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Old 09-28-2020, 10:00 AM   #43
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Over the years I found that Energizer had slightly better service than Duracells, but a couple of years ago I found that Energizer was lacking in Customer Service:

I had purchased a 3 sensor remote thermometer for my MH and filled the sensors and base station with new Energizers. Less than a year later the base stations stopped working. I opened the battery compartment and found 4 leaking Energizer batteries and associated corrosion. I checked the dates on the batteries - all good until 2023. I contacted Energizer as their warranty reads:


Bottom line - after going back and forth with them providing them all the info and pictures they asked for they claimed there was no damage to the device and provided no replacement.

A little Interweb search shows this is their standard response to any leakage claim. I haven't bought an Energizer battery since.


Haven't ever tried warranty, but more leakage than competition has been my experience w/ Energizer, too, so I shy away. Daughter had one new AAA explode in a beeper as a young teen, and new flashlight failed within 2-minutes of turning on in a cave... so shied away for 25 yrs... Been a Duracell fan.
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Old Coleman gasoline lanterns and stoves are just part of the camping experience. LED and pushing buttons is kind of bla!
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So I'm reading this & go looking on Amazon for rechargeable lithium batteries and I find all these lithium batteries with USB charging ports built in to each battery. Here's one example, available in multiple sizes https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-...56e5c6669&th=1

Expensive but prices are similar to other lithium rechargeables. It would be worth it if they meet the claims in the product descriptions. I did not have success with NiMH rechargeable batteries but that was many years ago. Maybe they are better now.
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I have used Duracell batteries from Costco for over 10 years now. Batteries as they aged would inadvertently leak, even when not depleted. I finally got frustrated with constant leaking and converted all my batteries to Energizer. I have not had any leakage or corroding with Energizer. All outdoor devices and devices more difficult to change out have been converted to Energizer Lithium AA. These batteries have much longer life and hold up well to the outside weather.
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The convenience of LED cannot be argued against but I challenge anyone to find me a LED lantern that can be dimmed like naphtha or propane can. Aren't LED lanterns either on or off?

When I camp I seldom want a blazing light all the time, the ability to dim a lantern depending on the atmosphere required is paramount for me.

Next year I am hoping to tap into my RV's propane in order to run my BBQ and lantern.
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I guess I am gonna be the outlayer here, I generally reach for Ray-O-Vac, unless Duracell or Energizer’s are on sale. I have been known to purchase Eveready on occasion.
My Fathers first job off the farm was at Ray-O-Vac in Madison Wisconsin. So I have always been biased towards them.
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[QUOTE= Aren't LED lanterns either on or off?
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Nope. Mine have high and low switch.
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Nope. Mine have high and low switch.

Mine has an adjustable brightness from off to full brightness just like the old gas ones.
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I guess I am gonna be the outlayer here, I generally reach for Ray-O-Vac, unless Duracell or Energizer’s are on sale. I have been known to purchase Eveready on occasion.
My Fathers first job off the farm was at Ray-O-Vac in Madison Wisconsin. So I have always been biased towards them.
I posted earlier about my better experience with Energizers,, mainly because the OP asked about Es and Ds specifically. In all actuality, I tend to use Ray O Vacs more than the Es because of the price difference. The Rays don't seem to last quite as long but the $2 less cost per 8 cell pack makes them well worth buying.

But if your device will use it, go with rechargeables. I would recommend that a person get a decent charger to keep AA. AAA, C, and D batteries going.

In my limited experience, devices that use a lithium-ion battery usually do ok with the cheap chargers that come with them. Bright LED flashlights tend to use this type often and they can't be beat.
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Sigh, what has the world come to. Where's the romance, the spirit for (if not of) adventure. Battery powered camping lanterns just a tip of the tip of the iceberg. Give me my old Colemans, some mantles and a can of white gas. Nothing electric comes close to that unique sound and quality of Coleman light.
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Carry it in a nice Christmas Cookie Tin with foam pading inside.

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Sigh, what has the world come to. Where's the romance, the spirit for (if not of) adventure. Battery powered camping lanterns just a tip of the tip of the iceberg. Give me my old Colemans, some mantles and a can of white gas. Nothing electric comes close to that unique sound and quality of Coleman light.

My Coleman Lantern (gas and propane mini tank) both with mantle are stored and transported in appropriate sized Christmas Cookie Tin and a popcorn tin. The mantle has stayed intact for so long that I cannot remember when I replaced it last. The inside of the can has some spares taped between the wall and the padding. Just checked the Gas driven one, and its all still ready to go, greased the pump to keep that washer thing pliable too.


Just the routine was a great trip down memory lane... Thanks DAMAC214 for the reminder. I have added this to my annual maintenance list, somehow it had fallen off the list as that lantern has not had an outing for some time now. Heck may fire it up some Autumn evening and just sit in the backyard watch the sun set while reading! (Yes I remember from my kiddie days don't look directly at the sun, just watch the colors change...and my toddler grandson will remind us too!!)
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