Row of AA batteries.
Product review
November 2021

Disposable AA batteries

We tested 15 models of 1.5V disposable AA batteries to see which lasted longest.

November 2021

Anko

Carbon Zinc

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
18
Don't buy

The Anko Carbon Zinc is the least expensive battery we tested, but we don't recommend any carbon zinc batteries because alkaline and lithium perform considerably better. The Anko Carbon Zinc performs terribly across the board in comparison, and it has the shortest shelf life of all the batteries in our test.

Test results

  • 24
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 13
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 22
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 11
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

  • Very inexpensive.

Bad points

  • Terrible low- and high-drain performance.
  • Terrible low- and high-drain endurance.
  • Terrible low- and high-drain energy.
  • Terrible shelf life.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.21

  • Type

    Carbon Zinc

Specifications

  • Time to fully discharge (low-drain) (hrs:mins)

    18:35

  • Time to fully discharge (high-drain) (hrs:mins)

    1:21

  • Expected shelf life

    2 years

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to Kmart.

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