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

Varta

Longlife

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
62

The Varta Longlife is suited to low-to-moderate drain devices such as torches, gaming controllers, radios and TV remotes, and it as a good shelf life. However, there are several better performing alkaline batteries.

Test results

  • 77
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 47
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 72
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 42
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

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

Bad points

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

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.99

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

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

    59:34

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

    3:09

  • Expected shelf life

    9 years

More info

  • Availability

    Available at Bunnings and online.

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