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Cheap IKEA LADDA batteries outperform expensive Eneloop Pro batteries in speedlight test

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Two things come to mind as I watch that video:

1. One test sample does not make a rule. The pack of Eneloops may have been defective or the Ikea ones may have been better... They really need to have a greater sample of batteries before any firm conclusion is made.
2. It's good to see that value can be had!

BTW> It's funny reading all of those Eneloop fanboys defend the Eneloop over the LADDAs in the comments.
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Aren't the Ikea batteries just rebadged Eneloops? How many different types of white top "made in Japan" AA batteries can there possibly be?
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board123 wrote: Aren't the Ikea batteries just rebadged Eneloops? How many different types of white top "made in Japan" AA batteries can there possibly be?
But that wouldn't explain the differences in performance that was on the video, the capacity difference or the difference in the rated recharge cycles.
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board123 wrote: Aren't the Ikea batteries just rebadged Eneloops? How many different types of white top "made in Japan" AA batteries can there possibly be?
craftsman wrote: But that wouldn't explain the differences in performance that was on the video, the capacity difference or the difference in the rated recharge cycles.
there is only one factory in Japan that makes NIMH batteries. There are also many different generations of Eneloops

http://eneloop101.com/batteries/rewrapped-batteries/


the only problem with Ikea batteries is that you have to get them from Ikea, I hate going there, it's a zoo on the weekends and you have to walk through too much of the store.
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warpdrive wrote:

the only problem with Ikea batteries is that you have to get them from Ikea, I hate going there, it's a zoo on the weekends and you have to walk through too much of the store.
THIS.
*shudders*

The other great thing with eneloops, I'm still on my original set from 10 years ago....haven't thrown any out!
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warpdrive wrote: there is only one factory in Japan that makes NIMH batteries. There are also many different generations of Eneloops

http://eneloop101.com/batteries/rewrapped-batteries/


the only problem with Ikea batteries is that you have to get them from Ikea, I hate going there, it's a zoo on the weekends and you have to walk through too much of the store.
So basically any "Made in Japan" low self-discharge NiMH is more or less the same regardless of brand.
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Good value, when I do a wedding, I bring around 25 ikea HR6 AA’s. I marker each one with a date of purchase.

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