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Kirkland Signature Alkaline
 
Approximate retail price:
$16.20
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Type: Alkaline batteries
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
AAA Battery Leaks
9/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Items Used Often
On Items That Are Used Of
Comment:
I left these batteries in a voice recorder, not used too often. When I went to use the unit I noticed that the recorder did not work, figured the batteries went dead. Opening the battery compartment I was greeted with battery leakage all over the interior of the recorder. The batteries may be less expensive but considering the leaking issue I have had with Kirkland batteries I will go back to Duracell.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
Kirkland AA batteries corosion prone
8/23/2014
Pros
As Good As Durcell Ultra
Low Price
Strong power
Works Well In Cameras
Cons
Bc Of Corrosion Issue
Cannot Leave In Lt Items
Hard 2 Get Family 2 Use
Long Term Ltcorrosion
Moisture Inc Corr Risk
Often Corrodes In Lt Use
Very Prone 2 Corrosion
Best Uses
Auto Deoderizers
But Mainly Aa Corrision
Frequently Used Items
Have Seen With Cdaaa
In Frequent Change Items
In Very Dry Locations
LED Flashlights
One Event Digital Camera
Where Battries R Checked
Comment:
I LOVE COSTCO, AND NORMALLY WOULD NEVER SAY ANYTHING NEGATIVE; but I think this is an issue that needs to be looked into by CR and COSTCO. We have noticed for several years more than 5--That AA Kirkland batteries tend to corrode the longer they are in a product. It has the potential to damage the electronic deice, if nothing else to make it difficult to clean and or rusts the battery compartment and contacts... We have seen it occasion in all Kirklands, D, C, AAA, and 9V, but mainly it is the AA perhaps, because that is what we use the most of... and it is usually in the items we DO NOT use as often, less frequently, as say a Digital Camera or Automatic Air Freshner. Especially if the item sits in a drawer or on a shelf unused for weeks or months at a time unused or only occasionally used. And of definitely it seems the more moisture the item is exposed to the more likely it is to occur. This has happened in both Southern California where I lived for 25 years and in North Carolina where I am originally from/family lives and I am currently living again--temp hopefully Miss the OC and the better weather and my 4 Costco's in 5 within 5 miles of me... instead of having to drive 50 miles here in NC to the nearest one. The price is unbeatable, and the POWER supply is great and consistent immediately, but in a HIGH useage item such as a digital camera... the life of the Kirkland batteries is drastically cut short when using with a digital camera... Also there seems to be far less chance of corrosion if the power is used steady and or quickly upon putting the batter in service in stead of leaving the batteries in an item waiting for use.... like a flashlight, or a bug sprayer, or some other thing that doesn't get used as often... even an older model phone that required batteries to maintain the memory for speed dial and such... it would eventually start to corrode before I would remember to check to see if it was time to replace them. So if the Issue could be resolved... a better seal to prevent leakage from power bursts, or the leakage of charge due to not being used... The KIRKLAND battery would be a definite RIVAL TO #1 Duracell Ultra if for no other reason because of the price... You could afford to use Kirklands for Digitial Camera even if you did only get one Event of film shooting per Kirkland at 1/5 the cost per battery. By the Way... I I can no longer buy Duracell Ultra at Costco only quantum and coopertop. in Fact Sams has also switched from Everyready/energier to Duracell--Except for the Energier Lithium Ultimate--which Sams Club still sells)
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
1.0
Nothing but leaks
8/9/2014
Pros
Cons
Leak
Best Uses
Comment:
AA and AAA pretty much ALL leak, whether flashlight (for example) is in house, car, or hiking pack.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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