Updated August 21, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best 9V Batteries

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This wiki has been updated 2 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Technology continues to advance, but the simple 9-volt battery is still an integral part of modern life. They’re commonly found in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as many handheld electronics and small toys, so it’s usually a good idea to keep a few at the ready. We've looked for both rechargeable and disposable models, so there are options for everyone, no matter the device or need. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best 9v battery on Amazon.

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9. Energizer Ultimate Lithium

8. TalentCell Lithium Ion

7. Maxell 1-Pack

6. EBL NiMH

5. Duracell Quantum

4. Rayovac Fusion

3. Allmax Premium

2. Energizer Industrial

1. ACDelco Super Alkaline

Special Honors

Roost Smart 2.0 The Roost Smart 2.0 may be on the more expensive side, but it allows you to turn your existing smoke detector into a smart unit, so it’s worth the cost for many. Not only does it alert you if the alarm goes off, but it even lets you know when it’s running low on juice. getroost.com

Editor's Notes

August 17, 2019:

At this time, we have added most types of 9v battery, including standard alkaline options, although we’ve elected not to add any carbon zinc models (since alkaline batteries are generally a better bet when it comes to inexpensive disposables). Top choices come from the brands you’d expect, including ACDelco, Energizer, and Duracell. We especially like the long-lasting power of the Energizer Ultimate Lithium for smoke alarms, but the shape might make them hard to fit into some devices. As for rechargeable choices, the EBL NiMH or TalentCell Lithium Ion will work for many. The latter is incredibly portable and handy thanks to a micro USB port, which means you aren’t tied to any one specific charger. It has a higher upfront cost than some, but it should save you some cash over time.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 21, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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