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Comparing Different Priced AAA Batteries

This is not about Web Design or Web Development. But I thought others might benefit from my experiment.

I have often wondered when buying household batteries if it made more sense to pay more or less for the different brand options, especially when some batteries cost twice as much per battery.

Should I buy the cheaper batteries?

So I put AAA batteries from different brands into two identical flashlights and let them run. One flashlight lasted a little over 2 weeks and one lasted for 6 days.

Batteries both purchased from Amazon.

Energizer AAA Batteries (48 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery for $19.49. Cost  40.6 cents each. Flashlight lasted 16 days. Value of 3 batteries = 7.6 cents per day.

ACDelco 100-Count AAA Batteries, Maximum Power Super Alkaline Battery, 10-Year Shelf Life, Recloseable Packaging for $23.99. Cost 24 cents each. Flashlight lasted 6 days. Value of 3 batteries = 12 cents per day.

Energizer AAA Max Batteries Win by a wide margin.

Obviously this is an isolated case and experiment and so one could not conclude that the more expensive batteries are always a better value. My main takeaway is that in the case of these household type batteries, less expensive per-battery cost does not necessarily equate to a better value.

Let me know if you have had any experiences with comparing batteries and what you have discovered.

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