These are such shit batteries. I bought the AAAs last time. Obscene failure rates, sometimes taking the devices with them. Having a battery explode and leak in your headlamp while you’re in the attic with no easy way out is bad. Killing the headlamp is even worse. Kids toys too have succumbed to these batteries corrosive leaking. Even some of their own packaging failed because the batteries inside leaked.
I should have known. If your no-name company is licensing Lucas, the Prince of Darkness’ brand to sell anything electronic, it has to be so shit already that the Lucas branding won’t hurt anything.
I close with a joke: Why do the Brits like warm beer? Refrigerators made by Lucas.
Lucas? Really? Anyone who has ever had the pleasure (?) of working on a British sports car from the 60’s knows that the word Lucas coupled with anything electric is well bloody horrible. Maybe the Chinese could have come up with a better brand name. They cursed this product with their current choice.
@alacrity It is only now that I found out that yesterday’s flashlights took them. When I first saw the deal I clicked through the images until I found the exploded view of the flashlights, saw that it showed the AAA battery holder there, and went straight for the meh button based on that. Note to self, look a little closer at all the pictures next time.
Other than my smoke detectors, nothing I have runs off anything other than AA or AAA so… no thanks.
As for the AA and AAA batteries they are available this week at Office Depot for essentially the cost of the sale tax if you have a rewards account with them.
Copied this rating from Amazon for the same batteries: 1.0 out of 5 stars
Worst batteries ever made
March 27, 2019
I bought these on meh for $27.50 including taxes and shipping. This was for 72 aa and 72 aaa. I would never buy these again even for $10. They are by far the worst batteries I have ever used. Dont buy ever. Lucky to get 30 minutes out of a led work light when amazon brand batteries give me hours.
I bought these primarily for the 9-volt batteries. They arrived today, and three of the four 9-volt batteries are unusable due to leakage right out of the box, as are four of the AA cells. Disappointed. I’d suggest Meh switch to another overstocked battery brand because these Lucas ones are rubbish. The ones I bought in the past did not leak, but discharged quickly, even while not in use.
8x AA Batteries
8x AAA Batteries
4x 9v Batteries
4x C Batteries
4x D Batteries
Here’s a Fun Fact for You
I recently learned batteries contain electrolytes, just like certain sports drinks. Also like certain sports drinks, my doctor has advised me to refrain from consuming batteries as a source of electrolytes–as there are apparently healthier options.
I bought 2 sets last time and all 9V batteries (total of 4) were half empty when they arrived. I contacted meh and told them to recall the set or at least the 9V batteries. They generously refunded me the full amount I paid (Thanks!) but didn’t recall the sets.
So of course, I don’t know if that’s a new batch today. But even if it was, I wouldn’t buy Lucas batteries again.
Wait, LUCAS batteries? As in Lucas electronics, the people that used to wire English cars and motorcycles? Lucas, prince of darkness. Why do the British drink their beer warm? Lucas wired the refrigerators. Nope. Doesn’t inspire confidence.
For inexpensive disposals, just buy Costco brand Kirkland, often on sale. But beware, they also leak occassionally, and should not be left unused for any length of time in a device you value. Quality control seems to be a thing of the past. 谢谢您在中国制造的垃圾。
Aren’t these the same brand that they were selling that leak? My Xbox controller is almost broken because the contact point became corroded because of these little mofos. Come on meh, you are better than this.
I tried several of the others and found none that had more than one volt in them and several had nothing left in them, iv’e bought many many things from meh got some bad stuff but this is the worst junk so far and it will most likely quit them.