r/coolguides Oct 01 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 3

Which batteries last longest.

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u/villageboyz Oct 01 '22

What about duration per $? Which is a better bang for the buck?

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u/zorrowhip Oct 01 '22

I think it has clearly to be the costco kirkland one (2nd). I will switch to Kirkland batteries from now on. Edit: until I read the comments about corrosion.

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u/iushciuweiush Oct 01 '22

The corrosion reviews are odd because they were just rebadged Duracells. Not sure who makes the new versions I just bought but I'm guessing Energizer based on the new color scheme so maybe they're better?

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u/DockRegister Oct 01 '22

It could very will be that Duracells that don’t qualify for the highest grade get rebranded to value brand

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u/iuytrefdgh436yujhe2 Oct 01 '22

This is often the catch with all cheaper off-brand alternatives. People like to point out 'literally made at the same factory' to imply 'is the same product just with a different name', but more likely it's the same product that didn't fully pass QC and while that may still be totally fine in a lot of cases, it's still worth understanding why it's cheaper.

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u/HomoChef Oct 02 '22

For outlet goods, yes. But afaik, Kirkland/Costco just whitelabels the top brands. In other words. It’s literally the same thing.

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u/ihaxr Oct 02 '22

Yeah no way a company would be making enough routine QC failed batches to keep a product in stock without seriously reevaluating their manufacturing prices... Enough to make it to outlet stores? Absolutely...

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u/Grantsdale Oct 02 '22

That’s not how Kirkland/Costco works. Though you are correct in most cases. Costco gives the original brand a better deal on carrying their branded products if they will rebadge as Kirkland as well. The difference is significant enough for the brands to do it.

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u/kehbeth Oct 01 '22

My dad says they’re worse because they sit in the warehouse for a long time. No idea if that’s true - I still get the Costco ones.

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u/apollyon_53 Oct 01 '22

I would think that the batteries at Costco turnover much faster than batteries in other places.

Typically nothing in the regional warehouses sits there for more than 24 hours

https://vimeo.com/27642657

In one door, sorted by store, out the other side

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u/soljaboss Oct 01 '22

Please don't bang the batteries, they may explode.

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u/GreenPylons Oct 01 '22

Just buy rechargeable Eneloops. They'll more than pay for themselves.

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u/Sakkarashi Oct 01 '22

Amazon basics according to testing done by project farm on YouTube.

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u/Megaman_exe_ Oct 01 '22

Basics have gone down in quality the past few years apparently. YMMV.

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u/Every_Signature_7153 Oct 01 '22 Silver Helpful hehehehe I'll Drink to That

yea dude no dip the taller batteries last the longest

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u/the-red-mage Oct 01 '22

Jason is that you?

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u/Hey_im_miles Oct 01 '22

Oh dip, Pillboi!
Oh dip, Donkey Doug!

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u/the-red-mage Oct 01 '22

JAKE…. JORTLES

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u/kicked_trashcan Oct 01 '22

JASON?! Jason figured it out?! Oh boy, yeah this one hurts…

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u/bulliedbybitches Oct 01 '22

This is wild. I just finished watching this show today. GO JAGUARS!

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u/2livecrewnecktshirt Oct 01 '22

Those batteries power the servers for r/AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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u/-B0B- Oct 01 '22

...no dip?

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u/FatherDuncanSinners Oct 01 '22

It means he's out of tobacco.

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u/UWontLikeThisComment Oct 01 '22

my dad also left for tobacco a while ago

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u/SeanzyThePlumber Oct 01 '22

Yeah, he’ll be right back

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u/5erif Oct 01 '22

It's been three years.

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u/BloodyRightNostril Oct 01 '22

There was a line

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u/derolle Oct 01 '22

He did that too

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u/futureliz Oct 01 '22

Can't waste a good line.

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u/WaffleKing110 Oct 01 '22

…is this my first “I feel old” moment

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u/a22e Oct 01 '22

This is one of those times I didn't even think twice about when I read it. That's just how we talked.

