AA batteries are one of the most common batteries used in the world. Our selection includes the most common alkaline, rechargeable nickel metal hydride and high performance lithium batteries from premium brands such as Duracell, Energizer, Maxell, PowerEx, Rayovac, Saft, Sanyo, Tadiran, Varta and Xeno. Find your battery below or call us for assistance and volume discount.
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Xeno Energy AA 3.6V Lithium Battery - High Temperature
Price: $5.84 SKU: XL-060HIn Stock
Xeno Energy XL-060F AA 3.6V Lithium Battery
Price: $3.50 SKU: XL-060FIn Stock
Tadiran TL-5903 iXtra Series AA 3.6V Lithium Battery (TL-2100)
Price: $6.29 SKU: TL-5903In Stock
Tadiran TL-4903 XOL Series AA 3.6V Lithium Battery (TL-5104)
Price: $6.84 SKU: TL-4903In Stock
COMMON VOLTAGE AND CHEMISTRY FOR AA SIZE BATTERY:
Alkaline - typically 1.5 volt, non-rechargeable
Lithium - 1.5 to 3.6 volt, non-rechargeable
Nickel Oxyhydroxide - typically 1.7 volt, non-rechargeable
NiCD - typically 1.2 volt, rechargeable
NiMH - typically 1.2 volt, rechargeable
Alkaline vs. Lithium
You may have noticed by now that the AA batteries we carry are pretty similar in capacity. Whether these batteries are disposable or rechargeable, alkaline or lithium, most of the AA batteries hold 2300 mAh to 3000 mAh of reserve power. As an example, Energizer E91 (alkaline) vs. L91 (lithium) are very similar in capacity, 2850 mAh vs. 3000 mAh respectively. How then, does Energizer claim that L91 lasts 8 times longer than E91? The secret lies in the chemistry and the construction of the battery.
Alkaline batteries generate electricity from a reaction between zinc electrodes and manganese oxide paste, where the application would be optimal for low draining devices such as clocks, calculators and remote controllers due to the slow reaction time. When the power is drawn out quickly such as when taking a picture with flash, the battery cannot react fully throughout the battery and coats unused zinc electrodes with depleted reactants. As a consequence, the alkaline battery may lose its total capacity by half, or by as much as 2/3, lasting shorter than its intended cycle life.
Lithium batteries are constructed differently and have a much larger area for reaction, allowing as much power to be drawn out of the battery as possible. In other words, Energizer’s claim of L91 AA batteries lasting up to 8 times longer is not because of bigger capacity, but efficiency of drain.