@haydesigner I know; I came back and edited the post after ordering the batteries; apparently that just squeaked in under the 5 minute mark and the inappropriately feline (cats are assholes) image showed up just after.
OTOH it might just be representative of the results I can expect from Lucas batteries…
So the last block of batteries I bought were a bust. They had so little charge they must be changed every couple of weeks if you want to use them in something important such as your doorbell or even worse, your front door lock. Otherwise you get a conversation that sounds like this Me: That new front door lock you bought on Amazon last month is crap. I can’t get the code to work and must use the key. Why have a code if you have to use the key?"
Him after messing with door “The door lock is fine. The batteries you bought on Meh are crap. I replaced them with fresh batteries and the lock works fine. By the way, that was the problem with the bell at the back door too.”
Me: “hey want some beef jerky or candy corn?”
“We’d like to begin today with an unassailable truth: these are batteries.”
Warning: nerd roast ahead.
These are technically not batteries, but cells. Batteries, such as 9 volts, are collections or arrangements of multiple wet or dry cells. If you cut open a true battery, you will find multiple small cylinders connected with wire. Inside a psuedo-battery, you will find a (usually) carbon rod covered in a pasty material.
So, contrary to the “unassailable” claim, these are not batteries.
@DVDBZN An aside: I once owned a voice recorder that took three AAAA - which no one carried at the time, at least not as individual cells. Instead, I’d buy them by the six-pack - I’d rip open a 9v battery.
@spitfire6006006 No reviews available for Lucas alkaline batteries, but the car battery reviews are pretty much +/-.
Frankly the previous batteries we bought on Meh have not been got to a lot of the electronics we put them in- and that was the “Never-ready” brand-named ones we bought.
The generic Japanese-named ones were actually better than the name branded ones.
@nolrak I come across great batteries at .07/each about two times a year (sold in boxes of 100 or more) and I buy several hundred of each. I might buy these anyway because .15 is also a good price if the batteries are decent.
Ever since a harbor freight moved in next to my grocery store I get more batteries then I use. They always have a free coupon for batteries or flashlights or tarps and a 20%off coupon . So go in my 1 thing of sandpaper you need get 24 batteries and get out of the store for under 2 dollars.
@Stallion My last order of batteries on meh didn’t leak, but they only have about 10% of a normal charge. Strange thing is that they are extremely light, like 1/2 the weight of normal. Anyway, meh gets a meh from me on anything battery related.
I didn’t find any reviews, but I did find this fundraising sales sheet that shows graphs of the voltage of Lucas batteries versus national brands while connected to resistive loads.
Spoiler: they show that they last longer in the 1v-0.8v region, where they’re too dead for most of the stuff you would put them in. They also show that they’re pretty much the same as the big guys, but that also includes Ray-o-Vac, which I wouldn’t expect to have the same results as Energizer or Duracell.
After my experience with many of the cat batteries popping open and one set corroding and destroying a nice gps unit, I only trust Kirkland brand now. To bad for me because I trusted everything Meh before neverready batteries.
Hopefully you are right; we may have just been unlucky and received a defective batch. At the same time, we also purchased the same deal on the AA batteries. None of those have leaked yet. However we haven’t attempted to use any of those yet, as we go through so many, we buy in advance and are just about to start using the AA batteries. Thanks for your input; I appreciate it.
I got the AA’s at the same time (using the /buy command just a few posts above), and they have all worked great - no leaks at all, and they are still powering things.
I just put two of them into the fan for my youngest’s Alien Abduction Halloween costume last night.
Especially when including the $5 coupon, this was one of the best deals I’ve ever gotten for purchasing* batteries.
*I used to get AA’s for free out of the Comcast dumpster. You’d be amazed how many remotes and packs of AA’s get tossed because people already had their own universal remotes they use. I use to just go pick them out, but then they got one of those closed up dumpsters to prevent people from illegally dumping there. Too bad.
These don’t appear to have sold on Amazon at $32 for a gross (144) lowest price… gonna take a pass on these. Still lacking the “energy” from the last batteries I believed the write up, and not the pictures.
Bright side, we should be finished with this box of Industrial Eveready’s soon, since we go through 4 batteries a week on our TV remote.
@RiotDemon Our remote has the light up keys, and a voice command option. Use the voice command 2-3 times, and the past deal for Eveready Carbon Zinc batteries (from the pictures and what I received), are not Alkaline batteries like advertised. Light up feature and voice command, likes to gobble thru these batteries at 2-4 per week.
I almost bought these, but still feeling lack luster from the last battery pack.