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    Since I've only had my KS6's for less than a week I got exatly 4 days out of the first set of batteries. I've been able to comfortably wear them all day and did a fair amount of streaming while testing them out. I guess I was steaming 4 out of the 12-16 hours I wear them. I might get a little more out of them if I were more conservative on my streaming and volume levels.
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    I have the new Resound Linx2 with #13 batteries recommended by my audi. Nice upgrade from the Alera7. I stream constantly from iPhone and its apps. Navigation and traffic apps are great. I also listen to YouTube and LiveStream broadcasts. Great in a noisy environment. Battery lasts about a week except with YouTube and LiveStream. I have the HA cranked up high in restaurant/noise mode when in that environment and batteries last about a week. Love it. I was a bit apprehensive getting the larger HA with #13 but I'm happy I did.

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    With the KS6, I got 4 days with the Costco batteries and about 7 with Duracell. The Costco are just slightly more cost effective. I like the convenience, longer tabs, and plastic case that Duracell provides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenP View Post
    With the KS6, I got 4 days with the Costco batteries and about 7 with Duracell. The Costco are just slightly more cost effective. I like the convenience, longer tabs, and plastic case that Duracell provides.
    You may of got a bad batch of Costco Batteries. I have used both Duracell and Costco batteries and have seen no real difference in life: 7-9 days with each, seems to differ depending on how much streaming I do.
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    I have read in a couple of places that: If you wait 5 min., not 1 min., before putting the batt. in the ha, (after pulling the tab), they will last up to 80% longer? Does anyone know if this true or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by linkbelt View Post
    I have read in a couple of places that: If you wait 5 min., not 1 min., before putting the batt. in the ha, (after pulling the tab), they will last up to 80% longer? Does anyone know if this true or not?
    I don't think there is any basis for this. Everything you wanted to know about zinc air batteries on Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc%E2%80%93air_battery
    The wait time, usually stated as one minute, is to allow the intake of oxygen to activate the zinc long enough to bring the voltage up.
    OTOH, perhaps if you waited a month after pulling the tab, you would never have to buy another.
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    I met with my Costco HIS last week and he repeated the 5 minute thing and told me, "They always used to say 1 minute, but I was just at a seminar where they talked about this and now they're saying 5 minutes."

    Might be legit, but probably only helps a small amount.

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    I use to be amazed but now just amused..

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    Try this... Open the battery, wait a minute, then install. if it lasts 5-7 days, what is the point of worrying about 1 min or 5 min.

    You could try 5 min the following week, and see if there is a difference. if it is hours better, not days, the problem should be solved and we will all get 4 minutes of life back each week from not watching batteries absorb oxygen/air - hahaha...

    As much as I appreciate the science and frugality of the exercise, seems like an example of tripping over dollars to save nickels; esp if you are buying the batteries at Costco for ~ 22 cents each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linkbelt View Post
    I have read in a couple of places that: If you wait 5 min., not 1 min., before putting the batt. in the ha, (after pulling the tab), they will last up to 80% longer? Does anyone know if this true or not?
    I'm guessing it's not true because I've accidentally left my new, tab-just-removed batteries for 5-10 minutes before inserting them in my HAs on a few occasions, and the batteries have never lasted any longer than they usually do.
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