Slow learner??? You have a problem with Ray-O-Vac batteries 10
years ago - you keep buying them - you continue having problems - and
still you buy a large quantity of them AGAIN - and have more problems.
What am I missing here??
How old are the "bunch of the batteries that I now
afraid to use"? Hopefully not from the same brick you started with 10
I've had good luck -so far- with Ray-o-Vac batteries.
Had to switch from Fuji Novel after they apparently changed manufacture,and
out of a whole 24 pack of AA's,half in the package were leaking well before
the "use by" date,and not even put into use yet.They used to be very
I've had lots of Duracells leak,a few Everready,but Harbor Freight
"Thunderbolt" brand were the worst.
Plus,I'm switching over to rechargeable NiMH AA's where possible.
They don't seem to have the self-discharge rate I expected,MUCH less than
I have had 3 separate incidents in the last few months with leaking
Ray-o-vac 'D' cells. The batteries had date codes of 2014. In one case
it damaged a vintage 40 year old Sony portable radio. I have not had any
trouble with their other battery sizes, only the 'D" cells. I even had
one package go bad before I even opened it. It is still in the plastic.
I am an antique radio collector and have now removed all Ray-o-vac 'D'
size cells from my radio collection.
Before alkaline batteries, leakage was pretty common. Since Alkaline batteries
became the norm. I've lost several devices to Rayovac but never when using
Duracell or Ever Ready. I'll never buy them again regardless of the price.
I will not use Ray-O-Vac batteries, specifically because of the leakage problem.
When I was much younger (I'm now 63) I had several devices ruined by Ray-O-Vac
batteries. I recently bought a Ray-O-Vac LED flashlight at Big Lots. Took out
the Ray-O-Vac batteries that came in it and replaced them with Duracell Ultras.
It's a great flashlight, but I knew its life expectancy would be radically
shortened if I left the Ray-O-Vac batteries in it.
I have actually found one brand of battery that is worse than Ray-O-Vac (which I
consider a dubious achievement in itself) and that is the batteries sold at
IKEA. I would advise everyone to stay clear of Ray-O-Vac and IKEA batteries if
they want to prevent damage to any of their devices.
Ray-O-Vac batteries are the most leaky of any battery I've come across.
All disposable alkaline batteries leak. Never seen a brand that didn't.
I buy Ray-O-Vac alkalines because they are made in USA.
I suspect the closest you'll get to leak proof AAA, AA, C and D size batteries is the NiMH type.
I caught some sales and used coupons, so bought
more batteries than I needed for a while. I've
had Harbor Freight AA cells (alkalines) leak in
Have also had several packages of Rayovac
D cells leak, new in he package.
Also had some Energizers leak.
Some people swear by Duracell. their six volt
square battery with the spring terminals
contains four D cells. Know this cause I've
pulled two of them apart. In both cases, one
D cell was dead, the other three were fine.
All three batteries, the company was very nice
about replacing them. One confirmed the codes
on the cells, and mailed out replacement cells.
Another sent a bunch of coupons. HF let me swap
em out for a new package of cells.
Christopher A. Young
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replying to Jan Philips, Raymond wrote:
I've had the same problem. Totally ruined my Maglite D cell flashlight and the
AA cells leaked in two of my Fenix LED flashlights. I managed to save them at
least. Just threw all my remaining RayOVac batteries in the trash and picked up
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