Had a battery leak and swell in my favorite flashlight Duracell refunded the cost of the flashlight. I gave them the data off the battery (date and a code).
Then took the flasklight, determined I could clean it up and replace the switch. It's working now.
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I've stopped using Duracell alkalines in anything that costs more than a few dollars to replace. Never had any problems with Energizers, in fact Amazon has Energizer lithium AA's on sale so I ordered a couple of cards of them yesterday.
Finding those batteries are a pia....they make an adapter that makes it possible to use 123 batteries.
And regarding the leaking batteries, I thought it was just me...last 3-4 years I have seen 20 or more .....never had it happen before that.
There a bunch of Chinese knock off batteries out in the market place these days. Same with many of the poplar customer products. Chris
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I only use lithium batteries in anything that I care about, or that's for serious use. Alkalines are relegated to stuff like cheap remote controls.
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True-but if Duracell investigates and then pays for repair or replacement of the damaged item, they are kind of implicitly admitting it was their crappy battery that leaked (and that it wasn't a knockoff).
AND, If they pay for enough damaged equipment, they MAY go back to making good batteries again.
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Is the leak problem Duracell specifically, or is it that type of alkaline in general?
I have had Costco's Kirkland brand alkaline leak and ruin a couple of things.
Once, they paid for a replacement (it was a Garmin aviation GPS). Another time the batteries messed up a flashlight; one of the Costco people took the flashlight and cleaned up the mess, returned it to me in working condition and gave me some new batteries.
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It is a nature of Alkaline batteries. However, duracells USED to be the gold standard and flawless and never leak (well almost never). Lately they seem to be leaking fairly often or at least a lot more often than they used to.
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the room together.
I have had about 4 Duracell leaks in the past two years. I won't buy any more.
I removed them from everything and replaced them with Eneloops mostly. The expensive stuff (Surefire, Eotech) get lithium AA batteries. Seriously people,do not put alkalines in an EoTech! What are you thinking??!!I
I started using Amazon brand alkaline batteries for the kids toys and cheap stuff and so far so good, no leaks.
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