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Eneloops AA - 8 Pack ($19.98), Eneloops AAA - 8 Pack ($19.98) plus $4.95 post @ DSE ends 23/02

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A lot of people ask about deals on the Elusive AAA eneloop, DSE have them on special this week so rejoice!

AAA - 8 Pack ($19.98)
http://www.dicksmith.com.au/camera-accessories/eneloop-recha...

AA - 8 Pack ($19.98)
http://www.dicksmith.com.au/mobile-phone-accessories/eneloop...

Charger plus 4 AA batteries
http://www.dicksmith.com.au/camera-accessories/eneloop-stand...

Delivery - $4.95. Online offer only, click and collect seems to be greyed out. I will update the post should this change.

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    $4.95 delivery?

    How does the price compare to eBay?

    • +1 vote

      There might be a risk that the ebay sellers might sell fakes.

      I did manage to score 12AAA eneloop of previous gen for 32AUD last year from a local seller though.

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    is this online only?

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      Yes it is. No click and collect, $4.95 delivery — but I bought AAAs and AAs and it was a single $4.95 delivery charge, so that's something.

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    Click and collect not working on the AAA set.

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      Thanks, I have updated the deal - will change it should the pickup option appear.

  • +1 vote

    Ebay prices seem to be close to DSE's normal pricing. So 50% off or more is very good in my opinion.

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      Cool. I just bought a pack of AAA's.

  • +3 votes

    Finally AAA! But does not offer pickup :-(

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    Great deal, does anyone know if these batteries will charge on an energizer charger? My previous charger seems to crap itself.

    • +2 votes

      Not quite sure. I had energiser rechargables a long time ago, when I went eneloops I saw what people were recommending and purchased my charger accordingly. My thought is if you splurge on the charger you are giving your rechargeable batteries the best chance of a long and fruitful life!

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        Fruitful life!? LOL. They're going to reproduce!

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      As per the packaging for your batteries it states a recommendation to NOT do this. However I ended up doing it anyways because I can't buy another charger. They do work pretty much the same way and it's worked for me for about 3 Years and no problems so far. Up to you I guess, just putting in my 2 cents.

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    Can I charge these batteries with other brands charger?

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    Awesome deal, Got me one of everything.

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    Do the AAA come in Rouge/Uomo? or is that a AA thing.

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      Looks like it's just the original Eneloop for the AAA. Still a great price, i got some

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      Cant say for sure, but looking at Ebay most of the ones there are the white ones that are the same as the DSE listing. There are black ones but they are XX versions which are used in high drain devices.

  • +5 votes

    As per usual with Dick, their photo's and description is all over the place.
    AA's in the main photo for AAA's.
    This bundle contains the following items -
    "Eneloop Rechargeable NiMH 'AAA' Battery, 4-Piece Pack" should be x2

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      yeah the image is for AA batteries, although the DSE description does mention that it is "x2"

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      My invoice says:

      Eneloop Rechargeable NiMH 'AAA' Battery, 4-Piece Pack X2

      • +1 vote

        I wasn't implying the deal was wrong.
        Just wish they would stop getting the work experience kids to run their website.

        • +1 vote

          Unfortunately if we want low prices, they have to keep on hiring "work experience kids".

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    I got the charger (true OZB buy first, questions later) as it included some AAA anyway.

    Can any one comment on it? Are there any others that are good/better?

    • +1 vote

      SteveBuscemi mentioned above the La Cross Charger was good. I use a Maha MH-C800S which is also good as well.

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        What's the difference between chargers? As in, what makes them better?

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          Obvious one would be the Maha unit I have charges 8 AA or AAA batteries at a time rather than 4 of the Le Cross.

          I can't give an opinion on the quality differences, but I believe both brands are pretty top notch.

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          Look up old threads using the search function. Type in La Crosse and start reading. Most of the threads contain the same info, so you'll only have to read a couple.

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    Agree. Finally a pack of AAA that never usually go on sale. These are the 800mAh ones.

    AAA Eneloop comes in 3 different types.

    Lite 600mAh (2000x)
    Standard 800mAh (1800x)
    XX 950mAh (500x)

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      Interesting. Why the different types and differing recharge times? Thanks

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    Thanks OP. Got AAs from a previous post. Was waiting for a AAA offer.

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    Ordered! Always a great deal when it comes to these batteries!

  • +4 votes

    A lot of people ask about deals on the Elusive AAA eneloop…

    This is worth a (re)mention.

    If anyone orders from amazon the 8-pack AAA are selling for $15.99 (USD), and that's the routine price that can be had pretty much anytime.

