Testing double-A batteries: dollar stores vs. major brands (Marketplace)

Testing double-A batteries: dollar stores vs. major brands (Marketplace)

We tested double-A disposable batteries to find out whether major brand names like Energizer and Duracell deliver on their marketing promises to be long lasting. Our test reveals some surprising results about batteries from dollar stores. Watch our investigation to find out which batteries you should buy — and which ones you might want to avoid.

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50 Comments

  1. Aurelio-Rey milaor cabal on July 16, 2022 at 12:03 am

    With NMIH and Litium batteries that are rechargeable isn’t it time we ditched throwaway batteries?

  2. Non-dual Individual on July 16, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Can you compare WEF shills in the Canadian parliament next?

  3. Larry Stevens on July 16, 2022 at 12:06 am

    I’ll be damned.
    Always an Energizer guy.
    Might have to re-evaluate that loyalty.
    I don’t want to talk about disposal. I don’t think in my entire life, I have ever recycled a small disposable. Always just goes in the trash.
    Yes, I feel bad and will re-evaluate that behaviour too.

  4. MSR Workshop on July 16, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Project Farm….. any one ?

  5. The Man With The Memes on July 16, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Great another interracial couple

  6. Harry Niedecken on July 16, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Look at AA cycler

  7. S P on July 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

    They used to be a dollar now they are 1.25

  8. Awais Ch on July 16, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Not meaningful test …

  9. Golden.Lights.Twinkle on July 16, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I just buy the cheapest batteries I can find. Only alkaline though. I check them for leakage now and again, and I find the name brands leak just as often.

  10. mighty whitey on July 16, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Blah blah blaa

  11. David Powell on July 16, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Maglight aluminum flashlights are easily damaged or ruined by the leaking alkaline batteries,I wish they would make some kind of anti corrosion liner to put in or line the inside of the flashlight barrels with something plasticy to protect the aluminum

    seem to recall that Maglight discourages the use of lithium batteries in their small flashlight-even though the nominal voltage is the same? (AA cell)

  12. Windy Abbie on July 16, 2022 at 12:18 am

    I gave up on Duracells copper top they chronically leak and ruin devices. I bought Duracells in bulk for work but too many failures right out of the box. I did store them in a cool location. Trying Panasonic now.

  13. Norman on July 16, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I’ve had terrible luck with Duracell batteries. They’ve leaked and ruined several appliances at my house. I won’t buy them any more.
    WORST batteries I’ve seen for leaking. Some even leaking in the package with an expiration date 5 years away.

  14. Bradius Maximus on July 16, 2022 at 12:22 am

    This could of been a 30 second video.

  15. David Powell on July 16, 2022 at 12:23 am

    At about 6:50 to 7:00–were those Energizers not the newer ones that say "Max" on them?

  16. Agoynang YT on July 16, 2022 at 12:24 am

    better to buy rechargeable batteries than to buy disposable…

  17. Bug Stomper on July 16, 2022 at 12:25 am

    My two maglites got destroyed by their alkaline D cells leaking. Funny thing was that burst leaking batteries still worked, so you don’t know that they are leaking.0

  18. Lossy Lossnitzer on July 16, 2022 at 12:25 am

    the phrase "upto 50%" can mean 1%, it is like shops saying "Sale upto 70% off" when it has one item on the shelf that has never been able to sell for years.

  19. Daniel C on July 16, 2022 at 12:26 am

    what is up with the GIANT glasses on that woman’s face. the next episode needs to focus on whether or not she can actually see better because of the outrageous size of her glasses.

  20. Mark Campbell on July 16, 2022 at 12:26 am

    A battery with less charcoal and plastic is a better battery.

  21. SnowTiger45 on July 16, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Ya but how do we know we aren’t getting Chinese Knock-Offs from dollar-type stores ?
    They all seem like junk any more.

  22. Kyle Ruggles on July 16, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Or just buy rechargables!!! Why aren’t they talking about this? I can’t tell you the last time I bought alkalines, it just makes no sense to buy single use batteries.

  23. Joel Tedley on July 16, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Should have included amazon batteries in the test.

  24. Beej Kumar on July 16, 2022 at 12:29 am

    Years ago for shampoos and other stuff words used were: "New and Improved " which meant more cost for same. Marketing same product with a new designed package and Adding superlative for promotion / reintroduction of sale "old" product is not new. It is very simple way of charging more and fooling consumer.

  25. bloxyman22 on July 16, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Would be nice if you actually knew what you were doing. Even if battery is 99% drained it will show a voltage on a multimeter, but as soon as any kind of load is placed on it that voltage will drop to nothing and be incapable of powering anything.