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u/hamptont2010 Oct 01 '22

Old slang term, it's a cleaner way of saying "no shit" and also just gave me a good little hit of nostalgia. Thanks stranger

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u/BloodyRightNostril Oct 01 '22

So when you call someone “dipshit” you’re really calling them “shitshit?”

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u/TheTacticalGiR4FF3 Oct 01 '22

I had no idea there were people who didn’t know what “no dip” meant. I still use it haha. Maybe it’s just from being a child of the early 90s.

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u/BohPoe Oct 01 '22

I was born in 1986 and this is the first time I've ever seen/heard that. Maybe it's a regional thing

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u/Snapple47 Oct 01 '22

I was born in the 80’s and I’ve never heard that term in my life

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u/5erif Oct 01 '22

Same. Closest I've heard is "no duh".

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u/Sir_Tinklebottom Oct 01 '22

I’ve heard it as a longer phrase “No Dip, Sherlock.”

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u/Z0mbies8mywife Oct 01 '22

Same. Maybe it's also regional?

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u/Techiedad91 Oct 01 '22

Oh dip! Pillboi!

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u/PoonaniPounder Oct 01 '22

Donkey Doug!

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u/Crosstif39 Oct 01 '22 Silver

A really cool guide would show the source of its info.

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u/purple_spikey_dragon Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Duracell.com, not relation.

Edit: so many comments and noone cared to criticize or even point out my spelling mistake, not even a snarky remark! I am both glad and disappointed.

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u/iushciuweiush Oct 01 '22

Now that (I suspect based on color) Energizer makes Kirkland, they're scrambling to remove this graphic from the internet.

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u/Dragon_Slayer_Hunter Oct 01 '22

Duracell actually makes Kirkland batteries, which makes sense given the graph.

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u/feedthechonk Oct 01 '22

Duracell engineer here, it's the same battery just a different label. I don't know about Ops data but I can confirm we make kirkland

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u/call_me_xale Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 31 '22

Could also just be a small sample set with normal variation between the error bars.

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u/Thirleck Oct 01 '22

Kirkland is actually a lot of popular brands.

Batteries - Druacell

Diapers - Huggies

Coffee - Starbucks

KPods - Green Mountain

Cranberry Juice - Oceanspray

Soruce

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u/nomecks Oct 01 '22

I'm not saying Kirkland golf clubs are made by Callaway, but it's very suspect that the Kirkland distributor is right across the street from Callaway.

Also Kirkland Vodka is rumored to be Grey Goose.

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u/Cooljack450 Oct 01 '22

Kirkland French vodka is Grey Goose, and Kirkland American vodka is Tito's

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u/Random_Hero1989 Oct 01 '22

Isn't their Vodka basically Grey Goose aswell?

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u/PrisonerV Oct 01 '22

It's not but in blind taste tests, it (the French Vodka) actually tastes better and the price is $19.99 for the big bottle.

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u/Glass_of_Pork_Soda Oct 01 '22

Love spending a touch more on a fucking handle of Kirkland Vodka than I would on a 26 of any other brand

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u/PrisonerV Oct 01 '22

Some of their liqours are just really good buys. The rum is pretty decent. Their Crown Clone is pretty good. Not super excited by their tequilas or whiskeys. Their Baileys clone is great.

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u/Glass_of_Pork_Soda Oct 01 '22

Their silver tequila is solid for margs, also really been enjoying their scotch (think I've got the Speyside). Not many things of theirs I don't prefer

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u/rayder989 Oct 01 '22

I gotta know who makes their white tees.

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u/Dragon_Slayer_Hunter Oct 01 '22

Yes, that’s true. I never would have thought Duracell made their diapers, that’s why I specified batteries.

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u/should_be_writing Oct 01 '22

Except that you got it wrong. The man clearly stated Kirkland batteries are made by Druacell. Pay attention for once you animal.

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u/sooner2016 Oct 01 '22

All retail “Starbucks” coffee sold on a shelf and not sold in a Starbucks store is nestle as of a few years ago.

