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Submission + - Energizer Rechargeable Battery Scandal (metacafe.com)

roadbuster writes: "In a unique attempt to become the most distrusted brand on the market, Energizer is selling C and D rechargeable batteries which are simply AA cells buried inside a large, plastic casing. While Energizer sells AA rechargeables for about $4 each, the price you pay for the plastic shell-enhanced C and D cells are closer to $6 and $8, respectively, and the energy capacity of all three are exactly the same.

Energizer explicitly states the mAh capacity on the batteries (which is related to the energy capacity). However, Joe Typical doesn't know what those numbers mean. They see "Energizer," place their trust in the name, buy the battery, then wonder why their Maglite only runs for 2 hours..."

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