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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Just curious what brand Batteries everyone uses?
Headlamp,Flashlights,Trail Cams, Etc.
Read an article once saying the lower price batteries are just as good as the Popular name brands and save money by buying the low end ones.
I tend to use what I can get on sale.
I thought of this because I put new Batteries in my Trail cams.
I never paid attention enough to know whether
the Duracell's are really worth the Extra money.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-07-2015, 08:34 PM
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Re: Batteries?

Surefire, Duracell, Eveready and Energizer is pretty much what I stick with. I tried some of the batteries from Dollar General or Family Dollar and the were complete trash. Harbor Freight is going to have a sale on their brand coming up on the 15th. I'm going to try a box and see if they live up to their online reviews, mostly positive. Probably made in China.

The thing with batteries is that the big companies will do a private label so you don't know who made it. I worked in medical sales for years and we sold countless batteries of all types. We had are own private label that was made by one of the big two.
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Duracell's only in our house.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-09-2015, 10:33 PM
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Energizer Ultimate Lithium. Nothing else goes in my flashlights or trail cams.
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Originally Posted by WexfordBowhunter
Energizer Ultimate Lithium. Nothing else goes in my flashlights or trail cams.

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2015, 12:44 AM
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The BEST PLACE to buy high quality batteries is on EBAY..You can get them in bulk at low prices with FREE shipping..I have been using the duracells off EBAY a couple years and they are just as fresh as store bought ones at a fraction of the price..Good Luck this Season...
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I only use rechargeables now and the panasonic eneloops are the best I've found.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-13-2015, 01:18 PM
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Battery Tip I learned Years ago from an Old Timer:

When not is use and will sit awhile (like a month or more) unused (e.g. flashlights kept in house,car) - take one battery out and reverse it..

This will stop the small current charge in the device.
You ever open up a flashlight that sat for a year and discovered the battery mess & corrosion inside?

Reversing one battery will eliminate that.

When you need the flashlight - a couple seconds to take off cap and reverse battery again - can be done in total darkness.

Reversing a battery increases the battery life - by eliminating that ghost current.

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Like John said, If you try the Panasonic Eneloops, you'll never use anything else. The difference is incredible.

Get the black ones that are 2550 mah off ebay or amazon. I use them in my Garmin Astro 320, which eats batteries. I got almost 3 days of hunting out of 2 batteries last year in Maine, so all day hunts.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-25-2015, 12:09 PM
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I can confidently tell everyone to never, ever, ever buy Rayovac batteries. Complete, utter garbage. Half the cost for 1/10 the life = not a good deal, lol.
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