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The type of battery you choose is more important than you may realize - and we’re not talking about AA, AAA, etc. Your devices use energy at varying rates, and you should have the battery best suited for its unique consumption. Devices that use a lot of energy in short periods of time are called “high drain devices.” 

Common high drain devices

A good way to tell if a device is high-drain is by how often you have to charge it. If a full charge doesn’t last any longer than a day or two, it’s a high-drain device.

These devices are not well-suited to run on the same batteries as low-drain devices. You wouldn’t enter an ox in the Derby or use a racehorse to plow your fields. That’s why you should typically use alkaline batteries for your low-drain devices and Lithium-Ion batteries for your high-drain devices.

It should be noted that high-drain and low-drain represent two sides of a spectrum. Most devices fall somewhere in between. If your device falls closer to the middle, there are high-drain alkaline batteries that’ll get the job done. It’s near the high-drain extreme that you should only consider Lithium-Ion batteries as they’re specifically designed to handle quick, high-powered bursts of energy. They’re perfect for camera flashes, a few hours of gameplay, or an afternoon of music.

Check out the best batteries for your high-drain devices below.

1. Energizer L92VP Ultimate Lithium AAA

Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries run High Drain Devices All Day
Energizer L92VP Ultimate Lithium AAA
Reg: $3.95

Known as the #1 long-lasting batteries on the market, Energizer Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries are designed to hold up during rigorous work use, home use, and play use. Great for any AAA device.

2. RAYOVAC Fusion Premium AA Alkaline Battery 30Pk

Rayovac Fusion Alkaline Batteries for High Drain Devices
RAYOVAC Fusion Premium AA Alkaline Battery 30Pk
Reg: $31.95

No AA Alkaline Battery lasts longer on ANSI Average Performance Tests. This means longer battery life for high-powered devices like Bluetooth speakers, game controllers, digital cameras & more.

3. Duracell Procell 9V Alkaline Batteries

Duracell Procell 9 volt batteries will keep high drain devices running
Duracell Procell 9V Alkaline Batteries
Reg: $2.95

The Duracell Procell 9V Alkaline batteries are perfect for mid-range drain rate devices. If your device isn't toward the extreme on the drain rate spectrum, this Alkaline battery might be the best option to power it.

 4. Energizer L91 Ultimate Lithium AA Battery

Energizer Ultimate Lithium Batteries are the longest lasting option for personal electronics
Energizer L91 Ultimate Lithium AA Battery
Reg: $3.95

The L91 Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA battery won a Guinness World Records™ title for the longest-lasting AA battery in the world after rigorous testing against competitors in digital cameras, remote controls, and portable lights.

5. Energizer 123A Photo Lithium Battery

Energizer Lithium 123A Batteries for High Drain Applications
Energizer 123A Photo Lithium Battery
Reg: $3.95

Energizer Photo Batteries provide reliable power to flashlights, digital cameras, digital camcorders, smart home devices, flash units, lasers, and more. Perfect for any family or professional photographer to have on hand.