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Sony STAMINA PLUS Batteries - 5 Sizes

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lichme


quality posts: 2739 Private Messages lichme

Item: Sony STAMINA PLUS Batteries - 5 Sizes
Price: $14.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: New

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lichme


quality posts: 2739 Private Messages lichme

Christmas is coming up, you can never have too many batteries!

shareef777


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shareef777

Batteries at Costco can be had for cheaper when shipping costs are considered .

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3297 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Solid reviews (4.0 out of 5.0) over at amazon


bpr2


quality posts: 181 Private Messages bpr2

Does this mean that woot will be selling AA again?

that was fun while it lasted!

theimmc


quality posts: 10 Private Messages theimmc

Useless trivia :

There used to be A and B sized batteries, but they are quite rare now. There's also AAAA that is (no surprise here) smaller than AAA.

There was a F size as well, but I can't seem to find out anything about E.

mygirlkat74


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mygirlkat74
conanthelibrarian wrote:Solid reviews (4.0 out of 5.0) over at amazon



Are these as good as the Kodac batteries, I bought 72 right before Christmas last year of aaa, and aa. And they lasted me about all year. I can say the kodak lasted longer than the Energizer I used to buy.

zyodei


quality posts: 2 Private Messages zyodei

I am SOOOO sick of getting Spam emails marketing this crap! Auuugghghghgh!!

Oh...uh..wait, batteries?

CharlesP2009


quality posts: 27 Private Messages CharlesP2009
mygirlkat74 wrote:Are these as good as the Kodac batteries, I bought 72 right before Christmas last year of aaa, and aa. And they lasted me about all year. I can say the kodak lasted longer than the Energizer I used to buy.



High drain devices like digital cameras perform best with Lithium batteries such as these:

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Lithium-Batteries-8-count-Longer/dp/B0000DC4EL

dhull1392


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dhull1392

I sure wish they would offer a mixed selection, like 8 AAA, AA, and 4 C, D, and 9V. Most people have mixed requirements (not 72 of the same type)

spiderdad


quality posts: 2 Private Messages spiderdad

Just the other day, my son said, "We need some more Woot batteries" since we're running out of the last Kodak shipment we bought for our gamer controllers. Do you have our house bugged?

philgonet


quality posts: 10 Private Messages philgonet
spiderdad wrote:Just the other day, my son said, "We need some more Woot batteries" since we're running out of the last Kodak shipment we bought for our gamer controllers. Do you have our house bugged?



Of course...Didn't you realize that wii controller battery levels is one of the metadata that NSA scoops up from the cloud... That's why you should flash the firmware for the new encryption update!

gak0090


quality posts: 78 Private Messages gak0090

"stamina plus" means they are coated with a fine layer of Viagra.

AlexD


quality posts: 1 Private Messages AlexD

12 Rayovac D cells are $12.76 on amazon with free shipping for prime customers such as me ... this is no good deal woot!

mygirlkat74


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mygirlkat74
CharlesP2009 wrote:High drain devices like digital cameras perform best with Lithium batteries such as these:

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Lithium-Batteries-8-count-Longer/dp/B0000DC4EL




Well my Camera plugs in to charge the odd little battery that came with it. My two kids play Wii with these, we have two furby's (evil grandma) plus many other toys Plus my toys take them too.

cwfenn


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gak0090 wrote:"stamina plus" means they are coated with a fine layer of Viagra.



Well, since battery sizes seem to be sort of similar to bra sizes, we may be onto something here!

George Costanza: "I've based my whole life on knowing that D is the biggest"

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple
gak0090 wrote:"stamina plus" means they are coated with a fine layer of Viagra.


@gak0090, not sure i would have said it that way, but I wondered something similar.

Perhaps this is another case of cross-cultural/translation word context conflicts like the Chevy Nova (no go) in Spanish speaking countries.

stanchris


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CharlesP2009 wrote:High drain devices like digital cameras perform best with Lithium batteries such as these:

http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Lithium-Batteries-8-count-Longer/dp/B0000DC4EL



These are NOT Lithium they are Alkaline.

llucere


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stanchris wrote:These are NOT Lithium they are Alkaline.



