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Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:50 am
by Steve_T
Heads up

£4.99 for 24 AA batteries at Robert Dyas @ 21p each not too bad if you need AA's

Regards Steve

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:09 pm
by Digger Drew
I know more expensive but i always use duracell seem to last longer £4 FOR 12

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:41 pm
by john Colin
Battery rating chart.

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Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:42 pm
by Digger Drew
I mean 3 pounds for 2 duracell

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:46 pm
by Fusion
Funnily enough I stumbled across that AA battery test just a couple of days ago, while doing some research.
I think the 200 mA discharge test is a bit more realistic for metal detector use:
http://www.batteryshowdown.com/static/i ... _200mA.png

It's pretty clear that alkaline have come down in price to the point that Carbon-Zinc are not worth buying anymore.

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:02 pm
by Steve_T
the ones in Robert Dyas are the Energizer Alkaline Power, I guess standard, so come out in the table as average quality, like most of them.

I normally go for the offers when they are around but not for name alone! but avoid the ones I know are quick dischargers, you have to weigh up cost against how long they last IMO

Regards Steve

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:04 pm
by lord lovell
poundstrechers do 12 Duracell for 3.99 make sure when your buying batteries there alkaline not zinc

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:07 pm
by fisheruk
Procells take some beating on value for money 20 for £6.98 on amazon.

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:20 pm
by lord lovell
BET the sale of batteries have dropped since the deus came out

Re: Cheap AA Batteries

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:47 pm
by Ten pence!
Digger Drew wrote:I mean 3 pounds for 2 duracell
Yup I've seen that as well, it would appear there is not a great deal of difference between most alkaline batteries, my personal pick is the Kodak Extralife which are a quid for six from Poundland, these beat many branded batteries you could easily pay a lot more money for, got loads of these Kodaks in reserve!