    Even when just buying the AAAs alone, it's $25.97 USD delivered, which is just slightly more than what you get here on this special at Dick's. And that's the regular price on Amazon. While you're at it, get a decent intelligent charger like the La Crosse model http://www.amazon.com/La-Crosse-Technology-Battery-Charger/d... (30.26 USD as I write this). This charger isn't routinely sold here. Bung in a US-to-AU travel adaptor from ebay to run it here ($1).

    Your batteries will thank you for giving them an intelligent charge that promotes longevity of the cells. See previous discussion & deal on it here https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/122023 It's selling within $1 of the deal.

    • +12 votes

      I just bend the clips from "| |" to "/ \". Save $1 bro!

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        lol.

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        I love that idea.

        • +2 votes

          not exactly they might not have the plastic covering on the prongs. You wont find these on a cheap adapters. Likewise the Euro plug wont have it either as its an Australian Standard and not required in Europe.

      • +2 votes

        I just bend the clips from "| |" to "/ \". Save $1 bro!

        The Ghetto Appraoch is always an option. Though personally I wouldn't dream of doing it to my stuff. There also might be issues if you travel overseas with the charger and have bent the pins (you end up using an adaptor anyway, probably, unless you are keen on bending them back). Plus mechanical integrity, etc.

        Simpler just to buy a cheap adaptor. Though some of the adaptors can have loose fits, a bit of tape can fix that.

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        I recently purchased an RS-720 charger from nkon.nl, and it's plug has round pins - no chance of bending those! So I'm using an adapter with it.

        I also bought two packs of the new Eneloop "Tropicals" whilst I was at it. See: http://ru.nkon.nl/8aa-sanyo-eneloop-tropical-in-blister.html

        I thought it would be good idea to pair them off in colours.

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        It's $1 including postage. Better than risking breaking something. And bent pins aren't as long, so they don't jam into the power socket as far which can create constant sparking (thus heat and a melted power point) if you're unlucky enough to get it wrong.

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        I did the same, very safe to bend.
        Those $1 adapter may not be quality one. Pins are usually loose.

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          I bought one from ebay and it's fine. Far better than stressing the pins by twisting them. It might work for 20 people then person #21 may snap one off, ruining the charger's power supply. BTW… The slight movement of pins in a moulded plug are of no concern. As soon as a device is plugged in one end of it, and into the power point at the other, there's plenty of clamping force applied. It's not sideways wiggle movement that's the problem, it's forward and back movement, because again, it can make the pins shorter and cause sparking.

          Where the twist is on a pin/prong means a little kid might be able to get their finger or a thin object in to directly touch the pin/s. Further, if a house fire were caused by it, an insurance company would invalidate the claim. Sure, they probably also would if you used a USA adapter too. But using the adapter would have eliminated the heat problem in the first place.

          As I said earlier, when you twist the pins you make them shorter. So less of the pin slides into the metal "clamps" inside the power point. If one pin now doesn't fully insert, it can spark continuously creating heat. (Or the same thing happens if it does insert, but then the unit gets bumped and comes out of the power point slightly because it's not firmly "planted" in due to less pin length.)

          Sometimes you hear that sparking, sometimes you don't.

          e.g. I had something similar happen with a faulty fan heater plug several months ago. One pin was slightly shorter so it was sparking inside the power point. The heat produced travelled along the pins/prongs and the plastic around them was slowly melting. This was causing the pins to slowly get closer to each other inside the cable's plug. It was also melting the pin socket of the power point itself. Neither of these things could be seen or heard.

          It takes a lot of heat to melt those two things. But the tiny amount of sparking was enough to create that amount of heat. Ok, it didn't matter too much if the pins touched. Because hopefully the circuit breaker would trip and disconnect the circuit. But it's the heat while it's still working that was the real danger. Heat can create fire.

          I've been around electricity and electronics most of my life. While I've done bodgey things, they were safe bodgey things. Twisting pins on a plug pack power supply (that are already heat producers on their own) does not fall into that category, imho. (If I missed the fan heater sparking with my heightened awareness of the dangers of electricity, then someone without it would too.)

          Personally I don't think it's worth saving 1 buck in this instance. But you guys make your own choice.

    •  

      AAA's on Amazon are even cheaper ($8.99/4 pack) at the moment so if you're ordering to get a charger as well, now's a good time to do it, but if just getting batteries, by the time you factor in exchange rate plus shipping, the Dick Smith deal is the way to go.

      Just ordered 32 AAA and 8 AA - thanks OP!

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      Hi, how is the La-Crosse Charger ($30.26 USD) as compared to Eneloop charger (AUD 14.98 with 4 AA batteries) as mentioned in Dick Smith deal above? Thanks

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        I used an Eneloop charger for a few years and had no problems. Still have the original AA's that came with it. I recently purchased the La-Crosse though.

  •  

    How do the Enloop batteries rate compared with the Turnigy?
    HobbyKing sell the 900mAh for A$1.08
    8 x Turnigy + shipping to Aus will cost under A$19
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__25024__Turnigy_AA...

