ENERGIZER Ultimate Lithium "NO LEAK" Guarantee - mine leaked! What's your take?

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Well, I just paid $30 for 2 packs of 12 cells at Target just a few hours ago. I use them as back up primaries in my Surefire Titan and my Surefire Titan Plus. I usually run AAA Eneloop pros. I bought these cells for emergency use and I don’t want to ruin a $60 light and a $90 light.

Now I have (32) AAA Energizer Ultimate Lithium cells. I already had 8 cells. I hope don’t leak in the lights. They are made in* Singapore* and they are* EXP. 2037*

Also, I noticed something strange about them. Around the top portion of the cells they seem “weak” meaning if I put them in my 12 cell “store a cell”, they get dented pretty badly. Some of them also came with deep lines , like dents around portions of the top of the cell. I would say about half of them. It is as if you were to put your thumbnail on the cell and press medium hard. These are quite deep markings.

I don’t know what to think about these cells now.

 

 

 

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TexasToasted wrote:
I had a pair leak inside a faucet hose water timer. Thought it was a fluke- never had these cells leak before, but I had another pair leak from the same package in my electronic door lock. I give up on all non-rechargeable AA and AAA batteries. Buying only Eneloops now. That is still the only battery that has never leaked for me.

I have plenty of Eneloops and used them before in this remote, but they don’t last long as their starting voltage is quite low for a remote designed to be powered by 1.5v nominal (1.80v brand-new)

Eneloops cannot show the LCD display for long, compared to the primary Lithiums, which last a very long time…just not expecting a leak.

I reluctantly swallowed the cost of primary Energizer Lithiums for longevity and avoiding the dreaded ‘alkaleaks’…only to have this. Facepalm

Unfortunate to read this thread. A few years ago I bought a bunch of Energizer MAX AA and AAA alkaline batteries that had the Powerseal guarantee against leaks, and put them in all my remote controls. Today I found 2 of those remotes had leaks. Seems like every few years I find something with leaking batteries. I’m absolutely sick and tired of this. Can’t believe in this day and age with all our technological advances we still have to deal with this.

I saw on another web page that the Energizer lithium batteries don’t leak, but this thread proves that’s not the case either. I have some Eneloop batteries that people say don’t leak, but I found a couple pages with people saying they leak too. And you’re saying they won’t work well in remote controls either anyway.

Guess I’ll have to try to get into the habit of putting batteries in only when I need to and then removing them after each use. Annoying, but better than having to throw away a ruined device.

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The thing is, lithium primaries leak because of a lack of a seal, not because the casing gets destroyed in the case of alkaline and zinc carbon cells.

The problem is, they shouldn’t leak for obvious reasons, and if they do, it’s much worse than alkaline cells, since the electrolyte is quite toxic and dangerous.

Eneloops also can’t leak at all, since they have a non aqueous electrolytes during normal usage.
The only way for Eneloops to leak would be overcharge or very bad QC simply put.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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Hmmm. Energizer cells are claimed not to leak, and yet they leaked! We should ask Mr Energizer about this…

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Yep, I have been using Eneloops since 2006 & never had one leak. Never had one go bad yet either… including the many bought in 2006.

To me… that is hard to beat.

So far…. I have never had any problems powering any of ‘my devices’ with Eneloops either.

They last forever in cameras too.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Hmmm. Energizer cells are claimed not to leak, and yet they leaked! We should ask Mr Energizer about this…
He would probably just say.. “I do not recall.” .. Facepalm .. Big Smile

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BlueSwordM wrote:
The thing is, lithium primaries leak because of a lack of a seal, not because the casing gets destroyed in the case of alkaline and zinc carbon cells.

The problem is, they shouldn’t leak for obvious reasons, and if they do, it’s much worse than alkaline cells, since the electrolyte is quite toxic and dangerous.

Eneloops also can’t leak at all, since they have a non aqueous electrolytes during normal usage.
The only way for Eneloops to leak would be overcharge or very bad QC simply put.

Eneloops leak if you pull too much current from them (over 10A from AAs). There are reports on CPF regarding this.

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1. Your volt-meter is off. They can’t have that much. No standard AA/AAA cell must exceed 1.6V. The only ones that are an exception are the Ni-Zn which charge up to 1.8. Your meter is probably low battery itself.

2. Any brand cal leak if conditions are satisfied. To state otherwise is just marketing. Yes, you an improve your process and have fewer problems but you cannot fairly state the impossible. No-one will use state-of-the-art materials for something that is considered one-time-use (as in non-rechargeable).

As a note: I just got 12 arcas AAAs from storage. 1 leaked the second day and the 3rd day was already a disaster but still maintained it’s voltage at 1.57V. The rest are fine.

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My own (painful) experiences are that as far as alkaleaks, Duraleak and Enerleakers are the worst of the lot, barring no-name crap cells given away with a free tank of gas or whatever.

Rayovacs hardly ever leaked on me at all, like, ever, and I unearthed a coupla 40pax from years ago, and they’re still universally good. Think I used up most of ‘em.

Also, the old Rat Shack cells (green on all-black, not orange on all-white) were similar, near-zero leaks as far as I recall. The white/orange ones are okay, still way less likely to leak than Ds/Es, but I’ve had more leaks with them lately just sitting in the packages, so I have to watch them.

Ironic, as just last week or so I had to hammer out a swollen+leaking AAA from my Ultratac, and one of a pair of AAs in… think it was my Luxpro light… also took a dump. I think the AAA was a Duraleak and the AA was a white/orange Rat Shack.

 

I kinda gave up on UltLiths after having a (1×AA) light turn on in my pocket and burn down the cell uselessly. Was like 5bux down the toilet for nothing. Figure if one’s gonna burn down for nothing, might as well be a cheap cell than a pricey one.

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