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Big W - 2 10-packs of Kodak AA Superlife Alkaline Batteries for $10

Posted By: craftykiwi, posted 2008/03/31 10:51
Buy 2 packets of Kodak AA Superlife Alkaline batteries at Big W for only $10.
10 batteries in each packet so 20 batteries in total.

Can never have enough batteries, especially if you have children.
Expiry date:2008/04/09
47°-+
$10.00
  • yovi2008/03/31 11:01:09
    great value. although I think that rechargeable batteries are better in long term :)
  • bigal2008/03/31 11:31:24
    I voted hot, although I did see my local officeworks had 48 Varta Alkalines for $19.95. I bought one and found that batteries had a date of a few years old... so I think they were just trying to get rid of them before the juice ran out.

    Yes, rechargables are nice but you shouldnt charge them and keep them in the drawer until you need them unless they are the eneloop varieties (keeps 85% charge in 12 months). So I always have some alkalines handy.
  • yovi2008/03/31 11:48:35
    I do have alkalines ready as well. What would happen to the recharged batteries that are lying around in the drawer? Would they lose the power or is it actually doing harm to the batteries? Is it better to keep them empty if we are not using them?
  • geo782008/03/31 12:13:04
    @ Officeworks, there are packs of 20 Energizer AA batteries for $9.99 - last page of the current catalogue, valid until 7 April.
  • bigal2008/03/31 12:52:17
    yovi
    I do have alkalines ready as well. What would happen to the recharged batteries that are lying around in the drawer? Would they lose the power or is it actually doing harm to the batteries? Is it better to keep them empty if we are not using them?


    Ni-MH batteries typically will loose their charger unless they are using the Sanyo Eneloop technology. I think the Energizer rechargables that claim to keep charge after being charged for the year is using this. So you are seeing more rechargable batteries like this. But most of the other ones will just loose charge quickly.

    Li-Ion (not available as a typical rechargable batteries as yet ie. AA AAA) is not a stable technology so they do not recommend that you FULLY charge the battery and leave it on the shelf. Best to have 1/3 charge and store it.
  • craftykiwi2008/03/31 13:05:01
    We always keep our spare batteries in the fridge if not using them, to make them last that little bit longer.
  • admin2008/03/31 18:33:22
    In the fridge! First time I've heard of anyone doing that. I guess lower temperatures would reduce the activity of the battery in theory making it last longer.
  • nlafanclub2008/04/01 02:16:21
    admin;43799
    In the fridge! First time I've heard of anyone doing that. I guess lower temperatures would reduce the activity of the battery in theory making it last longer.



    don't know if that's the reason why, but I've always been told to do that - not that I do though :p
  • craftykiwi2008/04/01 09:08:35
    Batteries discharge faster in hot conditions so good idea during the hotter summer months, but not such an issue over winter.
  • nod2008/04/01 09:10:17
    why would a lower temp stop the battery from discharging? it just does not make sense to me

    might have to attack google later :D
  • craftykiwi2008/04/01 09:11:23
    Also further note on above threads - rechargeable ones are best for high current devices like toys, Wii remotes, torch batteries, etc, whereas non-rechargeable are best for low current devices like clocks, TV & video remotes, etc because if you use rechargeable batteries then you'll be changing them far too frequently. So always good to have some of both types.
  • craftykiwi2008/04/01 09:13:02
    nod
    why would a lower temp stop the battery from discharging? it just does not make sense to me

    might have to attack google later :D



    Have to check with my husband on that one - he's the electronics, computer person in our house. Can only go on experience on that one.
  • craftykiwi2008/04/03 20:37:36
    Note on fridge idea from a search:-

    Household alkaline batteries generate their electrical power through a chemical reaction. As long as unused batteries are kept in a cool, dry space, they could remain usable for five years or more. The electrolyte fluid retains an estimated 90% of its power as long as the batteries are not allowed to overheat or become unsealed.

    It is important that you store your unused batteries away from heat sources and areas prone to high humidity. Heat and humidity will cause stored batteries to leak fluid, and prolonged storage in a device may also encourage corrosion and leakage.

    The atmosphere inside a fridge is very low in humidity as well as cold, so is an ideal environment for the storage of alkaline batteries. All batteries will eventually lose their charge due to a slow drain of their electrolytes' power, but the lower the ambient temperature, the slower this power drain could be.

    According to the results of several scientific tests, batteries stored at refrigerator temperatures do indeed last longer than batteries stored at higher temperature, but on average the difference is only a few percentage points. Alkaline batteries stored in a refrigerator may retain 93% of their power after five years, compared to 90% for non-refrigerated batteries stored in cool, dry areas.

    Just remember chilled batteries require additional time to warm up to proper operating temperature, which means they should not be taken straight from a refrigerator and placed directly into a flashlight or radio during an emergency. The cold batteries may start to condense as they thaw, which means moisture could enter the appliance and cause a number of problems.

    So for us here in Aus good idea over the hot summer months.

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