    Any comments on which is better?

    Thanks!

    •  

      I have found the Turnigy LSD batteries to be pretty similar to the Eneloops.

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      There is quite a lot of good discussion about batteries (eneloop and Turnigy) on the Whirlpool forums. I would so a search for Turnigy over there if you want to do some detailed research.

      http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/?action=search

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      Personally I think my Turnigy's are better than my Eneloops, but I don't think that's the Ozbargain popular opinion and I only have the AA's to compare.

      What's the reasoning for my preference, as Clarkson would say 'POWER!!!!!' While Eneloops will normally sit right around their 1900mAh mark (my highest is 1974mAh at 1.46) my turnigy's are always well above the 2400mAh mark and most of them sit around 2600, my best being a pair that sit just over 2700mAh (1.42). As for low self discharge, eneloops perform a bit better. But losing 25% of 2600 compared to 15% of 1900, you've still got way more mAh left over (people have don't tests on eneloops vs turnigy LSD and the findings are that they lose a bit more charge but still have way more power).

      How amazing turnigy's are

      So the conclusion of what I'm saying in my opinion is best summed up by saying - I've got 16 eneloops and 48 turnigy AA's…… The turnigy's are the ones I grab when I open the draw and they are what I'll be buying next time.

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        Rekabkram, the photo you linked is an estimate the Maha makes based on energy input during the charge cycle.
        Feel free to post another photo after doing a discharge cycle. It will be quite a bit different…

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    The AAAs are cheaper than Japan! Bought a pack of 4 AAA for about AUD13 on special over there.

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    I have brought the Hobby King AAA Turnigy and they are very good and cheaper!
    Anyone near north melbourne area want to share postage for Turnigy AAA LSD 900mah Low Self Discharge (ready to use) from Hobby King?
    Should arrive within a week using Australia Express Channel.
    $0.99 per battery + $10.06 postage (if half each is $5.03)
    8 x Turnigy + shipping would be $12.95 only
    PM me if interested : ) Thanks

  •  

    Hooray, finally AAA's!

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    HI,

    I just ordered 5 packs, and shipping was free on checkout!

    It did originally show $4.95 but went to $0 when entering the CC details.

    Thanks OP.

    Been hunting for the AAA forever.

    Now I just need a new charger.

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      Standard policy - free delivery on orders over $99

    • +1 vote

      That's A LOT of AAA batteries. What do you use them for?

      • +1 vote

        Shake'n'bake meth…

      • +6 votes

        4 kids and lots of remotes!

        Batteries get lost and there are never enough around!

        I blame my wife for chucking out old toys that no longer work and probably has good rechargeable batteries in them! (previously ALDI rechargeables Batteries)

        If i catch her chucking out the Eneloops, I will BIN her myself!

        • +7 votes

          Wow you can control your kids via remotes?? xD

          Press the stop button! or pause! maybe CC for subtitles.

  • +1 vote

    Bought ~5 packs / combo, came with free shipping to WA (not sure what additional deal that was).

    For those that want quick Turnigy vs Eneloop summary.
    Both are LSD - will hold their charge over a long time.

    Turnigy are cheaper
    Eneloop will hold charge (slightly) better, and their maximum charge they can hold stays constant over multiple recharges.

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      Removed

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    Ordered. Paid with my Woolies gift card. :)

    •  

      I paid with my Mastercard.

      • +1 vote

        I bartered for 2 chickens and 1 suckling pig. (i.e. What's your point!?) ;-p…

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    I've been waiting on AAAs for a while. Thanks OP

    If you are buying good rechargeables then buy a good charger for $30-40. When you start using it you will appreciate the difference, and it may even bring back to life your old rechargeables.

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    Already have a surplus of eneloop battery. Got it from ebay Dick Smith.

  •  

    I bought an Aldi rechargable charger because it looked nice and it was cheap, thought i'd buy a good quality rechargable batteries for it when they go on special. Looking at the comments i came to know the charger makes a difference on battery life. Anyone using Aldi charger for the Eneloops batteries please let me know if it is ok to use with the Aldi charger.

    BTW sometime i think i'd i should just buy normal battery because they last pretty long and why do i need expensive batteries for my tv/DTV/keyboard etc etc. Is this what people use the rehargable batteries for or something else i'm missing ?

    • +1 vote

      The difference between true smart chargers and cheapo smart chargers (simply put) is that the cheapo ones stop after a set amount of time and could easily under/over charge batteries both of which will reduce their life. A true smart charger will measure the charge of individual battery and charge it to capacity before shutting down.

      That's why some battery chargers and the batteries in them get absurdly hot, they are overcharging and destroying the batteries.

