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Overview: All Eneloop batteries 2005-2017

I`m working on a website called eneloop101.com for more information about eneloop batteries, with more details. This thread and the thread at CPF is becoming a little difficult to read. So visit the website for All eneloop batteries and generations 2005-2017.

I`ll be updating the new website continually.. but it`s taking a lot of time to figure out how to put it all into place.

 



 

 

 

 



At one point, Eneloop decided not the use their Rating anymore, and only their Minimum mAh.. therefore I didnt include the Ratings anymore with some batteries.


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For full table see here: http://eneloop101.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EneloopOverviewTable.pdf 

 

Capacity:

Eneloop HR-3UTGB, 3rd generation, std. eneloop white.

Below more detailed information about their capacity.
These graphs are taken from BLF member HKJ`s website, with his permission.

 

The following is from:

Eneloop HR-3UWXB,  eneloop XX. (2nd generation)

 

Links:

Cycle testing by power me up at CPF http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?392229-Japanese-Vs-Chinese-Eneloop-Cycle-Testing-Results

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Got the complete eneloop special edition line-up done on my website.

Here you go: eneloop-limited-edition-batteries

 

Europe November 2016
Eneloop ocean colors

eneloop ocean colors

 

Some new eneloops;

Japan November 2015

eneloop tones new

in Europe August 2015

Eneloop Organic

 

eneloop organic colors

August 2015

and some made in China

Eneloop Hello Kitty

bk-3MCCB 2KC

 

March 2013

Panasonic decided to change the eneloop batteries into something more Panasonic oriented.
Their old "eneloop" text will be changed into "panasonic" and in really small font; "eneloop".

Here is the new info from their website;

They will start selling these Panasonic brand eneloops in Japan from April 26, 2013

 

Old info:

March 2012

Some new Eneloops are announced, the Disney Eneloops.
Will be on the Japanese market from March 2012

3rd gen.
Disney
AA: HR-3UTGB 8D (D stands for Disney) (8 stands for the amount of cells included in the package, a 4-pack is also available)
AAA: HR-4UTGB 8D

eneloop disney

Disney Love:
AA: HR-3UTGB 8DL (dl: disney love)
AAA: non existing

eneloop disney love

What I actually like about these eneloops, is that they will drop in price after the celebration is over.

Edit: added info below, June 2012
Worth mentioning

Sanyo Harmolattice: powered by eneloop

These are not in the Sanyo Eneloop line up. The difference is that these cells don`t come pre-charged, unlike the normal Eneloops. The specs are the same as the Eneloop XX and Eneloop Pro

HR-3U25HM:....AA (75%Claimed capacity after 1 year)

AA: HR-3U25HM
AAA: not existing

 

August 2012
Eneloop has just announced the new eneloop tones UOMO and eneloop tones ROUGE
Both are the 3rd gen. eneloops, 1800cycles.
Will be on the japanse market from September 13, 2012
They have a "limited batch" of 100.000 packs.

Eneloop tones UOMO
AA
:
HR-3UTGB-8U
AAA: HR-4UTGB-8U *
take note that these are only sold in 8-packs
* "U" stands for UOMO
eneloop uomo

 



Eneloop tones ROUGE
4-pack
AA: HR-3UTGB-4R
AAA: HR-4UTGB-4R
8-pack
AA: HR-3UTGB-8R
AAA: HR-4UTGB-8R *
* "R" stands for ROUGE
eneloop rouge

 

October 2012
Eneloop has just announced the new eneloop Disney 2
The 3rd gen. eneloops, 1800cycles.
Will be on the Japanese market from October 25, 2012
They have a "limited batch" of 20.000 packs.

Eneloop Disney
AA
:
HR-3UTGB8D2
AAA: not existing

eneloop disney2

November 2013

The first limited editions of 2013 under the new Panasonic wrappers....

available from November 29th 2013, in Japan.

