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AmazonBasics AAA Efficiency Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack)

AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack)

  • Pack of 100 1.5V AAA Alkaline Batteries
  • Improved anti-corrosion parts and new zinc composition leading to 10-years anti-leakage shelf life
  • Designed to supply dependable and lasting efficiency for each excessive and low drain gadgets
  • Distinctive Japanese know-how that allows higher efficiency after storage, over-discharge, and excessive temperatures
  • Works with quite a lot of gadgets together with digital cameras, recreation controllers, toys, and clocks; don’t try and recharge

An Amazon Model.

Value: $ 20.99

AmazonBasics AAA Efficiency Alkaline Batteries (100-Pack)
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  • May 15, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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    5,588 of 5,675 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    7 brands, 1 test: results, January 20, 2016
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    C (Grand Rapids, MI) –

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    AmazonBasics batteries are quite good in terms of capacity — pretty much tied for the top spot compared to the other 6 brands I’ve tested, but other brands have the edge in capacity per dollar. When I computed value by dividing capacity by the cost per battery of the cheapest package size, they took a respectable third place, and they have the advantage of being a trusted name compared to the value leader. In the images I have attached a graph and a table summarizing my test results for the 7 types I’ve tested, but if you’d like to know more about how I test … on to the in-dept test & review.

    I’ve been on a bit of a quest to test all of the top-selling aaa batteries on Amazon in a repeatable, precise way. This means the same equipment, same environmental conditions, and same slots in the equipment will be used for each test. For each test, I fully discharge 3 batteries in my Opus BT-C2000 battery analyzer at rates of 100 ma, 200 ma, and 400 ma (discharge rate affects usable capacity). I have also performed this exact same test (same equipment, same conditions) on the ACDelco, Duracell Procell, Duracell Coppertop, Energizer MAX, Maxell, and Rayovac. I have linked the other brands I’ve reviewed at the end of this review if you’d like to take a look at the other results for comparison purposes. For the Amazon Basics batteries, the capacity at each discharge rate was:

    Disch Rt | Capacity | Runtime | Sample use case
    100 mA | 997 mAh | 10 hrs | Low-power LED flashlight
    200 mA | 914 mAh | 4.5 hrs | Electronic toy / medium LED flashlight
    400 mA | 623 mAh | 1.5 hrs | Motorized toy / bright LED flashlight

    Note that these (and all other Alkalines) would achieve somewhat higher capacity (maybe 1200 mAh) in a low discharge application like a mouse, keyboard, remote control, etc because alkaline batteries have internal resistance that reduces usable capacity at high discharge rates.

    The capacity of these batteries is among the best I’ve tested — take a look at the attached data table for comparative data. For the cost (~$0.31/ea in a 36 pack right now), these are a decent but beatable value — the power supplied per dollar spent is very good, but eclipsed by other currently available options.

    Comparison:

    These batteries do well capacity-wise, but value-wise are blown away by the currently cheapest energy/dollar battery that I’ve tested, the ACDelco aaa’s. Their capacity results were:

    Disch Rt | Capacity | Runtime
    100 mA | 1005 mAh | 10 hrs
    200 mA | 864 mAh | 4.3 hrs
    400 mA | 670 mAh | 1.7 hrs

    As you can see, the Amazon batteries were very comperable … but, at the current time the AmazonBasics batteries are $0.31/ea (36 pack), while the ACDelco batteries are about $0.21/ea (48 pack) — so the ACDelco are significantly cheaper per mAh. I did not test shelf life, so it’s possible that these may hold up better sitting in a drawer. Although both the Amazon batteries and the ACDelco batteries are certainly made on contract by a third party, I do think that I trust Amazon a bit more to provide consistent batteries than ACDelco … although I haven’t had any trouble with my ACDelco batteries so far. It’s also worth noting that the Amazon batteries come in clearly superior packaging – while the ACDelco batteries come in a horrible gigantic plastic blister pack, the Amazon batteries come in a closable cardboard box. If you don’t go through a lot of batteries & organization of your battery drawer is important to you, that could push them into the all-around winner category despite the ~50% price premium.

