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

Number 8

Alkaline

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

The Number 8 Alkaline battery is a good performer in most situations and it's inexpensive. 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)
  • 53
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 75
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 48
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

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

Bad points

  • Poor high-drain energy.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.70

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

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

    62:57

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

    3:54

  • Expected shelf life

    6 years

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to Mitre 10.

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