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[Costco] Panasonic Eneloop 16 AA Batteries $44.99

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I also had these in 2012 when nxix were selling them for $20 at ncix for a pack of 10, 8 AA and 2 AAA. Great batteries, lasts a long time
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boomsly wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 10:01 pm
Yes, I guess they're not Panasonic, forgot they had a name change, they have Sanyo on them and are actually stamped '06 for 2006, I bought them in '07 though. I attached a couple pictures, tried to get the 06, not sure if it turned out.

11 years old and still working. I also have not been easy on them, originally bought for use mostly in Xbox 360 controllers now being used mostly in Xbox one controllers and my wireless keyboard, I actually pulled this out of my wireless keyboard to take the pictures.

If that doesn't sell you on these, I don't know what will.

If only Duracells could last a fraction of the length of time, just recycled some Duracell D batteries that were dated good until 2023, unused and useless. Thanks to corrosion/rust. Was unaware batteries rusted in climate controlled environments.
Ok your first message made me think they were "already" not in a good shape. That wasn't what I observe with mines but I'm not a reference.

But I understand now that there's still usable and it's good news!
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Just to be clear this is not a hot deal.
Ikea Ladda batteries are $35.96 for 16 AA batteries. Almost $10 cheaper than this "hot deal"
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You can also price match with Memory Express if you live in the west and pickup in store to avoid shipping.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX53294
WHITEMARKET wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 8:59 am
I'd agree with

and right now there's a decent deal at CC for a BC-CC17 + 4xAA : http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=073706

Aside from the slow but safe charging, it has individual battery slots (you don't need to charge them in pairs) which is (or was) rare on budget chargers.
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DanielM491 wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 6:08 pm
Just to be clear this is not a hot deal.
Ikea Ladda batteries are $35.96 for 16 AA batteries. Almost $10 cheaper than this "hot deal"
I wish RFD hadn't removed the thumbs down button. Of course it's a hot deal, especially since not everyone lives near an IKEA.
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DanielM491 wrote:
Nov 30th, 2017 6:08 pm
Just to be clear this is not a hot deal.
Ikea Ladda batteries are $35.96 for 16 AA batteries. Almost $10 cheaper than this "hot deal"
The Ladda are also higher capacity.
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Other brands could be worst or better. If anyone can find a better deal for the exact same brand, please let us know.
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For those of you looking for Eneloop rechargeable batteries.

I ordered the 12 pack AAA Eneloop batteries from Costco yesterday and they were delivered this afternoon (Calgary). Shipping was free. Not sure if I got free shipping because I have an Executive Membership or whether everyone would get free shipping.

The AAA batteries I received are Generation 4, Made in Japan, Panasonic Eneloop BK-4MCCA. I don't know if all Eneloops are still "Made in Japan" or whether some are made in other countries.

I did "not" order any AA batteries.

All my Sanyo AA Eneloop batteries are first Generation HR-3UTG. I haven't bought any AA rechargeables in quite awhile. I roughly estimate that 80% of my first Generation AA Eneloops are still working.

For me, the AAA Eneloops are ideal. I use four AAA batteries at a time on my Diamond headlamp and keep a spare set of four, fully charged as a backup. I might go for several months without using my headlamp and then go for several weeks when I would use the headlamp daily. Having batteries that keep their charge is important to me. Having a high refresh rate isn't important for my use. Having a fast refresh rate is more important for those using their batteries on camera flashes.
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Thank you OP.

I've been contemplating for 3 days.

Bought:
- Charger kit + 10AA + 4AAA
- 16AA pack
- 12AAA pack
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Bleutea wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 10:27 pm
Anyone recommended another charger for these?
I use an Xstar VC4. I saw someone recommend a Nitecore D4, which is also a good choice. Do yourselvef a favour, if you are going to invest in some good rechargeable cells, get one of these chargers. Last thing you want to use is a cheapo charger that comes "free" with rechargeable cell packages. Most of those will overcharge and overheat your cells, and lead to premature cell death.
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How do you know if the battery is dead or near dead. I have had my Eneloops for (10?) years and they still seem to be going strong.
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MANGLER wrote:
Dec 1st, 2017 9:28 am
Do yourselvef a favour, if you are going to invest in some good rechargeable cells, get one of these chargers. Last thing you want to use is a cheapo charger that comes "free" with rechargeable cell packages. Most of those will overcharge and overheat your cells, and lead to premature cell death.
Oh really?

https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best- ... y-charger/
Underneath the hood, it uses the more sophisticated techniques of expensive chargers to avoid undercharged batteries that discharge quickly or overcharged batteries that will end up with a shorter service life (and will become unusable sooner). It will charge your batteries at a gentle 300 mA to preserve capacity and will automatically terminate the charge when it detects that your batteries are full–about seven hours for a typical NiMH AA battery.
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eugene188 wrote:
Nov 29th, 2017 5:17 pm
That is quite a bit more expensive.
@ costco $44.99 for 16 = $2.79 each
@amazon $18.77 for 4 = $4.69 each

my problem, is I don't need 16 batteries!
That's exactly I am trying to say here. I don't need 16 so I settled for 4 which solve my purpose.

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