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They sent me two by mistake.

I'll take the extra packet to get rid of them for you.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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I think the Dick Smith pick-n-pack workers are a bit tired of sending out batteries and just ramming them into envelopes randomly.

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I’d love to see more Aussie group buys, especially with drivers. We could bulk buy from the RMM then just post stuff in padded envelopes. I think the postage on batteries would make it prohibitive though. You would have to buy 10+ batteries just to justify the price of Australia post.

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AA Eneloops from Dick Smith. Home delivery only. If someone knows how to use the postage estimator please let us know.

http://www.dicksmith.com.au/eneloop-aa-chocolat-8pk-web-dsau-s4493web?utm_source=Exact_Target&utm_medium=email&utm_content=S4493WEB&utm_campaign=AU_WK7_Tues

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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MRsDNF wrote:

AA Eneloops from Dick Smith. Home delivery only. If someone knows how to use the postage estimator please let us know.

The postcode box you can see does not work :~
Scroll down a bit and select “delevery” from the four options, then enter your post code and choose suberb/area from the pop up selector.

Cheers David

Nothing to see here folks, move along...

 

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Thanks. Free delivery to me.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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The post code box – type postcode and wait for a drop-down list to appear then select suburb. Don’t just enter postcode and hit GO that doesn’t work.

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Gen 4 Eneloop chocolate tones 8 x AAA $19.95 with free delivery.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ENELOOP-AAA-Chocolat-8pk-Web-/251616832368?ha...

Code: CSHIP4FREE (at checkout for free shipping).

From OzB: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/156729

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ezarc wrote:
Gen 4 Eneloop chocolate tones 8 x AAA $19.95 with free delivery.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ENELOOP-AAA-Chocolat-8pk-Web-/251616832368?ha...

Code: CSHIP4FREE (at checkout for free shipping).

From OzB: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/156729


Did anyone get around to measuring the China-made eneloops and comparing them to the Japan-made ones? There are plenty of rumours of them being different, having different specs on the packaging, being rebadged Panasonic Evoltas, etc, but nothing substantiated as far as I know.
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Its actually the first I’ve seen of them but if they are Evoltas I wouldn’t mind at all.

I have 30+ AA Panasonic Evoltas (mostly still in packets) and they get used more than my eneloops, the capacity of them after dozens of charges over about 2 years are the same as they were when they were new.

I was tempted to buy these (I was in the middle of the checkout process) but I have enough already, I really just wanted them because they look pretty and the packet would never get opened.

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I thought the Evoltas were Sanyo Eneloops anyway, and Sanyo was owned by Panasonic before Panasonic bought themselves out or something like that.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/8844

To answer the question that wasnt asked in that thread, Panasonic even as a parent company of Sanyo can not take Sanyo proprietary assets as their own. They are owned by the subsidiary and people own shares in Sanyo, but not necessarily Panasonic. If Panasonic could just do as it pleased with Sanyo assets, they would be stealing from Sanyo share holders. But they are unlikely to create duplicate costs like plant when they have a subsidiary to supply them at close to cost. Despite any cosmetic changes, they are likely to be (never guaranteed) Eneloops inside.

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All of my Evoltas are made in China, all my eneloops are made in Japan. I think that from memory Fuji or Fujitsu made the eneloops for Panasonic, I don’t know if they still do.

Not sure if the eneloops and Evoltas are exactly the same, the cells (not the wrapping) are different but I guess it depends if they use exactly the same process and quality of component in both factories in different countries.

Evoltas were around before Sanyo was bought by Panasonic, they would have had to have changed the manufacturing plant to make them the same as eneloops or if they could have just keep pumping out the same ones that were good anyway.

I’m on my phone ATM but I’ll try to see what other info I can dig up on the new batteries, I might send a few emails as well and see what info I can get back.

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ezarc wrote:
All of my Evoltas are made in China, all my eneloops are made in Japan. I think that from memory Fuji or Fujitsu made the eneloops for Panasonic, I don’t know if they still do.

Not sure if the eneloops and Evoltas are exactly the same, the cells (not the wrapping) are different but I guess it depends if they use exactly the same process and quality of component in both factories in different countries.

Evoltas were around before Sanyo was bought by Panasonic, they would have had to have changed the manufacturing plant to make them the same as eneloops or if they could have just keep pumping out the same ones that were good anyway.

I’m on my phone ATM but I’ll try to see what other info I can dig up on the new batteries, I might send a few emails as well and see what info I can get back.


From what Ive read, Panasonic has been involved in Sanyo Eneloops since 2005, which is when Sanyo released the first ones. I cant be sure of how reliable this is but …

http://panasonic.net/ec/company/history.html near the bottom, right hand side.

Interesting about your Evoltas being all made in China though. Are they all recent made, or some older ones?