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u/WhatABlindManSees Oct 01 '22

Here's a different independent source for you from where I live

https://www.consumer.org.nz/products/batteries/review


but the source for this particular infographic was NBC article by Jennifer Warnick and Shawn Maclauchlan

https://www.nbc12.com/story/18276282/which-batteries-last-longest/

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u/FeloniousFunk Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

This seems more accurate to my experience. Energizer > Duracell

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u/llluxury Oct 01 '22

Did they only do one trial per brand? Boo.

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u/StargazerWombat Oct 01 '22

I'd like to see the sample size on these "tests". Maybe things have changed, but a decade or two ago, I remember hearing or reading a reputable story from Consumer Reports or NPR saying that differences were negligible between alkaline batteries and that, in fact, there were some brands that rolled off the same factory line with different brand labels.

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u/iushciuweiush Oct 01 '22

I did a deep dive into battery tests after a set of Rite Aid generics died in a fire alarm in 3 weeks. What I discovered is basically that it's a crapshoot. Different manufacturing plants, different batches, and even individual differences in the same batch all affect the length of time a battery lasts. I ended up settling on Energizer Max but even then I found a test of just Energizer Max that showed a big difference between Singapore (best) and China (worst) made batteries with USA made in the middle.

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u/cok3noic3 Oct 01 '22

Get yourself a smoke alarm with a 10 year sealed battery. You just test it every month and you don’t need to worry about batteries for the life of the alarm

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u/iushciuweiush Oct 01 '22

It was a rental property so I was stuck with what I had. They all died over the course of a few days and naturally, in the middle of the night so I replaced all the batteries with the Rite Aid ones and 3 weeks later I'm up in the middle of the night again. I thought it might be the detectors but the Energizers lasted through the end of the year lease so I've written off Rite Aid for life.

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u/Abigail716 Oct 01 '22

Sample size was 1, done by a local NBC affiliate reporter. Source.

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u/ChiefPockets Oct 01 '22

That's... not particularly scientific. But at least it doesn't have the appearance of bias that a study done by a battery manufacturer has.

What might bug me more is that they compare $ / battery between a 48 pack of one brand and 2 packs and 4 packs of all the rest — of course there's going to be a difference!

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u/mobilehobo Oct 01 '22

I work in manufacturing and this is true. I've seen the lines

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u/CrozolVruprix Oct 01 '22

Maybe things have changed, but a decade or two ago,

those are the keywords right there. I can guarantee several changes happened since then, and quite likely at least one but could be more since 2020.

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u/CalRipkenForCommish Oct 01 '22

This ought to be the #1 comment. I mean, for all we know, this is a Duracell ad.

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u/FlaSaltine239 Oct 01 '22

Pretty bad ad since it's advertising that I can get almost the same amount of life for half the price with Kirkland batteries.

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u/brashaadt09 Oct 01 '22

Kirkland batteries are made by Duracell

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u/Zorgsmom Oct 01 '22

We had a lot of issues with Kirkland batteries leaking.

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u/Jaymzkerten Oct 01 '22

If they were in fact made by Duracell this would track. I've started boycotting Duracell because everything that I've put them in for the past 5 years has been destroyed or nearly destroyed from batteries leaking. No other battery that I've used has catastrophically failed as bad as Duracell batteries do. Their answer to this? You should remove the batteries when the device isn't in use. Typical "pin the blame on the consumer rather than the manufacturer" spin.

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u/referralcrosskill Oct 01 '22

I've also had serious issues with duracell leaking in the last few years. I noticed it shortly after reading that they had changed their warranty to no longer replace electronics damaged by a leaking battery. I've since switch to amazon basics and haven't had a leaking issue yet. At this point I don't care if they don't last as long so long as they don't destroy my equipment.

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u/Zorgsmom Oct 01 '22

Well that's irritating, who on earth removes the batteries every time? Not to mention ours were leaking when they were still in the package. Luckily Costco has a great return policy, but it's still b.s. that these bad products are being produced.

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u/whisit Oct 01 '22

Same. Not even an isolated incident. AAA and AA. Like 25%-30% of them end up leaking before I even put them in something.

