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DURACELL or Energizer battery? why? when it comes to batteries you have plenty of choices... what kind do you use and why?

asked Jun 08 '10 at 11:19

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edited Jun 08 '10 at 11:19


Duracell, They are a tiny tiny bit larger and are much more powerful and last longer.

(Sep 04 '10 at 14:52) Burnham96 Burnham96's gravatar image

I love the design and reliability of those classic copper-topped Duracell batteries! Very minimal and simple.

(Dec 15 '10 at 18:23) Nomad Nomad's gravatar image

@Nomad - You sound like you're reviewing a car or a phone, not a battery.

(Dec 15 '10 at 20:25) chadt4 chadt4's gravatar image

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I found this site the most helpful for you...I usually use Duracell because it is cheap and it lasts a long time

When it comes to batteries, I need batteries which won't fail me, especially during times of electrical outage emergencies. I went through quite a few before discovering which batteries were better.

I've discovered that a good supply of alkaline batteries will serve me much better than my rechargeable batteries. For some reason, rechargeable batteries seem to drain faster, aside from the fact that they don't serve much usage after being drained as, logically, there's no electricity to recharge them again. So I tend to trust storing up on alkaline batteries instead.

Now if I really wanted super batteries, I'm certain there are some on the market which would definitely qualify with higher standards of performance, but at a rather hefty price. Such as the newly developed "plastic batteries" which apparently are one hundred times more powerful than the Alkaline make, but such a product is not yet available within the market industry. So for now, alkaline batteries will have to suffice.

The two brand names of batteries which I trust the most are usually Duracell and Energizer, though sometimes I will use other types such as Ray-O-Vac, Panasonic or Eveready. But their standards of performance of the latter, don't seem to quite match up to Energizer or Duracell.

However, after the narrowing down to what I thought were the better batteries on the market, I often wondered which of the two - that is, Energizer or Duracell - were the better of each other.

Ever so the scientist that I am, I decided to put them to the test to see which ones would supercede in quality, as well as understanding my money's worth. I knew in advance that certain variables had to be taken into consideration in order for the results to be fair and to obtain the best accuracy. Variables such as room temperature for one, as it would seem that the colder the atmosphere, the longer the lifespan of the battery will last. Another variable was the stamped date on the battery packages. Even if the battery hasn't been used, the longer they're openly exposed, the more they drain. Hence, atmospheric pressure does affect the lifespan of a battery.

answered Jun 08 '10 at 11:20

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Alkaline batteries don't drain until a connection is made between the two poles.

(Aug 29 '10 at 21:36) jonesin jonesin's gravatar image

Are you going to share your test results???

(Sep 03 '10 at 17:10) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

Duracell cause they last for a long time. Hmmmm.... Energizer does have a bunny. lol When ever I used Duracells they lasted longer then other brands of batteries even Energizers.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 02:56

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Actually Duracell has the bunny not Energizer .

(Jun 09 '10 at 17:59) Feras Feras's gravatar image

The bunny is called the Energizer bunny.:S

(Aug 23 '10 at 12:18) ambysasa ambysasa's gravatar image
(Aug 23 '10 at 14:37) tyler785 tyler785's gravatar image

They BOTH have pink bunnies.

(Aug 24 '10 at 12:17) Nammi_namm Nammi_namm's gravatar image

Nammi_namm is right they both have bunnys.

(Aug 30 '10 at 07:18) Feras Feras's gravatar image

I did do an experiment with batteries where i placed an energizer batter and a duracel battery hooked up to multiple leds and ran to see which one lasted longer. duracell lasted much longer than energizer

answered Jun 09 '10 at 02:50

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From this site, an amazing claim: http://www.naturalnews.com/PhotoTour_Energizer_Batteries_2.html

"Why are Energizer "D" batteries so weak? To find out the answer, I decided to take one apart and see what was inside. As this picture reveals, inside the "D" battery is a much smaller battery! The Energizer "D" battery is actually just a cheap plastic shell surrounding a much smaller, low-capacity battery similar in size and capacity to an "AA" battery (2500 mAh)."

answered Aug 24 '10 at 07:26

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I usually use Duracell batteries. They last longer.

answered Aug 24 '10 at 07:42

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edited Aug 24 '10 at 07:43

I think Energizer last longer ... i use to use them for my old digital camera

answered Jun 09 '10 at 02:46

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I like Energizer because of the name. That is all.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 02:52

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Have you guys ever heard of a device the electromagnetically inducts a special type of battery?

Normally I go for Duracell.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 03:13

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edited Jun 09 '10 at 03:14

We tend to purchase and use Energizer batteries -- we've tried to switch mostly to rechargeable batteries, and for whatever reason, Energizers are what we have primarily found ourselves using. There's no objective reason for it, though, we've just gravitated towards that brand and haven't seen a reason to switch.

answered Jun 09 '10 at 03:27

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Is there any room to put Apple batteries in this conversation? Other than that, I like either one, but I try to stay as far away as wireless things as possible, because I don't want to pay to replace them.

answered Aug 23 '10 at 11:52

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