Overview: All Eneloop batteries 2005-2021

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xephon wrote:
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https://www.ikea.com/sk/sk/catalog/products/70303876/

best  price ENELOOP

But these are Eneloop Pros though, with fewer charge cycles.
So they are. Does IKEA have one that is comparable to a regular Eneloop??

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teacher wrote:
xephon wrote:
pavol77 wrote:

https://www.ikea.com/sk/sk/catalog/products/70303876/

best  price ENELOOP

But these are Eneloop Pros though, with fewer charge cycles.
So they are. Does IKEA have one that is comparable to a regular Eneloop??

No, they don't!
That is actually a very good question, because people usually don't think that the most popular eneloop model is not available at IKEA. Since that 1 video is circulating the internet everybody seems to be saying, Get the IKEA, because they are the same as eneloops. But they forget that the standard (and most popular) eneloops aren't available as IKEAloops.

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ChibiM wrote:

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xephon wrote:
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https://www.ikea.com/sk/sk/catalog/products/70303876/


best  price ENELOOP

But these are Eneloop Pros though, with fewer charge cycles.
So they are. Does IKEA have one that is comparable to a regular Eneloop??

No, they don’t!
That is actually a very good question, because people usually don’t think that the most popular eneloop model is not available at IKEA. Since that 1 video is circulating the internet everybody seems to be saying, Get the IKEA, because they are the same as eneloops. But they forget that the standard (and most popular) eneloops aren’t available as IKEAloops.

Thank you for the reply ChibiM…. Thumbs Up That tells me what I need to know. Wink

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And video 3.. 

 

Fake AA PRO.. so not AAA pro like the last 2 videos. 

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So any recommendations for buying, say, 2 dozen Eneloop AAAs?

I wish I could find the price per cell listed — everything I find is 2-pack or 4-pack etcetera.

And wow do the prices vary.

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Unfortunately, I can’t offer any suggestions for California, but people in the UK might like to consider Battery Logic:

https://www.batterylogic.co.uk/

They’re usually quite competive, and they sell the Fujitsu LSD cells as well as the Eneloops. I’ve started buying the Fujitsu ones – no chance of Panasonic mixing up a batch or something and sending me Chinese “Eneloops”.

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Yeah, come to think of it, the last eight AAAs I bought were Fujitsus.
They seem to work fine. Gotta remember to recheck HKJ’s reviews ….

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I managed to grab the last Costco set today. I have been putting it off waiting for a sale. But, I never saw them on sale. Bit the bullet and paid the $30. The last set on shelf. Also, all So Cali stores I have been to are all gone.

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I managed to grab the last Costco set today. I have been putting it off waiting for a sale. But, I never saw them on sale. Bit the bullet and paid the $30. The last set on shelf. Also, all So Cali stores I have been to are all gone.

Try best buy they usually have them. At least in my area. Another over looked brand in my opinion is odec. I have 32 of them. 16 I’ve put through the ringer. Charged and discharged at least 300 to 400 times usually drained below .9 volt couldn’t tell you how many dozens and dozens of times they’ve been run completely dead and still have over 2000mah at 1 amp discharge. Highly over looked. They are very slightly larger then some but I hadn’t had any fitting issues in any lights. Only a remote. They get used in lanterns in the bedrooms charged up every 2 or 3 days. Over the last 2 and half years. Just bought another set of 16 for my kids toys. 25 dollars for 16 on Amazon. There my new go to.

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my older eneloops or duraloops(white tops) seem a bit better then the newer ones with the orange circle on them, especially AAA version, the performance on the older ones seems better, I wonder what changed.

Lowes also carries AA NIMH with the brand “Portfolio” near the lighting/outdoor solar lights area, I mainly just use them in my PC’s mouse and keyboard so can’t attest to their quality/performance in a flashlight but if you cant find them elsewhere take a look, they are ok

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hank wrote:
So any recommendations for buying, say, 2 dozen Eneloop AAAs?

I wish I could find the price per cell listed — everything I find is 2-pack or 4-pack etcetera.

And wow do the prices vary.

Thomas Distributing used to have competitive prices.
https://www.thomasdistributing.com/search.asp?keyword=eneloop

Like most places, it appears they only stock the China/Panasonic variety now. (In the non-pro versions anyway).