Duh, that's why there's a link right under his comment to lithium batteries.

tomd


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How many batteries and what type do you get with this deal? How many is "5 sizes"?

TAD

mikewww


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mikewww
theimmc wrote:Useless trivia :

There used to be A and B sized batteries, but they are quite rare now. There's also AAAA that is (no surprise here) smaller than AAA.

There was a F size as well, but I can't seem to find out anything about E.



Here ya go!

Sardinicus


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tomd wrote:How many batteries and what type do you get with this deal? How many is "5 sizes"?



You have to click on the "I want one" button or the picture and then peruse the details in the pulldown to get the details for quantities and pricing.

Just Another Woot Website Innovation!

profauck


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theimmc wrote:Useless trivia :

There used to be A and B sized batteries, but they are quite rare now. There's also AAAA that is (no surprise here) smaller than AAA.

There was a F size as well, but I can't seem to find out anything about E.



The A and B designations weren't specific battery sizes. They were used to power radios and such that used vacuum tubes for amplification. The A battery powered the electron emitting filament/cathode and the B battery supplied a usually higher voltage needed for the circuit itself. There was occasionally a C battery which supplied a third "bias" voltage needed in some circuits -- this was not the current C size, but another arbitrary designation.

The F cell is the same diameter as a D, but about 50% longer. Sometimes there are 4 size F cells in a 6 volt lantern battery (not 48 AA as shown on youtube).

Going smaller, there's the AA, AAA, AAAA, and the N cell which is about the size of a half-length AAA.

mikewww


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mikewww wrote:Here ya go!



oops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_battery_sizes

johnt007871


quality posts: 8 Private Messages johnt007871
profauck wrote:The A and B designations weren't specific battery sizes. They were used to power radios and such that used vacuum tubes for amplification. The A battery powered the electron emitting filament/cathode and the B battery supplied a usually higher voltage needed for the circuit itself. There was occasionally a C battery which supplied a third "bias" voltage needed in some circuits -- this was not the current C size, but another arbitrary designation.

The F cell is the same diameter as a D, but about 50% longer. Sometimes there are 4 size F cells in a 6 volt lantern battery (not 48 AA as shown on youtube).

Going smaller, there's the AA, AAA, AAAA, and the N cell which is about the size of a half-length AAA.



Aren't AAAA what's inside some 9V batteries?

DrWu


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johnt007871 wrote:Aren't AAAA what's inside some 9V batteries?



Yes. there are 4 AAAA batteries in a 9V.

mikewww


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The question is, are these batteries any goo how do they stack up against Duracell? Does anyone have any real world experience say in FRS radios?

Costner


quality posts: 27 Private Messages Costner

Although it is always good to have an ample battery supply on hand for devices like remote controls, smoke detectors, and some toys... I recommend people strongly consider recharable batteries for things like cameras, handheld video games, RC cars etc, etc.

I purchased a few packages of the Energizer AA batteries for use in my daughter's handheld leapfrog video game and for her remote control Barbi car because the regular AA's just didn't last very long. If she left the car on it would burn through a set of batteries in a day even while sitting in the same place.

Now, when the battery level gets low I just pop them into the charger and a few hours later they are as good as new.

Rechargeables aren't ideal for everything and their cost is far too high to use them exclusively, but they can be useful in many situations. Considering how many regular batteries one set of rechargeables will replace they are clearly the better value.

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple
Sardinicus wrote:You have to click on the "I want one" button or the picture and then peruse the details in the pulldown to get the details for quantities and pricing.

Just Another Woot Website Innovation!


It would have been more friendly of Woot to also include a simple size-price table in the features tab like they do when they have multiple TV models in a woot. There are only 5 options today and they've had more TV models in a Woot previously.

sfv


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sfv
theimmc wrote:Useless trivia :

There used to be A and B sized batteries, but they are quite rare now. There's also AAAA that is (no surprise here) smaller than AAA.

