Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Review

A new generation of AA battery

What We Think

The Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA battery blew all the other AAs out of the water in our recent comparison test. Their branding claims to be the #1 longest lasting AA battery and they are by a long shot. In some tests, it lasted three and a half times longer than other AAs. Check out our roundup of AAs to see how it compares to the competition.



  • You aren't going to find a more long-lasting or powerful AA

  • Higher discharge voltage than alkaline batteries can help your devices perform better

  • Lighter than traditional alkaline batteries, which may benefit your handheld devices


  • They're expensive - really expensive


Where To Buy

Amazon: Energizer Ultimate Lithium

Deep Dive

The Energizer Ultimate Lithium is a different type of AA battery. Most AA batteries that you see on the shelf are Alkaline batteries. Alkalines have been around forever and for the most part, they are all pretty similar. This Energizer, however, is a totally different chemistry: it delivers more power for longer, and all at a higher voltage. Check it out:

Notice how the Energizer stays above 1.3V for a majority of its discharge, while the Duracell CopperTop (a typical alkaline battery) falls below 1.3V less than a quarter of the way in. In addition to the massive capacity difference, the higher voltage can help your devices run better too.

Technical Specs

The following are the technical specifications of the Energizer Ultimate Lithium.



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Complete Data Set

The complete data set for this battery can be downloaded below.

AA Battery Data 2020
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