1.5V AAA Xcell Alkaline Battery Tests

14 Sep
2013

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The 1.5V AAA Xcell Alkaline batteries are nothing special at first look and are not a popular or well known brand, so we took them for a spin to see how good they will perform in our tests, The particular batteries we are testing here were all marked with an expiration of 2017, no particular month mentioned so we can assume they have a shelf life of 4 years.


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Starting our test of the 1.5V AAA Xcell Alkaline batteries as usual with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A we have managed to get 893 mAh as capacity – a decent achievement, though a bit far from the highest result we’ve seen. Increasing the load to 0.2A, 0.3A and even at 0.5A the useable capacity we’ve got was still very decent. The interesting thing here is that the difference between the shown useable capacity at the higher test loads was with smaller gaps, indicating that these batteries are designed to handle well higher current loads. The Xcell Alkaline batteries seem to perform well, but are nothing special in terms of performance…

The performance of the 1.5V AAA Xcell Alkaline batteries in our tests:

– 893 mAh at 0.1A load
– 532 mAh at 0.2A load
– 400 mAh at 0.3A load
– 314 mAh at 0.5A load

– 1.072 Wh at 0.1A load
– 0.600 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.450 Wh at 0.3A load
– 0.351 Wh at 0.5A load



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