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The industrial by Duracell batteries are designed and packaged for wholesale and professional trade customers and are providing high quantities of dependable batteries at a cost-effective price according to Duracell. They are supposed to be delivering long-lasting power across a range of professional applications, capable of operating in temperatures from -20°C to 54°C and offer reliable performance, even after seven years of storage. So you should not be expecting the highest performance out of these and you should also be careful when picking up a larger quantity that the batteries are from a fresher batch. The one we received and are going to be testing here is with an expiration date March 2022, so not the freshest one out there if it has a 7 year life, but even with 5 years we still get only 3 more years, so again be careful with that.

Our test of the 9V Duracell Industrial Alkaline battery are at a constant current discharge rate of 0.05A (50 milliamps) and we have managed to get 347 mAh usable capacity in the test. That result puts it around the middle of the results we ave seen so far in our 9V alkaline battery tests, though a fresher battery should be able to get you some more capacity… most likely as the storage conditions are also important and not just the remaining shelf life for an alkaline battery. Our tests of other Industrial alkaline batteries are showing that they are usually around the mid-range of usable capacity compared to other regular alkaline batteries.

The performance of the 9V Duracell Industrial Alkaline batteries in our tests:

– 347 mAh at 0.05A load

– 2.562 Wh at 0.05A load

The 9V Alkalisk alkaline battery is a fresh from the IKEA store standard alkaline battery produced in mid-November 2018 with expiry date in 5 years up to the end of 2023, so we expect to see good results from this battery. With alkaline batteries the closer to their production date they are the better capacity you can get out of them and with IKEA batteries selling out fast you can expect to get fresh ones with your visit to the store. You should still of course check the production and expiry date printed on the packaging and on the battery itself just to be sure though.

Our tests of 9V alkaline batteries are at a constant current discharge rate of 0.05A (50 milliamps) and we have managed to get surprisingly good result with 492 mAh for the 9V IKEA Alkalisk Alkaline Battery. This is the best result so far for 9V alkaline batteries we have tested so far in terms of usable capacity at our specific test conditions, so good job to IKEA with this one.

The performance of the 9V IKEA Alkalisk Alkaline batteries in our tests:

– 492 mAh at 0.05A load

– 3.744 Wh at 0.05A load


The 1.5V AA Fujicell Alkaline batteries we test here are the standard and only Alkaline batteries that the company makes. We have already tested a few batteries from the brand and we’ve seen an average to above average performance, but this is normal considering that the batteries made by Fujicell are available at quite attractive price and price/performance wise they tend to be a good deal in general. The batteries we tested here were with an expiration date of 06-2019.


Time for the tests to start for the 1.5V AA Fujicell Alkaline batteries begining with a low constant current discharge rate of 0.1A and the result we got was 1988 mAh as capacity. A good result, but far from the best we’ve seen from other brands, and going for 0.2A we still get an average performance and good capacity. Increasing the constant current discharge load however to 0.5A and 1.0A shows that these batteries do not handle that well higher loads, so they are suitable mostly for low to moderate load applications. The results we’ve seen here confirm our expectations about good price/performance ratio and average to above average results in terms of capacity for Fujicell’s batteries.

The performance of the 1.5V AA Fujicell Alkaline batteries in our tests:

– 1988 mAh at 0.1A load
– 1640 mAh at 0.2A load
– 785 mAh at 0.5A load
– 225 mAh at 1.0A load

– 2.395 Wh at 0.1A load
– 1.949 Wh at 0.2A load
– 0.896 Wh at 0.5A load
– 0.246 Wh at 1.0A load