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Panasonic AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Eneloop Pro Batteries, 4-Pack $19.50 ($17.55 S&S) + Delivery ($0 with Prime/$39+) @ Amazon AU

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Number of batteries 4 AA batteries required.
Brand Panasonic
Battery cell composition NiMH
Recommended uses for product Radio, Camera
Unit count 4 count

About this item
Panasonic rechargeable battery for everyday use
Outstanding capacity; ideal for high drain devices
Even after 10 years storage eneloop batteries still hold up to 70 percent charge
Eneloop batteries can be recharged 100's of times saving you money
Well suited to high energy consumption needs such as digital cameras and gaming consoles

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  • Will these charge in the IKEA charger ? Anyone tried ?

    • I haven't tried but any NiMH charger should be able to charge this battery.

      Ikea Ladda is still cheaper though, and everyone said it's the same battery just different branding.

      • Yeah I have read that too about the manufacturer being same. Worst will have to order a new charger..thanks

      • Ladda rated up to 2450mah - these are rated "up to 2550mah". Both batteries are definitely fantastic.

        • If you read the fine print, the Eneloop Pro's are rated for a 2450mAh nominal capacity, the same as Ikea. I guess Ikea would rather list the guaranteed minimum capacity, rather than some "up to" value like Eneloop.

    • yes, just takes a bit longer than a boutique charger ….depending on how much you invest in your batteries e.g how many you have and how often need to charge, some of the more sophisticated chargers allow lower current for AAA vs higher for AA and some features to extend battery life … but the difference between 400 charges vs 500 or 1500 vs 2000 probably won’t be an issue as they do deteriorate over time anyway ……. not designed to be charged 10x per year for 50 years ….

  • I have never used rechargeable batteries, where do you get the recharger from?

    • +3

      I never had either but I recently bought the Nitecore D4 for my growing collection of Eneloops. Does the job

      • growing collection of Eneloops

        but until recently didn't own a charger. Peak Ozbargain!

    • +1

      I use a Panasonic BQ-CC16. It came with my first ever Eneloop purchase many years ago.

    • I bought an official Eneloop fast charger on Amazon (1.5 hours charge), but it doesn't seem to be in stock at the regular price anymore. It's going well. There's a basic charger as well (10 hours). People say you get more life out of the batteries with a slow charger, but I didn't care when I was shopping.

      • +1

        Awesome, thanks everyone, not sure if needing to change the remote batteries and the door bell ones make it worth needing to purchase $50+, as i think i would change them once a year at $4 LOL

        • Whereas I'm feeding batteries into a toddler's toys :)

          • @Morven: Been there, done that. Especially the XBox, why are Microsoft still making controllers without built in batteries, beyond me

            • +1

              @snipercat: Because its better to have options.

              You want to recharge it? Grab a rechargable pack.

              You want to keep gaming beyond the time of a single charge? Throw some AA's in.

              Dont argue for more planned obsolescence.
              If anything, just ask them to include a pair of rechargeable AAs in the box; then everyone wins.

              • +1

                @MasterScythe: Exactly this.

              • @MasterScythe: That makes absolutely no sense. Why would you want to pay extra for a recharge pack, or AA’s when you can have a controller that has it all inbuilt, dumb!

                • @snipercat: What do you do in 3 years when the battery pack begins to age, but you still want 8 hour gaming sessions?
                  Personally I'M comfortable with disassembling a lithium cell and replacing it, but are you? is everyone who's likely to buy one?
                  More than half the people I know don't even OWN triwing or SecurityTorx drivers!
                  What do you do if you run out of charge mid session? Buy a second controller and keep them on cycle?
                  Sounds more expensive than a $10 pack of rechargable AA's.
                  What do you do when the cell is too old to hold ANY charge?

                  It makes absolutely all the sense in the world to have batteries easily user servicable.

                  How much extra should they charge us to install a charge controller, a battery, and use fire-rated plastics (since it now contains Lithium) ?
                  An extra $20?
                  Extra $30?
                  Still sounds like more money than just having some rechargable batteries. Especially if you have more than 1 controller.

                  If something has a consumable that isn't user servicable, it's planned obsolessence and it's bad, and you won't be enjoying it long term.
                  My Gamecube wavebirds still work fine, for example.

                  • @MasterScythe: I’ve had a PS4 since it came out, controller’s battery still works like a charm, the buttons are the one failing, but each to their own I guess.

                    • @snipercat: Yes, thats very new.
                      I have Sega Megadrive controllers that work over IR, which would in no way work if they were lithium.
                      Even my Gamecube WaveBird controller has 'eaten' one set of rechargable batteries.
                      PS4 is incredibly new.
                      Batteries will not last your lifetime, so unless you throw away your consoles, non-replacable batteries are going to bite you, or your kids eventually.

                      But I'm still curious how much extra you think they should charge to switch to fire rated plastics, install a charge controller, and provide a lithium cell?
                      Mainly, because I still think a set of NiMh batteries is going to be cheaper for the consumer.

      • +1

        This is the same charger I use and I recommend it (model: BQ-CC55).

        Note: this model is designed for NiMH batteries like the Eneloop and Ikea LADDA.

        It occasionally goes on sale and I had TGG price match before.

  • +2

    I bought 8 of these to power some cheap RC cars a few months ago for my boys. Expensive but definitely worth the money.

    They are actually a bargain when you consider they last for many cycles if looked after.

