Test/review of Eneloop lite AA 950mAh BK-3LCCE (Cyan)

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Test/review of Eneloop lite AA 950mAh BK-3LCCE (Cyan)

Eneloop lite AA 950mAh BK-3LCCE (Cyan)
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Official specifications:


  • Nominal voltage: 1.2V
  • Minimum capacity: 950mAh
  • Low self discharge: 70% capacity left after 5 years
  • Cycle life: 3000 cycles.

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Maximum temperature raise at different discharge currents: 1A:+2,6°C, 2A:+3,4°C, 3A:+5,4°C, 5A:+8,7°C, 7A:+10,7°C, 10A:+11,0°C
The latest generation of of eneloop lite (2016).
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The discharge curves has a very good match, but the capacity is low (As specifications says).
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Conclusion
These batteries are for remote controls or wireless phones (DECT) and other equipment with low current consumption or very frequent charging. In neither case is high capacity required, but the low self discharge and the many charge cycles can be an advantage.
Notes and links
The batteries was supplied by Panasonic for a review.
How is the test done and how to read the charts
Compare to other AA/AAA batteries: Alkaline/NiMH/Lithium

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thanks for the test!
I see that you got this cell directly from Panasonic, is that a new development?

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Never understood why these are recommended for remote controls. Self discharge is as low as the regular Eneloops, and I understand you don’t need the capacity. The lite version is characterised by the much higher number of charge cycles, but who needs that for remote control use? I mean how often do you change batteries in a remote?

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djozz wrote:
I see that you got this cell directly from Panasonic, is that a new development?

I skipped “with help from their advertising agency” and it was only two NiMH battery types and a low cost charger (Review later).
It would have been much more interesting to get the full set of eneloop.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Never understood why these are recommended for remote controls. Self discharge is as low as the regular Eneloops, and I understand you don’t need the capacity. The lite version is characterised by the much higher number of charge cycles, but who needs that for remote control use? I mean how often do you change batteries in a remote?

The main advantage for remote control and other low current devices is probably the lower price for lite.

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HKJ wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
Never understood why these are recommended for remote controls. Self discharge is as low as the regular Eneloops, and I understand you don’t need the capacity. The lite version is characterised by the much higher number of charge cycles, but who needs that for remote control use? I mean how often do you change batteries in a remote?

The main advantage for remote control and other low current devices is probably the lower price for lite.

True. Maybe it’s a little bit marketing as well.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Never understood why these are recommended for remote controls. Self discharge is as low as the regular Eneloops, and I understand you don’t need the capacity. The lite version is characterised by the much higher number of charge cycles, but who needs that for remote control use? I mean how often do you change batteries in a remote?

The lite version is acually also quite a bit lighter. 11.8 grams lighter per battery is quite a bit (40%). It might be a nice option for a wireless mouse as well.
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Would these handle constant low charge better, like for portable phones and the like that spend a lot of time in the cradle?

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Serenity wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
Never understood why these are recommended for remote controls. Self discharge is as low as the regular Eneloops, and I understand you don’t need the capacity. The lite version is characterised by the much higher number of charge cycles, but who needs that for remote control use? I mean how often do you change batteries in a remote?
The lite version is acually also quite a bit lighter. 11.8 grams lighter per battery is quite a bit (40%). It might be a nice option for a wireless mouse as well.

Aha. They’re literally light. 40% is a lot indeed. Ironically, a couple of weeks ago I took a pair of Eneloops out of my wireless mouse to put them in a light…I totally forgot about them as I hadn’t touched the mouse in quite some time.