AAA Recommendation Needed

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AAA Recommendation Needed

Hello everyone! I have never been on this forum so I thought I would give it a try. Is there any rechargeable AAA batteries with proven 1200mAh?  I bought MaxiimalPower AAA rechargeable batteries at Amazon and they do not seem to run very long on my LED flashlight before a recharge is needed. And then after I purchased these batteries, I noticed another Amazon member gave these batteries a poor review using a multimeter to test the mAh's. Apparently, MaximalPower AAA batteries have nowhere near the advertized mAh rating. Does anyone have a brand they could recommend?

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Just get a pack of the eneloop or if an Ikea near you. grab the LADDA aaa. The most you will get of aaa is around the 950mah mark.

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There are no 1200 mAh AAA nimh batteries. Just stick with Eneloop or Amazon Basics which are rebranded eneloops.

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mud_muncher wrote:
Just get a pack of the eneloop or if an Ikea near you. grab the LADDA aaa. The most you will get of aaa is around the 950mah mark.

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Pete7874 wrote:
There are no 1200 mAh AAA nimh batteries. Just stick with Eneloop or Amazon Basics which are rebranded eneloops.

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Pete7874 wrote:
There are no 1200 mAh AAA nimh batteries. Just stick with Eneloop or Amazon Basics which are rebranded eneloops.

At Amazon there is another obscure brand called PK Cell that is claiming 1200mAh. EBL is another off-brand that is claiming 1100mAh. Phillips and Tenergy are more reputable brands which are both claiming 1000mAh on their rechargeable AAA's. Are all these also false claims?

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You can always check my comparator for performance of new batteries: http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/CommonAAcomparator.php

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

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Most of these off brand AAA high capacity low self discharge batteries are not in HKJ’s comparator.

Example brands include EBL, Bonai, Acuvar, Sofirn, etc. all claiming to be 1000mAH or higher and low self discharge. I’m guessing that none of these are what they claim to be (although I have not personally tested any of them).

Unless you can find some of the AAA Ladda at Ikea, you are stuck paying $3 – $4 per AAA for the high capacity Eneloop Pro (or Fujitsu). So you will pay significantly more per battery for only about 25-30% more capacity and far fewer recharge cycles. The high capacity low self discharge Japan made batteries are only rated for about 500 cycles.

Unless you absolutely need the extra run time, you are wasting quite a bit of money:
AAA Eneloop 4 pack is $10 -> Assuming you get 700mAH on average over 2100 cycles that translates to about $0.0017 per AH
AAA Eneloop Pro 4 pack is $15 -> Assuming you get 900mAH on average over 500 cycles that translates to about $0.0083 per AH
So over the long run, you will end up paying almost 5 times as much for the 30% higher capacity. The Ladda price is about half of the Eneloop Pro, so even if you find them, you are still paying 2.5 times as much for the extra runtime.

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From personal experience…… Get regular Eneloops (NOT Pro version)… made in Japan and call it a day. Smile

Yeah, they may cost a bit more up front; but so what. It is once & done with Eneloops.

I have Eneloops I have been using over 10 years that are still going strong & maintaining rated capacity. What more need be said?? Big Smile

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Eneloop Pro AAA 950mah 500 cycles or standard Eneloop AAA 800mah 2300 cycles Buy made in Japan version as made in China version is not a good.

 

Also you can get both battery above being sold under the Fujitsu brand, I got a great price on Fujitsu brand over Eneloop brand a lot cheaper, but it varies county to country.

 

Also the Fujitsu version has a great big Made In Japan on the front of the packing.

 

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“They” tell me Bonai is a good brand; I’m about to find out; I just ordered 16 of em’.

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lampliter wrote:
“They” tell me Bonai is a good brand; I’m about to find out; I just ordered 16 of em’.
Let us know how they work out. Do a discharge capacity test if you can.

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Ladda’s are rewrapped eneloop pro and a great deal.

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Hugh Johnson wrote:
Ladda’s are rewrapped eneloop pro and a great deal.

Bingo.

Now in all my gadgets. Funny thing, I went ni-meh to save money, but I keep buying the latest generation….and no money saved. Facepalm

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Discharge at 300 mAh and charge at 300 mAh, reposing one day, restarting operations the next day, the capacity is there for the Pkcell LSD 1000 mAh.

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Charging NiMh for capacity is not accurate. It may terminate prematurely, or generally overfill, at least a little.
Charge, then discharge with a suitable charger to get a more accurate capacity.

Even good cells in the ‘Pro/950mA’ category do not hold up as well as the ‘stock/800mA’; 500 vs 2100 cycles claimed by Eneloop.
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FWIW, I just picked up some EBL 1100s because I didn’t feel like going to IKEA. Runtimes and charge capacity are very good. Time will tell if they end up being better than the LADAs but initially they are a noticeable improvement.

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Hugh Johnson wrote:
Ladda’s are rewrapped eneloop pro and a great deal.

True. I have the AA 2450mah ladda and the AAA 900mah ladda. I suspect they’re made by FDK/Fujitsu in Japan (who I think make Eneloops for Panasonic). Amazon’s AA and AAA Nimh used to be made by them, but now made in China. 2 packs of 4 AA and AAA cost me $20 vs $18 for 4 AA 2450 Eneloop Pros!