We all expect expensive batteries to last longer than cheaper ones but do they last long enough to provide better value for your money than simply buying a number of cheaper ones? James White from Freakin’ Reviews has put a range of different price batteries to the test to see which last the longest and which are the best value for money in terms of the duration they last and their cost. Have a look at the test below, you may be surprised by the results:
From the results its clear that the more expensive ones do generally last longer than their cheaper counterparts however, depending on your application and requirements, you may be better off buying the cheaper ones. The cheaper ones can cost almost 6 times less than the most expensive ones and yet they manage to last around half of the duration. This means that cheaper batteries turn out to cost almost three times less per hour of running time.
So next time you head out to buy batteries, remember that it may be worth your while to pick up a few packs of cheaper batteries rather than a single pack of more expensive ones.
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