I’m not sure how they stack up for price these days compared to other US sellers but they’re much cheaper than Oz sellers.
I have a large stockpile of Eneloops but usually recommend the IKEA whites (=Eneloop pro) to friends who ask. About a third of the price of the Eneloops here.

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So any recommendations for buying, say, 2 dozen Eneloop AAAs? I wish I could find the price per cell listed -- everything I find is 2-pack or 4-pack etcetera. And wow do the prices vary.
Thomas Distributing used to have competitive prices. https://www.thomasdistributing.com/search.asp?keyword=eneloop Like most places, it appears they only stock the China/Panasonic variety now. (In the non-pro versions anyway). I’m not sure how they stack up for price these days compared to other US sellers but they’re much cheaper than Oz sellers. I have a large stockpile of Eneloops but usually recommend the IKEA whites (=Eneloop pro) to friends who ask. About a third of the price of the Eneloops here.
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I believe the cells at TomasD are the real deal. There is no indication they sell Chinese eneloops. Chinese eneloops are mainly for the Asian ,Oceanian,South American, African market.

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I believe the cells at TomasD are the real deal. There is no indication they sell Chinese eneloops. Chinese eneloops are mainly for the Asian ,Oceanian,South American, African market.

Hmmm… My mistake then. I thought all the “Panasonic” branded eneloops were coming out of China. I must have lost track. Thanks for the correction.

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Thanks for you great work, ChibiM !!

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gadabout wrote:
hank wrote:
So any recommendations for buying, say, 2 dozen Eneloop AAAs? I wish I could find the price per cell listed — everything I find is 2-pack or 4-pack etcetera. And wow do the prices vary.
Thomas Distributing used to have competitive prices. https://www.thomasdistributing.com/search.asp?keyword=eneloop Like most places, it appears they only stock the China/Panasonic variety now. (In the non-pro versions anyway). I’m not sure how they stack up for price these days compared to other US sellers but they’re much cheaper than Oz sellers. I have a large stockpile of Eneloops but usually recommend the IKEA whites (=Eneloop pro) to friends who ask. About a third of the price of the Eneloops here.
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I believe the cells at TomasD are the real deal. There is no indication they sell Chinese eneloops. Chinese eneloops are mainly for the Asian ,Oceanian,South American, African market.

Yes, Thomas Distributing only handles the Japan Eneloops. I called to verify before my last purchase a couple of months ago.
They are my go to online store for Eneloops.

Great people to deal with & fast shipping.

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There’s an Ebay seller “Horizonbattery” offering a discount on Eneloops right now — cost about $2/cell for AA and AAAs.
Ends today.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/12x-Panasonic-Eneloop-Rechargeable-AA-Battery-B...

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Botanic!

Very nice.. but… made in Japan?

Where to buy?

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fran82 wrote:
Botanic! Very nice.. but... made in Japan? Where to buy?

Hey Fran, 

sorry I only noticed your message now. 
Currently only available in Eastern part of Europe. Not sure if they become available anywhere else. 

I just got a special edition.

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Still think glitter edition is the coolest. Cool

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Dont worry chibim.

But.. are they made in japan?

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I am still looking for the glitter ones hikarinoob Smile

Fran, yes they are made in Japan. I might be uploading another video on Youtube with my latest envelope of eneloop goodies including a package of the AA botanics. 

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Yeah! I am anxious!

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I got from Panasonic Canada today a set of BK3MCCA and they have eneloop printed on the side.  I also have a set from Japan from a few months ago and they are BK3MCC and have panasonic printed on them.  Any difference with these batteries?

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@Klrman: the ones sold in Japan had a makeover in 2013. They have the Panasonic printed on the side. Everywhere else have eneloop printed on their side. They can both be the same battery. Some countries have Chinese eneloops, like Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Sputh America and Africa.

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I see, thanks ChibiM.  Also, I was thinking of getting the AA and AAA glitters for my collection but they are so expensive.  Any tips where to find them at a fair price?  

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Good question! They are rediculous expensive yes. Unfortunately I also dont know. Thereare some available on eBay, but they are expensive... Same in Japan. 

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Ah, thought so.  People want them so the price goes up.

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Yep. Just saw some in Japan starting at 5000yen, which is about $40-$50. Bad thing is, its hard to order from overseas.

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