Hi all. New to Eneloop usage in general.
I purchased my first set of Eneloops about a week ago and have been charging and using them, they are much better than
the Energizer NiMh's that I've been using to date. Much higher output and longer lasting without a doubt.
The first set I purchased were the black 2500 mAh XX Eneloops and they were pricey to the tune of 38 bucks for an 8 pack.
Are these really worth the extra scratch for general flashlight/headlamp use?
I found today blue-wrapper 2nd Gen Eneloops a bit cheaper, and the standard white original Eneloops here http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Pre-Char...loop+batteries
can be had for 42.00 for a 16 pack which is a bargain comparatively. I'm a tad concerned about the auhtenticity of these eneloops however, the packaging looks a bit fishy compared to some others I've seen, maybe it's just the bulk packaging. If anybody has any input on this vendor (mybatterysupplier.com) and these white Eneloops in particular as far as authenticity I'd appreciate it.
Main question is am I blowing smoke buying the significantly more expensive black XX's? Are the cheaper 2nd blue-wrapper ones just as good?
Or should I go for economy and just get the standard 2000 mAh white eneloops that seem to be the defacto standard that everybody likes?
I want to order another set soon to stock up for summer camping trips and I don't want to overspend on batteries unnecessarily.
Thanks in advance.