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Offline pinnies4me

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WTF? Duracell BS
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:45:52 AM »
These were bought new six months ago in a 30 pack. Installed three months ago in a remote holder.

Today I get a reset message and on inspection, these batteries are leaking like the Titanic.

For those of us that have not changed to other memory systems, does anyone have a recommendation for batteries as Duracell is now officially retired from my choice list?
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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 11:30:33 AM »
I remember reading that battery makers put the better batteries in the smaller packs, the seconds in bulk packs

thank goodness you installed the remote holder

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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 11:43:58 AM »
Remote Battery holder or NVRAM.

I had similar issues with Duracell. Never seen it with any other brand so quickly. I now use "Varta" if I have to use conventional memory. I use these because most container pins have this brand installed, and to date, I've not seen one single Varta leak. Even though the batteries may have been in the machine for years - and they are flat. They are also VERY cheap, but so far, not nasty !
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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
Yep varta for me aswell yet to see one leak


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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 10:31:58 PM »
Duracell batteries are absolute SHIT!! That's what they do is LEAK.. seen it a crap load of times.




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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2018, 01:29:43 AM »
ENERGIZER
so far so good. I need to go check my batteries now  !@#
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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2018, 05:20:29 AM »
ENERGIZER
so far so good. I need to go check my batteries now  !@#

Yes, now on my list of things todo today as well.

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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2018, 06:31:12 AM »
ENERGIZER
so far so good. I need to go check my batteries now  !@#

Thats what i've been using for the last four or five yrs, no issues with them so far.

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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 09:24:28 AM »
Made in PRC .......no doubt.
I have been using Varta which are made in Germany. I steer clear of Chinese goods (where possible).
A search of the web shows many other disappointed users of Duracell.

All alkaline batteries are prone to leak due to the way they discharge over time but Duracell seem to have more complaints recently.




https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/duracell-kaneohe-hawaii-c291176.html

https://talk.dallasmakerspace.org/t/beware-of-duracell-battery-leakage/2865
« Last Edit: January 28, 2018, 09:33:20 AM by Freiherr »
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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »
Varta for me as well, they are cheap enough that I change them every 6 months.
No leaks to date.

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Re: WTF? Duracell BS
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 11:47:01 PM »
Duracell are the most copied battery out there the counterfeit one are even found at reputable sellers.
Use either Energizer or Varta .