1-5v-aaa-gp-super-alkaline-battery

The 1.5V AAA GP Super Alkaline batteries are the low-end Alkaline batteries from GP, then there is of course the Carbon Zinc as an even lower level, even though the Super in the name may suggest they may be some mid or even high-end solutions. As supposedly better Alkaline batteries GP also offer an Ultra Alkaline as well as Ultra Plus Alkaline series that we are also going to be checking out soon to see what kind of capacity they will be able to provide compared to the standard Super Alkaline. Anyway, the GP Super Alkaline batteries we tested here were with an expiration date set to 01-2019, meaning 6 years of shelf life and let us see what capacity you can expect to get from them as well…


1-5v-aaa-gp-super-alkaline-battery-capacity

Beginning our test of the 1.5V AAA GP Super Alkaline batteries as we usually do with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A we have managed to get 915 mAh as capacity, a result that is quite good for a “standard level” Alkaline batteries. Going to higher constant current discharge rates the batteries still do perform quite well, though at 0.5A load the result was a bit disappointing and thus hinting that these batteries are not designed for very high power applications. So in overall the capacity provided by the 1.5V AAA GP Super Alkaline batteries is very good.

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

– 915 mAh at 0.1A load
– 666 mAh at 0.2A load
– 487 mAh at 0.3A load
– 203 mAh at 0.5A load

– 1.097 Wh at 0.1A load
– 0.778 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.550 Wh at 0.3A load
– 0.226 Wh at 0.5A load

1-5v-aaa-sony-stamina-plus-alkaline-battery

The 1.5V AAA Sony Stamina Plus Alkaline batteries are supposedly better than the standard Sony Alkaline batteries and not as good as the Stamina Platinum series, so they should be mid-range Alkaline batteries. The expiration date on the batteries we have used for testing was 08-2018, meaning they should be offering 5 years shelf life which is not a bad thing to have if you plan to use them in low drain applications. It is more important however to see what capacity they will be able to provide in our test to see if they are a good choice or you might be able to get better Alkaline batteries then them at a better price for example.


1-5v-aaa-sony-stamina-plus-alkaline-battery-capacity

Starting our test of the 1.5V AAA Sony Stamina Plus Alkaline batteries as usual with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A we have managed to get just 772 mAh as capacity , a result that we consider a bit disappointing, especially considering this is not the “lowest-end” Alkaline batteries from Sony. Testing with higher loads the batteries do manage to perform quite well compared to others we’ve tested, bt again not that good capacity as we’ve expected to see from Sony.

The performance of the 1.5V AAA Sony Stamina Plus Alkaline batteries in our tests:

– 772 mAh at 0.1A load
– 529 mAh at 0.2A load
– 365 mAh at 0.3A load
– 251 mAh at 0.5A load

– 0.957 Wh at 0.1A load
– 0.640 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.441 Wh at 0.3A load
– 0.292 Wh at 0.5A load

1-5v-aaa-xcell-alkaline-battery

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.


1-5v-aaa-xcell-alkaline-battery-capacity

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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