There was a F size as well, but I can't seem to find out anything about E.



In about 1950 my dad came up with our first portable radio. It had real tubes, and two batteries, one heavy wet cell just to fire up the tubes, and another for the rest of the circuitry. Wish I still had it.

The B battery used to be one of the components of old hearing aids that fit in a shirt or pants pocket. This would date back to the 1940s, I believe.

mikewww


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mikewww wrote:The question is, are these batteries any goo how do they stack up against Duracell? Does anyone have any real world experience say in FRS radios?



OK I found this:
bottom of page for Sony
http://rightbattery.com/category/alkaline-batteries/page/2/

bottom for Duracell regular
http://rightbattery.com/category/alkaline-batteries/page/5/

Bottom of page for Dueracell Ultra
http://rightbattery.com/category/alkaline-batteries/page/4/

I think I'll get some of these and try them out.

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple

From the pics it looks like we have a choice of source country as long as we're flexible on battery size...

AAA - can't tell... perhaps China, US, or Mexico since those are not represented below?
AA - Indonesia
C - Japan
D - Korea
9-volt - Malaysia

hdtvcamera


quality posts: 3 Private Messages hdtvcamera
bluemaple wrote:@gak0090, not sure i would have said it that way, but I wondered something similar.

Perhaps this is another case of cross-cultural/translation word context conflicts like the Chevy Nova (no go) in Spanish speaking countries.



Let's put this rumor to bed.

http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp

handygeek7


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shareef777 wrote:Batteries at Costco can be had for cheaper when shipping costs are considered .



Compare $14.99 for 72 AA Alkalines + $5.00 Shipping & no Tax to other sources. Not a bad deal.

When comparing be sure to add in the sales tax charged by local retailers and Amazon. (Some other online co's charge shipping.)

Looked at Duracell Pro, said to be 50% more capacity, but they are 3x+ the cost, so hardly a deal.

We're trying to switch devices to ones that have 5v rechargeable packs & then supplement with NewTrent & similar power packs.

bluemaple


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hdtvcamera wrote:Let's put this rumor to bed.

http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp


@hdtvcamera, I didn't claim the "Nova" name impacted sales as your post implies. Only that it illustrated a lack of cross cultural awareness (edit: @wanpakumono prefers the word "sensitivity" here), which it did.

Creds: I worked for an automotive company in the product area. I assure you this example was regularly brought up when evaluating product names. Snopes is not perfect - don't believe everything they say.

leoharper


quality posts: 4 Private Messages leoharper
mikewww wrote:The question is, are these batteries any goo how do they stack up against Duracell? Does anyone have any real world experience say in FRS radios?



We've had good success with Sony alkaline in all our remotes, seemingly endless kids toys, Wii controllers, radios, etc. Are they as good as Duracell? Don't know...but I do know they last long & cost us a hell of a lot less so a good deal for this fam!

gak0090


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bluemaple wrote:@gak0090, not sure i would have said it that way, but I wondered something similar.

Perhaps this is another case of cross-cultural/translation word context conflicts like the Chevy Nova (no go) in Spanish speaking countries.



Funny you refer to this- reminds me of a story when I was in Cancun. We were at a bungee jump and some friends I made there in Mexico, and I, were trying to help persuade this girl (Gina)to jump- she was a bit nervous when she got to the top. But after chants of Va(Go) Gina, Va(Go)Gina- it finally convinced her to jump. Imagine that- sorry, a little off topic.

johnt007871


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DrWu wrote:Yes. there are 4 AAAA batteries in a 9V.



Isn't is 6?

6 times 1.5 is 9?

mrdancer


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If you're considering rechargeables, I highly recommend the Sanyo Eneloops - they are one of the better rechargeable batteries out there. They still retain 80% or more of their charge after sitting on the shelf for a year (my energizers seem to lose their charge after sitting for a week!) They are expensive, but you get what you pay for (still waiting for Woot to offer a deal on these). The LaCrosse BC1000 charger is also a nice companion - it can rejuvenate some of your rechargeables that are seemingly on their last legs.