Test/review of Varta LongLife C 4114

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Test/review of Varta LongLife C 4114

Varta LongLife C 4114
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Official specifications:


  • Shelf life: 10 years
  • Nominal voltage: 1.5 volt
  • Typical capacity 7600mA (Discharge with high resistance)
  • Permissible temperature range: -10°C ~ 50°C
  • Chemistry: Alkaline

Varta%20LongLife%20C%204114-info
This is a standard Alkaline C cell from Varta.
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This is typically Alkaline discharge curves that are very depend on current.
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Conclusion
Performance looks to be about the same as the other Alkaline C I have tested.
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How is the test done and how to read the charts
Compare to other AA/AAA batteries: Alkaline/NiMH/Lithium
Compare to other C/D batteries: Alkaline/NiMH/Lithium

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I have added a C/D battery comparator.

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Thanks for the review HKJ I never knew c size cells hold so much energy.

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Thanks for the review HKJ I never knew c size cells hold so much energy.

Like all Alkaline you have to be very gentle to get all the energy, high power loads is very bad, there you need NiMH batteries.

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HKJ wrote:
Like all Alkaline you have to be very gentle to get all the energy, high power loads is very bad, there you need NiMH batteries.

Yeah, seriously. At 2A of current, an AA Eneloop has more capacity than this C cell.
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HKJ wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Thanks for the review HKJ I never knew c size cells hold so much energy.

Like all Alkaline you have to be very gentle to get all the energy, high power loads is very bad, there you need NiMH batteries.

I guess that is why it was so common to use multiple c/d cells in equipment back in the days. We still have a National Panasonic radio from the 80s that used like 8D cells i think. Even the old Maglites are the same. Can’t imagine powering the thing with cost of batteries back then.