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
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.
The following are the technical specifications of the Energizer Ultimate Lithium.
You can see how it stacks up against other AA batteries here:
Complete Data Set
The complete data set for this battery can be downloaded below.