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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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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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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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Duracells

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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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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For years I tried to keep everything (radios, range finder, pocket digital cameras, Mini Mag lites) using AAs and would buy multipacks when someone had them on sale.

Somehow a few trinkets snuck in there over the past few years that take AAAs.

Never seen any difference between RayOVac and Energizer alkaline AAs. When I head to camp always make sure I have lots of batteries.

Once used rechargable AAs for cameras, not all that impressed with them. Haven't tried any of the newer versions.
 

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DennyF said:
For years I tried to keep everything (radios, range finder, pocket digital cameras, Mini Mag lites) using AAs and would buy multipacks when someone had them on sale.

Somehow a few trinkets snuck in there over the past few years that take AAAs.

Never seen any difference between RayOVac and Energizer alkaline AAs. When I head to camp always make sure I have lots of batteries.

Once used rechargable AAs for cameras, not all that impressed with them. Haven't tried any of the newer versions.
I did a blood trail job for a buddy last week. I used RayOvac AA's in my light and got 10-15 min per battery. Tracked a deer for my father last night using the same flashlight and DuraCells. Got 1hr on a battery and was 30 min in the 2nd when I found the deer. Would have used 6-10 of those RayOvacs for the same run time.

Hopefully I just got a bad batch, but I'll never buy them again.
 

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Harbor Freight C size batteries can't last 2 weeks in my trail cams. Imagine if it 10 below out. They're be dead in 2 days.
 

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I notice the cheaper batteries last a lot longer in today's flashlights, in AAA, than they did using the old D batteries years ago.
 

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tdd said:
I did a blood trail job for a buddy last week. I used RayOvac AA's in my light and got 10-15 min per battery. Tracked a deer for my father last night using the same flashlight and DuraCells. Got 1hr on a battery and was 30 min in the 2nd when I found the deer. Would have used 6-10 of those RayOvacs for the same run time.

Hopefully I just got a bad batch, but I'll never buy them again.

I can second your opinion of RayOvac's. I had a similar experience with RayOvac batteries. I make sure I only use Duracell's for alkaline batteries.
 

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Energizer Lithium AA and AAA for all that you've listed. No loss of battery life when it's below freezing. They lasts from mid summer thru winter in my trailcam allowing it to take hundreds of photos.
 
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