Overview: All Eneloop batteries 2005-2018

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Spy wrote:

Hi all,

 

I am looking to buy some Eneloop cells for my Quark QP2A and Nitecore EA4w flashlights I have on the way and was wondering if it is worth spending the extra money to buy the higher capacity XX 2500mAh Eneloops over the standard 1500 cycle/2000mAh ones ?

 

Any advice ?

See if you can find Sanyo Harmolattice for a cheap price, they are the same as Pro/XX but don’t come pre-charged. They are sold in many countries across Asia but find their way in to other countries as well (some local eBay sellers sell them here in Australia). You can save a bit of money off the Pro/XX price for the same cells with a different wrapper.

Personally I would only buy them unless I needed the extra run time, if you are going to use it for more than a hour in 1 go on high for example then they might be worth it but if you dont then you can recharge them more often and get more power from the regular eneloops over their life time.

Either will be fine, if you don’t need the long run times then it just comes down to personal preference.

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What Ezarc said..

If you really need the runtime (if youre out in the country without being able to recharge batts go for the XX/PRO harmolattice..)

If you regularly (able to) charge the batteries, I think the standard would suffice.
especially if budget is tight, I would go for the classic.

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Thanks guys. That is really helpful and exactly what I wanted to know.

 

Out of interest, what is the stated recharge cycles for the XX - is it 1,000 cycles ?

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I thought it was 500.

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mhanlen wrote:
I thought it was 500.

yes, 500, see first and 2nd post of this thread...

  • Eneloop XX: 1st generation*4
    AAA: not existing

    ...AA: HR-3UWX        500cycles Rated 2,500mAh. Min 2,400mAh
  • Eneloop XX: 2nd generation  *4
    AAA: 
    HR-4UWXB   500cycles Min     900mAh 
    ...AA:  HR-3UWXB    500cycles Min   2,450mAh
  • Eneloop XX: 3rd generation  *4
    AAA: 
    BK-4HCC  500cycles Min      900mAh 
    ...AA:  BK-3HCC   500cycles Min   2,450mAh
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ChibiM wrote:

mhanlen wrote:
I thought it was 500.

yes, 500, see first and 2nd post of this thread...

 

OK, thanks. That is low. I think I will stick to the standard then.

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Kind of.. but keep in mind that when you charge them once every week, you can use them almost for 10 years in a row Wink

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ChibiM wrote:

Kind of.. but keep in mind that when you charge them once every week, you can use them almost for 10 years in a row Wink

 

Sounds better when you put it like that Wink

In any case, I have ordered the latest 1800 cycle Eneloops now.

 

Thanks for your help

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"Thank YOU ChibiM and the other contributors too, of course, for starting and maintaining this wonderfully informing thread!

I recently received some Eneloop battery's from Amazon and was able to verify, by the above thread info, that as far as markings go, they seem to be genuine 2nd gens made in Dec 11 and Feb 13. I haven't started the torture cycle yet but I will post the results once I get a round toit.

Imho the problem with counterfeit merchandise isn't that it may work almost as well as the real deal, it's that you have been cheated on the deal by the merchant. Thanks all for helping to expose these ba...uh...behaviors.

 

Cheating for paper...

Do trees cry?

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original share WYSIWYG

shipped from UK afaik.

bought from amazon iCell Ltd: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B009M28L94

ordered: 2013-05-31, shipped: 2013-06-03, received: 2013-06-07

*FMI* i got 4 i/o sh
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I recently got the same AAA batteries (only a 4 pack) and the specs/package are the same from Amazon USA.

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Done

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Hi I’d like to purchase 4th gen
AAA: BK-4MCC 2100cycels Min. 750mAh
…AA: BK-3MCC 2100cycels Min.1900mAh
……C: BK-2MGC 1000cycles Min.3000mAh
……D: BK-1MGC 1000cycles Min.5700mAh

I’m located in the USA. I dont want to deal with worring about if I have fakes or not. I would buy them directly from SANYO if they had a web store. . any reccomendations on where to buy from?

If its against policy to post links to stores here, please do not post them. just send me a PM

Thanks Scott

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They are at presently only availble in Japan.

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That’s Why we have a friend from Tokio Silly

 

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Yea but apparantly Kipperman doesn’t Shocked

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Hi Scott,

what picrthis said... they are (as far as I know) only available in Japan. Almost every store carries them, except for the D and C cells, which are not available everywhere.

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Thanks for the quick replies.
So, I assume that noone is aware of a store (or website) in Japan that can ship these to a US address?
Thanks again
-Scott

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Amazon Japan carries them.

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Not that I know of, and if they do, price including shipping will be high.

Actually, I heard some shop at Rakuten.co.jp sends overseas.. but at a premium price.

Maybe ebay will help you out, Im sure there are no fake 4th generation eneloops yet...  (because they dont sell them overseas)

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picrthis wrote:
Amazon Japan carries them.

Pretty sure they dont ship overseas.. you can give it a try though

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ChibiM wrote:

Not that I know of, and if they do, price including shipping will be high.

Actually, I heard some shop at Rakuten.co.jp sends overseas.. but at a premium price.

Maybe ebay will help you out, Im sure there are no fake 4th generation eneloops yet…  (because they dont sell them overseas)

They only ship to address’s in Japan but you can get use the forwarding service, that service will cost you $14 plus the Rakutens standard shipping rate. So if you break it down it would be around $6 -$7 a battery for 4 batteries with all the shipping fee’s added in; your gonna have to REALLY want these to pay that kind of Cash Shocked

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Thanks, I am replacing my entire battery solution. I have not yet calculated the quantity i will need but a house of 5 with heavy electronics use. Im thinking 32 AA 16AAA a charger and some c&d size plastic convertes.
I will look into these suggestions!
thanks

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I sure hope with that many batteries your not going to simply buy “a charger” your going to want a few of them.

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For the additional cost of using a buying service to import (you can bulk buy 3rd gen cheaper domestically), is it really worth for those extra 300 cycles? I suppose if you really prefer the big Panasonic logo and must have the latest in consumer technology.

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Thanks Chloe,
thanks a good point
please provide link to purchase bulk 3rd gen. and i will work out whats best. I really want a reliable seller though. I dont want to risk fakes
-Scottt

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You do know there is this thing called Google :bigsmile: spoon feeding went out years ago.

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I really want a reliable seller though. I dont want to risk fakes

Thomas Distributing… 100% chance of never getting fakes. They don’t have the latest generation, but they have 100% real Eneloops.

Even on Amazon you have to be careful of who is actually shipping the batteries.
A good example: It’s very easy to get fake SD Cards if you’re buying them from an importer that is just using Amazon to list them.

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What is wrong with Fasttech I have bought my Eneloops from there and they have been fine. Don't tell me they are fakes????

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Jargon wrote:

What is wrong with Fasttech I have bought my Eneloops from there and they have been fine. Don’t tell me they are fakes????

They’re not fakes. I have some 3rd gen AAAs from FastTech. I don’t think they sell 3rd gen AA though, only 2nd gen .

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