1.5 volt batteries are designed for use in watches, laser pointers, car alarms, calculators, PDAs, electronic organizers, electronic books, pet collars, medical devices such as digital thermometers and glucose monitors, sporting goods such as pedometers, calorie counters and stopwatches and hardware devices such as tape measures, stud finders and electronic levels.
Energizer 357BPZ-3 General Purpose Battery
Energizer SR 357/303
I just purchased the Energizer 357/303 battery online, and the 3 batteries arrived in a silver colored bulk type blister pack with perforations for each battery "Card" to be torn from the vertical hanging style packaging. The Silver packaging has a 1/4" horizontal black band across the top of each individual battery "Card" container with the Text "0%Hg" and "Energizer" written in Silver. The rest of the text on the front of the packaging is 357/303 MULTI-DRAIN 1.55V, Silver Oxide, Replaces all EPX76, SR44SW, SR44W written in black ink on a silver background.
These appear new and work in my volt meter, but I'm curious how old they really are??? The copywrite date on the back is 2011, and the bar code is 39800-11100-5 and little letters BZR on the back of the packaging.
Any help with the age of these and how long of a shelf life they have would be helpful to know as I purchased more of these than I need today, but may need to replace them in a year or two.
April 22, 2013
Dead from retailers
Walgreens and Ace Hardware are making this battery look bad. At both retailers, which are in my neighborhood, I have taken the dead ones back once to replace and the scecond time for a refund. The 357's are always dead right out of the package that has a reliability date of 03-2017......today is 04-16-2013. I use them in an "Ideal Link Master" for testing Cat 5 cabling it uses 4 of the little "Rabbits" 357's. I need a reliable retailer for these as Radio Shack, Best Buy, Walmart ( in my area ) ( 92054 and 92058 ) do not cary them.
April 17, 2013
this product has fast response time but short life
I used this product in my cat's Loc8tor collar
It has a fast response time but lasts only a total of about 2 hours.
I have since switched to Duracell with is the same price, has a fast response time and lasts about 12 hours
December 17, 2011