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    Default AA Batteries

    Which are the best AA Alkaline batteries to buy in bulk. Plenty to choose from but which to purchase.?

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    Default Re: AA Batteries

    Best ?

    Opinion :-)
    I like the Varta From Bunnings. They do the job, they dont leak
    Bulk for me being a pack of 20.

    brands can vary in quality from year to year as they switch to other/cheaper manufacturers to stick their label on.
    eg Enerloop are now a totally different brand to when they established their reputation many years back. Now just a label .

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    Thanks. I will have a look for the Varta batteries. Interesting to hear about Enerloop as i always thought they were a top brand. It's hard to keep up with these changes.

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    My vote is for Varta

    Eneloop are rechargeable batteries and are ideal for digital flash.
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    Eneloop are still good, started out Sanyo and were bought by Panansonic. I'd recommend them over alkaline for most applications myself. Only takes a few charges to work out cheaper and they last a similar amount of time in general.
    I use a lot of AAA batteries and a reasonable amount of AA batteries and almost always use NiMH, all have lasted me several years so far but I have had a couple give trouble after that time.

    As for alkaline, most reviews I've read suggest there is not that much variation between brands. The last 20 pack I bought from bunnings are some silver coloured el cheapos and they haven't given me any trouble. Down to my last few now and it's been years.
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    For disposable, I'm a fan of Varta.
    Haven't used rechargeables in so long, but I'd think any good brand of rechargable lithium ones would be the best.

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    Why pay so much? Look on Trademe like trademebattery

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    Default Re: AA Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I like the Varta From Bunnings. They do the job, they dont leak
    Bulk for me being a pack of 20.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    My vote is for Varta
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    For disposable, I'm a fan of Varta.
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    5.99 for 10 AA Varta on trademe seems pretty good isn't it?

    and buy 3 and get free shipping

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronic...1761435639.htm

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    Farnell or RS should have really cheap bulk packs.

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