The previous deal went OOS. Stock is back and the price is better than average.
Also deal better than
Good deal with free Prime Shipping.
Its the only thing that makes it an ok price, otherwise just get Ladda.
The laddas are half the price, are these twice as good?
why don't get Ladda for $12 instead of this one?
I've only heard how good Eneloop is from a lot of marketing. I'm looking into Ladda…
I've only heard how good Eneloop is from a lot of marketing ozbargain
hahaha true to be more specific!
The made in Japan rechargeables said to be from the same factory (FDK) as Eneloops
Availale in Aus:
Ikea Ladda aka Ikealoops
Energizer Recharge aka Enerloops
You've sold me. Now just gotta wait for Covid to end so I can shop at Ikea, there's other things I need to buy there too ofc. I wonder how Eneloop will compete now.
Because it come with delivery like the other people said.
Not everyone knows about this so this they have market
Actually the old packaging ones are 7-9$ depending on the store
Can you get them delivered?
Sure, you can, just pay postage.
Because I don't need to climb anywhere?
Not to mention the intentionally confusing shit layout of IKEA stores. Happy to pay a few more bucks to get a well known brand delivered by Amazon.
Used to think it was neat at first, but now it just feels like a funnel that you can't find anything in specifically..
For IKEA Rhodes I know the shortcut to the lighting / battery area for the batteries :)
@poporange630: dont ikea try to retain all their store layout to as close as possible?
so their shopper have the same experience at every store?
@squidz: That I’m not too sure. I guess they can try, but so don’t know how similar they can get.
Shipping cost and Ikea spreads covid if instore
Yes you can tell me to sign up new account everytime for voucher but still too much trouble
if you need it now and can't wait and you want to it being delivered.
Different people have different preference, but as true ozbagainer, should wait until the lockdown is lifted, get the $10 sign up bonus and buy this, maybe can also get a hot dog?
I am a true ozbargainer, and the time I have to spend inside an IKEA store is a lot more valuable than the few $$ I might save by going there. Also like I said, screw IKEA's intentionally confusing layout which makes you wander inside their store forever trying to find the exit.
@CocaKoala: Not if you know you way, I can in and out within 5 mins if check out has no queue to get the battery
@SnoozeAndLose: 5 minutes if I live right next to IKEA. I don't, and have to drive about 10 to 15 minutes each way and I don't want to do it and I definitely don't want to "learn" my way around an IKEA store of all things. I respect your opinion and preferences, there's no question there. But personally I wouldn't do it at all.
if check out has no queue
if check out has no queue
Yeah, there's another indeterminate factor to help write off more time.
Hey guys. Will the Eneloop charger also charge the Ladda batteries?
I don't see why it can't?
Cool. Just making sure. I've never used rechargeable batteries before, so I didn't want to end up buying these batteries, and the same brand charger only to find out that it's not compatible with batteries of another brand.
You're looking for battery type/'chemistry', not battery brand. Both are NiMH, so you're all good!
@MonkDog: Oh ok, I see. Great. Thank you.
@Barry15: You're better to use a smart charger instead of the eneloop charger. Sure it will do the job but it's a dumb charger and gets very hot. It's not recommended by thiae who love batteries.
@Aliensf: Awesome. Thank you for that. I'll have a look online for a smart charger. Cheers.
@Aliensf: Panasonic bundle a bunch of different chargers with their Eneloops and some of them are individual bay smart chargers. So it depends.
@Colonel Izzi: Most of them are bundled with the BQ-CC51 which is the worst one because it gets very hot and gives no indication when the batteries are charged…the lights go off after 12 hours. I looked everywhere for their bundled smart chargers and couldn't find one online for a reasonable price. I don't even think they sell their flagship BQ-CC65 charger in Australia. In the end I settled for a Nitecore D4 Digicharger smart charger from Kogan for $45.
@Aliensf: You can find the BQ-CC55 for sale in Australia, usually bundled with 4 AA cells. For example:
I'm not recommending it in place of a more advanced charger, just pointing out that some people will have it instead of one of the shitty timed chargers and if their needs are basic it will suffice and shouldn't harm cell longevity.
@Colonel Izzi: Its more of a safety issue than it is harming the batteries. Im surprised they even pass Quality Control in Australia. An example how poor the CC55 "smart" charger is, when charging two low self-discharge AA batteries they must be inserted in the #1 and #4 slots to avoid over-heating the batteries (50 degrees+). They have no failsafe features when it comes to overheating. I strongly suggest people avoid these chargers unless they get their hands on the BQ-CC65 charger.
@Aliensf: Safety issues aside, dumb timed chargers, even low current chargers, tend to harm low self-discharge cells in particular by regularly overcharging them because the average user typically knows nothing about battery management. One or more cells go in without being completely discharged, pairs get mixed and matched and aren't balanced, and the problem compounds over time.
@Aliensf: Out of curiosity I did some research on the BQ-CC55 and I can't find a source that actually demonstrates that it doesn't have a temperature cutoff. Just assumptions from people who think that anything over 50° even if only for a short time is dangerous.
