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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.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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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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    Recommended retail price for the pack purchased.

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

      Measured capacity (mAh)

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      Average discharge time (hrs)

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

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      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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