1.5V AA Varta High Energy Alkaline Battery Tests

22 Aug


The 1.5V AA Varta High Energy Alkaline batteries are a slightly improved version of the Varta Simply Alkaline batteries and according the the manufacturer these should be able to provide 23% more power than the normal Varta Alkaline batteries. The batteries we have tested here have an expiration date of 06-2016, so they should be with a 5 year shelf life as they appear to have been produced in 07-2011. Varta does not provide detailed specifications about these batteries, but the company recommend their use for power-hungry devices, e.g. computer devices, audio equipments, toys etc. So lets us see how good these batteries perform in our tests.


Starting the tests of the 1.5V AA Varta High Energy Alkaline batteries with a constant current discharge rate of 0.1A we were very pleasantly surprised by the result we got – 2700 mAh capacity or with other words one of the best performing 1.5V AA-size Alkaline batteries we’ve tested so far with low current constant load. Moving to higher constant current loads these Varta batteries still perform great outperforming for example the standard Duracell Copper Top batteries by a bit and these are not the “toughest” Alkaline batteries from Varta. Compared to the Duracell Procell batteries however the 1.5V AA Varta High Energy Alkaline batteries only manage to provide slightly more capacity at 0.1A constant current load, but at higher loads the Procell performs better. Anyway, we are seeing a really great performance from these Varta batteries.

The performance of the 1.5V AA Varta High Energy Alkaline Batteries in our tests:

– 2700 mAh at 0.1A load
– 1941 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1216 mAh at 0.5A load
– 537 mAh at 1.0A load

– 3.332 Wh at 0.1A load
– 2.327 Wh at 0.2A load
– 1.371 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.589 Wh at 1.0A load

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