How to test general purpose Alkaline batteries?

Testing the performance of general purpose batteries in a correct way is a complex exercise since the real-life use needs to be simulated. Sometimes, however, news and consumer organisations conduct battery testing to compare various brands and draw conclusions based on the performance of these batteries. Often, however, these tests are done by simply putting the batteries in an appliance and leaving it running constantly and the results can be seriously flawed and misleading.

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