1.5V AA Varta Max Tech Alkaline Battery Tests

27 Aug
2013

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The 1.5V AA Varta Max Tech Alkaline batteries are probably the highest-end Alkaline batteries that Varta makes, though that is not very clearly stated. The 1.5V AA Varta Max Tech batteries are labeled as +130% in digital cameras versus Varta Simply Alkaline we are expecting these to perform quite well in terms of the capacity they will provide in our tests. Varta positions these batteries for use in high-tech devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, photo flashes etc. and the pack we picked-up for testing was with an expiration date of 06-2019 with the batteries supposed to have something like 7 years of shelf life. Anyway, lets us see how good with the Varta Max Tech batteries perform in our tests…


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We have started the test of the 1.5V AA Varta Max Tech Alkaline batteries as we usually do with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A and we’ve managed to get the surprisingly good result of 2748 mAh in terms of capacity – the highest for far we’ve got from an AA-size Alkaline battery! Going for a 0.2A constant current load these batteries still perform great and provide a lot of capacity and even further increasing the load they still manage to perform very well. So a great job from Varta with these batteries as they easily manage to beat the standard Duracell Copper Top Alkaline batteries in all of the load levels we test at, though at higher loads they may not be able to offer the maximum capacity among the models we’ve tested so far, they do it at the lowest level meaning that they are the best choice so far for application where the power requirements are low, even though they also perform great with applications requiring higher power and they are originally intended for such use.

The performance of the 1.5V AA Varta Max Tech Alkaline Batteries in our tests:

– 2748 mAh at 0.1A load
– 2114 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1078 mAh at 0.5A load
– 545 mAh at 1.0A load

– 3.390 Wh at 0.1A load
– 2.542 Wh at 0.2A load
– 1.216 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.601 Wh at 1.0A load



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