Eneloop OR Fujitsu AA's

Dimt

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I have used Eneloop AA & AAA's for years and never expected to buy anything else. But a few months ago I needed more AA's and read here that the Eneloop "Name" was sold to a Chinese manufacturer that is now making Eneloop's in a different factory than the original. I also read that the original factory is making Fujitsu cells. So I bought some Fujitsu HR-3UTCEX cells. I have used these Fujitsu cells with mixed results in my trail camera's. Trail cameras are finicky so I'm not sure if a couple poor results are due to the trail camera or the Fujitsu cells. What is the consensus here for new cells Eneloop or Fujitsu?
 

kreisl

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I am cycling right now 8 Fujitsu AA (2014 make) in mc3000 and mh-c9000.

Looking good. Just below 1900mAh at -0.50A\1.00A . I have no reason not to believe that they aren't identical to genuine Japan made Eneloops
 

ChibiM

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I have used Eneloop AA & AAA's for years and never expected to buy anything else. But a few months ago I needed more AA's and read here that the Eneloop "Name" was sold to a Chinese manufacturer that is now making Eneloop's in a different factory than the original. I also read that the original factory is making Fujitsu cells. So I bought some Fujitsu HR-3UTCEX cells. I have used these Fujitsu cells with mixed results in my trail camera's. Trail cameras are finicky so I'm not sure if a couple poor results are due to the trail camera or the Fujitsu cells. What is the consensus here for new cells Eneloop or Fujitsu?

See the bold text. Fortunately you read something wrong. The eneloop trademark is not in hands of a Chinese company, but a Japanese company called Panasonic. Since 2014 Panasonic has a Chinese factory that makes eneloops, but for the Asian, Oceanian, South American market. If you are in the US you get your Eneloops still from the Japanese factory, the same as which they originally came from. So they now are produced in 2 countries.

The factory is owned by Fujitsu, so your batteries are the same as eneloops and therefore good. If you want to read more about eneloops, I would suggest taking a look at my website, and specifically this: http://eneloop101.com/batteries/complete-lineup/
 
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