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#154916 12-Nov-2014 20:23
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Have searched the forums but couldn't see anything.

Basically after a reasonable quantity (~10) of 9V batteries for smoke detectors, wireless PIR's etc.

Given Energizer are so pricey, does anyone have recommendations on buying reliable 9V batteries that don't break the bank?

Ive had mixed results with the VARTA ones from Bunnings ($10 for 2) but Im guessing they are better than the Sonixcell ones from the Warehouse ($5 for 2)


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  #1173813 12-Nov-2014 20:25
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I see The Warehouse have an Energizer Max 9V 2 Plus 1 Promo Pack for $14

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  #1173824 12-Nov-2014 20:49
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Don't put your families life in danger by buying cheap batteries has always been my rule :)




 
 
 
 


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  #1174824 12-Nov-2014 21:58
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I use Duracell Procell batteries in a professional environment. $32 for a box of 10 from Celltown.

They also carry another brand that is slightly cheaper, but I haven't used those.

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  #1174859 13-Nov-2014 00:10
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michaelmurfy: Don't put your families life in danger by buying cheap
batteries has always been my rule :)


Then what, do you still change them yearly or wait till the low volt chirp starts? It's not replacing batteries that puts people in danger not the price of the battery.

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  #1174862 13-Nov-2014 02:50
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A year or so ago I bought some small-bulk-packs of Varta 9vs from PB Technologies at very reasonable prices. Harvey Norman also do this with other known brands.




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  #1174888 13-Nov-2014 06:49
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Batteries are really expensive in NZ. I buy those random small batteries from Hong Kong or China sellers on ebay, at often 80% less than NZ prices. I found on ebay Duracell 9V batteries at US$.80 each here, but shipping is too expensive on that auction. Do a custom search for HK or China. Obviously not an option if you're in a hurry.

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  #1174894 13-Nov-2014 06:55
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I have bought every type of cheap batteries I have ever come across. they generally last about 1-3 months, whereas my energizer ones last 5-10 years (on similar equipment)




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  #1174920 13-Nov-2014 08:15
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Thanks everyone. Bung is correct I always change the batteries but it's the low battery chirp after 2 months that I'm trying to avoid.

I'll try the Duracell Pro batteries, thanks for the link kiwiharry.

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  #1174932 13-Nov-2014 08:39
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2 months seems very short, do the detectors get unusually cold?

I get a year out of the black Eveready. Consumer were talking about a budget $1.99 battery being OK for a year and their favourite was a longlife Lithium but at $17.99 it would have to do more than 5 years.

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  #1174936 13-Nov-2014 08:46
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Get good quality, they Will last the 6 months recommended at a cost of around $2 per month per alarm.

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