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Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: May 26, 2008 1:55 am
by werewolf
http://www.thomasdistributingshop.com/K ... -1021.html


Kodak, 4 for $7.97

Hmm, it says they have a life of "over three years"... What's the lifetime of regular rechargeables?

"One Kodak AA Low Discharge Battery has a battery life of over 3 years when recharged between 1 and 100 times during the year. ( Battery stored at a temperature of 75° F)"

Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: May 26, 2008 3:25 am
by NZcaver
The Rayovac Hybrids still seem to be a "new" (and therefore current) item at http://www.rayovac.com/

You can purchase them directly from their website too, although they're even more expensive than REI. :yikes:

I've purchased about 5 packs of the Rayovacs in the last 9 months or so, but if the cheaper sources for them (Wally Mart) are starting to dry up I might need to pick up some more. I guess those Kodak batteries are the same technology, so I wonder if this 3-year life expectancy applies to all similar batteries?

Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: Jun 2, 2008 8:56 am
by YuccaPatrol
If you can't find Sanyo Eneloops, the Duracell "Pre-Charged" AA's being sold at Wal-Mart are actually re-badged Eneloops. Just check to see that they have white tops and are made in Japan and not in China.

Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: Jun 23, 2008 4:12 pm
by jack.fischer
Costco has carried Eneloop batteries for the past few months. At least until a few weeks ago they carried two separate packages: 1) a kit with AA and AAA batteries, a charger and C-cell sized adapters for the AAs and 2) a multi-pack with AA and AAA batteries only. I don't remember the precise quantities but the unit price seemed reasonable so I bought one of each. I've been very satisfied with their performance.

Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: Jul 27, 2008 10:25 am
by paoconnell
I have a set of Eneloop batteries that I bought from Costco about 3 months ago. For what it's worth, I think I'll keep alkalines in my MiniMag for now, and will use Eneloops in my main headlamp and my hiking GPS. :gotdark:

Re: New Rechargeable batteries: Eneloop

PostPosted: Jul 27, 2008 4:22 pm
by NZcaver
YuccaPatrol wrote:If you can't find Sanyo Eneloops, the Duracell "Pre-Charged" AA's being sold at Wal-Mart are actually re-badged Eneloops. Just check to see that they have white tops and are made in Japan and not in China.

We picked up one of these Duracell AA charger packs at Wal-Mart last week, but I'm not sure if the batteries are made in Japan or China. The pack includes a 6-hour charger and four 2000mAh AAs, and cost about $17. I was pleasantly surprised to find the charger is a worldwide voltage model (100-250 VAC, 50/60 Hz). This will be used by family in NZ to go with a new camera, so I'll check in with them later in the year to see how it's working out.

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