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Date: 09/21/07 02:11 AM

69 Responses to How to Get Cheap AA Batteries

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:11 am
    Link: How to Get Cheap AA Batteries - Buy a $4 lantern battery, open it up, and you`ll find 32 AA batteries.
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:16 am
    I`m not sure that would be the safest thing in the world to do.
  3. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:17 am
    I rarely use batteries anymore... but I still might try that sometime.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 2:18 am
    The link description saved me actually clicking the link.
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    jebler Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 2:20 am
    every electronic device i own has build in rechargeable batteries. all my flashlights use d batteries. back my freshmen year of high school win i had old kind of gba that would have been helpful.
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    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
    240 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:24 am
    I`ll try it tomorrow... Wait... Now actually, I`m off
  7. Profile photo of MeowYinn
    MeowYinn Female 18-29
    207 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:28 am
    Huh... that`s a clever little way of getting cheap batteries. I may try it. Maybe then I`ll have batteries on hand for when the remote to my Wii up and dies again.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 2:29 am
    That`s awesome if it`s true.
  9. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 2:30 am
    so thats wat was inside
  10. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
    254 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:42 am
    ITS NOT TRUE!!

    chk this out


  11. Profile photo of omgwtfbbqhax
    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
    240 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:42 am
    Yeah, that`s what I got too
    drat
  12. Profile photo of omgwtfbbqhax
    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
    240 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:43 am
    SIMCON WHY DIDNT YOU POST THAT EARLIER, I`m out 7 bucks.
    The batteries are greased up too
  13. Profile photo of Ricklionhart
    Ricklionhart Male 40-49
    124 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:49 am
    That makes no sense at all, for a very obvious reason! If there are 32 batteries in there and the TOTAL is 6 volts, then obviously each battery inside is providing 0.1875 volts not the usual 1.5 volts an AA gives. They may be the same SIZE, but they`re obviously not the same thing. You could power your digital camera for maybe 1 photo with these batteries IF you`re lucky...
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    Lolleh Female 18-29
    229 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:49 am
    This really has to do with the brand. Someone tested it out, they went out and bought the Powercell brand (Like in the video) and got 32 AA batteries, however, other brands like Rayovac, Duracell, and Ever-Ready they ended up having the four 1.5v cells.

    I think someone here should go out and buy the Powercell brand and test it out before you call "FAKE" because all brands are not the same. (I would do it, but I`m too damn lazy)

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    danmerqury Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 3:03 am
    Yeah, like Ricklionheart said, 32 AA batteries would give 48 total volts, not 6. If you want four massive 1.5 volt batteries, this might be worth a try, otherwise, no.
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    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
    108 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 3:17 am
    You can use 32 1.5V batteries... some are connected in series, then grouped again in parallel to give 6V with more staying power than just four 1.5V connected in series.
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    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 3:34 am
    Having eight parallel sets of four AA batteries each will give 6v with 32 batteries. If you had four AA in a series, it would give 6v, but will last as long as about one AA battery would, having 8 sets of these would provide a much longer lifespan. Read about electronics before posting big claims.
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    slimeyslime Male 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 3:43 am
    Yeah, putting them in parallel gives more current so that the battery gives more power.
  19. Profile photo of JaLacaob
    JaLacaob Male 18-29
    1647 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 3:45 am

    Anyone else feeling some oldschool `math storyproblems` from hell developing from this discussion?
  20. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 4:07 am
    It would make sense if they`re not alkaline batteries but really crappy ones that aren`t even worth more than $4 for 32. The kind you buy at a dollar store, 20 for a buck.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 5:10 am
    Totally Ja.

