Are Best Buy's Insignia AA alkalines any good?

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Are Best Buy's Insignia AA alkalines any good?

Just looking for some discharge capacity info on them as compared to something like Rayovac, for example.

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Insignia AA alkalines

Nope, no good.

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Virisenox_ wrote:
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Insignia AA alkalines

Nope, no good.


Thanks, but some evidence would have been nice.
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Pete7874, just say no to the alkalines, don’t let them pull you in, they will eat your pets. Please Pete7874, just say no. Don’t drink the Koo-laid. Smile

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They are decent for things like remotes, thats about all I use them in. I have had two leak in remotes, not even in use but a few weeks so be careful. For a flashlight spend a little extra and get some good batteries.

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I wouldn’t recommend anything other than energizers if you really need to use alkalines.
They’re the only batteries I’ve had for 5+ years without any leaks.

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All alkalines have the potential to leak. You should use NiMH with low self-dischrage. If you want a cheaper option for low-powered devices, something like the Eneloop Lite is fine where capacity isn’t a big issue.

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Oh come on people, I’ve been here long enough to be well aware of the downsides of alkalines. My question was not about how these Insignias compare to NiMH. It was about how they compare to other alkalines in terms of capacity.

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I personally prefer ones from a reputable brand that don’t leak, regardless of capacity.

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On receiving an AAA light with alkaleaks, I don’t take them out immediately and throw them away.
But as soon as the alkaleaks are depleted, I put Energizer L92 in all my AAA lights.

I have only a few AA lights. In my 1*AA lights I put 14500’s. My 4*AA lights are loaded with Eneloops.

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I’ve had the only good results with Rayovac and Rat Shack alkaleaks.

I don’t trust Enerleakers or Duraleaks anymore, as they ruined more stuff than I care to think of anymore.

As far as Rat Shack alkies, I still have almost a hunnert of them from close to a decade ago when I unearthed them, not a single one was leaking in the package, whereas either Eneleakers or Duraleaks would’ve been a half-solidified corrosive block of salt inside.

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Lightbringer wrote:
I’ve had the only good results with Rayovac and Rat Shack alkaleaks.
I’ve had good results with Rayovac as well, but that was before Energizer purchased them. Not sure what they are like now.
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Wellp, I know I got a 32- or 40-pak of ROVs somewhere from a coupla years ago. If they’re still intact, I’d give ‘em a yay.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Wellp, I know I got a 32- or 40-pak of ROVs somewhere from a coupla years ago. If they’re still intact, I’d give ‘em a yay.
Yup. Ive got a 60-pack that I bought 2 years ago. They hold more juice than the regular Energizers in my discharge capacity tests.
Using my Opus charger with 200 mA discharge current, I got 2326 mAh from Rayovac, and 2080 mAh from Energizer.
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Pete7874 wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
I’ve had the only good results with Rayovac and Rat Shack alkaleaks.
I’ve had good results with Rayovac as well, but that was before Energizer purchased them. Not sure what they are like now.

The sale hasn’t gone though yet as it’s still waiting on approval from the EU. There have been no changes to construction or formulation of Rayovac and Varta alkaline cells which relate to the pending sale to Energizer.

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MorePower wrote:
The sale hasn’t gone though yet as it’s still waiting on approval from the EU. There have been no changes to construction or formulation of Rayovac and Varta alkaline cells which relate to the pending sale to Energizer.
Thanks for the clarification. I thought this was a done deal.