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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This figure is usually based on the pack price divided by the number in the pack. The four-pack is the most common, however some of the models on test were only available in packs of 10, 12 or even 20 batteries.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0.21 and 7
Single-use batteries are available in various sizes, with AA being the most popular followed by smaller AAA and square shaped 9V.
Value (high drain) score
A measurement of the performance of the battery when powering high-drain devices. While lithium batteries may give you better performance overall, the cost per battery makes them a poor value proposition with cheaper high-performing alkaline batteries giving you better value.
enter value/s in increments of i between 9 and 96
Performance (low drain) score
The batteries are tested in a rig and monitored by a computer, with each of the batteries discharged into a fixed load. The load is 24 Ohms for the low discharge test, which is the sort of situation you'd use for a remote control.
enter value/s in increments of i between 23 and 98
Endurance (high drain) score
How well the battery performs over time at a capacity high enough to operate devices such as camera flashes and high-performance toys.
enter value/s in increments of i between 6 and 98
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
Country of origin
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Shop Ethical
- Performance (high drain) score
- Performance (low drain) score
- Endurance (high drain) score
- Endurance (low drain) score
- Value (high drain) score
- Value (low drain) score
- Capacity at 1V (low drain) (mAH)
- Capacity at 0.7V (low drain) (mAH)
- Time to reach 1V (low drain) (mins)
- Time to reach 0.7V (low drain) (mins)
- Capacity at 1V (high drain) (mAH)
- Capacity at 0.7V (high drain) (mAH)
- Time to reach 1V (high drain) (mins)
- Time to reach 0.7V (high drain) (mins)
- Price per battery
- Price per pack of 4
- Battery size
- Battery type
- Pack size
- Country of origin