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u/_HIST Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Trust me bro. Because tests show difference at most 30% (Assuming batteries are the same type, like Alkaline)

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u/Sharp_Canary6858 Oct 01 '22

There’s two Panasonic batteries in the graphic, one is carbon-zinc, which are meant for low power devices like remotes, not a flashlight. so of course they’re not lasting as long as alkaline

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u/Fiolah Oct 01 '22

It should also be noted that carbon-zinc batteries are much cheaper than alkaline batteries.

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u/oceanasabeing Oct 01 '22

Panasonic is like the bright kid that never amounted to anything.

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u/Alonso264 Oct 01 '22

Idk why I always think of quality when i see Panasonic, and then they horribly disappoint me when I buy their products and yet i Keep doing it, maybe a very effective marketing? Great Tvs in the 90s? Who knows

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u/darkcatwizard Oct 01 '22

I just got a new Panasonic 4k OLED tv and it's fucking amazing man. Remotes kinda big but such a nice clean simple os, no bloatware installed like I'm hearing about other tvs. Beautiful picture.

Is it true Panasonic does not have a market in the US or Australia?

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u/DFcolt Oct 01 '22

Panasonic just pulled out of the TV market in Australia. Still do Air Con and some consumer products and Business Toughbooks and Projectors.

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u/Tempest_Fugit Oct 01 '22

Air con? Ohhhh AC

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u/Trebekshorrishmom Oct 01 '22

It’s Con Air outtakes and bloopers.

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u/Droghole88 Oct 01 '22

"Put the box back in the bunny"...wait

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u/100percentapplejuice Oct 01 '22

There’s a Panasonic factory somewhere in Nevada that’s specifically tied to a Tesla gigafactory, where they make batteries for their cars only. Haven’t heard of them specializing in anywhere else besides that

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u/pfwj Oct 01 '22

Now I'm worried about my car's battery lifespan because some shitty remote control batteries that came included don't last long in an LED flashlight... :(

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u/roboticseagull Oct 01 '22

Panasonic bought out Sanyo (which was originally founded by Panasonic's founder's brother in law...) to get their lithium battery technology, which they have continued to improve.

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u/DasterdlyBasterd Oct 01 '22

They make a lot of high-end projectors and lenses now. The kind used at giant conferences that cost $10k-$16k

They’re doing alright.

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u/BigUncleHeavy Oct 01 '22

Panasonic makes great products! I have never actually thrown away any Panasonic product I've purchased. I still have a vacuum (25years), microwave (12years), electric shaver (8 years) and an alarm radio (15 years) that still work great. I have always been baffled that their batteries are such utter pieces of shit.

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u/EvilKermit Oct 01 '22

They uave a reputation for making great stuff for their domestic Japanese market, then selling slightly lower standard stuff elsewhere. Occasionally they do release their good stuff to other markets: The Technics 1210 turntable probably being the most famous and succesful. They made the first retail 4k Bluray player, whixh has turned out to be one of the best ever made in terms of build quality, components and features as well.

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u/geowars2 Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

The Panasonic batteries used in this comparison are simply a different type of battery. The better performers are alkaline batteries and the Panasonic's are zinc.

Alkaline batteries last longer but they are also more expensive.

The Panasonic's aren't necessarily bad because they have a good price to quality ratio. They are cheap and well suited to devices which don't use much energy, like remote controls.

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u/wrench_thrower Oct 01 '22

This was my thought, and why I was surprised to see Panasonic low here, until I realized it was all non-rechargable batteries. The Eneloops are great, hold their charge forever and so far have lasted me many years (it's the only batteries we have around the house and have only thrown 1-2 away in the last 7+ years due to not charging or holding a charge.

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u/TheEndIsLoading Oct 01 '22

Hell yeah. Everything that uses an AA or AAA in my house has an Eneloop in it.

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u/mournthewolf Oct 01 '22

Same here. It’s hilarious though how every few months I have to go in a hunt to find where all the damn batteries are because they’ve been put into remotes or decorations or kids toys. Gotta find them and save them before they accidentally get thrown out or go into storage for another 8 months.