BK-3MCC/8GL glamorous...
4 different colors.. can be bought in 4 and 8 packs.. AA and AAA

eneloop glamour

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Great compilation of Eneloop releases - thank you very much!

let's not forget to mention that the colored 8-packs have the advantage of pre-numbered cells (#1, #2, .., #8) so you dont have to mark them with a pen yourself.

i posted a freshly taken picture of the 7th cell of the Eneloop Glitter 8-pack. it's the 3rd cell from the left. as you can see, it is numbered (bears "#7").

These kind of products make me feel good. joy-bringers!!

i certainly cherish mine. They perform so much differently (=no dimming effect in flashlights) than normal NiMH's or worse: Alkalines!

And they are *not* expensive anymore. Per cell you pay 12.99€ for an 8-pack on ebay/amazon. That's cheaper than the Eneloop Lite's!, and the same for a LiIon cell (Trustfire, Ultrafire, Won'tFire, ..).

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Eneloop XX are sold with different numbers in different countries.. which might cause confusion....at least it confused me.

These are all HR-3UWXB, 2nd generation XX/PRO but with different pacakges.. 1 with nominal mAh rating, others with minimal mAh rating.

Above left is the Chinese version, and right is the English version

and below is the Japanese version:

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Thanks for compiling this list!

I didn't know there is a 3rd generation already.

I think it would look better in a table... but as it is - great to have this info all in one place!

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WOW! Thanks! Great job!

This post/thread "may" contain referrals, a little contribution I "earn" in form of points ONLY if you buy the item. The purpose is to redeem items using the points and then making reviews of them in the forums to shar

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Nice job.  Thanks for your hard work.

I like the idea of having a whole set of eneloops that are different color or have different lables.  

Fenix TK41, Olight M20s, Olight M3X, Shiningbeam Blaze, Shiningbeam S-mini (x2), Xeno E03, Klarus P2A, 3xD cell Mag Light, Jetbeam BA20 (x2), Jetbeam BC40, Quark AA2 Tactical, Zebralight H51, Romisen RC-29 II, iTP C7, iTP H01(x3), iTP A3 E0S(x5), Monst

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very nice job ty

from wikipedia...

eneloop plus

eneloop plus have a PTC thermistor built-in that cuts the power when the batteries are overheating. This makes them especially suitable for toys. Other specifications are identical to the second-generation eneloops. The product number is HR-3UPT (AA) and the battery was released in Japan in December 2011

is about that

Eneloop PLUS:
HR-3UPT: AA (70%Claimed capacity after *35 years, date November 2011


...tables are WAY better!!!

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Thanks so much ChibiM. I want to purchase some Eneloops and this helps sort out the confusion over which ones to buy.

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Thanks very much for the data.  Do you have the same for Duraloops ?

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Hi,

sorry, there are not many duraloops around here!

If someone could provide the info, I could probably add it to the list...

I almost got a headache of checking both English and Japanese websites to get all the info.

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MixoMaxo wrote:

very nice job ty

from wikipedia...

eneloop plus

eneloop plus have a PTC thermistor built-in that cuts the power when the batteries are overheating. This makes them especially suitable for toys. Other specifications are identical to the second-generation eneloops. The product number is HR-3UPT (AA) and the battery was released in Japan in December 2011

is about that

Eneloop PLUS:
HR-3UPT: AA (70%Claimed capacity after *35 years, date November 2011


...tables are WAY better!!!

/trolling mode off xD

Thanks,

I will add more info to the Eneloop PLUS soon.(dates could differ, especially looking at the release date, manufacturing date, news date, release date in Japan or overseas etc.)

Also, Wikipedia is WRONG! these are not the same as the 2nd generation! they are the same as the 3rd generation. 1800 cycles, 70% after 5 years storage.
Thats my info from the Japanese Eneloop website.

Also, I will make a table to include on the bottom of the list, as soon as I can

Panasonic seems to have very good cells under their roof! Eneloops and 18650 3100mAh NCR batteries..

I guess they are having the best engineers from the 2 groups together! Hopefully they can get their heads together, and improve both types of batteries even more

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GREAT WRITE UP!

Thank you very much...!

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Here a tiny bit of info for total newbies:

Another term for "Rated capacity" is the word "Nominal capacity", and i prefer the latter in RL although < rated capacity eneloop > is more popular with google.

