Which AA Battery is Best? Can Amazon Basics beat Energizer? Let's find out!

Which AA Battery is Best? Can Amazon Basics beat Energizer? Let's find out!

The batteries tested include the Duracell, Energizer, Amazon Basics, Harbor Freight Thunderbolt, Duracell Quantum, Dollar Store, Rayovac, Eveready, and Energizer Lithium.

Products Tested In This Video (in no particular order):
Amazonbasics: https://amzn.to/3aNFFI7
Energizer: https://amzn.to/2EsGLgi
Duracell Quantum: https://amzn.to/2COEETG
Duracell: https://amzn.to/2EnP4KD
Rayovac: https://amzn.to/31lwsne
Enegizer Lithium: https://amzn.to/3aVdF5G
Eveready: https://amzn.to/32aToFa

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Canon 70D Camera: https://amzn.to/31b5Gy0
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50 Comments

  1. Large Larry on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    Now do the same test while they are cold as if they were in your car while parked outside in winter.

  2. el goog on January 8, 2022 at 1:13 pm

    They are all complete garbage, by design.

    Going on like 80 year’s using the same style battery… sounds like total bullshit.

    Funny how everything else evolves, but, NOT batteries. They have zero clue how to make better ones.

  3. Chris Engineer on January 8, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Very interesting , interesting that rechargeable always list their Mah whereas alkaline never do.

  4. John Duerwaechter on January 8, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much in your work in doing these videos for the saving of money on buying products! Yes i feel it would be a very good idea to do some videos on testing AAA & recharible batteries. Thank you again & may Jesus bless you w/ lots of knowledge!

  5. John Baptist on January 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Which rechargeable batteries are the best please ? Thanks 😊😍🍁🙏👍👏

  6. Paul the Painter on January 8, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    I used to buy duracell. Now I’ll buy Energizer. Please do rechargeable next!!!

  7. CustardCat on January 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    i think energizer lithiem is deff the best because it pruduces the longest time

  8. Brett Murphy on January 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    I’m puzzled why you didn’t take operating temperature into account!!

  9. Alonzo Witt on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Like the old saying goes, you get what you pay for!

  10. Shaun W. on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Lithium last longer and survives longer in the cold too. Worth mentioning that. In outdoor winter application(ie hunt cam)

  11. The Shogun on January 8, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Everyone knows Duracell is the best, the adverts are legendary you guys can’t lie

  12. Panic At The Tesco on January 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I threw a packet of Duracell at my teacher and got arrested for battery….

  13. kr33k00 on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Kirkland Signature FTW!

  14. BlisterBang on January 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Just to fix a repeating error that might confuse viewers, you were not draining a battery at "<x> milliamp hours", you were draining them at "<x> milliamps". This happened several times in your tests, for instance the text at 6:12 and 7:42 (title text is in MAH, should have been MA, ot to be extra pedantic, mADC). An easy to see analogy would be to use miles-per-hour to declare how far you drove your car instead of miles. But I certainly appreciate the effort that went into your tests; very useful information.

  15. Halligans & Batons Adventures on January 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Duracell is terrible for corroding though, have ruined several items for me

  16. Michelle Gray on January 8, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Or just buy rechargeable batteries like a sane person but hey-you do you. (yes I know rechargeable batteries do need to be replaced eventually as well, but given you can recharge them with daily full to dead usage for at least 6 months-still a vast improvement)

  17. William Yohman on January 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    It’s been a while since I’ve watched your videos. I really liked this test and I appreciate your slower cadence!

  18. Project Farm on January 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    I tested Costco, AC Delco, Sunbeam and IKEA near the end of the rechargeable AA battery video. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A1GvQ40j0Q
    Here are the batteries tested in this video. Thank you and best regards, Todd
    Amazonbasics: https://amzn.to/3aNFFI7

    Energizer: https://amzn.to/2EsGLgi
    Duracell Quantum: https://amzn.to/2COEETG
    Duracell: https://amzn.to/2EnP4KD
    Rayovac: https://amzn.to/31lwsne
    Enegizer Lithium: https://amzn.to/3aVdF5G
    Eveready: https://amzn.to/32aToFa

  19. joeldf on January 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Just came across this. Very cool.

    The only time I HAD to buy some lithium AA batteries were for an HP digital camera we had back around 2007 or so. It pulled so much juice that a regular set of AAs would die within only a few hours. I took my family on a trip to Disney World at the time and was frustrated that we couldn’t go a full day without keeping a pack of batteries with us and having to replace them at least twice during that day. Someone suggested trying out some lithium batteries, so we tried. Great suggestion, because then we could go at least a day and half before having to replace them. Still a pain to replace them at all, but it was much less often.

