My regular 312 Costco batteries last me between 4-5 days, and that's with a lot of streaming on my latest HAs. My previous size 10 batteries on my older HAs lasted me about 6-7 days. I've never had any HAs where regular batteries last only 3 days at the most. Nor have I heard from anyone on this forum complaining that their battery last only 3 days. If that's the case, HA mfgs would have done something like go with a larger size battery or designed their HAs to draw less power.
Originally Posted by jcwoman
But of course if you buy inferior batteries they may not last as long. Costco batteries are cheaper but I don't consider them inferior at all, even if they don't last as long as other more premium brands.
The issue I have with rechargeables is that eventually they degrade and need to be replaced. You just said so yourself about your iPad, used to be every other night but now almost every night. It's not about having to charge them every night that's a big negative, although for sure it's not a positive either. It's the degradation that's a negative. If my rechargeable battery for my HA starts out lasting all day, but after a few years, it lasts only half a day, then it becomes a big issue to me. Now I have to pay big bucks to send it in for replacement, because it's considered a repair.
So why would I want to be subjected to all that trouble, plus having to remember to charge every night, if it doesn't cost me anymore, and maybe even cost less, to use regular batteries that's guaranteed fresh every time without any worry of degradation? And HA batteries are so small that the waste/trash/environmental factor is not an issue either.
Another way to look at it is that if there's a clear and undeniable advantage of using rechargeables in HAs, then every HA mfg would have already designed every single one their HA models to use rechargeables already. So why aren't they?
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