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Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« on: June 04, 2008, 08:39:50 PM »
Rob R in michigan told me about them several years ago. I was at Jeff Frank's in Chicago a few years ago and saw he bought some at Costco. I borrowed 4 to run my d8 as a backup. After an entire 2 set show, they still showed 4 bars on my deck! I was a believer.

On Saturday, i told Spyder Dan about them. Well, Sunday, a youngster that was patched out of me in Albany at Panic in April, asked for a patch from me. No problem. He went to change his batteries later in the day, and lo and behold, he had Kirklands! I had him tell Spyder about them so Dan would not think I was making up my story. he then gave Dan a 4 pack to try out.

Well Dan????????? What is the verdict?
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 11:32:45 PM »
Hahahaha,

Yeah if you can't use rechargeables Kirklands are the sheet!!! They outlast duracels in the same conditions by far.
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 07:03:20 AM »
zman says Kirklands are the shizzle!

I'll try them out next week and post my results then.



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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 10:54:21 AM »
I love costco!


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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2012, 02:30:18 PM »
Well, I converted a Duracell user this weekend at Phish. John M, who has taped probably 450-500 Phish shows, used Duracells. He went to Costco with his wife and I told him to bu a 48 pack of Kirkland AA'a. He used them for NYE Phish. After almost 4 hours and 3 sets, he had 2 bars remaining on his Tascam. He normally would have 1 bar after a 2 set show. John will ALWAYS BUY kIRKLANDS NOW!!!!!!!
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2012, 04:18:47 PM »
I always had good luck and good prices with Rat Shack AA's. How do they do compared to the Kirklands?
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012, 05:45:26 PM »
I find the rat shack AA's have a short life.

PS.  The Earth called.  She is filling up with your dead batteries and would like you to buy a charger.  I mean, this isn't like 9volt batteries - AA's are easy.  And it isn't like a mountain top with no ability to charge...

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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2012, 08:23:20 PM »
You should go GREEN and use Energizer Rechargeables ZMan :P ;D
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2012, 11:06:03 PM »
I only use AA for my flashlight. All my other batteries are rechargable Bean. Kirkland's outlast ANY battery. Run a test and see for yourself!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2012, 11:36:57 PM »
I only use AA for my flashlight. All my other batteries are rechargable Bean. Kirkland's outlast ANY battery. Run a test and see for yourself!

Might take you up on that. There is NOT a Costco around me tho :( I use rechargeables in my flashlights as well ;)
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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 01:08:17 AM »
zman says Kirklands are the shizzle!

I'll try them out next week and post my results then.

I can't even remember where I used my 4 pack.  Wanee '09?  Steve, help?  Doh!  :o

All I can say is that I taped with Kirklands and they didn't suck.   :coolguy:

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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 09:07:29 AM »
zman - the air called - she is filling up with carbon monoxide, you should stop driving man

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 09:21:25 AM »
Reports of battery leakage on the GoogleNet...  Forewarned...

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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 09:52:33 AM »
Good flashlights operate really well on rechargeable batteries.  That's because they have regulators to compensate for the voltage drop as the battery discharges, providing a consistent amount of light.  Most cheap flashlights lack regulators, and the light output rapidly drops.

I misplaced my tiny Fenix LD01 flashlight for two years. I was bummed because it is a $40 flashlight and I really needed it in the field (Alaska).  It is powered by a single AAA battery and it had a freshly charged NiMH energizer.  I was really happy to find it.. but then I assumed the dead battery had leaked.  I twisted it on, and it worked great.  The brightness was really surprising.  I measured the battery with a DVM at 1.09 volts.  I consider a 1.09 volt NiMH to be toast, but the regulator in the flashlight still drove the LED well.

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Re: Kirkland Batteries are the Bomb! Spyder, comprende?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 02:53:19 PM »
Please stop killing the earth and get rechargable batteries. There is almost no reason to run standard alkalines anymore, especially for AA batts. If you needed 9v's, I might understand, but AA's are so well done as the rechargables.

As far as leakage is concerned, it's a problem with all Alkaline type batteries. It's not so much a matter of if, but when and I would assume that off-brand batteries are more likely to leak sooner, especially the really cheap variants.



 

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