  20. LittleOldBoat on January 8, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Nice work thank you!

  21. KameraShy on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    1. Traditionally, I have found Walgreens branded batteries the best performance for the price. However, lately (2021) the price has risen dramatically.
    2. I would consider Lithium batteries for extreme cold conditions where they perform better and/or where replacement is difficult because they last longer.
    3. The most important criteria for me is not leaking. Duracell has a bad reputation for that. How to test that?

  22. Wayne Ward on January 8, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Lithium batteries, ie energizer, withstand cold temps much better than alkaline

  23. Albert Pelletier on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    The lithium batteries definitely cost more but as one poster put I’m sick and tired of losing equipment because the battery leakage and I’ve had them all leak that’s why I changed to the more expensive lithium batteries because they won’t leak and they work better in extreme temperatures

  24. ej ej on January 8, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    I wish these videos had links to PDFs or spreadsheets that summarized the results of each test conducted. It would be nice to be able to download the testing summary so you can maybe have it on your phone in case you’re at the store and suddenly remember you meant to pick up batteries or replace your drill bits or whatever. Just a suggestion.

  25. Jerry Stewart on January 8, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Great presentation

  26. FlowerPowerNZ on January 8, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for that. I have a C9000 but had never used it in this fashion. Very informative. I use Energizer lithium batteries for expensive test equipment items due to their 20 year life (10 for 9v) and known source.

  27. Jason Sargeant on January 8, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks this was a great video. Can also test the AAA, C AND D BATTERIES as well if you don’t mind.

  28. Dexterous Discourses on January 8, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    ABC brand battery is not even considered! What is this???

  29. ArkansasBadBoy on January 8, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    😊

  30. Mel Thompson on January 8, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    With millions of boomers out here, you ought to include a segment on hearing-aid batteries.

  31. Tomažič Tomaž on January 8, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Do same test in cold and hot environment, to see real value for Lithium battery. Great job what are you doing.💪

  32. flackanator1 on January 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Best channel on the web hands down, you did it again! Excellent work

  33. m04f04m on January 8, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    For many years, Energizer and Duracell had been pretty close in terms of performance and cost for us. If either were on sale or we had coupons for them, that’s what we would get. But I noticed a disturbing trend with Duracell. They seemed more susceptible to leakage while in a device. It didn’t happened often, but often enough compared to the Energizer. Because of that, we tend to stay with the Energizer. It’s also possible that the current Duracells don’t do this.

  34. Wuzzup129 on January 8, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Well, at least I can sleep easily, knowing I got at least a decent value buying Energizers for all my remote controls.

  35. Castle Archon on January 8, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Amazon may be better per cost, but since they don’t work as long, you have to switch them out more. Those with gaming controllers would not like that idea. Looks like Energizer for best interrupted use for me!

  36. John S. R. Lawrence on January 8, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    I vote for the full test including the recharable.

  37. Bill Sweet on January 8, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    The only thing you’re missing is which one holds up best when used out doors during winter 30 deg and below

  38. Charles M on January 8, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    From the information shown here I would probably go with the standard energizer!!! Amazon basic is the cheapest option with half decent performance but who wants to support a giant corporation with their aspersions for World domination.

  39. Light on January 8, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    where is Panasonic 🙂

  40. Phyllis Chamberlain on January 8, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Draw that which is the best battery then to buy a bad your duets batteries for 50 for eight and sometime pet where you get them from £5 by eight batteries all I want to know is the best battery to buy an eye much it is please thank you

  41. Chev Chelios on January 8, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    The ones from the dollar store, I think they were called Bing Bongs or something like that..

  42. jeeter red on January 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    In the 80s they were beter

  43. Chris Engineer on January 8, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Heavy Duty in the U.K. means Zinc Carbon so the cheaper 2 will likely be zinc carbon rather than Alkaline.

    These were always traditionally very low drain and only really shipped for use in remotes etc.

    This is an excellent test, I really enjoyed watching it!

  44. Trucker ManJr on January 8, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    I use Energizer.. but I’ll switch to Energizer lithium

  45. Susan Mason on January 8, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Yes, on the rechargeable batteries.

  46. Pat Jago on January 8, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    To be fair the dollar general and harbor freight batteries weren’t alkaline. Harbor freight does make a alkaline and I wish you would have tested that instead. I use the harbor freight alkaline and they aren’t bad. Very cheap compared to name brand. I found these are the best deal when on sale.

  47. Glenn Fuller on January 8, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for a great video. 👍👍 Please test Costco brand batteries.

  48. F C on January 8, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    I love the Energizers they have never let me down. On the other hand Duracell have leaked and have ruined a few devices. After the last ruined device I’ve stopped using them.

  49. Levi Murray on January 8, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    most helpful video on youtube

  50. Steve Pullan on January 8, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    What about Panasonic alkaline batteries? I only buy these now, as I haven’t been disappointed with these. Also, another point to consider is leakage. I have lost a few devices because of leakage from batteries corroding the terminals and causing the device to stop working. Duracell and Energiser often seem to leak.

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