For those who look for decently priced eneloops...

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For those who look for decently priced eneloops...

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/sanyo-eneloop-12v-2000mah-recha...

The price is good, the seller also. The package looks like the one i have and look genuine to me. I bough mine locally from an authorized dealer.

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Are they the 1st or 2nd gen. white eneloops?

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Batteryjunction is cheaper, and second generation. 

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srfreddy wrote:

Batteryjunction is cheaper, and second generation. 

$10.40 for a 4 pack of AA's is a very good price for 2nd gen. eneloops.

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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costco still takes the cake as the best price on eneloops!

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xP.1337 wrote:

costco still takes the cake as the best price on eneloops!

We have to make a trip tomorrow and if they still have any left in stock, I'm grabbing some. I bought the charger & battery combo pack right before I joined the forum.

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yea the local one still has them, problem is i prefer the Powergenix Ni-zn, and i have a ton of those now (two 8 packs not opened yet too)

also i have TONS of ni-mh and ni-cd batteries ive revived with my tenergy charger. so i dont need the eneloops. cant see wasting the money right now

 

li-ion is just so much better

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Li-ion is unbelieveably dangerous. Not kidding. Powergenix are no longer being made, per CPF, and have low cycles, and leak under high load. Ni-cad...well, they're nicad. Eneloops are ready when you need them.

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Another option is from solomonsupply@eBay here: http://stores.ebay.com/Solomon-Supply/SANYO-/_i.html?rt=nc&_dmd=1&_fcid=100&_fsub=1413247012&_jgr=0&_localstpos=&_sid=128603122&_stpos=&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14&_vc=1&gbr=1

Offers both first and second generation eneloops, the price for 4xAA is similar to Manafont's (14.49$ vs 14.40$), but 8xAA cost 25.99$.

Also offers AAA in 4x (12.49$) and 8x packs (22.99$).

 

I hope these are real eneloops, I've ordered 4xAAA today, hope they arrive soon.

 

Hmm, he also has a store outside eBay @ http://www.solomonsupply.com with even lower prices - 4xAA for 14.14$ (8 for 25.20$) and 4xAAA for 12.20$ (8 for 22.50$).

I wish I'd seen it before ordering from eBay... :/

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I just remembered this site. Also a great place to get D/C nimhs. 

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/Sanyo-Eneloop_c_1020.html?frontpage=1

Under $10 for 4 packs of both AAA's and AA eneloops. 

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srfreddy wrote:

I just remembered this site. Also a great place to get D/C nimhs. 

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/Sanyo-Eneloop_c_1020.html?frontpage=1

Under $10 for 4 packs of both AAA's and AA eneloops. 

Thank you! I'm running very low on both AA and AAA and that's a great deal to restock. Not to mention they are a rock solid business. I remember ordering from them almost 10 years ago.
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srfreddy wrote:

I just remembered this site. Also a great place to get D/C nimhs. 

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/Sanyo-Eneloop_c_1020.html?frontpage=1

Under $10 for 4 packs of both AAA's and AA eneloops. 

They offer only FedEx to Israel at 45.61$. Yell

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You could call them at  800-821-2769,  maybe you could work something out?

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naaa, I don't believe it will be cheaper than the 12$-15$ ones from hong kong. Smile

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Haggai wrote:
They offer only FedEx to Israel at 45.61$. Yell

 

Why is it that US companies so rarely want to use USPS? 

 

UPS, DHL and FedEX are rather over with their collection of import duty+VAT and ontop of that they then screw you for a fee for the pleasure of them taking money off you, around £12-15.

 

It's bloody annoying as I want to buy about half the stock they have @ ThinkGeek, sadly a 6$ item would end up costing $55.

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UPS has decent tracking though, even if their people are ripoffs. They charged me an extra 3 bucks because I had some tape sticking out the bottom of my package! 

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srfreddy wrote:

...Powergenix are no longer being made, per CPF, and have low cycles, and leak under high load. .

