I bought 24-pack AA and 24-pack AAA alkaline batteries in July 2019. I finally got around to opening them a few months ago, and half of the AAA pack is completely dead while the AA batteries don’t last very long. I have a touchless trash can (auto open/close via sensor) that takes 4 AA batteries. I had been using ACDelco brand batteries (super cheap and lasts as long or longer than Duracell/Energizer), and they typically gave me 4-6 months of use. I used Anker AAs in March, and I had to replace them at the end of April. I put in another set of Anker AAs then, and I had to replace them again yesterday.
Anker advertised these as having 10 year shelf life. “10-Year Shelf Life: Buying batteries in bulk never made more sense. Anker Alkaline batteries work flawlessly for up to 10 years after they are first purchased.” I’m having some doubts.
Anyone else having issues? In case anyone’s wondering, batteries were kept in a drawer inside the house. Dry and temperature between 68 and 78 at all times.