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Quickly, grab a dozen (or two) 8-packs, PRO preferably :bigsmile:

 

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If I grab them they might end up in my suitcase instead of an envelope.

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That’s ok, you can send them later, when you unpack your things Big Smile

 

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It's too bad you're moving back... there's too many great things about living in Japan, but there's also many bad things too lol

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Today I charged 4 IKEA Ladda AA batteries (they are Eneloop? Since they are on the HKJ chart? Three charged fine on my Opus BT-C3100 v2.2 charger, and they stopped charging after a short time, since they are charged ready. But one battery was still taken @1A, and had charged over 1200mAh, and it was really hot.
Should I assume that battery is damaged, and just recycle it? Not take the risk? They are really cheap, $1.2/pcs when you buy them direct at IKEA here in Norway, and I got a bunch of them, since they had really good test results. So risk anything, doing more testing? or recycle?

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@myhken, probably better open another topic..those Ikea are not eneloops, and definitely not Japanese eneloops.

I've basically stopped buying other batteries than eneloop for that exact reason for my flashlights.. Eneloops have (very close to) 100% satisfied users history. Yes, some other brands are okay, or even good, but nothing that comes close to eneloops 10 year history. They don't have that track record.

Put your mind to ease and go 100% eneloop.. stop being worried, and you don't need to keep testing cheap batteries to see if their cost ratio is better, because that takes a lot of time. Unless that's just something your really enjoy doing, or for sharing with others.

It really is a small extra investment, which makes your life much easier  gives you more time, and don't worry about self discharge. Unless you have tens of flashlights that take AA or AAA batteries.

(Not talking about other applications)

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ChibiM wrote:

@myhken, probably better open another topic..those Ikea are not eneloops, and definitely not Japanese eneloops.

I've basically stopped buying other batteries than eneloop for that exact reason for my flashlights.. Eneloops have (very close to) 100% satisfied users history. Yes, some other brands are okay, or even good, but nothing that comes close to eneloops 10 year history. They don't have that track record.

Put your mind to ease and go 100% eneloop.. stop being worried, and you don't need to keep testing cheap batteries to see if their cost ratio is better, because that takes a lot of time. Unless that's just something your really enjoy doing, or for sharing with others.

It really is a small extra investment, which makes your life much easier  gives you more time, and don't worry about self discharge. Unless you have tens of flashlights that take AA or AAA batteries.

(Not talking about other applications)

 

I've pretty much decided to do the same too... there's many brands out there that might be cheaper, but it's not worth it in the end due to poor performance

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I noticed Costco got the made in Japan Eneloops back in for $21.99 for a 10 AA's, 4 AAA's, and a charger. I'm going a pickup another pack the next time I go next week

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Kouryu wrote:
I’ve pretty much decided to do the same too… there’s many brands out there that might be cheaper, but it’s not worth it in the end due to poor performance

I was recommended Ikea “Ladda” batteries in this thread, so it was not just about the price, but because the recommendation here, and on HKJ website. And seeing realtime test results here at home, they have their specs and more. (average 2100mAh+)
But I had allready ordered Eneloop Pro AA and AAA, and normal Eneloops, and the tropical Eneloops from different sellers on Ebay. Got my first batch of Eneloop Pro AAA yesterday, tested all 8, and got results from 917 to 979mAh on @0.5A. They was from July 2014, made in Japan. (ordered from Japan). Waiting for the 8 x AA Pro and 8 x normal AAA (4.gen) to come from the same seller. Think they will be good also.
Then I have a order for two 8 x Eneloop Pro AA batteries, also from Japan (location in Japan). Hope they checks out also.
Last order is from a UK seller with around 330.000 sales, and 99.7% happy customers. Thats the tropical color AA Eneloops batteries.

My plan is to use IKEA Ladda in “not so important stuff”, and Eneloop Pro there I think it’s the best, or normal Eneloops there they fit best. (remote controls etc).
I use quite a few AA and AAA batteries in a year, always have a drawer full of normal AA and AAA batteries. Now I can change to rechargeable batteries on all stuff there I use AA and AAA batteries, and will save money and the environment over time.

Have checked all my Eneloops I have got to now (8x AAA Pro and 4 x AAA normal, both 4.gen) for all the signs of real or fake. And they are all real. They have a matching date code “in graved” in each battery, matching the date on the package. All the looks is right. The mAh match when tested. So buying directly from Japan was a good idea. Of course, the price was not in lower segment, but OK.

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I stick to Eneloop now that extended lifecycle testing has shown them to outlast others. I once had some Panasonic 2600mAh cells. After a year they were down to 1800mAh. 50-100 one hour long runs down to empty had done them in. Max on a bright torch destroys lesser cells, Eneloop seem to survive.

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Go with Eneloops or go home!

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ChibiM wrote:

Got a package with Eneloop AA Tropical colors today, from a Ebay seller with 330.000 sales and 99.7% happy customers.
It says on the package and on the batteries that they are made in Japan. The date on the package is 07.2014, but they are marked BK-3MCCE/8PE and not BK-3MCCE/8PT, and BK-3MCCE/8PT was produced in December 2014, so it could not been from July 2014?
And there is no date code on the batteries. Testing the capacity now , but without the date code, is this fake batteries?
Edit: Found the date code on the batteries. 14 07 TE(or TF). So same as the on the package. Maybe this is the real deal?
And if yes, safe to use, or just ask for a refund and recycle batteries?
They had a charge of 1.30V+ when I put them on the charger. The BT-C3100 charge them up to 1.50V, and then start to discharge them.

