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Rayovac vs Energizer & Duracell

With the holidays right around the corner and gifts being purchased, one thing is certain…you’ll be buying batteries. Batteries are an essential part of holiday shopping and you don’t want to waste your time or money trying to decide which brand is the best.  So how do you figure out which battery provides the best value and performance?

Well, we did the work for you with a simple toy test using the top three brands. I was sent 3 different popular toys to try out so I could test the batteries. The toys were Night Vision Goggles, Home Depot Drill, and th Geo Trax Train Set. The batteries we put to the test: Duracell, Energizer, and Rayovac. 

Here is how I did the test:

I tested each toy with each of the three battery brands (a total of 3 tests per toy). I put the batteries in, turned on the toys (at the same time) and checked back on the toys every hour.

 The results:

Geo Trax Train Set:

Rayovac: At about 10 hours 18 minutes the train ran very slowly and could barely make it around the track.

Duracell: These batteries lasted for 9 hours and 48 minutes.

Energizer: 10 hours 7 minutes.

Night Vision Goggles:

Duracell & Energizer: After about six and half hours the image output was fuzzy.

Rayovac: Still going strong at six and half hours. At 7 hours and 23 minutes he image output was fuzzy.

Home Depot Drill:

Rayovac: At about 6 hours 12 minutes the drill started to run very slow.

Duracell: These batteries lasted for 5 hours and 57 minutes.

Energizer: 7 hours 2 minutes.

Rayovac was definetely the winner here. Rayovac may be the cheaper batter price wise (as shown below) but it’s definetely a high quality battery and will allow you to get the most out of your money.

Here are the average prices for each brand of Battery.

Battery                                                                 Avg. Price per Pack           Avg. Price per Battery

Rayovac Max Alkaline AA – 4 count                           $2.24                                        0.561

Energizer Max Alkaline AA – 4 count                         $3.56                                        0.890

Duracell Coppertop Alkaline AA – 4 count              $3.78                                        0.944

Rayovac Ma Alkaline AAA – 4 count                          $2.42                                        0.605

Energizer Max Alkaline AAA – 4 count                      $3.66                                        0.916

Duracell Coppertop Alkaline AAA – 4 count           $3.74                                       0.936

2 COMMENTS

  1. Recently took a marketing class and batteries were part of the discussion on price. Market research has proven that higher priced batteries outsell lower priced batteries because consumers assume the higher price is an indication of qualiy. Thanks for the testing.

  2. Great post. Exactly what I expected for a long time. I own a property management company with about 80 properties. We use hundreds (maybe thousands) of batteries per year. My gut told me Rayovac was as good or better than the other guys. Your tests give me confidence not to overpay.

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