    I go to the adult store for all my AA and AAA needs. ;)

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 5:40 am
    I would just use my rechargable AA`s if I could find the damned things and the frikkin` charger in my bloody room. Stupid messy bachelor lifestyle.
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    forxtoisate Female 30-39
    13 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 6:54 am
    When you push play, "Gagfilms.com" shows up... I figured it was a joke just from that.
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    sertrbl Male 18-29
    1422 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 7:19 am
    gah, this guy again. hes made dozens of meta cafe videos. keep in mind, he gets money for every time someone watches his little "hack", so if hes making it up, it wont matter to him.
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    wakeofshadow Female 13-17
    175 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 7:19 am
    let`s see. a 3432 volt battery equals to 23423V! hey look i ddi math! ^^ i still want to try this
  26. Profile photo of ParasyT
    ParasyT Male 13-17
    533 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 7:38 am
    i think you all are forgetting something. He never said they were standard AA batteries just that they were AA`s. I also think this whole hack is only for cheaper batteries. I wouldn`t do it on any lantern battery
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    magic_number Female 13-17
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    September 21, 2007 at 8:42 am
    All Powercell brand batteries are crap anyway. I could only take 1 picture with my camera when it had 2 new Powercell batteries in...
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    midori05 Female 18-29
    221 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 9:08 am
    wow... is that true?
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 9:33 am
    Wow, you guys know your batteries. I was going to ask if maybe you had to buy a certain brand, apparently someone has already covered that, though. Dangit.
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    Fau Female 18-29
    6 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 10:22 am
    If a train leaves Cleveland at 9 p.m. and car weighs a ton and we jump it with a 60 watt bulb, then this hack is at the very least what? Provocative, I`d say.
  31. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 10:34 am
    meh. dont think we have lantern batteries here. never seen any...
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    robkid Male 30-39
    103 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 11:18 am
    I am gonna slove this i will go buy some lantern batteries today
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 11:39 am
    ok ^ let us know lol :)
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 12:30 pm
    I wonder if there is a way to tell what type of batteries are inside by looking at the label? Maybe there is some code written on it that would let you know if there are AA or C batteries inside.
  35. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
    I use rechargeable ones, they cost more, but you can charge em several hundred times.

    Anyways, I only use batteries in the camera, mouse and mp3.

    And anyway, a lantern battery is 6v, so it makes sense to just put 4 1.5ers into it rather than so many AAs, then wiring them in series and parallel.

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    Will-O-Wisp Female 18-29
    458 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    Did anyone look at the website that this came from (clearly shown at the beginning) before they went out and bought a 6V? gagfilms.com Let`s... think... for a... minute... )-|
  37. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    HAHAHAH!! I just noticed! look at 56-58 seconds thru the video. You can see the large 1.5V battery that was inside the lantern bat.
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    pyrochem Male 18-29
    59 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
    Try taking apart a 9-volt. It has 6 batteries in it, and they`re really tiny (probably AAAA or something). Not really worth it though - 9-volt batteries are really expensive.

    Is this the same guy who was behind the glowing tomato hoax?

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    ProzakJunkie Male 18-29
    163 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    He did specify that brand too, so it`s not fake.
  40. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    i duno what to think, if they are real, i dont think they will last a long time if it is real
  41. Profile photo of NerdSquared
    NerdSquared Male 13-17
    44 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    Um, did anyone else notice the little thing that said "Gag films" at the beginning?
  42. Profile photo of TonyGCleff
    TonyGCleff Male 18-29
    179 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    I know 2 things.
    1)Battery acid is not safe to touch
    2)Batteries contain battery acid

    Basically, don`t open up batteries.

  43. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    :D haha nice
  44. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    "Ricklionhart" you`re an moron, it`s eight series of 4 batteries, not a large linking of all 32 batteries. These batteries are not of inferior quality, you can get 32 batteries for $15 at some places, and I doubt even that sharp discount is how low they can go.
  45. Profile photo of barththe8th
    barththe8th Male 13-17
    195 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    i doubt those batteries are any good really, i dont even use many batteries now that i think about it
  46. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Again these batteries are not be of inferior quality, only the validity of this video would be in question.
  47. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    If one had to make a list of stupid people, then anyone who mentioned that these batteries might not work correctly would be able to be some of the easiest individuals to tag and put on the list.


