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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2018, 02:58:58 PM »
Stuck it is!


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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2018, 11:46:10 AM »
I almost forgot that I had started this thread.
Plenty of good advice, thank you.

Some of the Duracell rechargeable LiMH batteries are actually Eneloops.
From what I can recall, they are the ones that are made in Japan.




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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2018, 12:01:46 PM »
I cannot remember that I have ever seen any (brand) NiMH battery leak.
NiCd, yes, but not the point that it leaks badly destroying the charger or the device contacts/cradle.

All non re-chargeable (including alkaline) - yes, badly. Total disaster.
Strangely, Verbatim alkaline lasted by far the longest for me and all of them died gracefully.
Duracell and Energizer on the other hand... huh, usually leaving a pond of goo in the remote and destroying the contacts.

Shiny (literally) example of an exception - ORDINARY Philips batteries in my Philips shaver (no, I don't shave much...). I only replaced them recently for the first time, probably 20 years old (!!!). They were as clean as-new, just not enough juice to run the shaver at decent speed - but still perfectly viable and alive!!!
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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2018, 12:55:38 PM »
Cousin in England had an expensive flash ruined by leaking Duracells.  No response from Duracell UK so she contacted the Consumer Watchdog.  She received a generic reply from them, via Duracell.   They are just not interested

However, this is on Duracell's website:

Duracell Battery Guarantee
If not completely satisfied with your Duracell battery product, call 1-800-551-2355 (9:00AM – 5:00PM EST). Duracell guarantees its batteries against defects in materials and workmanship. Should any device be damaged due to a battery defect, we will repair or replace it at our option. Leaking battery and damaged device must be provided as proof of claim. Duracell may deny claims of damage caused by misuse or modification of the batteries or device.

So she again contacted Duracell UK.   The answer was "our products are carefully tested.... blah blah".  No offer of compensation for a ruined £350 flashhead
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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2018, 01:20:02 PM »
Correction:  NiMH, not LiMH.   ;D

Just to be clear, my initial post was about leaky regular alkaline Duracell's, not any kind if rechargeable types.

Never had a leaky NiMH.

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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2018, 02:54:12 PM »
I find Duracell batteries to be totally over-rated. I have had plenty of examples of them leaking goo all over the place and they have not lived up to the promised greater life-expectancy in my case. Best batteries I ever worked with were made by Panasonic but I am not sure they are even available any more.

Lithium-Ion would be the choice nowadays, but they are not cheap. Over an extended period of time however, I would consider them a cheap choice compared to numerous replacements of ordinary batteries.


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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2018, 03:11:09 PM »
All alkaline batteries will leak if they are discharged too far.

Even if you don't use them, they eventually self discharge. The chemistry changes, causing a gas build up, and eventually the pressure causes the seals fail and so they start leaking.

AFAIK, this doesn't happen with rechargeable NiMH batteries.

So I use rechargeable in everything.

All my battery leaking issues were from old alkaline batteries that were left for ages... Or something that was left on, and drained the batteries too much.




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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2018, 03:19:19 PM »
Varta Industrial
up to 10 years storage time

www.nu-shop.co.za/varta-batteries


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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2018, 03:29:40 PM »
I have put VARTA Lithium batteries in wireless alarm devices and they still have 1.4 volts per cell after 24 months.
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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2018, 04:19:51 PM »
^^ Yep, was wondering whether these batteries are ever going to pack up. Mine have been in the IR devices for four years now.


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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2018, 12:43:24 AM »
We have been using Varta batteries (normal and rechargeable) in our wireless Alarm systems for about 10 years with excellent results. AA and AAA way outlast other brands with Panasonic coming a close second. We have had outdoor wireless beams where the batteries have lasted 6 years and were still at 1.4 volt! We also use them for custom backup battery packs that we make up.
As a matter of interest Varta is OEM for Merc and BMW. My Merc Varta lasted 10 years and was then put to service in my daughter's Golfie where it lasted another 2 years!

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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2018, 05:56:52 PM »
We have been using Varta batteries (normal and rechargeable) in our wireless Alarm systems for about 10 years with excellent results. AA and AAA way outlast other brands with Panasonic coming a close second. We have had outdoor wireless beams where the batteries have lasted 6 years and were still at 1.4 volt! We also use them for custom backup battery packs that we make up.
As a matter of interest Varta is OEM for Merc and BMW. My Merc Varta lasted 10 years and was then put to service in my daughter's Golfie where it lasted another 2 years!
I have a 1983 bmw and the oem aa battery in the cluster was a varta. Probably lasted 20 years or so

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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 08:45:31 AM »
DuraNotCell does it again.

Any suggestions on good value-for-money LiMH cells.


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Re: Remote batteries that do not leak!
« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2018, 02:52:51 PM »
Bought a pack of 4 x Duracell Ultra rechargeable batteries.
2500mAh and are supposed to keep the charge for 5 years.

R229 at Clicks.

These are the Japanese cells and I am led to believe that they are the same as the Eneloop Pro's.