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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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The 1.2V AA 1800 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries are a middle range rechargeable batteries from GP with a typical capacity of 1800 mAh and a minimum one of 1750 mAh. These are sub 2000 mAh rechargeable batteries they will probably have a hard time at our 2A constant current load test, but they should handle well at lower rates. Since we just tested the slightly lower capacity 1600 mAh model from GP we are quite interested to see how these compare to them, especially since the 1600 mAh model was able to provide a bit over 1800 mAh capacity at 0.2A constant current load.


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We have started the test of the 1.2V AA 1800 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries with a constant current discharge rate of 0.2A here we’ve managed to get 1829 mAh or a slightly more than the typical rated capacity. This value is just 9 mAh more than what the 1600 mAh model from GP managed to offer at this test, however moving to higher loads the 1800 mAh NiMHs do manage to outperform the 1600 mAh model. So while for lower loads the 1.2V AA 1600 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries might perform roughly the same, moving to higher loads this 1800 mAh version will be the better choice as they are able to even provide some useable capacity at 2A constant current load.

The performance of the 1.2V AA 1800 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH Batteries in our tests:

– 1828 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1729 mAh at 0.5A load
– 1270 mAh at 1.0A load
– 103 mAh at 2.0A load

– 2.219 Wh at 0.2A load
– 2.018 Wh at 0.5A load
– 1.352 Wh at 1.0A load
– 0.106 Wh at 2.0A load

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The 1.2V AA 1600 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries are a middle range rechargeable batteries from GP with a typical capacity of 1600 mAh and a minimum one of 1550 mAh. At first glance there is nothing special about these batteries, they are not offering very high capacity and since they are sub 2000 mAh they will probably have a hard time at our 2A constant current load test. But anyway lets us see how good will these batteries perform in our tests and what we should expect from them…


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We have started the test of the 1.2V AA 1600 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries with a constant current discharge rate of 0.2A here we’ve managed to get 1819 mAh capacity and that kind of surprised us as these batteries are rated as 1600 mAh typical capacity. Furthermore getting a bit over 1800 mAh from a 1600 mAh NiMH battery at a 0.2A constant current load is nothing short of great performance, going to 0.5A constant current load we got 1614 mAh and that is also a bit over the typical capacity that these batteries are rated for, so another great result. At 1.0A constant current load these batteries still managed to provide over half of their rated capacity though we should note that the voltage they provided during most of their discharge cycle was very close to 1V, so this can cause some problems like premature invoking of low battery cutoff. And going for 2.0A constant current load as expected is a it too much for the 1.2V AA 1600 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH batteries, in fact our power profile test show that they can handle up to about 1.7A load. Nevertheless these NiMH batteries from GP Batteries are performing very good and could be rated more like as 1800 mAh and not as 1600 mAh as our tests have shown.

The performance of the 1.2V AA 1600 mAh GP Rechargeable NiMH Batteries in our tests:

– 1819 mAh at 0.2A load
– 1614 mAh at 0.5A load
– 815 mAh at 1.0A load
– 0 mAh at 2.0A load

– 2.205 Wh at 0.2A load
– 1.836 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.823 Wh at 1.0A load
– 0 Wh at 2.0A load

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