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Kirkland Signature Alkaline
 
Approximate retail price:
$0.50
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Community icon22 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Alkaline batteries
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Use at your own risk!
4/11/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
They should only be used in devices for short periods of time due to leakage. Bought a nice Midland weather radio last summer and put these Kirkland batteries in. I happened to notice the low battery indicator flashing so turned radio over to find white powder coming out of cover. I realize they have been in there ten months, but I don't recall any other brand leaking in that amount of time. Will need to look at other devices tomorrow to find out if there are more leakers. Did a internet search to find out this is common with Kirkland batteries. Lucky to have found this before tornado season kicks in!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Good power but leaks badly vs others
3/31/2014
Pros
Inexpensive good power
Cons
Leaks Corrosives
Best Uses
Comment:
We used AA Kirkland batteries for years because of low price and good power output. However, we have discontinued due to very frequent leaks of corrosive liquid when batteries are nearly depleted. It seems to happen >80% of the time. We have not experienced this problem with other brands that we have used including Energizer, Duracell, Rayovac and others. These batteried are fine if you change them frequently but don't leave them in any device for extended periods.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Inexpensive but tend to leak acid
2/4/2014
Pros
price
Cons
Leak Acid Soon
Best Uses
High usage
Comment:
This is a case of how you use them. I used to swear by the Kirkland brand batteries for any use. Unfortunately, for about a year now I found they tend to leak acid if left in a device for more than a month or two OR if the device has high power draw requirements. If you use them in a device that will use up the batteries in less than six weeks, maybe two months and has moderate power requirements, I'd say they are a great buy considering the price. If you would like to have the device ready for months and months with little use, particularly a device that has high power draw requirements then I'd strongly recommend against using them or leaving them in that device. So I would recommend them ONLY for specific type of usage.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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