      Also what do I use my batteries for, remotes/xbox controller/keyboard/mouse/kids toys and of course my Ozbargain torch collection.

    • +1 vote

      Which Aldi charger do you have? As they have sold may different types in the past.

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    Good price.

    When it comes to charging the Eneloops, do you wait til it's flat?

    • +2 votes

      No need to. NiMH rechargeables (and lithiums, in case you were wondering about those) don't exhibit a 'memory effect', and even back in the NiCad rechargeable battery days there was alot of justified conjecture about whether THEY really had memory issues relative to other factors at play - like being damaged by dumb chargers.

      Unlike alkalines, Eneloops and similar start with a slightly lower voltage but maintain it well through to near the very end of the discharge cycle. You'll know when to charge the batteries, because - unlike alkalines - the voltage will plunge suddenly at that point.

      Charge the batteries then, or whenever you like prior to that.

      Flattening them completely risks permanent damage, and in any case, most people will never get anywhere near the maximum number of charge cycles on offer.

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        Thank you very much!

  • +2 votes

    LOL…ordering doesn't work if your delivery is to a ACT postcode.

    Apparently, we are "invalid" :)

    • +1 vote

      Same… not very nice

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        Funny thing is…if you use the "estimate delivery cost" on any of the product pages itself, the charge is calculated at $0 for ACT postcodes. Free delivery!

        Too bad that same code isn't being used in the checkout page :)

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          Well I set my state to NSW but with the other details correct, and it arrived this morning no issues. Must be a website glitch.

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          Yeah it is - I reported it to them but they haven't done anything about it.

          Was going to do the trick you did but thought stuff them - if they can't correct something as small as this bug, I'll purchase elsewhere so got the Eneloops at Amazon instead along with another deal also here on OzBargain (ends up cheaper then this deal in the end thanks to combined shipping :)

  •  

    Cheeky - they have taken all eneloops off their EBAY store.

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      8 pack AA Rouge are back on $19.98 with free postage.

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    Shipping to NT is 9.95

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    I wonder how AAA can be the same price as AA

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      Supply and Demand.

    • +2 votes

      Because they say it's not the size but how you use it that matters.

  • +1 vote

    Still not sure why enloops get some much love. The aldi LSDs are substantially cheaper and still a decent quality. Everyday price for a pack of four is under $7

    • +2 votes

      I bought some Aldi LSD AAA batteries two years ago, initially they worked well but now half the ones I've tried charging in my maha charger after one year reports 'HIGH' voltage and refuses to charge them.

      Moral of the story, Aldi batteries are cheaper because they are lower quality and seem to have a high failure rate when not used and simply placed in storage.

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        Hmm I have some AAA and AA ones charging with a la-Crosse and haven't had any fail.

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    Hi, how is the La-Crosse Charger ($30.26 USD) as compared to Eneloop charger (AUD 14.98 with 4 AA batteries) as mentioned in Dick Smith deal above? Thanks

    • +1 vote

      The La-Crosse charger is a reasonably sophisticated unit (of ok build quality and ok accuracy), that allow you to test the capacity of your batteries and offers some other functions that simpler chargers do not.

      As far as I know, Sanyo no longer make any chargers that rely solely on a timer cutoff.
      As long as a charger has at least a basic voltage cutoff, that will be enough for most people.

      It would be nice if all Eneloop chargers had independent charge-channels, but as long as you keep your batteries in groups and charge batteries of equal capacity and state of charge - as removed from your devices, it may not be a big issue for you.

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        As far as I know, Sanyo no longer make any chargers that rely solely on a timer cutoff.

        I know that my Eneloop supplied charger just keeps on charging… No matter how long it's been on for, or how much the battery is charged. Really not a good unit!

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          Some chargers (many cheap ones in fact - I don't know specifically about your Eneloop model) keep indicator LED's on even when charging has terminated.

          All chargers - multiple brands - that I'm aware of that have a voltage cutoff, also maintain a backup timer cutout.

          If your charger is genuinely charging continuously, then it's faulty.

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          Sure, the light is still on, but the batteries always come out hot, no matter the length of time. Considering it's an 8 hour (from memory) charge, and compared to the La Crosse … Night and day!

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          I'd tossed it then, if I were you.

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    Anyone have any suggestions for battery storage boxes/containers? Not going to be able to fit all these in my current Super Power pack case.

  • +1 vote

    If you want AA's and didn't already notice, they come with free shipping on DS's Ebay store as per here: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/133850

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    Good one. Thanks. Ordered 16 AAA's. 12 for air con remotes. Others as spares / replace Aldi AAA's that aren't looking so healthy - probably slightly fried in old charger - before getting the Memorex branded Maha 9000 from nkon.nl a few months ago.

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    Thanks OP, good deal, bought charger and AAA pack