Duracell Procell Vs Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Batteries – What’s the Difference?

Let’s set the record straight: Duracell Coppertop alkaline and Procell alkaline batteries are more similar than different. Both Procell and Coppertop batteries are made with the same long-lasting, dependable technology.

Consumers rely on Coppertop alkaline batteries, which are designed to deliver the right level of power for most consumer needs. Professionals know they will get the same reliability out of Procell batteries. Why? Because they’re the same batteries in different packaging.

Both Duracell Procell and Duracell Coppertop batteries are specifically manufactured for outstanding performance and reliability with up to a seven-year freshness guarantee.

Duracell Procell and Coppertop Alkaline Batteries: A Comparison

Duracell Procell Batteries

Coppertop Alkaline Batteries


* Brand is mostly marketed to professionals and industrial users.

* Brand marketed to consumers.


* Economical bulk packaging. Mostly sold in volume quantities.

* Easy to open & close packaging – quick and easy access for the bulk battery user. No cumbersome blister packs – no wasted space, no plastic, no cellophane.

* Typically sold in stores in small blister packs.

* Some can be purchased in bulk-Medic Batteries offers 9V Duracell Coppertop batteries in bulk packaging.

* Coppertop Batteries sold in retail stores are not as easy to access due to blister packaging.

Power and Battery Life

* Longer lasting. Slightly higher charge (e.g., 9V battery is charged to 9.5V or higher).

* Much fresher batteries. Batteries do not sit on store shelves for an unknown period of time.

* Charged as described in package.

* Duracell Coppertop alkaline purchased at the store may not be as fresh as they may sit on the shelf for an unknown period of time.


* Harder to find because it’s only distributed to professionals for industrial use.

* Can be purchased at any store.


* Lower cost due to bulk packaging.

* Regular retail pricing.

* Medic Batteries offers 9V Duracell Coppertop batteries at a lower cost due to bulk packaging.


* Trusted for medical devices.

* Preferred choice of professionals – sound technicians, broadcasters, hospitals, police and fire departments nationwide.

* Fits virtually any device – toys, clocks and radios, remote controls, smoke alarms, flashlights, etc.

Source by Mitch Zlotnik

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