Malkoff        
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

  1. #1
    *Flashaholic* HKJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    9,475

    Default Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Eneloop AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)



    Official specifications:
    • Cell size: AA / LR6 / R6 / MN1500
    • Dimensions (radius x length): 14.5 x 50.4mm
    • Mass: 30g
    • Nominal capacity: 2550 mAh
    • Brand name: Panasonic Eneloop Pro
    • Cell type: LSD NiMH (low self-discharge nickel metal hydride)
    • Memory effect: No (can be topped-up with no long-term capacity reduction)
    • Cell voltage: 1.2V
    • Colour: Black
    • Charge retention after: 1 year 85% (stored at 20°C)




    Maximum temperature raise at different discharge currents: 1A:+1,2°C, 2A:+3,0°C, 3A:+5,3°C, 5A:+10,8°C, 7A:+16,4°C, 10A:+21,2°C,

    The newest generation eneloop where the Panasonic name is in large types. I got these batteries from directly from Japan.











    Like last generation eneloop these batteries can handle high current draw.















    Conclusion

    Like all eneloop I have tested this is very good batteries.



    Notes and links

    The batteries was supplied by a reader for a review.

    How is the test done and how to read the charts
    Compare to other AA/AAA batteries: Alkaline/NiMH/Lithium
    My website with battery, charger, usb reviews, comparisons & information: https://lygte-info.dk/
    Latest addition is multimeter reviews

  2. #2

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Thank you for review.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    I wonder how capacity loss (not self-discharge) of these cells depends on calender life (age), compared to regular Eneloops of same generation.

    Of course there is the difference in cycle life, but this may not matter much in real-world usage if you throw in abuse & neglect. Also # cycles is not the same as calendar life.

    Reason is I often have NiMH's sitting in devices that are used irregularly. Or kept as spares. Of course extra mAh's are always welcome. Over a number of years, even those 500 cycles of the Pro/XX's would never be hit in most of my uses. Of course, you'll probably never hit the stated # of cycles anyway since those are tested under lab conditions not real-world usage. But that # of cycles still looks like a good indicator of how durable a cell is. In my mind (subconscious, so to speak), there might be a relation between cycle life, and how many years the capacity of these Eneloops holds up. But is there any proof / indication for that? Possibly that's not the case and they'll just degrade faster than regular Eneloops with # of cycles, not faster than regular Eneloops when sitting on the shelf.

    If anyone knows more on this, please let us know! Previous-gen info is welcome, since I'd expect these cells to behave much like their predecessors.

  4. #4
    Flashaholic* ChibiM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Holland/Tokyo
    Posts
    868

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Thanks for the testing HKJ...
    seem to be pretty good batteries. 2286mAh at 5A is not bad!

  5. #5
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,790

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Very seXXy performance

  6. #6
    Flashaholic* candle lamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    South Korea
    Posts
    1,572

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Another excellent test review as always. HKJ!
    Thanks for your time and effort.
    It seems the capacity is almost the same as Eneloop AA HR-3UWXB 2450mAh (Black) you reviewed.

    Do you see any differences between them?

  7. #7
    *Flashaholic* HKJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    9,475

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Quote Originally Posted by candle lamp View Post
    It seems the capacity is almost the same as Eneloop AA HR-3UWXB 2450mAh (Black) you reviewed.

    Do you see any differences between them?
    The new ones looks slightly better (See the comparator I linked at the bottom of the review), but I am not sure if that is for real, because I have switched to new equipment.
    With the new equipment I hope to get more time to test NiMH batteries.
    My website with battery, charger, usb reviews, comparisons & information: https://lygte-info.dk/
    Latest addition is multimeter reviews

  8. #8

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Hi HKJ! Nice review!
    What charger would you recommend for charging the Eneloop Pro?
    I'm thinking about the LaCrosse BC700/900/1000 or Xtar VC4(but this one has no changeable settings)
    What would you get? Any other suggestions? I don't mind spending a little bit more, but only it's worth it.
    I'm also waiting to see any review for the Klarus CH4S.
    Last edited by Mr.Led; 07-11-2015 at 01:58 PM.

  9. #9
    *Flashaholic* HKJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    9,475

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Led View Post
    Hi HKJ! Nice review!
    What charger would you recommend for charging the Eneloop Pro?
    I'm thinking about the LaCrosse BC700/900/1000..
    What would you get? Any other suggestions? I don't mind spending a little bit more, but only it's worth it.
    I'm also waiting to see any review for the Klarus CH4S.
    I am impressed with the Panasonic CC16 & CC17 chargers, they are very good at doing it right.
    I do not really have a objective favorite analysing charger, but I am a bit partial to the SKYRC charger, due to the smartphone interface and the ability to adjust parameters. Another brand that I am impressed with is Opus, they are very good at doing a correct termination at any charge current.

    I believe the Klarus is on a DHL plane at the moment and I will receive it the coming week. It might be a week or two more before I start my testing, depending on what charger I decides to start on tomorrow.
    My website with battery, charger, usb reviews, comparisons & information: https://lygte-info.dk/
    Latest addition is multimeter reviews

  10. #10

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    Thank you for your reply, HKJ!
    I'll wait a little bit then, for your review! The Nitecore D2 can hold the boat for a few weeks! Hopefully the Klarus will be good, as I'm also looking for a charger that can do 4x18650 @1A.

  11. #11
    Flashaholic* KeepingItLight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,823

    Default Re: Test/Review of Eneloop Pro AA BK-3HCC 2450mAh (Black)

    I missed the coupon sale on the Opus BT-C700. Drats! I ordered one of these NiMH analyzers yesterday anyway. Provided I don't get a runaround from the Chinese vendor, for around $25—a price which is not dissimilar to that of a good charger—I will have an analyzer.

    One of the big advantages is for older batteries. The analyzer will allow me to periodically determine the charge capacity of my aging Eneloops, and group them for use according to capacity. That is much better than steadfastly pairing batteries simply because they were purchased in the same package.
    Prince plays George Harrison's masterpiece While My Guitar Gently Weeps. R.I.P.
    Great vocals & guitar by LeAnn Rimes & Joss Stone as they cover Gershwin's Summertime.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •