Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2021

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

I recently bought Japanese made Panasonic Eneloops. They aren't performing as well as Eneloops of old. First cycle shows around 1650mah. Did two more cycles and end up with around 1850mah. Below the min rated 1900mah. (Used Maha C9000).

Does it need a break-in or just more cycles?
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Usually I get that capacity as well discharging them at 500mA. A break in would most likely raise the capacity rating but at that point I think a break in wouldn't fare well for the Eneloops. I dont know because they are LSD and a break in would overcharge the cells. I'd just use them, a constant discharge generally gives you slightly lower capacity on the C9000. Maybe use them regularly and then cycle and see how much capacity they got. I haven't tried this as I got other brand cells that I've been using. My Eneloops are still used infrequently, but recently been using a pair in this bug zap it. I actually had to recharge them too for the first time in 5 years lol.
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

New eneloops in Europe
Eneloop tones earth
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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Buying direct from the Amazon Eneloop store: Safe bet or sketchy?
 

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Don't know bmstrong. Does panasonic have a seller's account on Amazon?
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Except for when I've found a good sale from another authorized source, I typically have purchased from Thomas Distributing.
 

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Except for when I've found a good sale from another authorized source, I typically have purchased from Thomas Distributing.

Had not heard of them before. I'm having a heck of a time finding a 2 pack Pro AAA. Do they just come in the 4 and 8 packs?
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

I don't recall ever seeing Pro's in 2-packs

Incidentally, other than a couple of very specific cases with a need for the "Pro" , I have almost entirely moved back to the "standard" eneloops.
 
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I don't recall ever seeing Pro's in 2-packs

Incidentally, other than a couple of very specific cases with a need for the "Pro" , I have almost entirely moved back to the "standard" eneloops.

Really? I've got a McGizmo Sapphire en route. I've always used the Pro never the standard. Thoughts?
 

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I can vouch that
Thomas Distributing is Wonderful !

First-Class dealer.
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

I'm constantly buying from Nkon, but not russian. eu.nkon.nl is better choice


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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Has anyone tested BK-4HCDE/4BE or 5th generation? There is a seller on Amazon under Shengchuang Panasonic. I'm curious if it's genuine...
 

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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Finally Panasonic added another battery charger to their curren lineup.... in Japan.....
It's quite an interesting one I have to say. (charger + powerbank + flashlight in 1)
Instead of a normal power cord, you can charge batteries using a USB charger! (Cord included, not the USB charger)
Plus they added a flashlight as an attachment so you'll be able to have light during emergencies!


Panasonic BQ-CC87 L (light)
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Looks like this charger is now available in the US, on Amazon as BQ-CC87ABBA (charger only), and K-KJ87M3A4BA (AAA kit). It doesn't appear the USB flash light is included, however, which is a big turn off. The price is a few dollars less than the Japan version, to make up for the lack of USB flash light though.
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Re: Overview: All eneloop batteries; 2005-2019

Thanks for sharing Kouryu. Good to see them selling these in the US as well!
 

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Gotcha. Thanks for the links. I'm comfortable with the larger capacity of the Pro for the long trail running or hiking I do. I'll make that trade financially. I just need 2 not 4 though.

I never seen them in a 2 pack either, but I bought extra Energizer and Duraloop batteries and just rotate them as needed.

Nice they now have a USB Eneloop charger now. Gotta have one though I like the new quick chargers they have, the lights on them look futuristic. Also 13 year old Eneloop from in a package holding 60%, and still working at full capacity after a break in is amazing. I recently bought a 24 set of AAAs. Only needed 2 because my EBLs wrapper on the negative terminal prevents use in some devices. Knowing they'll most likely still be useful in 13 years means I can store them indefinitely in case of an emergency. All Panasonic needs to do is come up with a solar charging method and if the world ends, our flashlights will keep shining bright for at least a decade. Can't wait to see how well they do after 20 years!
 
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