And there is the "Minimal capacity". For a standard Eneloop AA, the minimal capacity is 1900mAh and its rated at 2000mAh, so the nominal capacity is 2000mAh.

When you have a charger with a digital display (BC-700 clone, Imax B6 clone, C9000, ..) and are asked to punch in the "Please set battery capacity: ...", then you always enter the nominal capacity ("2000") and never the minimal capacity ("1900").

This is interesting/important to know because when you look at the Eneloops itself, all you can read is "1900" on the physical cells. So the uninitiated will be tempted to run his/her BC-700 set to "1900" instead of "2000".

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Uhmm Dinoboy? can you read private messages? Wink

(Im just talking about this same thing via PM with Kreisler)

As far as I know the little ® was part of their re-design back in 2007.
But it seems that the same symbol is missing on some eneloops in Europe.. at least the ones that Kreisler has.

As far as I understand, the symbol is present on all eneloops sold in Japan.

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yeah dinoboy, good point made!

I was thinking that maybe the retail packages are filled with ®-symbol'ed cells because my white ones are original bulk cells bought from ebay, provided by various German sellers with direct bulk supply from Sanyo Europe.

But then i look at my glitter cells, and there is no ®-symbol either. (Glitter are always sold in retail packages, and i got mine in original German language packaging (bi-lingual), 8-pack.)

So the symbol has nothing to do with retail vs. bulk.

I would assume that the machinist who operated the printer had one nihonshu too much the weekend before Beer

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I think its interesting to mention, that I just found a Japanese website with different tests on eneloops,
and the 1st generation eneloops still hold 80% after 3 years! amazing!

So everyone that has still the 1st generation eneloops, dont worry, dont hurry.. yours are doing still perfectly fine
you dont need to get the newest and latest .....yet

(But I still want to get a set of the newest versions, anyhow)

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kreisler wrote:

at the end of this year the 4th generation will be available in Japan, HR-4UTGC

this time not Disney (1800x), but maybe Sesamestreet (2000x). (kiddin. jus sayin)


2000x sounds good, i like it. better than "1800" (or why didnt they choose "1750"??).

We all know it's a marketing trick Wink


 

That's right. Sometimes you gotta undersell yourself a little bit so you can leave enough for the next marketing push. If the 2nd generation was actually rated at 1650 but they could still only squeeze ~1800 out of the 3rd generation then you don't have as much separation to make it an effective selling point. Just food for thought Laughing

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kreisler wrote:

We all know it's a marketing trick Wink

The increased number of charge cycles is not a marketing trick, it is achieved by making the cells more robust.  It's detailed in the brochure announcing the release of the 1500 cycle cells. So it's good for consumers either way. 

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Great job, ChibiM! I didn't even realize they had improved the Eneloops again.

I bet there are some lab techs who just charge, discharge, and recharge Eneloops all the time. It took them a long time to get to 1,000. Then when they got 1,500 they started printing that on the packaging. Now they have finally gotten to 1,800 cycles, so they have changed the packaging again. It's just the same batteries! (just kidding, kind of)

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I find it funny that people are collecting batteries because they look pretty. I must say I'm tempted too though, haha.

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Here my own measurements of exact weight (measured with precision scale and with kitchen scale) and effective capacity (measured with C9000):

Eneloop AA Glitter (HR-3UTGA-8BP GLITTER):

 weight (+0.001grams)eff. capacity (+1mAh)
#126.021g [26g]2031mAh
#225.887g [26g]2030mAh
#325.953g [26g]2036mAh
#425.967g [26g]2036mAh
#525.955g [26g]2036mAh
#626.068g [26g]2063mAh
#725.988g [26g]2032mAh
#826.042g [26g]2034mAh
arith. avg.25.985g2037mAh

Eneloop AAA (HR-4UTGA):

 weight (+0.001grams)eff. capacity (+1mAh)
#111.700g [12g]820mAh
#211.708g [12g]832mAh
#311.593g [12g]812mAh
#411.722g [12g]827mAh
#511.810g [12g]825mAh
#611.731g [12g]823mAh
#711.757g [12g]825mAh
#811.793g [12g]824mAh
arith. avg.11.727g823mAh