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u/xXxPLUMPTATERSxXx Oct 01 '22

eneloops are from Panasonic tho

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u/reformedteacher Oct 01 '22

Don't expose my life story, sir.

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u/Qredux78 Oct 01 '22

I feel personally attacked by this post.

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u/upvotesthenrages Oct 01 '22

It’s weird because they were really pushing the envelope when it came to EV batteries a few years ago.

I haven’t kept up with it the past few years, so not sure if that’s still true.

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u/gnartato Oct 01 '22

And the Panasonic Enloop rechargeables are some of the best on the market.

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u/SuperSMT Oct 01 '22

They're still a big partner with Tesla for producing their batteries

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u/harakiri-man Oct 01 '22

Where is that shitty AmazonBasics? Did it last not even 1 hour?

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u/JRansomBioDermKiller Oct 01 '22

Lol the one brand I wanted to see compared to the known ones!

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u/GrootyMcGrootface Oct 01 '22

Same here, first I looked for.

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u/Rion23 Oct 01 '22

They tried, but the flashlight exploded.

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u/Chubbybrownbear Oct 01 '22

Same here. We’re all Amazon addicts.

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u/Jabrono Oct 01 '22

I figured someone on the list made them, but a quick google says Fujitsu makes them for Amazon, and they're not on here either lol

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u/Boris54 Oct 01 '22

Project farm made a YouTube vid comparing batteries and Amazon basics didn’t last the longest but still gives you the most battery life for your money

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u/NinDiGu Oct 01 '22

Consumers Report and Project Farm are the only testers I trust.

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u/RampantAI Oct 01 '22

The Torque Test channel does a good job testing tools and flashlights, but PF is my favorite too.

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u/ggroverggiraffe Oct 01 '22

Consumers Report

Ummm is that a knock-off of the name brand I trust, Consumer Reports?

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u/FuckoffDemetri Oct 01 '22

Nah you're thinking of Customer Retorts

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u/bottle-of-water Oct 01 '22

Amazon basics claims their batteries can power your Tesla haha we’re gonna test that!

Love when he says it!

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u/CaesarsNads Oct 01 '22

They're also waterproof and you can use them in rivers, lakes and seas that aren't too choppy

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u/erickgramajo Oct 01 '22

I just love that guy, one of the most wholesome on YouTube

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u/The_ODB_ Oct 01 '22

But if you lie and say Amazon's batteries are terrible, then you get 400 upvotes. The truth is only worth 100.

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u/morningisbad Oct 01 '22

Wow, I guess I'll keep buying Amazon basics

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u/Blurgas Oct 01 '22

Oh neat, he tested rechargeables too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A1GvQ40j0Q

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u/Abigail716 Oct 01 '22

In case you want an actual answer this graphic is really old and before Amazon sold batteries.

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u/Felixir-the-Cat Oct 01 '22

The Amazon basics rechargeables I bought didn’t even fit in most things - just a tiny bit short. So annoying.

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u/CarbyMcBagel Oct 01 '22

Rechargeable batteries are often slightly thicker than regular ones which means they don't fit in everything, especially if the battery slot is snug fitting.

I worked at an adult store for ten years. I know a few things about batteries. Vibrators tend to have really snug battery slots so the batteries don't rattle around meaning rechargeable batteries don't usually fit inside vibrators. A lot of toys now are rechargeable but their batteries have a finite number of charges and eventually it'll hold less and less power over time.

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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u/Blurgas Oct 01 '22

I picked up a Steam Controller when they went on sale and was sad to find my eneloop rechargeables were a hair too long to fit without having to really press them in

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u/Individual_Ad2579 Oct 01 '22

The energizer bunny has lied to us

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u/SerjTargarien Oct 01 '22

In Europe and any other non US country we have the Duracell bunny, actually, that's the one you wanna trust.

