Here is a memo we sent to our dealers and service people about batteries. Please realize it is therefore a little blunter than our usual FAQ's:
If you are using alkaline batteries, we recommend the use of Eveready alkaline batteries particularly in our synthesized (frequency agile) equipment. Other brand batteries may work perfectly well, but Eveready is our standard for testing and analysis. In different purchases of Duracell batteries from different locations, we have found the battery life to vary by more than 2 to 1. On the other hand, we have found very consistent results from Eveready batteries. Also, in all tests we have done, a standard Eveready Energizer always gives us longer battery life than standard Duracell Procells. If customers call complaining of battery life we should ask them to try an Eveready Energizer before returning equipment for repair. Assure our customer that this does not mean Duracell is a bad battery , but that the Duracell battery was not intended or designed for the heavy current draw our equipment requires.
Always try to get the customer to try the Eveready batteries. If it is necessary to convince the customer to try Eveready's in a test, we can send them free batteries. That is cheaper than us wasting our time and theirs testing a perfectly good unit and finding no problem. Try to talk to the actual user of the Lectro product rather than someone who has been tasked with returning the unit and has no idea of what is going on. Remember these points.
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