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I’ve had decent luck with Duracells bought at retail locally, but horrid luck with Duracells bought off Amazon. Amazon pools stock, and batteries are apparently a commonly counterfeited item, so the pool of stock on Amazon is basically mostly counterfeit. I no longer buy any batteries of any type off Amazon Same thing with any other items likely to be counterfeited. The only exception battery wise are the Amaon Basics ones, which I expect are not pooled stock and are sourced by Amazon.
Despite good luck with batteries purchased local retail I now do as Jim and Ralph do and never store alkaline batteries in devices, and instead use plastic battery cases to hold the batteries.
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!
On Sep 5, 2020, at 6:18 PM, W7ABD <w7abd1@...
I have found the quality of Alkaline Batteries, Like everything else
on the market these days has deteriorated. Used to be the leading
batteries Like Duracell and Energizer would never leak inside your
devices. Only the "cheap" batteries would do that. But not anymore
- they leak just like the "cheap" ones. <sad>
I now store all my batteries, like Ralph these days in ziplock bags
outside of my devices.
On 9/5/20 17:40, Ralph Lease wrote:
Went to use a flashlight today and it needed new
batteries. With winter coming decided to check all flashlights
including in my go bag. Had to dispose of my mini Maglite
flashlight due to a battery exploding in the light. Not worth
trying to get the cell out.
Note to self: as go bag lights/devices seldom
get used, store batteries in the go bag in a zip lock bag and
not in the flashlights. If a battery goes bad and leaks it
will not ruin the light/device.