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Batteries: Ratings of Sources

Total of 8 Sources
1. ConsumerReports.org
Updated November 2012
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentConsumerReports.org's editors pit several AA batteries against each other by putting them through a digital camera test. The test encompasses different types of batteries, namely lithium, nickel oxyhydroxide and alkaline.
2. TomsGuide.com
March 22, 2010
Rechargeable Batteries Test
by Brian Nadel
Our AssessmentTomsGuide.com's Brian Nadel tests four different rechargeable batteries, using them on both low-drain and high-drain devices like remote controls, alarm clocks, flashlights and CD players. Rated the best overall, the Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable is "inexpensive and should last a long time." The Sanyo beats out batteries from Energizer, PowerGenix and Rayovac.
3. Engadget.com
May 12, 2010
AA Rechargeable Battery Shootout: Energizer, PowerGenix and Sanyo Eneloop
by Darren Murph
Our AssessmentEngadget.com's Darren Murph tests rechargeable batteries by Energizer, PowerGenix and Sanyo Eneloop using the Nikon SB-600 external camera flash. The batteries deliver pretty equal performance, but Murph recommends Sanyo Eneloops.
4. Amazon.com
As of February 2013
Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentUser reviews are always helpful when it comes to electronics and the batteries that power them. Duracell's CopperTop AA batteries get the best reviews from Amazon.com customers when compared with other disposable batteries.
5. Amazon.com
As of February 2013
Rechargeable Batteries
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentCustomers at Amazon.com offer their opinions on a number of rechargeable batteries and offer insight on how well they work over time. Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries get the highest ratings, based on hundreds of reviews.
Life Cycle Impacts of Alkaline Batteries with a Focus on End-of-Life
by Elsa Olivetti, Jeremy Gregory and Randolph Kirchain
Our AssessmentAccording to a study conducted by the European Portable Battery Association for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 80 percent of all batteries manufactured in the U.S. are alkalines. The study discusses at length the impact of batteries on the environment.
7. DealNews.com
March 31, 2011
Test Results That Will Change the Way You Buy Batteries Forever
by Mitch Lipka
Our AssessmentTwo teams made up of students thoroughly test various batteries for DealNews.com, including Duracell and Energizer batteries, among others. After several months of testing, they determine that Energizer Advanced Lithium is the top performer.
8. PopPhoto.com
Dec. 16, 2008
AA Battery Test
by Zach Honig
Our AssessmentPopPhoto.com's Zach Honig tests a number of batteries using an 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot camera. He takes pictures with and without flash in order to fully test each battery's capacity. All the batteries are used up until they don't work anymore.
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