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#46139 - 08/07/05 10:44 PM New Panasonic Oxyride Batterys (Replaces alkaline)
KyBooneFan Offline
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Registered: 06/19/05
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Oxyride Batteries
$3.99 (4 pack)
Panasonic Battery Group
Seacaucus, NJ
www.panasonic.com/battery

Oxyride batteries represent the next generation of battery technology. They outperform alkaline cells and offer up to 50 percent more power in digital electronics products.

Anyone had any experience with these batterys? I never heard of them till I read an article in today's paper. They claim to outlast alkalines almost two to one. Wonder how they stack up with lithiums. How about the weight compared to lithiums?

Quoting from newspaper article:

Panasonic's suggested retail price for a four pack of Oxyride Extreme Power (why is everything now "EXTREME"?) Batteries is $3.99, the same as a four pack of Duracell CopperTops at CVS last week.

The battery, now arriving at stores nationwide, lasts up to twice as long as an alkaline battery, according to Panasonic Company officials and competitors agree that it isn't as economical or as environmentally friendly as rechargeable batteries however.

The Oxyride yields 1.7 volts of electric power compared with 1.5 volts for the alkaline battery thanks to a new and repackaged form of oxy-nickel hydroxide which releases more power. Etc, etc, etc and etc............................

Continuing.........Panasonic said the new battery could take at least twice as many photos on a digital camera, speed up the flash recovery time on film cameras and propel remote controlled toy cars faster.

Competitors aren't so sure, and even Panasonic admits the Oxyride won't work better than an alkaline battery on radios, remote controls, flashlights and toys that don't need the extra power.

My experience with 1.5V lithiums has shown the voltage to be well above 1.5 on my small battery tester. Even a new alkaline will read past 1.5. Right now I am somewhat skeptical of these new batteries and am going to wait till I get some more input from users. <img src="/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Boone
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#46140 - 08/08/05 03:16 AM Re: New Panasonic Oxyride Batterys (Replaces alkal
JohnN Offline
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Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 966
Loc: Seattle, WA
Check this thread on CPF. Note the runtime chart linked from post #636447 and the load test in linked from post #635735.

There is more discussion in this thread including links to other discussions.

Yes, the lithium AA cells typically start out about 1.7v, but they should quickly drop down to 1.5v. I think it is pretty rare for this to be a problem - mostly in cases where you have several cells in series.

-john

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#46141 - 08/08/05 10:54 PM Re: New Panasonic Oxyride Batterys (Replaces alkal
KyBooneFan Offline
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Registered: 06/19/05
Posts: 233
Loc: West Kentucky
Thanks John. Lots of info here. I dunno. Lithiums are still my all time favorites although they cost twice that of an alkaline. I know the lithiums (2) in my Lowrance GPS last ......................forever! They just don't wear out. I guess sometime this year I will have to change them but they have phenomenal life so far. My first Lowrance, a huge apparatus took eight batteries and might last two or three days at most. The next one took four and lasted many days. It was smaller but still heavy. Now this one is light and is like the Energizer bunny as far as batteries go. <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

Thanks for response.

Boone
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