Is the Energizer Battery Company Charging 300% Too Much for Rechargeables?

Posted: May 24, 2008 in Your Money, Your Supplies
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” These inferior ‘D’ batteries cost around $25 for a pack of two. These are known as ‘Energizer E2 Rechargeable Batteries, Size D,’ rated at 2500 mAh each. (mAh is a measure of how much power is contained in the battery. It’s sort of like the fuel tank in your car. The bigger the number, the more power the battery delivers.) … By comparison, an Energizer AA battery rated at the exact same capacity — 2500 mAh — costs about THREE dollars! “

My 2-Bits:

  • Wikipedia says an average D-Cell Battery should provide 12,000 mA capacity, so why is the infamous Energizer company’s rechargeable D-Cell only 2,500mA?
  • The company’s website says these rechargeables are “highly recommended for high drain or frequently used devices.”
  • Oh, and it’s not like real rechargeable D-Cells are impossible to make. PowerEx and Powerizer both make 10,000+ mA rechargeable D-Cells.

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Comments
  1. Unknown says:

    You get what you pay for…. where are you paying $25.00 for 2 of them??? I would think that retailer is screwing you on the retail price! Energizer isn’t doing anything wrong. Read the package… they are not making any claims and they are not the only ones to do that type of D battery. What is the big deal!!!

  2. mandycat18 says:

    I think it depends on the type of battery it is. NickelCadmium, Nickel Metal Hydrate, etc.

    Best Buy:
    Energizer NH15BP4 4 x “AA” NiMH are 2300mAh Nickel Metal Hydrate rechargeable batteries.
    $21.99

    Energizer NH50BP-2 “D” NIMH 2-Pack 2200mAh Nickel Metal Hydrate Rechargeable Batteries
    $12.99

    Energizer – ACCU Rechargeable NiMH “AA” Batteries (4-Pack) 2500mAh
    $15.99

    The pricing looks pretty fair to me…not sure where this article is coming from, unless they’re comparing it regular alkaline batteries, which is that case isn’t as comparable.

  3. canuck99 says:

    “unless they’re comparing it regular alkaline batteries, which is that case isn’t as comparable.”

    That was my point in this article. For some reason the impression is out there that rechargeables cannot be as powerful or as long-lasting as regular batteries. This example of Engergizer Recharcheable D-Cell capacity is one such example. However, equal capacity most definitely is possible. Powerizer offers a NIMH Rechargeable D-Cell for with four times the capacity (10,000 mA) for $8 each.

    Anyway, I don’t want to belabour the point.

  4. Koranic says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Koranic!

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