Overview: All Eneloop batteries 2005-2021

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I posted the following in the WTB forum, but I’m not sure if everyone reads that section, so here goes:

Looking to buy or trade an unopened 4 or 8 pack of Panasonic Sanyo eneloop AAA size Rouge or Tones Glitter.

If you’re looking to trade, I have an unopened 8 pack AA size Tones Glitter. Let me know.

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My eneloop ‘Tropical Colors’ arrived today. Bought from a US seller.

Made in Japan, and seems labeled for the European market.

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My Hello Kitty eneloops arrived!



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Hello and oofff…had half of the 17 pages and am totally confused. Eneloop standard, pro, lite, special….can someone from you experts just throw a model name at me which I can take to my shopping?

I was told I need the white ones (as they are more cold resistant), new and best quality (I grasped this would be japanese), otherwise simple standard, no chocolate or glitter, just batteries.

Thanks in advance!

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peter12 wrote:
Hello and oofff…had half of the 17 pages and am totally confused. Eneloop standard, pro, lite, special….can someone from you experts just throw a model name at me which I can take to my shopping?

I was told I need the white ones (as they are more cold resistant), new and best quality (I grasped this would be japanese), otherwise simple standard, no chocolate or glitter, just batteries.

Thanks in advance!

peter

Just buy regular Eneloops, preferably made in Japan (which will be almost everywhere). They are sold as 2000 mAh (1900 mAh minimum) capacity for AA, or 800 mAh (750 mAh minimum) for AAA. They’ll also say they’re rated for 2100 cycles. Costco carries these, as do lots of places on-line.

There are two other categories of Eneloops. “Pro”, which has higher capacity but lower cycles, and “Lite” which has lower capacity but more cycles. Don’t get those, unless you have a specific need for them.

There are many different generations of Eneloops, but I think the only ones sold now are the latest, so forget about all the other stuff. Some other brands may be rebadged Eneloops, and you can save a bit of money if you know for sure, but if you don’t want the hassle just get real Eneloops.

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Cool, thanks a bunch!

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There are two other categories of Eneloops. “Pro”, which has higher capacity but lower cycles, and “Lite” which has lower capacity but more cycles. Don’t get those, unless you have a specific need for them.

I disagree on this statement, unless youre discharging your batteries every day or very other day, Pro’s are better choice(if they have better mah/$ ratio depending on their current price and they physically fit into device) due to their higher capacity.

Good luck wearing out 500 cycles on Pro’s if you use them once in a while and not drain them once per day ;)!

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There are two other categories of Eneloops. “Pro”, which has higher capacity but lower cycles, and “Lite” which has lower capacity but more cycles. Don’t get those, unless you have a specific need for them.

I disagree on this statement, unless youre discharging your batteries every day or very other day, Pro’s are better choice(if they have better mah/$ ratio depending on their current price and they physically fit into device) due to their higher capacity.

Good luck wearing out 500 cycles on Pro’s if you use them once in a while and not drain them once per day ;)!

There are some reports that the Pros deteriorate quicker under extremely harsh conditions. I don’t have the source but I read it somewhere, possibly here or on CPF. Under more tepid conditions, all types should perform well.

You pay more for Pros but that extra 20% capacity is probably worth it when the task at hand calls for it. That’s for the AA. I don’t think the AAA Pros’ teeny extra capacity is worth it though.

I have been eyeing Fujitsu pre-charged these days. Much better assurance that they come from FDK than, ironically, eneloops itself. Panasonic pulled a fast one thinking they can fool consumers by calling different batteries ‘eneloop’ and hoping nobody notices. For that, they are slowly losing my business.

Unless and until Panasonic starts calling the non-FDK eneloops something else, I’m looking more at Fujitsu, and even the new IKEA Ladda.

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I bought 8 Fujitsu’s 2550mAh batteries the other week, sitting on my desk and being broken in with C9000, all made in Japan Cool !

My battery usage is not as harsh and not as frequent, so I rather stock up on higher capacity and carry less batteries with me, look any way you want at it, but for flashlight addicts 0.55-0.65Ah is quite a big difference which equals to 1/4 up to 1/3 of regular Eneloops capacity.

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Amazon is selling both AA BK-3MCCE and AA BK-3MCCA. Can anyone please explain the difference between the A and the E.

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Asian and European market?
‘A’ could be made in china, beware….
Buy Fujitsu instead, they own the FDK factory.
Ikea Ladda is the same if you want 2450 mAh.

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It looks like new IKEA LADDA and DURACELL are exactly the same batteries in different sleeves:

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Hi,

from your table on the first page I cannot distinguish between 4th and 5th generation of BK-3MCC and BK-4MCC (both same cycle charge and same mAh). How can I know, which I have?

I ordered mine in Europe (Germany) and it says:
– Panasonic “BK-3MCCE” Production date: “1 5 . 10HZ” “Made in Japan” (750 mAh)
– Panasonic “BK-4MCCE” Production date: “16-03 Y W” “Made in Japan” (1900 mAh)

And my last question is: Are mine BK-3MCCE a little bit old, because they seem to be manufactured in 2015? (Not sure, if I interprete the code correctly, since there is a space between “1” and “5”.

Thanks for your help!

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Reading all this information got me excited. I own 1st and 2nd generation Eneloops since 2010 and just bought 28 AA and AAA plain eneloops at NKON. However, this forum got me excited in collecting and buying some more coloured and special editions. But to collect these old ones seems quite difficult and a lot of extreme prices can be found online.

