First post, long time reader.
I have bought myself a good supply of Eneloop AA's actually they are the white topped "Duraloops" which are re-badged Eneloops.
I learned to read the date codes here on the forum and these come out as July 2007. They are new in the packets but five years old, so I guess the older 1000 recharge types. They were good value but they are old (but new). I also have bought myself a Maha C9000, again from my reading here.
I have seen many post saying that the Eneloops are very forgiving and to just start using them normally, others suggesting to give them the Maha's break in cycle (and slight overcharge). These have been on the shelf for around five years so....
My question: What would be the best way to "wake them up" for their first charge and discharge cycles. Slow break in or normal charging?