or two might be in our favor, how about making a donation? Just get a pack of brand new batteries, and either take 4 AA';s out of a bulk pack you open, or perhaps just buy a 4-Pack of Double-A batteries. Then, donate 4 batteries, of as many different brands as you might have on-hand, and I can mail them to Mark. I'll make sure the results are posted on the AHRPS General Metal Detecting Forum when readied.

The more brands represented, the more we might learn about some values in the power supply we use for our detectors.

Questions? Let me hear them. Donations? Let m know and we'll get things worked out.

Happy New Year!!


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WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

Monte 181 January 02, 2020 02:07PM

Re: WANTED: "LIST" Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

Sodbuster 66 January 14, 2020 10:26AM

UPDATE: Batteries tested so far, and more to go.

Monte 77 January 15, 2020 04:54AM

Re: WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

DesertRokon 79 January 13, 2020 12:36PM

'Thank You' Vic. .. They are due this Thursday.

Monte 73 January 13, 2020 04:42PM

Re: WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

OregonGregg 76 January 11, 2020 10:35AM

Battery Test

UtahRich 84 January 03, 2020 09:19AM

Battery Test challenges. thinking

Monte 97 January 03, 2020 10:31AM

Battery Test challenges. - - - -

UtahRich 85 January 03, 2020 12:25PM

Rich, a good question and a simple answer.grinning smiley

Monte 86 January 04, 2020 12:14AM

What are you currently using ? ? ?

UtahRich 90 January 03, 2020 12:26PM

Do they still make those? smiling bouncing smiley N/T

UtahRich 81 January 02, 2020 09:58PM

Selecting Detector Batteries . . . options.

UtahRich 76 January 03, 2020 09:14AM

Rich, for some folks your idea works.

Monte 91 January 03, 2020 10:49AM

Tape that 9v

Remfire 99 January 03, 2020 09:44AM

Re: WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

Kickindirt 89 January 02, 2020 06:56PM

Re: rechargeables no comparison to throw away alkalines

Sodbuster 105 January 03, 2020 08:07PM

Eneloop a good choice -

UtahRich 75 January 04, 2020 12:01PM

Re: rechargeables no comparison to throw away alkalines

Kickindirt 83 January 04, 2020 08:23AM

Re: WANTED: Brand new AA Alkaline batteries, 4 of each brand for Testing.

Dan'o 92 January 02, 2020 03:22PM

Re: Amazon Basics.

Sodbuster 100 January 03, 2020 07:33PM

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