Honestly, in NYC, the price of alkalines is creeping up to almost what you'd normally pay for lithiums. I'm not joking. Due to the costs involved, I've started investing in Eneloops recently. I have a horrible track record with rechargeables of all kinds, but I can't justify to myself paying the current prices that both alkalines and lithiums are commanding in my neck of the woods lately.also because they cost around half the price
( Energizer LR06 costs 0.65 EUR/USD while the Energizer L91 costs 1.34 EUR/USD )
We all do. You and I and a few others are honest about it.cool this is what i thought man it would be so cool if there wasn some kind of chart or calcater where all formats of batts could be compared to each other lygte site almost does but dont compare them all. me and my ocd i spend days thinking about this stuff lol i have issues
untill one of the alkalines spews and you have to buy a new item to replace the one destroyed by the leak.At 0.5amps the CR123 is the way to go for runtime but.... one would have to look at the cost to determine which is the better value after a while.
Example say a CR123 costs a buck 85 but lasts 4x as long as a 50 cent AA ($2 total) the CR123 would be the best value. If the CR123 lasts 3x as long as the 50 cent AA ($1.50) then the AA would offer the best value over time.
HKJ's site has the info if you dig into his data. you need to look at the Watt hours at the current draw your device uses.cool this is what i thought man it would be so cool if there wasn some kind of chart or calcater where all formats of batts could be compared to each other lygte site almost does but dont compare them all. me and my ocd i spend days thinking about this stuff lol i have issues
downside to CR123's, aside from cost and availability
How much did they cost?to be honest I never understood the availability that many speak of, I could buy CR123 and AA batteries in the literal desert in africa, they were sold because it's considered as "photo battery" ( along with 35mm film rolls )
How much did they cost?
Local brick & mortar stores that have CR123's are usually fairly expensive, if you can find them at all. I heard in parts of Europe that they were very expensive as well. And they don't seem to be used in cameras all that much anymore as many newer cameras use rechargeables.
AA's can be found just about anywhere and are usually cheap. Even L91's usually cost less than CR123's in local stores here in the US, (though maybe not so much if you buy in bulk online).
Since AA's are, by far, the most widely used battery in the world it is usually easy to scronge one out of something like a clock, remote control, toy etc. And you can buy them at just about any gas station, convience store or out of the way mom and pop shop if you are on the road.