How to Get Cheap AA Batteries

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago Tech

Buy a $4 lantern battery, open it up, and you"ll find 32 AA batteries.
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Female 25
nigga
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Male 11
You Dippoos its not real.
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Female 64
Too bad it ain`t true or I`d be doing it ...
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Male 42
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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Male 130
OMG meowyin thats exactly wat iwas thinkin lol
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Male 238
yeah, 32 AA batteries would look much bigger than that. tools.
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Female 1,426
I would be scared that there would be battery acid inside and I would burn myself on it.
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Female 1,492
same is true if you need those button batteries...open up a AA battery and that`s what powers those.
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Male 2,600
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.
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Male 1,275
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
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Male 247
Well, I already have 6 lantern batteries laying around...
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Male 81
yea kroger has these golden ones that are pretty good.
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Male 81
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?

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Male 336
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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Female 943
hmm.
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Female 1,407
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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Male 133
hurray! This is great!
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Male 2,703
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.

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Male 298
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
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Male 2,781
THAT CAMERA SUCKS^

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

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Female 2,220
That`s my exact camera.
W00t.
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Male 425
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


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Male 438
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...

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Male 438
Again these batteries are not be of inferior quality, only the validity of this video would be in question.
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Male 195
i doubt those batteries are any good really, i dont even use many batteries now that i think about it
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Male 438
"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.
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Female 986
:D haha nice
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Male 179
I know 2 things.
1)Battery acid is not safe to touch
2)Batteries contain battery acid

Basically, don`t open up batteries.

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Male 44
Um, did anyone else notice the little thing that said "Gag films" at the beginning?
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Male 1,497
i duno what to think, if they are real, i dont think they will last a long time if it is real
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Male 163
He did specify that brand too, so it`s not fake.
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Male 59
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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Male 10,440
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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Female 458
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... )-|
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Male 10,440
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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Male 869
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.
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Female 2,027
ok ^ let us know lol :)
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Male 103
I am gonna slove this i will go buy some lantern batteries today
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Male 773
meh. dont think we have lantern batteries here. never seen any...
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Female 6
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.
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Female 1,158
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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Female 221
wow... is that true?
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Female 584
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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Male 533
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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Female 175
let`s see. a 3432 volt battery equals to 23423V! hey look i ddi math! ^^ i still want to try this
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Male 1,420
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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Female 13
When you push play, "Gagfilms.com" shows up... I figured it was a joke just from that.
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Male 4,246
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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Female 1,496
Totally Ja.

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

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Female 3,562
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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Male 1,647

Anyone else feeling some oldschool `math storyproblems` from hell developing from this discussion?
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Male 44
Yeah, putting them in parallel gives more current so that the battery gives more power.
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Male 270
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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Male 108
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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Male 65
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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Female 229
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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Male 124
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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Male 240
SIMCON WHY DIDNT YOU POST THAT EARLIER, I`m out 7 bucks.
The batteries are greased up too
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Male 240
Yeah, that`s what I got too
drat
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Male 254
ITS NOT TRUE!!

chk this out


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Male 888
so thats wat was inside
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Male 896
That`s awesome if it`s true.
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Female 207
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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Male 240
I`ll try it tomorrow... Wait... Now actually, I`m off
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Male 1,142
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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Male 2,216
The link description saved me actually clicking the link.
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Male 1,461
I`m not sure that would be the safest thing in the world to do.
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Male 10,115
Link: How to Get Cheap AA Batteries [Rate Link] - Buy a $4 lantern battery, open it up, and you`ll find 32 AA batteries.
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