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Eneloop Charger Kit with 10 x AA Batteries and 4 x AAA Batteries for $43.99 ($10.99 discount)

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[Costco] Eneloop Charger Kit with 10 x AA Batteries and 4 x AAA Batteries for $43.99 ($10.99 discount)

Was looking around for rechargeable batteries and found these on Costco online.
I hear eneloops are great :)
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$53 in May on Amazon, $56 and OOS right now. Solid. Great find.
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I have Eneloops from Costco, Eneloops Pros, EBLs, ReCykos, Ikea Laddas, and a high tech charger, and the Eneloops are the ones with the lowest mAh by far.
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rfdfan75 wrote: I have Eneloops from Costco, Eneloops Pros, EBLs, ReCykos, Ikea Laddas, and a high tech charger, and the Eneloops are the ones with the lowest mAh by far.
To clarify eneloops are low mAh and high recharge rate compared to the pros, right? 'By far' would be around 500mAh? I'm not defending eneloops here, but I thought half what you listed was the same thing...
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Ruciz wrote: To clarify eneloops are low mAh and high recharge rate compared to the pros, right? 'By far' would be around 500mAh? I'm not defending eneloops here, but I thought half what you listed was the same thing...
Eneloop Pros, Laddas, and EBL all hit between 2800 and 3200 capacity. The regular Eneloops are all 1800 to 2300.
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aouniat wrote: I own few eneloops but won't pay such a price when there's this: https://www.ikea.com/ca/en/p/ladda-rech ... -90509819/
Been buying Ladda batteries for a while now after switching over from the Amazon Basics, before that Eneloop, and before that Duracell white tops from Shopper's Drug Mart.

How did I not know about these IKea chargers, danke =).
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This is a good deal especially when you factor in the decent charger that comes in the package.

I've used these eneloop cells for years with very good service and performance. I believe using a good charger is key to getting the best results and longevity from a rechargeable battery. The charger that accompanies these batteries appears to be a four channel device that will charge each cell individually as opposed to some cheaper chargers that only charge in pairs. The benefit of individual charging allows you to charge cells that have a lower / higher state of charge separately delivering a fully charged (but not overcharged) cell at each slot in the charger. This charger (like any well designed one) will terminate the charge when it detects the battery is 'full'. This significantly extends the life of the batteries as overcharging converts the excess charge into heat at the expense of the life of the battery.

One thing to consider with NIMH rechargeable batteries like these is the voltage produced by the cell is about 1.2 volts compared to 1.5 volts for conventional alkaline cells. Most devices can live with the lower voltage for example: most toys, LED flashlights, remote controls, tools etc. other devices may work but show a low battery indicator and it is possible some gizmos won't operate at all. Some devices with a LCD (liquid crystal display) may have less contrast / visibility but still perform acceptably. Generally battery powered wall type clocks will run slow.

The AA cells provide almost as much 'power' as a regular alkaline and hold their charge a long time. They rarely leak, but don't perform real well in cold weather.

I use the term battery and cell interchangeably; this is technically inaccurate but it's commonly done, most folks don't make much distinction. But for the record, a cell is a one unit like one eneloop or alkaline cell (think single AA, C or D size cell) and a battery is a collection of multiple cells.
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Ikea for me, especially if you already have enough chargers
"If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid." - Epictetus
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Donovan wrote: Eneloops WERE great...

Read this for the reason why that is no longer true
https://www.amazon.com/review/R10N0C4I9TAEIY
Yup, steady decline since Panasonic took over.

Best batteries and cheapest to boot were the Duracell white tops made in Japan that SDM cleared out around 2013.
Those things are fantastic, and still going strong.
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Just buy them and if fails, return them.
Duracell ones failed on me, AAA ones were fine, but AA ones didn't hold charge.
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I have had my enelopes for over 10 years now( I think ) since the days Dell used to put them on sale quiet often. Use them in all my electronics and still run great.
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I've heard the Ikea batteries are a rebrand of the Eneloops. Anyone have experience with them before and can confirm?
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I’ve also got old eneloops from dell years ago running strong. Get a good charger and they will last forever. Bought some EBL, higher mAh but they won’t hold a charge for nearly as long. May try the Laadas
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my sanyo eneloops are over 10 years and going strong. I bought them at Costco when they used to carry them In-warehouse. The C-D cell adapters are pretty cool.
Just make sure they are made in Japan!! My Sanyo wall charger can charge 1 at a time to a maximum of 4 at a time.

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