 I have been consistantly drawing in excess of 3 amps from my NiZn during bench testing various mods...  No failures to date (for reference, this has been out of 14 cells).  

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srfreddy wrote:
Powergenix are no longer being made, per CPF, and have low cycles, and leak under high load. .

Match wrote:

 I have been consistantly drawing in excess of 3 amps from my NiZn during bench testing various mods...  No failures to date (for reference, this has been out of 14 cells).  

I think some of the "high loads" were insanely high loads for RC stuff, not normal flashlight type loads. I was really tempted to try the NiZn cells when the 4-pack and chargers went down to $8, but I'm happy with my Eneloops and Duraloops. In fact I probably have a few more than I really need already.

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brted wrote:

I was really tempted to try the NiZn cells when the 4-pack and chargers went down to $8...

I hate to mention this to my friends overseas, but the BigLots store here had a 20% off deal today.  That means it was $6.40 for an 8 pack or charger/4pack.   I bought all they had Laughing.

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im in the 3 amp testing range too. great results from what i can tell on ni-zn.

discontinued or not, it will due until a different material is used as the cheap alternative to li-ion

 

cant always trust what you read on CPF. its like people are payed to say stuff there

 

Eneloops are there ready for a charge, but so is Li-ion.  and if it was so dangerous, it wouldnt be in your cell phone.  Li-ion is more stable at high draw than ANY ni-mh. tell a tesla roadster owner you want to put Ni-mh in his vehicle cause its "safer"

youll get laughed from here back to china, and theyll just give you lead acid, now THERES something dangerous lol

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that seems way more expensive than the kit i saw

i dont think they have the kit online. im going there monday to do a return, ill take a pic of the tag and box

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im pretty sure in store the kit looks like this

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Sanyo-Eneloop-Batteries-Charger-Kit-8AA-4AAA-/14...

and is only 25 bux or so.

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xP.1337, that's the one I was headed to pick up tomorrow. The store I went to today was out. So I did a search at Costco.com for Sanyo and it pulled up a couple of choices. This was the most expensive of the group but I saw the C & D adapters. Hmmmmm.........

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its funny cause i dont see the cheaper kit on their website at all. costco products never seem to be up to date on the website.

 

also, im using tenergy D and C batteries, with 10,000mah and 5000 mah capacities respectively. a much better choice over using adapters in my opinion. why waste the space and have to constantly recharge lol

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True. Where do you get the C & D cells?

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jb1 wrote:

True. Where do you get the C & D cells?

Plus what charger are you using? 

I need some D rechargeables and even 9v rechargeables for my smoke alarms.

 

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fishinfool wrote:

I need some D rechargeables and even 9v rechargeables for my smoke alarms.

9V rechargeables aren't a good idea for smoke alarms. AFAIK nobody makes LSD 9V batteries. You'll be charging them every week or two.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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i got the tenergy batteries off ebay.

i use this charger from all-battery: http://www.all-battery.com/tenergyT9688universalcharger01127.aspx

the problem is charge time. that charger will take a VERY long time to charge the ni-mh. if you can get a hobby charger that does ni-mh and charge via that method

 

seems tenergy now has LSD "Centura". i have premium which i havent recharged yet, cause of its size its still holding a charge in my non-used Maglite 3D

they are only 1000mah less and LSD, man wish i had seen those prior to me buying the Premium ones. Oh well. at least they have nice discharge rates!

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Thomas Distributing. And the http://www.thomasdistributing.com/-MAHA-MH-C808M-AA--AAA--C--D-Battery-Charger_p_244.html   charger.  And li-ions ARE dangerous. Anyone who denies that is-ignorant. The charger is the most crucial part. A good charger will increase the safety. And all cell phone chargers are designed into the phone, and *can't* mess up. You can't unbalance 16 18650's in a cell phone. Try putting 4 LiCo RCR's cells at 5 amp draw, tell me when you come back. 

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