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The 1.5V AA Maxell Super Alkaline batteries are the higher-end Alkaline batteries that Maxell makes, the lower-end are labeled as just Alkaline batteries and we’ve already tested them, so our expectations from the Super Alkaline are to perform a bit better. The 1.5V AA Maxell Super Alkaline batteries we used for testing were with an expiration date of 01-2018, so they are supposedly offering quite a long shelf life. Maxell recommends the use of their Super Alkaline batteries for devices including portable radios, flashlights, radio control vehicles, MP3 players and portable GPS systems. And now let us see how good they will perform in our tests…


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We have started the test of the 1.5V AA Maxell Super Alkaline batteries as we normally do with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A and the result we got was 2377 mAh as capacity and that is indeed a very good result. Increasing the constant current load to the higher values we use for testing the batteries continued to show very good performance and even in high loads they’ve managed to offer good performance. Since we’ve taken the standard 1.5V AA Duracell Copper Top batteries as a reference for well performing Alkaline batteries we can say that these Maxell Super Alkaline batteries do manage to outperform them in all four of the test loads we are using by a bit and that is definitely a good sign for Maxell.

The performance of the 1.5V AA Maxell Super Alkaline Batteries in our tests:

– 2377 mAh at 0.1A load
– 1959 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1070 mAh at 0.5A load
– 566 mAh at 1.0A load

– 2.978 Wh at 0.1A load
– 2.400 Wh at 0.2A load
– 1.263 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.631 Wh at 1.0A load

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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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The 1.5V AA Toshiba Alkaline batteries are a standard Alkaline batteries with no fancy naming to tell you they are something special or different than normal primary batteries for single use. In fact these are the Standard Alkaline batteries from Toshiba, though they also have a lower-end Blue Line Alkaline batteries and higher-end named Alpha Power. The shelf life of the 1.5V AA Toshiba Standard Alkaline batteries is supposed to be 7 years and the expiration date of the ones we used for the tests here is 06-2019. According to Toshiba these batteries are ideal for portable radios, handheld computers, pagers, pocket electronic games etc. Surprising we even found something like a specs sheet for these batteries on Toshiba’s website, though it did not mention anything about expected capacity, you can find the link below.


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We have started the test of the 1.5V AA Toshiba Alkaline batteries with a constant current discharge rate of 0.1A here we’ve managed to get 2467 mAh and that is nothing short of great performance at this level of constant current load. Furthermore going at 0.2A the batteries also performed superb, though at even higher constant current load levels their performance is a bit lower than the best performing models we’ve tested so far. So it seems that these Toshiba Standard Alkaline batteries are great for use in devices with lower power requirements, where they can provide the best performance they can. At lower constant current load these batteries were able to outperform the standard Duracell Copper Top Alkaline batteries, though at higher loads the Duracell performs slightly better.

The performance of the 1.5V AA Toshiba Alkaline Batteries in our tests:

– 2467 mAh at 0.1A load
– 1903 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1025 mAh at 0.5A load
– 324 mAh at 1.0A load

– 3.067 Wh at 0.1A load
– 2.286 Wh at 0.2A load
– 1.189 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.352 Wh at 1.0A load

Download the specifications of the Toshiba Standard Alkaline batteries in PDF…


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