I think at this point, as long as you stick with a good brand of rechargeable, it will be good either way, unless like you say it is a pro who is recharging batteries every single day. As long as it isn't a company that advertises a ridiculous mah at a ridiculous voltage. I don't think most users will reach the 2100 cycles of eneloops, even my eneloops have degraded a lot and haven't even reached 25% of those cycles probably because they are simply old.bylo wrote: ↑ I fully agree that if the device works it will work longer on a NiMH than on an alkaline. I have genuine Eneloops, AmazonBasics rewraps and the newer Chinese-made AmazonBasics. I haven't done any hard measurements, but subjectively all three seem to last about as long.
Maybe the genuine article will sustain more recharges and/or demonstrate higher mAh life on a charge. That may be material to a pro whose job depends on it. But I doubt most casual users will notice.
Yea I found some random Duracell ones at my parents place from like 10 years ago. Still charge to 2500mah. Meanwhile, I have multiple Eneloops (Made in Japan) from about the same time that have gone through maybe 50-100 charges and they aren't performing anymore. from 800 - 1600mah now. Huge disappointment. Feels like a kind of luck of the draw.
Anyways, Lithium for the win.