Tests and reviews of different batteries to help you find the Right One…
The 1.5V AAA GP Ultra Alkaline batteries are the mid-end Alkaline batteries from GP, even though the Ultra in the name may suggest they may be some high-end model. The Ultra Alkaline are intended for more power hungry devices, while the standard Super Alkaline batteries are for devices operating using lower power. As supposedly better Alkaline batteries GP also offer the Ultra Plus Alkaline series that we should be checking out in the near future. Anyway, the GP Ultra Alkaline batteries we tested here were with an expiration date set to 07-2019, meaning 6 years of shelf life. And now it is time to see what capacity they will be able to offer in our tests.
Beginning our test of the 1.5V AAA GP Ultra Alkaline batteries as we usually do with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A we have managed to get 877 mAh as capacity… a somewhat disappointing result, especially considering that the GP Super Alkaline batteries manage to get better result. The key here is that the 1.5V AAA GP Ultra Alkaline batteries are designed to handle better with devices requiring more power, so by increasing the load they start to show better results that the GP Super Alkaline batteries and going to loads of 0.3A and 0.5A they even manage to outperform by a bit the Duracell Alkaline batteries. So definitely a good choice for more power hungry devices and thus rising even higher our expectations for the GP Ultra Plus series that we still haven’t tested.
The performance of the 1.5V AAA GP Ultra Alkaline batteries in our tests:
– 877 mAh at 0.1A load
– 728 mAh at 0.2A load
– 572 mAh at 0.3A load
– 355 mAh at 0.5A load
– 1.053 Wh at 0.1A load
– 0.839 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.659 Wh at 0.3A load
– 0.401 Wh at 0.5A load
The 9V GP Ultra Alkaline batteries we test here are rated with up to 5 years shelf life and are marked for use up to 01-2018. The GP Batteries website does not have detailed specifications about these batteries, so we have to check them out by testing the actual capacity we can get out of these.
To test the capacity that 9V alkaline batteries can provide we are using a constant current discharge test with 0.05A load (50 miliampers) due to the fact that the total capacity of these batteries is not that high and they are not intended for use in situations where high current loads can be expected. The 9V GP Ultra Alkaline battery we have tested here managed to provide 319 mAh capacity before hitting the 6.6V cutoff voltage and that is a bit less than what we have expected from that 9V alkaline battery.
The performance of the 9V GP Ultra Alkaline Batteries in our tests:
– 319 mAh at 0.05A load
– 2.373 Wh at 0.05A load