- Aug 11, 2003
ive read the ion 2400 was sanyos but what about the ion 2500?
When will you ppl finally accept Panasonic does not make anything but chinese crap in their relativelly new chinese fab, and the former fab is now (for man years since the acquisition of Sanyo) in possesion of FDK, member of the Fujitsu group? So if anything, it is rewrapped Fujitsu Reachargeable High Capacity, same way as Eneloop Pro is rewrapped Fujitsu Rehargeable High Capacity. BTW, standard white Fujitsu Reachargeable AAA bulks are on the way, should have them in few weeks. Price will hopefully be a bit lower than in retail (blister) package.
I sell bulk white AAs 10 CZK (or about 40 US cents) cheaper a piece so that's no sweat. But Fuji vs. Panny retail blister price difference is even higher than that per piece, so if you shop for a lot of them, it already makes an impact.Most of us know the story behind Eneloops, but not everybody.
I've been using the Fujitsu AA standards and AA 2450s for a couple of years and so far, so good. They were a bit cheaper than Eneloops, but we're not talking about a lot of scratch.
I just wonder if these new ones are Eneloop Pro's which state a minimum capacity of 900 and "up to 950 mAh" or if the 895 and 902 that I got are just the signs of a "healthy" brand new standard Eneloop? I can see the Ion Core's "up to 400x" recharge number being good for the AA's, since they've always been seen as the "XX" or "Pro" Eneloops, but I've always wondered why the AAA's have always had the "up to 400x" if they were just standard Eneloops?
Fair warning, the 850mAh AAA Duracells (like AAA Eneloop Pros) are extremely fragile and do not tolerate either overdischarging or overcharging without damaging the cell, increasing internal resistence, and messing with the ability of the cells to put out expected voltage under load. Be nice to them.