These numbers become relevant when you want to add the 1x Eneloop cell weight to (or substract from) the weight data given in flashlight reviews, manufacturer ads, and similar. Safe rounded values to use in your calculations are 11.7grams for 1x AAA Eneloops, and 26.0grams for 1x AA Eneloop Glitters. Sorry, i dont own any white AA Eneloops Silly

adding to this thread. with my new accurate DMM and the C9000 i was able to measure that with an Eneloop AAA and -200mA discharge rate the C9000 discharges down to 0.90V (under load) and that this equals an offline voltage of 1.05V. Once offline and resting, the Eneloop AAA would then recover up to 1.19V within 2.0hrs. If you let the cell rest even longer, the stationary voltage point could lie even higher.

from these numbers you can calculate the sag to 0.15V and the recovery to 0.14V minimum, which makes a total of 0.29V (relative voltage).

*fyi* A so-called battery tester declares a cell dead when the sag approaches 0.0V. At that point the cell (e.g. Alkaline Duracell) might still bear a rest offline voltage of e.g. 0.3784V but this "amount" of absolute voltage is good for nothing (good for nothing like many of kreisler's smarta$$ posts haha).

For more on discharge and charge rates for Eneloops and Eneloop chargers please refer to the thread Where to get eneloop + charger?, thanks.

 

EDIT: after 1.0yrs the cell's capacity decreased a bit. the more relevant data is posted in veer's thread.

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Thanks for this ChibiM!  I didn't know that there where new colored eneloops out there and I didn't even know they were numbered.  I have 16 each of the tones, glitters, costco tones, xxeloops and a ton of white eneloops. 

Now I need to add the new ones to my eneloop collection.

 

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Still using my 2006 Eneloops, I've had a couple die (low capacity 1200mAh) the rest are approximately 1900 mAh.

They have had no special care, other than stored cells being cycled about every six months. 

I would never purchase any other brand of Nimh. 

 

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I just saw in a store a Sanyo Eneloop Harmolattice 2500mAh AA (2400mAh minimum) battery. The part number is HR-3U25HM.  I think it is available only in Asia yet. It says 500 recharges, retains 75% charge after 1 year.  Is this the same product as the Eneloop XX? The XX doesn't have the "Harmolattice" description.  Is it newer/better than the other Eneloops?  What's your take on this guys....?

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Hey Tatasal, Good question.. that is most likely the same as the XX / PRO version. XX called in Europe and US, PRO called in Japan. so the thing that is different, is the code..

So far, the specs are exactly the same as the XX, so I would suppose them to be the same.. anyway, Ill take another look into it.

edit: updated info in first few posts

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i have two concerns:

1.  The word 'eneloop' is not printed on the batt itself. It only says in the

      packet..'eneloop powered'.  Is this a true eneloop?

2.  I'll be having a Fenix TK41 (8aa batt).  Frequency of use: maybe 1 to 2 

     minutes/week, sometimes none at all..Which will be more practical...primary

     Energizer lithiums (claims of up to 10yrs shelf life) OR eneloops?  My lights

     stay inside its original box almost 100% of the time.  I don't want it 

     scratched! 

 

 

    

 

     

      

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Hi Tatasal,

First of all, the Harmolattice are real Sanyo batteries.
I dont know the ones you bought\want to buy are the "real deal", because some people seem to have bought fake white eneloops on ebay for example.
But this singaporean website actually shows them to be genuine Sanyo cells.

if you dont use it that often,  I would go for the lithium batteries...or normal eneloops (if the MAX voltage of 8 lithium cells isnt a problem for that light).

Lithiums might be cheaper as well.

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hi ChibM, 

            I just like  to point out that I did not say that they are fake Sanyos, but my concern is that are they 'eneloops' considering it's never printed in the label of the battery itself as 'ENELOOP'.   Although it says 'eneloop powered''  CHEERS !

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