Duracell and Eveready battery price-performance test

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Duracell and Eveready tested — with surprising results

Discharge tests conducted on various Duracell and Eveready batteries reveal that the most cost-effective battery for the job depends on whether you are buying a small or large pack of cells.

Our tests also included Eveready’s Zinc-based batteries, which performed poorly compared to alkaline and Lithium-based products.
 
No thanks. Energizer rechargeables ftw! Paid around R400 for the charger around 8 years ago and bought the batteries from street vendors etc. Whole setup is probably paid off yonks ago by savings of not having to buy batteries
 
Eveready is garbage, it only lasts a few months in a remote whilst the Energizers last over a year easily
 
No thanks. Energizer rechargeables ftw! Paid around R400 for the charger around 8 years ago and bought the batteries from street vendors etc. Whole setup is probably paid off yonks ago by savings of not having to buy batteries
Duracell 2500mAh rechargeables ftw!
 
Those Everyready PowerPlus cells or batteries is as old as the hills, why do they still make these?
 
Those Everyready PowerPlus cells or batteries is as old as the hills, why do they still make these?

Things might have changed recently, but when I had family working at Eveready I had the same question. Apparently they're very popular in the low income areas with the lower LSM consumers, they work well in things like clocks, remotes, radios etc.
 
Things might have changed recently, but when I had family working at Eveready I had the same question. Apparently they're very popular in the low income areas with the lower LSM consumers, they work well in things like clocks, remotes, radios etc.
Very true. I think we had a set in a TV remote, lasted for quite a while, remotes is very low current, I doubt more than 20mA for a button push at a time. That was enough for operating your remote for quite a while before replacement was due. I think the last set of those PowerPlus cells we had in the household, was prolly more than a decade ago.
 
Batteries are like Wine. There is no inherent indication in the marketing on how good they are relatively. You have to test it out yourself.

I'm struggling to understand why battery manufacturers don't include some sort of mAh rating on their products. Rechargeables do have it on the packaging.
 
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