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u/Recovering-Werewolf Oct 01 '22

“When the Duracell Bunny debuted in North America in 1973, it was slated to be just a one-shot character in the "Drumming Bunny" advertisement. Duracell purportedly trademarked their bunny, but by 1988, that trademark had lapsed. Sensing an opportunity, Duracell's North American rival Energizer created a parody of the "Drumming Bunny" in 1988. Energizer's parody ad began much as Duracell's original 1973 ad did, except that midway through the discussion of which drumming rabbit would last longest, it was interrupted by the Energizer Bunny, a different pink rabbit wearing sunglasses, flip-flops, and beating a bass drum.” -Wikipedia

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u/eddyrockstar Oct 01 '22

Yep Duracell bunny ain't messing around

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u/busroute Oct 01 '22

I will never buy energizer batteries solely on the fact that they stole the pink bunny for their advertisements. Such a shit thing to do... like what else are they cutting corners on?

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u/iushciuweiush Oct 01 '22

I've seen a different very extensive battery test that had the Energizer Max at the top. The fact is that battery life can be different between different batches of the same batteries and even different individuals in the same pack. They also change based on where they're made. I found a test of just Energizer (Singapore, USA, China) and the results were pretty spread out. The made in China ones were the worst by far with USA in the middle and then Singapore coming in on top.

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u/oliverseasky Oct 01 '22

Call the police, he is getting charged with battery

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u/TheKillersHand Oct 01 '22

Can someone do a cost Vs longest life?

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u/aysurcouf Oct 01 '22

I’m gonna assume Kirkland will be number 1.

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u/wacdonalds Oct 01 '22

been using kirkland batteries for 20+ years and never had this issue

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u/6L86IZJSJ0L957T Oct 01 '22

Lets see $ per hour of light.

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u/Enlightened-Beaver Oct 01 '22

Well Costco’s Kirkland would win obviously. Same duration as Duracell but super cheap to buy

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u/prosendvic13 Oct 01 '22

This guide is brought to you by Duracel

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u/PullinUpBootstraps Oct 01 '22 edited Oct 01 '22

Fuck Duracel.

Kirkland gang

Edit: glad to see a handful picked up on the irony.

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u/Mossy375 Oct 01 '22

Kirkland batteries are rewrapped Duracels. Soooo yeah

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u/NSAagent1 Oct 01 '22

Correct

Source: This was just confirmed by my fiancé who works as a global sales director for a very large company that used to own the Duracell brand

Grey goose also makes Kirklands vodka fyi

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u/Phaedrus5 Oct 01 '22

Grey goose also makes Kirklands vodka fyi

No, it doesn’t. This has been debunked multiple times.

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u/Speed_Total Oct 01 '22

Yes. But Kirkland vodka is made in the same city with the same water supply with employees poached from Greg goose.

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u/ELI_10 Oct 01 '22

I loved Kirkland batteries when I first started using them, but they ended up ruining a ton of electronics from leakage. Don’t know why they’re so bad about that.

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u/bort_bln Oct 01 '22 Gold

Oh no PKcells

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u/dazacman Oct 01 '22

I was gonna say where are my pkcells

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u/Blank_yyy Oct 01 '22

Scarlet Fire intensifies

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u/ninjabard88 Oct 01 '22

🎶A brand new nug🎶

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u/catdog918 Oct 01 '22

Oh no my pkcells

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u/MagicShiny Oct 01 '22

Where are the IKEA brand batteries; they are underrated

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u/nico282 Oct 01 '22

Ikea has stopped selling alkalines, at least in Europe.

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u/MattMasterChief Oct 01 '22

Rechargeable batteries ftw

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u/Blatmore Oct 01 '22

Right? I know people still use the disposable alkaline ones, but it seems particularly silly now that rechargeables have gotten a lot better.

Old guy story time: A friend back in the 80s had the nickel-cadmium kind, 4 D-cells, for a flashlight we were using for some shenanigans out in the fields. Brand new ni-cad batteries, freshly charged overnight, lasted 1 hour before fading to basically nothing.

