[vcf-midatlantic] How's Everyone Doing

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 24 19:00:57 EDT 2020

On 4/24/20 4:29 PM, Sentrytv wrote:
> I have noticed that after 2013 the Duracell batteries cannot be trusted even in a flashlight,
> of course that's when you really need it.
> I literally have checked all my devices that had Duracell batteries in it without any problems and a week later, I would have battery leakage.
> I have seen batteries leak in a new package, unopened, with a few years to go before expiration.
> Needless to say Energizer is no better.

  I've never seen this with Energizer batteries.  The issue I was
complaining about is specific to Duracell, and started after the company
quietly changed the design of their batteries.

  This happened maybe twelve years ago, I cannot find a reference for it
right now but I've looked it up and found it in the past.  Seems the
Duracell people are doing their best to bury it, which is unsurprising.

> I've been buying the Rayovac alkaline batteries from big lots at less than half the price most of the time and have not had any leakage issues yet.

  I've had good luck with these too, as well as Amazon Basics batteries.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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