  26. Chance Plomp-Schweitzer on July 16, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Interesting video, but really only scratches the surface. As well, I feel like the idea that the Alkaline vs Carbon Zinc debate was one-sided. Would also like to see rechargeables brought into the conversation.

  27. Rackets on July 16, 2022 at 12:34 am

    You cant test a battery with a meter and get an accurate reading unless you test it under a load.. Most companies do NOT make their own batteries they contract the manufacture.. So you may be getting a name brand product with a 3rd party label..The difference may be in the battery specs..

  28. Steve Alacavage on July 16, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I have used rechargeable for many years——– AND found out regular batteries are rechargeable TOO!!!! — when I mixed in a "regular" one !!!! + ???

  29. Ravi Thakoer on July 16, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I’ve experienced AA Energizer batteries powering my Canon camera, when brand new AA Duracell couldn’t … Duur-a-cell … where "duur" translates to "expensive" in Dutch LOL.
    Panasonics are as wasted as Duracell too except for remotes and clocks.

  30. Mark Martin on July 16, 2022 at 12:35 am

    these ones….uggghhh😱

  31. Suren Bono on July 16, 2022 at 12:35 am

    …remotes should come with usb rechargeables lipo or lions in the future..

  32. Beej Kumar on July 16, 2022 at 12:36 am

    What happens to batteries sent for recycling? 🙄😮‍💨😴🥺. It remains mystery. 😡😱👺

  33. Tube Watcher on July 16, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Carbon Zinc don’t leak. Every other single use battery can leak – even the liths that claim they do not.
    Manufacturers weigh the cost of equipment replacement from leaking batteries vs the cost savings of making a cheaper battery with thinner materials. Guess who wins – not us. Rechargeable is the way to go with expensive equipment.

  34. Ed Straker on July 16, 2022 at 12:38 am

    Sending waste batteries to other countries, so they can recycle them and sell us back poor quality batteries, brilliant.

  35. Squanchy c_137 on July 16, 2022 at 12:39 am

    wish they mention the "mAh" label

  36. Drake on July 16, 2022 at 12:42 am

    It’s science

  37. The real Ms. Dee on July 16, 2022 at 12:43 am

    Thanks so much! I always buy the Panasonic alkaline but questioned the e-circuit brand. Now I know that I can choose either one and keep saving money.

  38. Brian Brin on July 16, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Leaking Batteries From Discount & Dollar store lol!
    Seriously can’t expect your tests due to the fact you have know Idea how they have been stored or kept and how old…
    If you are going to do testing all factors have to be equal, manufacture dates and freshness.
    None of your testing tool into account.
    So your testing is faulty

  39. HvyMetlAlchemist on July 16, 2022 at 12:48 am

    We all know they could make batteries last waaay longer.. but everything’s designed to break just so the rich keep making money

  40. Stephen Jacks on July 16, 2022 at 12:49 am

    "Lithium" AA batteries are purposely degraded. Nominal Lithium voltage is 3.2 to 3.7 volts. An "AA" (1.5 volt) "Lithium" has 60% of its power degraded. "Heavy duty" Zinc-Acid-Carbon batteries and "Alkaline" Zinc-Alkali-NickelOxide batteries are water based. MetalHydride-Alkali-NickelOxide rechargeables are also water based. Lithium batteries leak toxic flammable organic fluids.

  41. brownj2 on July 16, 2022 at 12:50 am

    why all the dramatic background music? these are batteries

  42. Mitchel Evans on July 16, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Why not rechargeables? I am sold on the rechargeables – they last as long or longer than alkalines on one charge, and can handle many recharging cycles.

  43. Hoss Eehoss on July 16, 2022 at 12:51 am

    Funny how I had to watch a Procell battery commercial before this video…

  44. W Barney on July 16, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Just throw in the trash

  45. Tim Bacchus on July 16, 2022 at 12:53 am

    My Costco only sells durra cell and they all leak at one time or another. Every one.

  46. kerk captain on July 16, 2022 at 12:53 am

    As soon as I saw ‘masks’ on these dolts. I’m gone.

  47. CRUSTY DRIBBLINS on July 16, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Far more tampon applicators are found at the beach than batteries. Just saying.

  48. Darth cerebrus on July 16, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Dollar tree batteries last longer and leak less than duracell.those dollar store ones also hold up better in storage,like for emergency bags or hurricane supplies.

  49. Yabba Dabba Doo on July 16, 2022 at 12:58 am

    if your de(vice)needs more grunt than a Super duty purchase a mains powered model

  50. D E C A P R I O on July 16, 2022 at 1:02 am

    I used to taste non-leaking batteries as a kid 👅🔋

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