In essense, if somebody can help me out with some nice editions, please send me a private message! Paypal or international bank transfer is possible!

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anyone heard something of the new Ocean Tones. Saw it on FB eneloop europe.

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Hello and thanks for helping with any suggestions about where I should buy 8-12 AA Eneloops here in the USA and which model. I tried to educate myself with the wealth of knowledge ChibiM has provided but quickly got in over my head and ran out of time! I guess I’m looking for a good retailer with fair pricing. While I would like to have the pros, I can’t see spending the money when the lower mah eneloops are a better buy according to other posts I have read. Also, the lights they will go in are hobby lights ( soon to arrive (2) Nitecore EA45S, thanks to Teachers comments Thumbs Up ) so one will sit most of the time until played with, and one for a gift. I’m sure that one will get used heavily until the novelty wears off Crazy What a fun hobby!

Thanks for your help and Cheers!

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Don5946 wrote:
Hello and thanks for helping with any suggestions about where I should buy 8-12 AA Eneloops here in the USA and which model. I tried to educate myself with the wealth of knowledge ChibiM has provided but quickly got in over my head and ran out of time! I guess I’m looking for a good retailer with fair pricing. While I would like to have the pros, I can’t see spending the money when the lower mah eneloops are a better buy according to other posts I have read. Also, the lights they will go in are hobby lights ( soon to arrive (2) Nitecore EA45S, thanks to Teachers comments Thumbs Up ) so one will sit most of the time until played with, and one for a gift. I’m sure that one will get used heavily until the novelty wears off Crazy What a fun hobby!

Thanks for your help and Cheers!


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I have 8 Eneloops Pro’s I got a long while back to check them out. I personally was not impressed with them at all. I would & will never waste my money on them again. I’ll stick with the regular ones. Wink

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Howdy and thank you teacher! Thomas Distributing has the Eneloop AA in stock with free shipping. The 16 pack was the same cost as buying 3each 4packs to get the 12 I wan:ted, so I went with the 16 batteries, 2000mah. They sure aren’t cheap but considerably less than the pro’s. And to end up getting 4 for free makes it a homerun Cash

Thanks again and another beer (on me) is in the future Beer

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Your welcome Don, glad to be of any assistance. That sounds like a plan too. Beer Looking forward to it…… Wink

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New in Europe!

 

Eneloop ocean colors

I guess somebody did a bad photoshop job.. see the difference between the top and bottom

 

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organic/ocean Wink

A bit of a shame that these newer limited editions only have four different variants instead of eight. Glitter is my all time favourite; Sanyo Eneloop, made by FDK in Japan :-).

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Hi there,

 

This is Larry from Miboxer. We have a new smart battery charger looking for some battery professionals to evaluate.

Our website is www.miboxer.com 

If somebody have interest, we are very glad to send a free sample to him.

And you just need to write the testing evaluation on the forums.

anybody has interest, pls feel free to contact me: sales@miboxer.com 

 

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This is Larry from Miboxer. We have a new smart battery charger looking for some battery professionals to evaluate.


Our website is www.miboxer.com 


If somebody have interest, we are very glad to send a free sample to him.


And you just need to write the testing evaluation on the forums.


anybody has interest, pls feel free to contact me: sales@miboxer.com 


 

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larry-miboxer wrote:

Hi there,

 

This is Larry from Miboxer. We have a new smart battery charger looking for some battery professionals to evaluate.

Our website is www.miboxer.com 

If somebody have interest, we are very glad to send a free sample to him.

And you just need to write the testing evaluation on the forums.

anybody has interest, pls feel free to contact me: sales@miboxer.com 

 

Contact member HKJ http://budgetlightforum.com/node/40322 http://lygte-info.dk[/quote]

 

Can you tell me where I can find the HKJ members? Many thanks.

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Can you tell me where I can find the HKJ members? Many thanks.

I am right here. You can use the message system or find my email on the lygte-info webpage to contact me.

It is a good idea to check this article about my reviews: http://lygte-info.dk/info/Review%20UK.html

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

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For any Canadians looking to buy Eneloops, Costco has them on sale now (starting cyber Monday). About 25% off the regular price, which is a great deal for Canada. US might have them cheaper, but the US$ is a lot higher too, so it balances out.

Anyway, I ordered my yearly supply of AA’s and AAA’s, which I do every year, whether I need them or not! Blushing

http://www.costco.ca/CatalogSearch?keyword=eneloop&pageSize=96

I believe they are Japanese Eneloops. At least they are every other time I’ve bought from Costco.

Update: I can confirm they are Japanese Eneloops (package received).

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HKJ wrote:
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larry-miboxer wrote:

Can you tell me where I can find the HKJ members? Many thanks.

I am right here. You can use the message system or find my email on the lygte-info webpage to contact me. It is a good idea to check this article about my reviews: http://lygte-info.dk/info/Review%20UK.html

 

Hello, thanks for your message. I sent you an email, pls kindly check it.

My email is sales@miboxer.com, I am waiting for your reply.

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Hello, thanks for your message. I sent you an email, pls kindly check it.

Already checked and answered.

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

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Costco is having a sale on made in Japan Eneloops Comes with 8 aa’s, 4 aaa’s and a new style charger

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