Duracell vs. Energizer

Now, most individuals only look at the different prices when it comes to these two brands, but these batteries have more than meets the eye.

The following facts are meant to help you decide which battery is the best suited for your needs. Now let’s take a look at what these factors are when choosing between Duracell and Energizer.

Am I Seeing Double the Bunnies?

Duracell and Energizer have a similar and familiar mascot for their companies. Both have bunnies. Yes, that is right, both have those familiar bunnies we’ve all associated with them for a long time. Although, Duracell introduced its mascot almost 14 years before Energizer revealed theirs.

A brief history of these companies provides some interesting tidbits you may not know. Duracell was first started by Samuel Ruben and fellow entrepreneur Philip Rogers Mallory. It was several years later that Energizer was recognized. Although its origins came from a company that has been around since the ’80s. Both brands have been competitors ever since, helping to power up equipment and household items in our everyday lives.

Before We Continue

At first glance, anyone can see these products are both simple batteries, but what really sets them apart? Is it just price alone, or is there more to it? This article is meant to answer that very question.

Too many batteries are just that–batteries. There is nothing special about them other than their ability to enhance and/or give power to items that we use every day, some more important than others. For example, those needed in our jobs.

Each One Uniquely Structured To Meet Different Occasions and Needs

Battery charge. Why is this important to us? Simply because without charge there is no power, and if there is no power, that item you need to work will be dead. This has a lot to do with how each of these individual batteries is manufactured. That is, what materials go into each one.

Each company produces its product differently, hence the differences between the two.

What are the differences?

Well, let us take Duracell. Two key features stand out. Firstly, it goes through a process designed to increase its power. Secondly, the materials remain uncontaminated while doing so. This allows their batteries to last for several years.

This convenient trait applies to their rechargeable line as well. They can maintain power for much longer than other rechargeable batteries.

While Energizer batteries are comparable with Duracell regarding battery life and output, one thing that does set them apart is the ability to recharge the batteries multiple times, unlike other rechargeable batteries. These other brands may offer a powerful recharge but may not last for more than one recharging.

Another factor to consider is that both companies produce alkaline and lithium batteries as well. This means some are safe to dispose of, and others may need some special handling.

Which Will Outlast Which?

As mentioned before, both batteries share several similarities. One of the features they have in common is that both companies use the same material within their batteries. This material is called nickel-metal hydride (NiMH).

While both contain NiMH, we must also take into consideration the milliampere/hour. This warrants a closer look because this allows power to continue passing through a device for an extended period. That period differs between the two companies, so, depending on your item, check out the manufacturer’s specifications.

Now the question remains, which will last longer? To answer this question, it comes down to the use of the battery itself. In most cases, it was noted that Duracell batteries had an extended life compared to its competitor. This is interesting due to the differences in milliampere/hour, rated at 2,000 and 2,200 respectively. Despite its lower rating, Duracell still has a longer usable life than Energizer.

We have now taken a closer look at both batteries, and while both have their advantages, the one you want all depends on the job you have for it. They’re both name brands for a reason, and either one will serve you well. Like so many things in life, it’s all down to the particular job!

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