    It is kind of suspect that this person has a large 1.5 battery and even two sets of these in the pictures for this video. Very odd...

  48. Profile photo of nissanxterra
    nissanxterra Male 18-29
    425 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:45 pm
    lol everyone is bitching because the Batteries they buy don`t have AA`s in them. lol Thats why You Buy The SAME BRAND they used!! :-O


  49. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 4:46 pm
    That`s my exact camera.
    W00t.
  50. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    THAT CAMERA SUCKS^

    ANYWAY, RECHARCHABLE BATTERIES WILL SAVE A SH`TLOAD OVER TIME. GONNA TRY AND GET ME THEM SOLAR POWERED CHARGERS.

  51. Profile photo of tedweird
    tedweird Male 18-29
    298 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    ok, an easy way to know this isn`t true: AA batteries are 1.5 volts. the battery that supposedly has the 32 inside it is 6 volts. 6 divided by 1.5 is 4
  52. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2704 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 5:50 pm
    ted, reading is essential, this was covered. basic electronic knowledge tells you that wiring in parallel will not increase the power output, but will increase the capacity. hence why people who wire up systems in cars sometimes add batteries:

    http://batteryuniversity.com/partone-24.... for all your information on series and parallel.


    batteries arent that badly priced. i get a brand (cant think of the name) from wal-mart for $1/4AA or $1/8AAA; anyways, if you read the back of the package, they are made by rayovac and are just as good, just no `name brand`. in my experience, they last just as long as energizer.

  53. Profile photo of mr_stache
    mr_stache Male 13-17
    133 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    hurray! This is great!
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2007 at 8:13 pm
    It would`ve been useful info 5 years ago for me when I had AA gadgets all over the house, but now....I`d pass. *goes to buy a 4 pack of AAA*
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    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 9:08 pm
    hmm.
  56. Profile photo of Glendower
    Glendower Male 18-29
    336 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 12:33 am
    even if this was true, batteries that are missing the labels can get very hot in some devices (due to lack of insulation)

    I know this first hand!

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    oo_steve_oo Male 13-17
    81 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 2:40 am
    most of my stuff is rechargeable, even my double-a`s. we`ve got those charger things you plug into an outlet, but if i ever need AA`s or something like that i`m definately doing this.

    but how good are these batteries and how long do they last?

  58. Profile photo of oo_steve_oo
    oo_steve_oo Male 13-17
    81 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 2:42 am
    yea kroger has these golden ones that are pretty good.
  59. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    Well, I already have 6 lantern batteries laying around...
  60. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    Those bateries would be weak, it takes so many of them to power that big batery. Im sure 2 of the store bateries would power it. It wouldnt last
  61. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    With all this geek talk about batteries, I`m surprised no one bothered mentioning that the technical name for a AA "battery" (and other similar but variably sized "batteries") is actually cell. The only correct application of the word battery is for the 6V because it is comprised of multiple cells.
  62. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    same is true if you need those button batteries...open up a AA battery and that`s what powers those.
  63. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    I would be scared that there would be battery acid inside and I would burn myself on it.
  64. Profile photo of Jesus_Wey
    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 9:32 pm
    yeah, 32 AA batteries would look much bigger than that. tools.
  65. Profile photo of nop9001
    nop9001 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    OMG meowyin thats exactly wat iwas thinkin lol
  66. Profile photo of LDBAMC
    LDBAMC Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 29, 2007 at 8:09 pm
    Well, at least we now know this is fake. Look at Kipkay`s video of a 12V battery hack if you want to see a real money saver.

    12 Volt Battery Hack

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    womersley Female 30-39
    64 posts
    October 13, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    Too bad it ain`t true or I`d be doing it ...
  68. Profile photo of jifits2142fx
    jifits2142fx Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2007 at 10:05 am
    You Dippoos its not real.
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    hosipickle Female 13-17
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    August 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    nigga

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