Overview: All Eneloop batteries 2005-2022 (Finally a new Eneloop, June 2022)

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Does anybody know what happened to Nkon.nl ? I can’t open their website for a few weeks now.
https://www.nkon.nl/ is working fine for me. Do you have some privacy add-on in your browser that’s blocking it? Try a different browser and/or device.

Working fine for me as well.

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Thanks… somehow it works now… same browser and I even clicked the same bookmark. Weird.

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How important is the wrapper on eneloop? If starting to wear out is there a chance of short?

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arow55 wrote:
How important is the wrapper on eneloop? If starting to wear out is there a chance of short?

Wrappers are important on all batteries in my opinion. But it also depends on the application. If it doesn't have metal stuff that can touch the cannister, it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

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Hi everyone, I am trying to recharge my Eneloop batteries with my BC1000 battery charger but a battery is not recognized and the display shows “null” as if the battery was not there. Should I throw the battery away or can I get it back somehow? It’s a “botanic edition” and I’m a little sorry .. thanks in advance.

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ghezzano wrote:
Hi everyone, I am trying to recharge my Eneloop batteries with my BC1000 battery charger but a battery is not recognized and the display shows “null” as if the battery was not there. Should I throw the battery away or can I get it back somehow? It’s a “botanic edition” and I’m a little sorry .. thanks in advance.

With all your cells or just one ? It does that if the voltage is below 0.9V. if you have another charger you can try to put it in it so that it raises the cell’s voltage above 0.9V (if it doesn’t have this type of protection), then put it in the BC1000. Or you can parallel it with another cell for a short moment, preferably not a fully charged one to not get a too high current.

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No, it is not recognized by any cell of my “BC1000”. I will try to use another charger with the voltage you told me. Thanks x now.

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Old style/slow/dumb chargers, the kind that take many hours to charge, are….very…slow/low output, and may never shut off, are worth having around for this. The will attempt to charge anything that will fit. Boost the ‘dead’ battery with one of these for a few minutes, and it will generally be recognized by a good smart charger then. Had to do that to 2 AAA cells from a used home phone system I got yesterday. All batteries being cycled and tested now.

If dumb charger does not work, do the parallel charge with another cell. If THAT does not work, you do have a dead cell.

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Thanks everyone, I solved and recovered the battery that was not working. I practically put 4 other batteries in charge and as soon as they were ready the battery was finally recognized by the battery charger and it was therefore possible to recharge it.

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Nice!!

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After so many years, finally a new Eneloop battery. 

Besides a new kinds of packaging for the Eneloop Lite and Eneloop PRO, the 5th generation standard Eneloop White has just launched in Europe.

 

Thanks goes to one of our readers, Daniel. 

 

Minimum 2,000mAh, but same cycle life

 

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Thanks for the update! You know there are whole bunch of flashlight reviewers these days, but when it comes to Eneloops, you’re the man! Thumbs Up

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Thanks for the update ChibiM.

Did the capacity of Eneloops improve for the 5th generation standard Eneloop White?

Interesting that the new packaging states "NEW CAPACITY min. 2000 mAh" and "NEW CAPACITY min. 800 mAh" (but there is also a *1 symbol next to the word "min." and I wonder what that means).

 

For Eneloops I have recently purchased in the USA (I'm not sure which generation they are):


The packaging for AA Eneloops lists "Capacity up to 2000 mAh" and the battery wrap on the AA Eneloops states "min. 1900 mAh":

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSN5I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin...


The packaging for AAA Eneloops lists "Capacity up to 800 mAh" and the battery wrap on the AAA Eneloops states "min. 750 mAh":

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JHKSMIG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

 

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I think that *1 means like 1 pcs capacity.

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MoreHiCRILumens wrote:
I think that *1 means like 1 pcs capacity.

The *1 is probably linked to some fine print on the back of the package, as well as the *2 after recharge up to 2100 times.

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In Europe, our Eneloop packaging shows Min. capacity only. This has been the case for many years. 

I thought that the US also changed that, but it seems not. So they still show Min. capacity + Typical/Rated capacity. 

The new AA will do 2,000mAh instead of 1,900mAh

and the new AAA will do 800mAh instead of 750mAh. 

 

These are only available in Europe.. for the moment. 

I just ordered 4 AAs and 4 AAAs. 

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Oh, looks like I need to get new ones too. Nkon?

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MoreHiCRILumens wrote:
Oh, looks like I need to get new ones too. Nkon?

No, I got them at Amazon.. Nkon will probably have them soon as well. 

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Here's a quick video: 

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Could someone measure the diameter compared to older generation. I have some devices that are a tight fit. Wondering if the extra capacity requires bigger battery.

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Unfortunately, I have a cheap digital caliper, and it's not so precise in the tens/hundreds of millimeters. 

1st gen 14.11

3rd gen 14.13

4th gen 14.13

5th gen 14.16 

 

These measurements aren't static... Each time I measure, they change slightly in the tens/hundreds, and sometimes go up to 14.20mm. 

But every time I measure them, the 1st gen has the lowest number, and 5th has the highest number

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Thank you for the heads up & the video ChibiMBeer

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Thanks much for measurements.

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Hi, 

They are kind of unique, but not a special edition.

The actual special editions are called Tones, and are numbered from 1-4 or 1-8 depending on the type. 

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ChibiM wrote:

Hi, 

They are kind of unique, but not a special edition.

The actual special editions are called Tones, and are numbered from 1-4 or 1-8 depending on the type. 

but that unique version, is it still original and not fake?

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Yeah, they look legit.. I think they are 2nd gen Eneloops

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