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[Dollarama] Possible eneloop $4/pair AA

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[Dollarama] Possible eneloop $4/pair AA

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Not sure if this even a deal, but $4 for eneloops seemed ok.. I just noticed the white tops and thought they might be eneloops, correct me if i am mistaken.


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Mar 8, 2017
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I saw these as well. I just googled BK-3LGAA and couldn't find anything. I'm not sure these are eneloops, but yo, for 4$, that is a pretty good deals for rechargeable batteries.
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How many mAh? The dollarama AAs usually have about 800mAh, where the eneloops have about 1200mAh IIRC
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Going to see if they're at my local Dollarama.
It's possible it's Eneloops. Panasonic doesn't make rechargeable batteries. Someone else makes it for them.
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Here's a rule of thumb when shopping at Fourdollararama:

if there is no sticker (the price is printed on and it's produced for dollarama exclusively) then it's guaranteed to be a cheap-chinese-crap-knockoff.
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omegadivide wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 4:57 pm
1100 ma only, move along.
LOL, quite the value for $2 a pop. :facepalm:
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Jun 6, 2011
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I'll see if I can find them in my area and run a capacity test on them vs Eneloops.

Here are some past capacity test results made using a ZB2L3 V2.1 (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-2-12V ... 93433.html) and don't account for lifecycle or standby discharge. Tests were ran down to a cut-off voltage of 0.8V. Of particular note are that of the Dollarama Panasonic batteries the Alkaline batteries have roughly 2.5-3x the capacity of Carbon Zinc batteries, so on top of being prone to leaking and ruining devices the cehapo Panasonic Carbon Zinc batteries at Dollarama aren't such a good deal based on capacity.

NiMH batteries:
Eneloop AA - 1.849 AH
Amazon Black AA - 2.030 AH
Amazon White AA - 1.915 AH
Duracell AA - 1.849 AH
Sunbeam AA (Dollarama) - 0.718 AH

Eneloop AAA - 0.773 AH
Amazon Black AAA - 0.818 AH
Energizer AAA - 0.815 AH


Alkaline:
Duracell AA - 2.167 AH
Panasonic AA - 1.552 AH

Duracell AAA - 0.853 AH
Panasonic AAA - 0.754 AH

Carbon Zinc:
Panasonic AA - 0.655 AH
Panasonic AAA - 0.265 AH
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Dec 12, 2012
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Yikes, even at 4 bucks for two cells, for the given capacity and origin of manufacture, avoid at all costs.

Chinese made NiMH cells, from AmazonBasics, Panasonics, and even Eneloops should be avoided. In comparison to their Japanese counterparts, FDK made, they perform much worse over time and will have half the useful life of a cell that is made by FDK. There was a post on CandlePowerForums, which one user did an accelerated discharge and charge cycles (0-100%, 100-0%), Chinese made Eneloops typically hold the same amount of charge out of the package as ones that are made in Japan, but, lose their capacity much faster (as much as by 50%) given a high amount of cycles (abnormally high for most users, but still relevant).
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dasiuyan wrote:
Apr 20th, 2017 6:09 pm
LMAO.... someone tried to sell these very same kind 4 x batteries for CAD$15.40 on ebay.... s/he even cut out dollarama logo....
www.ebay.com/itm/like/322469725393


Edit: Current listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-X-fresh-AA-Pa ... 2468920505
If you look closely at the package on the right, the battery does say "Made in China".

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