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Last updated: 07 September 2021
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It only takes a dozen or so uses before rechargeable batteries make more economic sense than disposable batteries. We test and review the latest rechargeable batteries from Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic and more to help you find the ones that'll last the longest.

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Our expert testers give every battery a thorough workout to find which batteries:

  • last the longest
  • can be recharged most often
  • lose the least amount of charge when not in use
  • perform at their best for the life of the battery.

Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which batteries come out on top.

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List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

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    Recommended retail price for the pack purchased.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 12.99 and 84.97

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    Battery size

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    We've included both AA and AAA battery sizes in this test.

      Measured capacity (mAh)

      enter value/s in increments of i between 756.8 and 2688.8

      Average discharge time (hrs)

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      How long the battery takes to discharge in use over time.

      enter value/s in increments of i between 0.3 and 6.9

      Low self-discharge ready to use

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        • Time to charge
        • Price
        • Price per battery
        • Battery size
        • Voltage claim
        • Measured capacity (mAh)
        • Claimed capacity (mAh)
        • Low self discharge ready to use

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