AA Alkaline Battery Alternative

Many of the battery-operated items in our homes—from cameras to flashlights and portable CD players to television remote control devices—all run on AA batteries.  The most common AA battery is an alkaline cell.  These are typically inexpensive, and have a general useful life (performance) of about an hour of constant use in a “high drain” application and 45-50 hours in a “low drain” application.  Conversely, a lithium battery such as an Energizer L91 AA cell has a performance of 3 hours of constant use in a “high drain” application and 60-65 hours in a “low drain” application.

So, if you’re tired of frequently replacing your alkaline AA batteries, try Energizer L91 AA cells instead.  Energizer L91 AA batteries are a great alternative to regular AA alkaline.  These AA batteries have a higher capacity and voltage during discharge, which means you won’t have to replace these AA battery cells as often, making these batteries a bargain.

Rapport, inc. is currently offering Energizer L91s at $1.80 per battery.  The upfront cost is more expensive than a regular off the shelf AA alkaline battery, but the extended battery life of this lithium battery more than makes up for the initial cost.

Purchase quantities include: 4-packs, 24-packs and 144-packs.


Definitions:

An “Alkaline” battery is a disposable type of power storage cell (battery) which uses an alkaline electrolyte of potassium hydroxide (instead of acid). Alkaline substances are those considered to have a pH balance above 7.0 (neutral), where pH represents the concentration of hydrogen ions present. Where acids tend to corrode metal, an alkaline generally will not.

A “Lithium” battery is a disposable type of power storage cell (battery) that has lithium metal or lithium compounds as an anode.  (An “anode” is an electrode through which electric current flows into a polarized electrical device.)

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