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[Dollarama] Dollarama, Philips Rechargeable AA battery $4 YMMV

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Saw these at St. Laurent Mall in Ottawa. Got the last two packages there.
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I'm guessing these are average performance. The three letters that stand out:

MIC
c'mon get happy!
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BernardRyder wrote: I'm guessing these are average performance. The three letters that stand out:

MIC
You get what you're paying for. Some Eneloop batteries are made in Japan but they are $5 each.
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Oct 4, 2019
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I had some of these in AAA and used them in cordless phones, which is a harsh environment for any battery. Lasted ~3 years, especially being the cheapest rechargeable AAAs I've found at the time (bought from walmart.ca for $8 as a 4 pack). Definitely a great buy if you're looking for some decent rechargeables.
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Dextream wrote: Hi, any in Montreal ?
I have seen them in a couple of locations in Montreal. Dollarama didn't have a charger for sale with them.
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IKEA Ladda batteries are about $9 for a 4-pack, are MIJ, and very good performing LSD batteries
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RudyRFD wrote: You get what you're paying for. Some Eneloop batteries are made in Japan but they are $5 each.
I bought into the Eneloop hype years ago when they were all made in Japan and people were posting Eneloop deals on RFD. I don't think I've even got 100 charges on most of them and some of them are testing at 1000mah or even 780 mah. Granted they are like 10 years old now, but not even close to the rated amount of recharges. They've been underwhelming, so I just buy which ever is cheaper.
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eugene188 wrote: I bought into the Eneloop hype years ago when they were all made in Japan and people were posting Eneloop deals on RFD. I don't think I've even got 100 charges on most of them and some of them are testing at 1000mah or even 780 mah. Granted they are like 10 years old now, but not even close to the rated amount of recharges. They've been underwhelming, so I just buy which ever is cheaper.
Invest in a good charger with reconditioning if not already and you can probably rescue most of them.
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I have a LaCrosse charger to charge and condition all my eneloop and other white top and black top duraloop. The eneloop are good, but some black top don't hold charge anymore. If the batteries are already bad, there is nothing the charger can do.
get what is cheap, not what you need :lol:
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eugene188 wrote: I bought into the Eneloop hype years ago when they were all made in Japan and people were posting Eneloop deals on RFD. I don't think I've even got 100 charges on most of them and some of them are testing at 1000mah or even 780 mah. Granted they are like 10 years old now, but not even close to the rated amount of recharges. They've been underwhelming, so I just buy which ever is cheaper.
Maybe you got unlucky, I still have Eneloops from the early days of RFD and Dell Days of Deals that still hold a decent charge.
YoulianT73552 wrote: What are MIC and MIJ?
Made in China / Japan
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a_dee wrote:
Invest in a good charger with reconditioning if not already and you can probably rescue most of them.
I have one of those 4 bay battery chargers that I use for my Li-Ions and it does the "test" and "NOR test" modes. But it seems like the internal resistance is probably too high on the eneloops. I recall some of them we well over 1000, while I have some new batteries that are under 100.
Angultra wrote: Maybe you got unlucky, I still have Eneloops from the early days of RFD and Dell Days of Deals that still hold a decent charge.
Oh of course I got unlucky with my whole first batch. I always get unlucky. Bought my first car and it came with a small gash on the window sill. My luck is always crap when I buy things I can't see/test before .
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eugene188 wrote: I have one of those 4 bay battery chargers that I use for my Li-Ions and it does the "test" and "NOR test" modes. But it seems like the internal resistance is probably too high on the eneloops. I recall some of them we well over 1000, while I have some new batteries that are under 100.


Oh of course I got unlucky with my whole first batch. I always get unlucky. Bought my first car and it came with a small gash on the window sill. My luck is always crap when I buy things I can't see/test before .
My enelops still charge to 2000maH and are probably a decade old too. Mind you it is infrequent usage typically. My expensive charger thinks they are dead sometimes (threw out good batteries for no reason!) if they are too discharged but still charge up fine on my old 4 channel enelop charger.
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panckage wrote: My enelops still charge to 2000maH and are probably a decade old too. Mind you it is infrequent usage typically. My expensive charger thinks they are dead sometimes (threw out good batteries for no reason!) if they are too discharged but still charge up fine on my old 4 channel enelop charger.
I guess I could try using the old eneloop charger I guess.

I have a Zanflare 4 bay charger, don't know why it wouldn't get 2000mah...or even something close.
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AbbyShabby wrote: made in China / Japan

the later is prefered
Yup.

Mij is preferred from practically any/every manufacturing things. There's a good reason for it. Last ive heard japan gave very good incentives for japanese brands to move manufacturing back to Japan. Hopefully we get better quality products SOON like prior to the 90s.

but are we consumers willing to shell out for better quality? Lolz...i'd imagine people will be crying for higher pricing in the future.
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Thanks OP

I'll keep a lookout for these next time I'm at Dollarama

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