Posts Tagged ‘Varta Carbon Zinc


The 1.5V AAA Varta Superlife batteries are of the Carbon Zinc type even though that fact is not marked anywhere on them. The batteries we have for testing here were with an expiration date of 03-2016, so they are supposedly offering a shelf life of 3 years as with most other Carbon Zinc batteries of this size. So what about their capacity, well as is the case with Carbon Zinc batteries you should not expect much, but let us see what capacity these batteries will show in our tests.


We have started the test of the 1.5V AAA Varta Superlife Carbon Zinc batteries as usual with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A and the result we got was 372 mAh as capacity. Increasing the load to 0.2A and 0.3A the Varta batteries still did pretty good and even at 0.5A the useable capacity was still quite decent. In overall the 1.5V AAA Varta Superlife batteries seem to be one of the best performing among all AAA size Carbon Zinc models we’ve tested so far. Note that if you opt out to use carbon Zinc batteries you should have in mind that they are offering less capacity than Alkaline and are not a good choice for applications where higher current is required.

The performance of the 1.5V AAA Varta Superlife Carbon Zinc batteries in our tests:

– 372 mAh at 0.1A load
– 240 mAh at 0.2A load
– 192 mAh at 0.3A load
– 113 mAh at 0.5A load

– 0.441 Wh at 0.1A load
– 0.272 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.211 Wh at 0.3A load
– 0.110 Wh at 0.5A load