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Raspberry Pi Battery Shoot-out

Raspberry Pi AA Battery Shoot-out via Raspberry Pi Spy

Having previously run my Raspberry Pi from a set of AA batteries I decided to test all the different types I had available to see which ones lasted the longest.

This wasn’t going to be a scientific test but I wanted a general feeling for how the batteries performed given their different capabilities and price.

The batteries I decided to try were :

  • Sanyo eneloop (2000mAh)
  • Sanyo eneloop XX (2550mAh)
  • 7DayShop Rechargeables (2900mAh)
  • 7DayShop “Good to Go” Rechargeables (2150mAh)
  • Maxell Alkaline Non-Rechargeables

Due to the time required to run the tests and re-charge the batteries I opted for running the tests with a Raspberry Pi Model B (rev 2) rather than a Model A. Where possible I performed two tests with each set and took the average runtime.

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