I have largely moved from alkaline AA batteries to Eneloop rechargeables for flashlights, photo equipment, and AA-powered diagnostic tools. But carrying around AA batteries can be a hassle, especially when travelling. I used to have a small box that fit 4-8 batteries rather nicely, but was lost it a few of months ago.
After ordering a couple of PowerPax battery holder caddies earlier this month, I won’t use anything else!
PowerPax offers several styles and sizes to hold AA, AAA, CR123, C, D, and 9V batteries. I ordered two SlimLine 4xAA caddies and a single 12-pack caddy, and will order more as needed.
The CR123 and AAA caddies also look to be great to carry spare cells for my higher power and more compact LED flashlights. I only wish that PowerPax also made 2xAAA and 2xCR123 holders so I could just carry just what I might need to save on space.
Batteries can fit into PowerPax caddies in either direction, allowing for easier differentiation between fresh and depleted batteries. Multiple color options are also available, and can help users separate batteries by chemistry, charge level or capacity.
Update: It looks like Amazon is selling these caddies for $1-2 less (each) than what I paid buying them elsewhere, and they’re eligible for free Prime or super saver shipping!
PowerPax manufacturers these cases in the USA.
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