Panasonic states two things in their FAQ:
1) that temperatures up to 55°C are possible, but safe
2) that their "eneloop chargers are fitted with functions to stop the charging or control the temperature of the batteries as soon as a possible risk is detected"
Furthermore ChibiM (of eneloop101.com fame) has stated that he's been "told" that there is in fact a temperature cutoff at 57°C. The guy has literally met with Panasonic technicians to discuss battery and charger technology so he probably has good information.
Again, not recommending the BQ-CC55, but I don't think it's necessarily a bad charger.
@Aliensf: Second this, I also did the same. Nitecore D4 can also charge Lithium battery for torches and the like.
Both are NiMH, so you're all good!
Both are NiMH, so you're all good!
There are substantial differences between NiMh batteries. Ordinary NiMh batteries go flat a month or two after you charge them, whether you use them or leave them sitting in a drawer.
The better NiMh batteries, for example eneloops and LADDAs, are "low self-discharge" NiMh batteries. This type of battery retains its charge for at least a year, so you can charge them up, leave them sitting in a drawer, and they'll still have most of their charge when you eventually need them.
@Russ: Yeah I know, but in context of the question of whether one brand of NiMH battery charger will work with another brand of NiMH battery, it doesn't make any difference.
The good old Eneloop - once it was ozbargain darling. posted every so often, now a rare scene. Does anyone know why? since the sold off of Dick Smith???? still using up the ones I bought many years ago via deals.
1 word LADDA.
Got Ladda the other day $10/pack of 4 AA 2450mAh. It's in kids remote and they are playing games for last few days. Still showing 3/4 of charge left. Not sure how's that possible!
Was using ALDI before which was lasting only one day of usage.
You mean the new green ones for 10/pack? Or the old white ones?
New green ones
Ok. Good to know. Are they advertised as LSD by any chance in the manual?
@John Doh: Not sure but the packaging does not mention LSD. It's ready to use. AA HR6 1.2V 2450 mAh Ni-MH.
@aht2020: Ya, I just checked the ladda white AAA pack, no mention of LSD either. It just mentions made in Japan. Thanks for getting back.
I just looked at the Ladda, what's the difference between the old white ones $15, and the new green ones cheaper $10, apart from the price?
I don’t think anybody knows the difference at this point.
Aren't these rechargeable?
How do these compare to the Duracell Ultra 2500mAh?
It'd say there's no significant differences. I would pick which is the cheapest as a result.
I didn't think so either.
I just hear/read everyone going on about Eneloop Pro's like they're the best thing since sliced bread but not sure why when these Duracells have almost the same capacity.
It's not about nominal capacity, it's about longevity; the capacity the cells retain after X number of charge/discharge cycles, or X number of years. Other factors too. There is vastly more data available on [Made in Japan] Eneloops, from actual users, than just about any other brand on the market, so the trust people put in them is well placed.
That's not to say that no other brand can offer similar performance, just that they are more of an unknown quantity when it comes to longer term use.
Those Duracell NiMh batteries have exactly the same appearance as their alkaline batteries, so there's a substantial chance they will mistakenly be thrown in the trash when they go flat.
But if you're the only person with access to them, I agree, buy whichever is cheaper.
I'd read the fine print on their 3-year warranty before buying, though. I've heard stories of Duracell wiggling out of warranties before.
I recently bought LADDA from IKEA Richmond, VIC for $6.50 on clearance. The packaging says "Made in Japan". I think these are probably rebranded Eneloop Pros and if so, I got a great bargain!
For 6.50, I don't think this one is rechargeable.
It's also made in Japan but it's not a rebranded eneloop. Fujitsu makes them whereas Panasonic makes eneloop. Just from a couple of mins of researching 🙂
It says on the packaging:
Ni-MH Rechargeable cell
I would say it's rechargeable :)
Seems good for the price. These Eneloop are 950mAh but cost a lot more.
That's an incredibly good bargain for a rechargeable!! Not sure why Ikea would put them on clearance cause it'd be the non-rechargeables that goes on clearance.
They're basically made in the same factory as eneloops.
Eneloops are manufactured in FDK factories which is a subsidiary of Fujitsu
are these better than normal enloop
The pro's have more capacity but last for less recharge cycles. They're better for high drain devices.
It is ok. Even if you charge once a week it will last you 10 years for 500 cycles. More capacity is important.
Never pass up an eneloop.
And here i am chilling with bunnings varta cus im broke af
Can you charge with a standard AAA charger? Or do they need a special charger?
What charger does the Oz community advice?
I have liitokala and a xtar vc4s both good chargers.
Try to buy the Eneloop Smart fast charger, often on special with four batteries.
Don’t get the standard dumb charger, it’s rubbish.
What do you use batteries for to warrant keeping a charger? Personally I don't change batteries to tv remotes etc more frequently than once every 3 years!
I suppose something a bit more energy intensive like an xbox controller.
Interesting, assumed they'd have their own rechargeable batteries?
xbox passed on the cost of batteries to consumers. Another good application for these batteries is these lights from IKEA:
I think for those of us who have little kids, battery powered toys go through batteries once every few days, like mine do? I've gotta invest in these!
Still find it crazy that rechargable AAs are still the same old Ni-MH chemistry that I remember we had at home in the 90s.
yes thanks for asking