    • I have always struggled to run RC cars with rechargeable batteries. They deliver 1.2V so any car requiring 4-5 batteries refuses to run with only rechargeables in it. Wondering is the pro is any better but its still 1.2V

      • You should be using NiZn not NiMh

        https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/132595879595

        You need to fast charge them only.
        They only rest for a max of 3 months before needing a charge.
        They damage severely if they discharge below 1.1v.
        They need to be kept below 45c; preferably at all times, but discharge can be a little hotter.
        Ideal is 1A @ 3 hours for 2500mAh.

        BUT you say you have a device that stops working at 1.2v? And is high drain, like RC? These are ideal :D

        That extra .1v should be well within spec of any voltage regulator on the board, and if the DC motors are directly wired, and just switched by the IC, then you'll actually see more performance :D

  • Thanks Sanyo!

  • I'm now replacing my Aldi rechargeables and going Eneloops. Everytime I go to use the Aldi ones they've discharged after a few weeks. $5 for 4 vs $19.50 for 4 for a reason.

    • Just dont get the PROs.

      They discharge super fast also; regular discharges very slow.

      They're tricky with their wording; there's a proper chart, but even on their own ads

      Pro: "85% after 1 year"
      Non: "70% after 10 years"

      3% per year, vs 15% per year.

      • the pro is designed for higher current discharge ….so not only how long they hold charge but even the number of times can be charged ….. i use regular eneloop on remotes, pro in toys, camera flash, the sensor night lights in passage way, etc ……

        • Yeah, but in your testing what discharge rate did you see capacity fall off?

          Even the cheapest NiMh seem to be quite happy delivering 0.75c.

          In a AA, thats about 1.8A! Continuous!
          Even if you're mean and only want to say 0.5C thats still 1.2A!

          You'd better be using one hell of a high drain device to exceed that.

          Sure, pros might do 1C to 1.5C; but perhaps with the exception of RC toys with DC motors, your odds of drawing that are…. Well…beyond miniscule.

  • How do these compare to alkaline Varta batteries? I haven't bothered with rechargeable batteries for a long time but after running out of AA batteries recently I've started to reconsider.

    • +1

      It's situational. Alkaline is better for non electronic devices like clocks, smoke alarms because they need consistent voltage which is exactly what alkaline batteries do.

      Rechargeable is better for electronic devices as they will last longer, Nimh batteries are capable of powering devices in lower voltage until they completely discharge.

      That's to my understanding.

      • Thanks for the info, I mostly use electronic devices so I reckon I'll pick some up!

      • It's actually the opposite. NiMh will output a consistent ~1.2V over pretty much the entire discharge curve, whereas Alkaline will start at 1.5V and linearly decrease towards ~0.8V over the discharge cycle (ie. at 50% charge they'll be 1.35V).

        The only reason I'd ever use Alkaline batteries these days would be if I had a device that needed 1.5V to operate. Most Alkaline batteries are 2.5-3Ah, which are comparable to modern NiMh rivals. There really isn't any other arguments for Alkaline anymore.

    • I'd like to call them alkaleaks instead of alkalines. But that's because I've experienced enough leaks with them that I'm now fully invested in the OzBargain currency, Eneloops.

      • I've only ever had Duracell, hilariously, leak and make a mess of everything.
        Every other brand-name alkaline I've tried seems okay.

    • Yeah same.
      my Varta "non recharge" alkaline batteries are on their 3rd charge (mostly).

      i find I get about 3-5 charges before they lose 50% of their capacity; at which point they're binned before they leak.

      I charge them to about 80%
      400mah at 5 hours.

      The value just isnt in it for me, when you consider the cost of a bulk pack.

      That said, im still always on the hunt for deals.

  • What's a good charger to go with these? Many are recommending the Nitecore D4 or the Lii-500s right now. As I'm aware, the difference between the two is the D4 comes with AU plug whereas Lii-500 has faster charging when charging 4 batteries simultaneously and more features

    • nitec has been around longer than lito, if i dont have already nitec i will get lito but my nitec seems to be able to last even after i die.

      • Lito Lii-500 so much variability in price from $7 on AliExpress to $34 on Amazon

    • I have been using a MAHA 8 slot charger for 5 years. Model MH- C800S.
      Takes both AA and AAA and you can charge a mix of those all at once. Micro processor does not allow over heat or overcharge
      Charge Fast at 1000mA or there is a button for soft charge at half rate.
      Brought direct from here ..https://mahaenergy.com/mh-c800s/ $48.95. Amazon wants an arm and a leg as resellers @ $152.72
      you can allway beat Amazon by going direct.
      I think better than my liitoKala Lii- 202 but that does Lithium as well

    • The Golisi i4 is a nice simple charger that is USB powered. Only charges Ni-MH at 500 mA so not the fastest but still fast enough for the -dV/dt termination to work correctly.

  • Not a sale item but if you’re considering a charger there’s Philips eneloop packs with batteries and charger bundled

    Panasonic Eneloop Rechargeable Battery Pack 1 x Charger + AA 8 Cells 2000mAh + AAA 4 Cells 800mAh

    https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08NPS7PDJ/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_nav...

  • I have been using the Opus BT C2000 for years and it has been great - think there is a newer model as follows:
    https://www.amazon.com/Opus-BT-Intelligent-Compatible-Batter...

  • Still cheaper at Costco considering that you'll be getting 8 AA and 4 AAA batteries, plus a charger, for just $39.

    • Any idea if that deal is still going though? Latest post I can find on it says instore only and it's expired. Website lists at $58

      • +1

        I got one early last week, but if its $58 online, then it's $58. Eneloop batteries usually go on sale several times a year at Costco, so maybe catch the next deal if you're not in a hurry?

  • Thanks OP. This is perfect for my smart bin.

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