Product review
November 2021

Disposable AA batteries

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

November 2021

Maxlife

01 Alkaline

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
66
Recommended

The Maxlife 01 Alkaline battery is a good performer in most situations. Its best use is in low-to-moderate drain devices such as torches, gaming controllers, radios and TV remotes. It has an average shelf life.

Test results

  • 80
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 51
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 75
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 46
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

  • Good low-drain performance.
  • Good low-drain endurance.
  • Good low-drain energy.

Bad points

  • Poor high-drain energy.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.80

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

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

    62:33

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

    3:35

  • Expected shelf life

    6 years

More info

  • Availability

    Available at Mitre 10, PB Tech, OfficeMax, Office Products Depot.

Member reviews

1 Member review

Battery Corrosion

Pros

Good price, good capacity (tested)

Cons

The battery casing breaks down considerably faster than most other common brands and may result in damage to appliance/toy if left in over a prolonged period.

Recommend it?

Maybe, it depends on what you're after.

Bruce F.

Used 6 months or more

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