    Finally, because another review specifically mentions the Rayovac AA’s as being ‘good’ in some usage scenarios, I thought I’d share my findings for the Rayovac AAA’s. In short, they’re garbage – the Amazon batteries are better in EVERY case. It’s possible that the Rayovac AA’s are much better than the AAA’s, but I think it’s more likely that the version of the Rayovacs tested by the website that he got his results from is different than the most popular Rayovac on Amazon (I source all of my batteries from Amazon). I ran the Rayovac test several times because I couldn’t believe how poorly they did … here are some typical Rayovac results:

    Disch Rt | Capacity | Runtime
    100 mA | 908 mAh | 9 hrs
    200 mA | 590 mAh | 2.9 hrs
    400 mA | 443 mAh | 1.1 hrs

    My other battery tests/reviews:

    I have posted reviews for Duracell Coppertop, Duracell Procell and ACDelco aaa alkaline batteries with capacity data gathered using the exact same method and equipment. To find those reviews for comparison purposes, go to the product pages linked below and search for ‘mah’ under ‘all reviews’ (or just browse to them on my profile). If/when I do additional aaa tests/reviews in the future, I will update this list…

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  • May 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm
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    1,565 of 1,655 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Test results: Price vs. Battery Energy, Decent Value but Die Faster, May 13, 2015
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    Mike (iowa) –

    I like AmazonBasics products, so I was excited to see these batteries. To find out if they were a good value, I looked up data online. Bottom line:
    — For flashlights, toys, and steady drain devices, you’ll be better off buying Rayovac Alkalines here on Amazon.
    — For cameras and photo flashes, Duracell Coppertops will be better.

    Here’s why: Rayovacs cost a little bit more per battery, but they hold more energy than these AmazonBasics batteries. As a result, the final price per amount of power is about the same. You just won’t have to change batteries as often.

    Those Rayovacs work best in steady drain devices, but not so well in cameras or flashes. For those high drain devices, Duracell Coppertops hold up better and end up being cheaper.

    Battery Ninja tested these AmazonBasics AA’s in toothbrushes I did some calculations and found that these batteries offer a reasonable price per unit of power (mWh), but that they do not carry as much energy as others. The test results show that these batteries will run out faster than others, at least in the toothbrushes. There were no test results vs. digital cameras, photo flashes, or toys, so I’m extrapolating that these will perform like Rayovacs, not like Duracell Coppertops.

    So, the only data to compare here is the toothbrush test. For energy delivered, these AmazonBasics batteries cost about the same as Rayovac batteries but will die sooner. To say that another way, these batteries cost less, but also deliver less power.

    Both Rayovac and Amazon Basics are better than Energizer batteries, which appear to consistently give less power and still cost more. I guess the money goes to the Energizer Bunny.

    Duracell Coppertops will last longer in flashlights, toys, and toothbrushes, but cost a little bit more per unit of power (mWh). On the other hand, they hold up better in cameras and similar electronics. They’re probably the best all around battery. So, if you don’t like changing batteries and a willing to spend a tiny bit more, Coppertops are a good way to go.

    Finally, the best value battery is interesting: it is the Costco Kirkland Signature. Battery Ninja’s results show that and so do the tests from Consumer Reports. You can buy those Costco batteries here on Amazon, but the price is higher than you’d get at the club. Of course, I’m not a Costco member, so it doesn’t matter to me… but buying them here on Amazon is not a good value.

  • May 15, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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    85 of 89 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    “Poor” Performance Alkaline Batteries, December 11, 2016
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    I read a lot of reviews and convinced myself the AmazonBasics AA alkaline batteries were going to be a good buy. Nope. I put a pair in my TV remote, and within a month the TV was telling me to replace the batteries because of low power. I decided to check some new ones right out of the wrapper with my battery tester. 8 brand new batteries tested – all 8 in the red on the battery tester…not totally dead, but just inside the red. Next trip to Home Depot, I picked up the big pack of Energizer AA batteries and did the same test on them. 8 for 8 all in the green on my battery tester.

    Oh well, not worth crying about $13 worth of weak batteries. I am sure others have had great luck with the same AmazonBasics AA batteries. I just wanted to add my experience so others can make an informed decision. Good luck!

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