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5.0 out of 5 stars Recent production batteries...not factory surplus apparently, April 22, 2010
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This review is from: Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries, 20-Count (Health and Beauty)
I'm pretty used to buying batteries online and finding they had been made long before I ordered them (had some CR123 with experations the next month from another vendor). In at least my case, my batteries from this vendor show a production date of 3/30/10...and I ordered them on April 18th. You can't get any younger batteries (exp is Mar2016). I'll be checking this distrbutor out for the rest of my battery needs.
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Initial post: Jun 9, 2011 8:29:24 PM PDT
Dude, we have no idea which vendor you bought these from!!!

Besides, Alkaline batteries like these are completely obsolete. These are SANYO NEW 1500 eneloop 8 Pack AA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries $24 for 8 batteries; each can be charged up to 1500 times; that's like 12,000 (yes, that's twelve THOUSAND) batteries for $23.34 (ok, you need a charger ($10), and electricity ($480 at 4˘ per charge * 12,000 charges), so that's $513. 12,000 of these Coppertops would be 600 $11.39 20-packs, and cost $6834. Oh, and look, these: AmazonBasics AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (8 Pack, 2000 mAh) are a bit cheaper.

I can't BELIEVE these Duracells are still a bestseller in the AA battery category. Well, actually, I can; people who still use Alkaline batteries have to buy a LOT MORE batteries that people who buy the new kind of ultra-long-lasting NiMH batteries!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2011 8:57:39 PM PDT
Your statement is a non-sequitor since we're talking about AA batteries and not rechargeable batteries.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2011 1:39:23 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2011 1:39:56 PM PDT
jbwam says:
Mat, And so what will you do if the power is out? I'm from Alabama!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2011 6:44:46 PM PDT
I also have used many rechargeable batteries (even some Sanyo) and they suck. They hold about 1/4 of the charge of an alkaline even following the manufacturer's directions. Only Lithium is better than Alkaline (which are far more expensive). You also are ignoring the price of the power to recharge them, so your statement is a bit erroneous. You must work for the company to make such claims.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2011 12:55:42 PM PDT
batty13 says:
I agree with Chris on both counts and Jbwam as well. I have some high end nimh sony rechargeable batteries and they suck so bad. We have a light up keyboard that even when the Sony rechargeable batteries are fully recharged and refreshed the keys barely light up and they do not last very long at all in the yamaha keyboard. I dont know why though, they have awesome batteries now in ipods, smartphones etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 1, 2011 11:54:54 AM PDT
A reader says:
Rechargeable batteries are also slightly bigger around (greater circumference) than normal AA batteries, and thus do not fit in slots for AA batteries that lack extra clearance. I have had to throw away perfectly good flashlights, etc., because I tried to use rechargeable batteries in them and could get them in but then could not get them out again when they ran down; no way and no how.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2011 3:23:17 PM PST
The utility equation for rechargeable batteries depends quite a bit on the size and application.

Note that these comments are combined for a number of Duracell products, from AAA to 9v.

Different products make different demands on batteries, and as such internal resistance matters to varying degrees. Alkaline and Li cells are fine for, eg. flashlights as they don't have a minimum voltage threshold below which they won't operate, and they draw relatively slowly. Alkalines suck bigtime for eg. digital cameras due to the draw and usage pattern, and rechargeables are regularly used by photographers. Rechargeables notably offer faster flash recycle times than alkalines.

Lithium cells are good for emergency stashes, but they are indeed expensive.

I'm at this page because I need backup 9v cells for my smoke detectors - which unlike most other battery applications in my family are best fitted with alkalines.

Chris, maybe you should stick with W.A.S.P.
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