Updated 29 Apr 2016

Eveready

Heavy Duty (red)

Bottom line: The Eveready Heavy Duty (red) has extremely poor overall performance. But its low-drain value for money is OK.

Heavy Duty (red)
Consumer score
18
Price guide

$1.03

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Test results

Overall score
Extremely poor
18
Overall value
OK
55%
Performance (low-drain)
Extremely poor
24%
Performance (high-drain)
Extremely poor
13%
Value (low-drain)
OK
65%
Value (high-drain)
Just OK
46%
Endurance (low-drain)
Poor
25%
Endurance (high-drain)
Extremely poor
15%
Energy (low-drain)
Extremely poor
23%
Energy (high-drain)
Extremely poor
11%

Good points

  • OK low-drain value for money.

But

  • Extremely poor low-drain endurance.
  • Extremely poor low-drain energy.
  • Extremely poor high-drain endurance.
  • Extremely poor high-drain energy.
  • Just OK high-drain value for money.

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How we test

Each AA battery goes through high- and low-drain tests to assess how they perform in different gadgets – we averaged the results from four examples of each model in every test. We measure how long they last in each test and the amount of energy they deliver over that time, then convert these measurements into a performance score. The low-drain test uses a load of 24 Ohms, while the high-drain test uses a 2 Ohm-load.

Our performance scores are weighted evenly between performance and run time from each battery’s starting voltage of 1.5V down to 1.0V then to 0.7V – some devices start to falter and won’t operate at 1.0V; we use 0.7V as our benchmark for completely empty. We also calculate a ‘Value’ score based on how much each hour of use costs.

Key data

Product

Price guide
$1.03

Specifications

Size
AA
Type
Carbon zinc
Cost per hour (low-drain)
0.06
Cost per hour (high-drain)
1.00
Capacity (mAh) (low-drain)
845
Capacity (mAh) (high-drain)
497
Time to empty (low-drain) (hrs:mins)
16:46
Time to empty (high-drain) (hrs:mins)
1:10

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