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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by [email protected], Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Guest

    OK i know that cold weather affects the lifespan of batteries but i
    never thought i would get batteries that actually dont last as long as
    another. I bought those Heavy Duty Batteries and they were horrible.
    They lasted about half as long as alkaline batteries usually last and
    that is in the same tempature! I wanted to warn everyone before yall
    fall for the advertiseing hype of the Heavy Duty Batteries! Dont let
    your kids down this christmas!
     
  2. Guest

    Yeah I learned the same thing about Heavy Duty batteries after I
    invested a small fortune in them. I thought I was saving money by using
    Heavy Duty batteries since they market them to be just as good as
    alkaline. That is definitely wrong. I was changing batteries like
    crazy. Then I heard a commercial on the radio about it and decided to
    try the alkaline. I will never use Heavy Duty again.
     
  3. Guest

    Agreed, those heavy duty batteries are garbage compared to alkalines
    pure and simple. For example if you put alkalines in flashlight B and
    heavy duty ones in flashlight A you'd get

    Flashlight A
    Battery won't last as long if unused for a prolonged amount of time
    If battery is exposed to hotter or colder temps it will shorten it's
    life considerably
    Flashlight will grow more and more dim over time
    Flashlight won't last as long during prolonged use

    Flashlight B
    Battery lasts longer over prolonged amount of time when not in use
    Batter operates much better in hotter and colder temps
    Flashlight will never go dim
    Will last 4 times longer during prolonged use
     
  4. Guest

    Exactly what kind of batteries are we talking about here? Are these
    another type of alkaline battery? Or the new oxyride batteries from
    Japan? Something else?

    TIA,

    Mark
     
  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I bought those Heavy Duty Batteries and they were horrible.
    "Heavy Duty" is a new name for an old technology.
    Heavy Duty batteries are just carbon-zinc batteries
    with slightly better process technology than 30 years ago.
    Their shelf life is crap.
    Your batteries were probably half dead
    before you got them home.
    http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:...specs/bat3.shtml+zinc-carbon+now-*-*-*-*-duty
     
  6. Guest

    Never use Heavy Duty batteries!!! They don't last long at all...
    I learned my lesson with my kids toys, I was constantly changing and
    buying new batteries.

    http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:...specs/bat3.shtml+zinc-carbon+now-*-*-*-*-duty
     
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