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u/citruspers Oct 01 '22

Alkaline still makes sense for very low drain applications (like a clock, or a remote), but that's about it. Avoid Zinc-carbon ("super heavy duty") though.

For everything else (low self-discharge) rechargeable NIMHs are the way to go, especially if you have high power drain like videogame controllers, flashlights etc.

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u/Yahallo139 Oct 01 '22

Looks like an advertisement... What's the source?

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u/ihavsmallhands Oct 01 '22

It probably is. I see Duracell posts exactly like this pop up every now and then, always by accounts that are at least a couple months old, but with no active posting history. I'm almost 100% certain that Duracell is paying people to post this kinda stuff.

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u/Yahallo139 Oct 01 '22

yeah you're correct.. OP's account is 7 months old and suddenly yesterday they started posting

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u/_HIST Oct 01 '22

How about some sources

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u/derek139 Oct 01 '22

BUY RECHARGEABLE!!

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u/spaceursid Oct 01 '22

Wait this has Duracell fonts... I'm sensing bias lol

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u/AvailableBinky Oct 01 '22

The results are in: it CAN Kirkland

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u/wellwateredfern Oct 01 '22

🎶can it kirklaaaaand🎶

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u/falloniscute Oct 01 '22

Can’t imagine the struggles contestant no.4 had with this one

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u/jaybazzizzle Oct 01 '22

What about the lithium ion and nickel metal hydride type batteries? These are just alkaline batteries by the look of them

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u/technoph0be Oct 01 '22

They should have tested the ones that leak the most and destroy your old electronics. It's a fucking nightmare trying to clean corrosion and electrolyte crust off of battery compartment springs and contacts. FUCK Duracell batteries for this. I switched everything to Eneloop (Panasonic) years ago and never looked back. Post better rechargeable brand names if you've done your own testing!

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u/droid6 Oct 01 '22

this is not what project farm found.

I trust him more than any graphic.

Energizer has the best batteries.

https://youtu.be/V7-ghrTqA44

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u/viewfromabove45 Oct 01 '22

I’m surprised and pleased that Costco batteries out live Energizer in this test

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u/kayla_kitty82 Oct 01 '22

Surprisingly, most Costco products appear better than brand-name products( imo) .. The best dish soap I've ever used came from BJs ... Costco is second best...

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u/Whyisthereasnake Oct 01 '22

Not sure why you’d be surprised. Kirkland batteries are literally the Duracell battery. Made by Duracell in the same factory and branded Kirkland.

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u/Eldini Oct 01 '22

This sub reddit really is trash lately, a completely unsourced "guide" that's basically an advert and goes contrary to other publicly available tests.

Fuck sakes mods, sort your shit out

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u/hokaythxbai Oct 01 '22

Not to mention how old this chart is. I highly doubt this is accurate after 10 years.

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u/viewfromabove45 Oct 01 '22

Lithiums are definitely the best. But at two dollars each they can be spendy.

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u/ghgjgmhngbfghc Oct 01 '22

The number of samples from each brand evaluated and the standard. dev. In need of test information

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u/Talking_Head Oct 01 '22

Also, a flashlight is a continuous, low resistance load. Which is fine, but most people don’t use batteries continuously until they die like in this test.

A more common usage would be short bursts of low current like you would have in a TV remote.

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u/_Callen Oct 01 '22

would love to see amazonbasics and ikea batteries included

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u/Dawn_Wolf Oct 01 '22

It doesn’t matter as much how much they last, but how soon they decay. Circa 1990’s I remember batteries only rusting well past their expiration date. These days I find even Kirkland and Duracells leaking battery acid into my stuff in only a couple of years.

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u/KVTKiwi Oct 01 '22

Once you go Eneloops you never go back

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u/ichancho Oct 01 '22

Aren't Kirkland and duracell the same battery? They're just costci brand duracells

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u/ReinhardtMain_ Oct 01 '22

Kirkland brand batteries are just Duracell batteries and they slap the Kirkland label on it. Makes sense as to why they are up there with Duracell.

Source: Costco said it themselves during an orientation video when I was working there.