(Topic ID: 1555)

Energizer AA Lithium batteries ???

By gweempose

9 years ago

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    #1 9 years ago

    Has anyone used these in their pins? Is their any advantage vs. regular alkaline batteries?


    #5 9 years ago

    Originally posted by HHaase:

    "Biggest advantage of all....... lithiums don't puke like alkalines do. You could theoretically run for a decade or more on a set of batteries."

    So are you saying that there isn't a possibility of acid damage using the lithium batteries? If so, this might be a reason to use them. Then again, if you are replacing the alkalines every year, it's pretty unlikely they would leak, particularly if they are nowhere near their expiration date. Out of curiosity, what do the AA batteries do in a pin? Are they simply there to back up your settings, high scores, etc...?

    #13 9 years ago

    Originally posted by twizz63:

    "I will never buy another energizer. They are inferior to Duracell and I have had them corrode in package and thrown away 20 or more from leaking ..."

    I assume you are talking about Energizer alkaline batteries, not the lithium variety. Correct?

    #14 9 years ago

    Originally posted by Autumnfade:

    "I'm getting confused .....whats the better choice ?"

    After gathering all the facts, I'm leaning towards the lithiums as the better choice. It sounds like there is virtually no chance of them leaking, and this type of low power draw application is precisely what lithium batteries excel at. They may be quite a bit more expensive, but if you only need to change them once every five years or so, the price differential is pretty much a non-factor.

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    #31 6 years ago
    Quoted from BC_Gambit:

    I just figured it would be easier than changing out alkalines every year and half ...

    With the AA lithiums, you probably can safely change them out once every 5 years or so.

    #34 6 years ago

    Does anyone have a good source for reasonably priced Energizer AA lithiums? I've seen good deals on eBay, but I'm always worried about the crooks selling cheap knockoffs.

    #37 6 years ago
    Quoted from pinballlooking:

    This is a good deal (Sealed in packing)

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    #51 6 years ago
    Quoted from absocountry2:

    Robin also added battery change dates you can add to your collection on Pinside if you want to track the dates here.

    I just noticed for the first time the other day that there is an option in your Pinside account settings for battery change notifications. I'm not exactly sure how this works, but it's a great idea.

    5 years later
    #65 1 year ago

    Wow! I can't believe I started this thread eight years ago. I've been using AA lithium batteries in my pins for years now without any problems. Some of them I haven't changed for at least five years and they are still going strong. I do use NVRAM is some machines, but only the ones where the chip is socketed.

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