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My new ones (Rainbow Evoltas) were sent to me from Japan and they are also made in China.

My old ones were made in 2010 so I guess they aren’t really old but they are also made in China, I actually thought they were a lot older than that.

Although my Sanyo Harmolattice 2500mAh batteries (relabeled eneloop pro/XX) are made in Japan which is odd because they were marketed at poorer Asian countries so you would think they would have been made in China too.

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Copied straight from an email from DS. It worked fine for me.

Hi There,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your commitment and dedication is awesome and we want to repay you for your devotion. We're not kidding! 

 

Here's a little something on us - Grab $15 off when you order online today only. You just need to spend $49 or more. This offer must end at midnight EST tonight.

 

 

Simply enter the code FRIDAY15 at checkout to redeem this great deal... and don't forget to share this with your friends! 

 

Today we also have FREE FREIGHT sitewide. This means you could score a product like the Kindle WiFi e-Ink Black for only $74. No shipping cost, delivered straight to your door. This could be a great gift for Dad.

 

 

Enjoy,

The Dick Smith Online Team

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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MRsDNF wrote:

Copied straight from an email from DS. It worked fine for me.

Hi There,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your commitment and dedication is awesome and we want to repay you for your devotion. We're not kidding! 

 

Here's a little something on us - Grab $15 off when you order online today only. You just need to spend $49 or more. This offer must end at midnight EST tonight.

 

 

Simply enter the code FRIDAY15 at checkout to redeem this great deal... and don't forget to share this with your friends! 

 

Today we also have FREE FREIGHT sitewide. This means you could score a product like the Kindle WiFi e-Ink Black for only $74. No shipping cost, delivered straight to your door. This could be a great gift for Dad.

 

 

Enjoy,

 

The Dick Smith Online Team

Thanks MRsDNF! Just scored 2 x 8 packs of the new chocolat eneloops for just $34.98 delivered Smile Bargain.

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^^ We’re all ozbargain enthusiasts i see haha. Very good deal on those batteries. If only I had some AA devices to use them in.

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Had to staple my mouse finger to the desk for the chocy Eneloops. Very pretty, but I have so many in reserve.

Further to FmC’s Asus batt pack buy which I picked up.
I’ve just bought the Opus BT-C3100 charger after I read the group buy thread here on BLF.
Got it for AU $46 with tracking (GearBest) and came pretty fast (2 and a half weeks).
I have a Xtar WP-6 but was interested in a charger that can give me more info for 18650’s.
The batts I broke out of the Asus pack are reading around 2670mAh.
Excellent and another toy to play with.

fireball

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Yeh they’re good value for money. Ihave to sus out my cells further as one of them drains about .05v ahead of 2 others in a 3s torch. I think the internal resistance on these is a touch on the high side too.

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It looks like all the new eneloops being sold in Australia are made in China. I don’t think that’s a problem with the same QC in a similar factory, but the new eneloops are being advertised as 65% retention after 5 years, instead of 70%. Without any measurements, it’s up in the air whether these new ones are actually worse, or just labelled differently.

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The majority of Eneloops seem to be sitting on people’s shelves still in the pack, so a 5% difference is a drop in the ocean!

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…I have many Eneloop’s in reserve (AA’s and AAA’s), they get cycled around pretty often due to kids toys, computer mice/keyboards, etcera, etcera, etcera.

Its only my Eneloop XX’s that family know are off-bounds – explicitly for my EA4 and DA-40.
(Mum, Dad is weird – Yes he is dear, I don’t know why he needs so many torches!)

BTW – I also have a couple of sets Vapex 2900mAh AA’s from here – www.electronicswarehouse.com.au
but really come up more like 2200-2300mAh on my Powerex C-9000 (which I also got from them a few years ago).

I also have to say I have a few Energiser AA’s (2450mAh), bought from a large food corporation, which have lasted forever and are true to power claim (using the Powerex to refresh).

On a different note, my Poplite H6 headlamp died recently – anyone have any favs/thoughts. Going camping soon and they are handy.

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Energizer Lithium Ultimate primarys, both AA and AAA -
packs of 4 for $16.00 at Coles this week.

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This one is on again :http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Eneloop-Tones-UOMO-8-x-AA-Rechargeable-NiMH-L...

$19.98 + P&P

I managed to get two lots last time

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3D LED Maglite @ Masters for $29.

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Thanks EF. I'll have to check it out. I've only been to Masters once.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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Literacy tourchure:

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I saw those today, I returned the Dolphin LED I had picked up the other day, useless it was. Tight beam (tiny LED), laser like with limited throw considering, and not much flood for a large light.

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Yes, I can’t bring myself to buy another.
In fact that was the reason that led me to BLF. (pun intended.)

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THanks for keeping this place going guys! I just jumped on the ozbargain xiaomi deal. Good deal!

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