The package looks like this one:

Edit: All batteries has their rated capacity, between 1910 – 2000mAh.

So the last question, did they make BK-3MCCE/8PE in July 2014 with tropical colors?

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Got a package with Eneloop AA Tropical colors today, from a Ebay seller with 330.000 sales and 99.7% happy customers. It says on the package and on the batteries that they are made in Japan. 1. The date on the package is 07.2014, but they are marked BK-3MCCE/8PE and not BK-3MCCE/8PT, and BK-3MCCE/8PT was produced in December 2014, so it could not been from July 2014? -And there is no date code on the batteries.- Testing the capacity now , -but without the date code, is this fake batteries?- Edit: Found the date code on the batteries. 14 07 TE(or TF). So same as the on the package. Maybe this is the real deal? -And if yes, safe to use, or just ask for a refund and recycle batteries?- They had a charge of 1.30V+ when I put them on the charger. The BT-C3100 charge them up to 1.50V, and then start to discharge them. The package looks like this one: !{width:50%}http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTUzWDc5MQ==/z/6mIAAOSw34FVGl4i/$_12.JPG! Edit: 2. All batteries has their rated capacity, between 1910 - 2000mAh. So the last question, did they make BK-3MCCE/8PE in July 2014 with tropical colors?

1. The production date is usually earlier than the actual date they come to the market. So that doesnt have to be an indication that they are fake.

2. Eneloops are known for consistent capacity numbers between every new set of cells, so if they are quite close together, that might be an indication that they are the real deal.
Im glad you did some testing.

3. Unfortunately eneloop has been a little "crappy" with coding eneloops.. But after some research it looks like the BK-3MCCE/8PE are provided for the Polish/Hungarian/Slovakian region.

Conclusion: I am pretty sure they are real.

I am still thinking about redoing the first few posts of this thread with some updates on the different (new) codes. They don`t always make sense..

(just found a website talking about fake 4th gen eneloops, but can`t say if they are correct, because there havent been any testing on the actual cells, only packaging) http://quatangso.net/pin-sac-eneloop-1-1-1257205.html

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Thank you.

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Has anyone seen the new eneloops that claim to hold a charge now for up to 10 years? I just got some, but not tested them yet.

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Costco 29.99! 8 AA, 4 AAA, 2 c and 2 d adapter plus charger!

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Some new eneloops

for the  European market, August 2015 (not available in Japan)

Eneloop Organic

August 2015

and some made in China

Eneloop Hello Kitty

bk-3MCCB 2KC

 

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Made in china. Ouch!!

Avoid them… (IMO)

Glad we see new special edition…. But.. There was a fifth generation ready for production???

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We can actually call these newest made in Japan cells 5th gen. Because their specs have kind of changed. Staying charged for 10 years (overseas) and 90% after 1 year (Japan)..  but code is still the same though.

And the PRO version have changed specs, more minimum mAh, and different code.

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Have tried to find a place that sells the new Eneloop Organic L.E, but I can’t find one place that send to Norway, and it’s not out on Ebay yet.
Somebody here on LEB from Denmark? There they have it to around $20/8pcs AA and they have the same edition in AAA also. It’s not costly to send from Denmark to Norway.

Or if anybody has a seller in Europe that sends to Norway. Nkon.nl has not the new version in their store.
Amazon Germany has them, but they don’t ship to Norway.

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And you realy realy REALY have to have this new eneloops immediately right now? Can you just wait a month or two while they become more available! from reputable sources! Trying to be the first to have them you will buy some counterfeit crap and then start another revolution here.
Eneloops were never fast to reach other markets outside of Japan…

 

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I saw them on amazon.de

 

The Hello Kitty Eneloops have been out for quite some time in SE Asia. This is nothing new.

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Kouryu wrote:

I saw them on amazon.de

 

The Hello Kitty Eneloops have been out for quite some time in SE Asia. This is nothing new.

Hey Kouryu, do you know when they came to the market? I've only seen them being mentioned over at cpf. (About the hello kitty)

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But the Eneloop Organic (limited edition) is the new 5.gen, since they have a 10 year shelf life.

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New Eneloop Tones announced (goes on sale November 13th, Japan only)


Available as:
BK-4MCC/8TN
BK-3MCC/8TN

Could these be the long awaited "10th anniversary" editions? If they are, I'm pretty disappointed!

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My question would be: what were you expecting?

They just changed the specs on their batteries, so its kinda unlikely they would produce a "better battery" according to specs.

I kinda like them.. great colors!

find the similarities

the very first eneloop limited editions;

2009

 

 

2015

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I just bought a set of 4th gen eneloops, from a local retailer. The code printed is BK-3MCCE. I am not sure whether they are legit. The date stamp is barely visible, printed near the positive terminal, although the value is 1411 the same as the one printed on the packaging. Not like my other eneloops, the date stamp are easily visible, printed at the center, and it has format like 11-07XX. The other thing is there is ridge near the positive terminal. So, are they fake eneloops?

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Are there vents around the base of the positive terminal? None of my eneloops have a ridged top or vents. My Chinese made Panasonic infiniums do have a ridged top and vented positive terminal. But I don’t have Eneloops with your code, I have three different codes not the latest.

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