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

Necessities

Alkaline

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
61

The Necessities Extra Long Life Alkaline battery is inexpensive. It's suited to low-to-moderate drain devices such as torches, gaming controllers, radios and TV remotes. However, it has a poor shelf life and there are several better performing alkaline batteries.

Test results

  • 74
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 48
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 70
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 43
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

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

Bad points

  • Poor high-drain performance.
  • Poor high-drain energy.
  • Poor shelf life.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.67

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

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

    57:32

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

    3:25

  • Expected shelf life

    4 years

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery.

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