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Duracell Rechargable Active Charge LSD AA/AAA Batteries (like Eneloop/Hybrio) £4.50 for 4 in store

£4.50 @ Sainsbury's
New technology Low Self Discharge batteries from Duracell - these are by all accounts re-badged Eneloops, at a very low price. I bought AAAs from Sainsburys in Alperton, and they only had a few packs… Read More
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New technology Low Self Discharge batteries from Duracell - these are by all accounts re-badged Eneloops, at a very low price. I bought AAAs from Sainsburys in Alperton, and they only had a few packs of each left.
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#1
Not surprising they were almost sold out at this price ;-) Here's a shot of the label - note the empty trays! More empty trays above and below, only a few packs left.

http://i29.tinypic.com/50muqc.jpg

There were both AA and AAA at this price, and when I asked I was told they're on sale nationwide.

-simon
#2
this is a good deal if you can find it, i normally buy the duracell supreme 2650mah, from amazon and ebay for about £5.
#3
Computerman;6089775
this is a good deal if you can find it, i normally buy the duracell supreme 2650mah, from amazon and ebay for about £5.


Well yes, but they are nothing like this type, so it is chalk and cheese!

It will be a great offer if you can find them, but I have long been cynical of ANY of these Sainsbury's clearance items, that so often turn out to be one-offs, yet become white hot :-(
#4
I picked a pack of these up about ten days ago and they were the last ones on the shelves so you'll be very lucky to find any of these now.
#5
Just back from Sainsbury's, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, and there are loads left.
#6
can you use the energiser chargers for these?
thanks :)
#7
Excuse me for being thick but what are envelopes?
#8
TeddyT
Excuse me for being thick but what are envelopes?
Paper things that you use for posting letters. ;-)

Eneloops are a brand of of n-imh rechargeable battery that retains its charge longer than normal ni-mh batteries.
#9
TeddyT
Excuse me for being thick but what are envelopes?


They are things you find on your hallway floor in the morning, and not to be confused with a large round melon-type fruit
#10
Cheers for posting this.

I picked up a couple of packs in Sainsburys Aberdeen, there were still quite a few left.

I bought these to go with my new 15 minute uniross charger -

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/461175/uniross-15-minute-battery-charger-1/

Good deal and thanks for posting! :thumbsup:
#11
Yes, thats a good way to shorten the life of your rechargeables, by using such a fast charger.
#12
Waldolf;6095179
Yes, thats a good way to shorten the life of your rechargeables, by using such a fast charger.


Have you got proof of that?

With that specific Uniross charger and the low self-discharge batteries?
#13
bazza88;6095229
Have you got proof of that?

With that specific Uniross charger and the low self-discharge batteries?
Doesn't matter what the charger is - fast charging isn't very good for NiMH cells.
#14
Waldolf
They are things you find on your hallway floor in the morning, and not to be confused with a large round melon-type fruit


Haha my dyslexia kicking in again! Eneloops i mean!
#15
pibpob
Doesn't matter what the charger is - fast charging isn't very good for NiMH cells.


What type/brand of charger would you recommend for these batteries?

I'm thinking of buying a pack or two as an alternative from the usual batteries I get.
#16
pibpob;6095291
Doesn't matter what the charger is - fast charging isn't very good for NiMH cells.


What is your source for this information?
#17
Because charging at that sort of rate (approx. 10 amps for an AA cell), the battery temperature will increase rapidly due to its internal resistance, and there is no embedded thermistor to allow this to be monitored properly, unlike with, say, a Li-Ion battery pack.
#18
Scar;6095392
What type/brand of charger would you recommend for these batteries?
Brands I couldn't say; as for type, then if you need to fast charge them, do so, but if you don't, charge them more gently.
I'm thinking of buying a pack or two as an alternative from the usual batteries I get.
Well my experience of Uniross batteries is that their capacity figures are exaggerated, but I was comparing them with Olympus-branded batteries which came with a camera, and other third-party batteries may be similar.

I believe the hybrid batteries have a slightly lower capacity but of course the much lower self-discharge rate means that they are more versatile.
#19
pibpob;6095817
Because charging at that sort of rate (approx. 10 amps for an AA cell), the battery temperature will increase rapidly due to its internal resistance, and there is no embedded thermistor to allow this to be monitored properly, unlike with, say, a Li-Ion battery pack.


While that may be correct a number of years ago, it has changed a bit now due to the technology newer chargers utilise.

If it did reduce the overall battery life of a rechargeable battery, it would do so only marginally and the difference would be minimalistic.

I understand your points, however I reckon the "fast chargers" from Uniross have been improved over the years to overcome this problem.

Taken from - http://greenbatteries.com/nibafa.html

Does rapid charging reduce the life of batteries?

No. So long as it is done using a properly designed, smart charger, most NiMH batteries can be recharged in about an hour without any damage or reduction in their life. However, NiMH batteries must be rapid charged with a charger specifically designed for charging NiMH batteries. Chargers designed to charge NiCd batteries can overcharge NiMH batteries. Even a standard or slow NiCd charger can damage NiMH batteries.
#20
bazza88
, most NiMH batteries can be recharged in about an hour without any damage or reduction in their life. .


That's longer than 15 minutes though :roll:
#21
nihcaj

It will be a great offer if you can find them, but I have long been cynical of ANY of these Sainsbury's clearance items, that so often turn out to be one-offs, yet become white hot :-(


But these are not clearance they are just on offer so will get replenished when more come in.
#22
I've been using a 15 min charger for a couple of years now with no incident. Even if I did only get 500 charges out of a battery rather than 1000, with Eneloops etc available at around £1.50 each is you buy carefully, it hardly matters compared to the convenience.
#23
jbp;6096710
I've been using a 15 min charger for a couple of years now with no incident. Even if I did only get 500 charges out of a battery rather than 1000, with Eneloops etc available at around £1.50 each is you buy carefully, it hardly matters compared to the convenience.


I agree. :thumbsup:
#24
You are probably right.

Eneloops/hybrios etc are for low drain, infrequent use so that something has power when you come to use it in a few weeks/months time. So they presumably would not be charged so often

For frequent use, a higher capacity 'normal' rechargeable is the one to go for, and there tend to be cheaper than eneloops anyway so cancels out the frequent charging/reduced life factor

For chargers, I recommend the "Tronic" one which Lidls sell now and again. Brilliant
#25
We received a batch of Duracell rechargeable batteries at work for some of the cameras.

I have to be perfectly objective but they are the worst rechargeable batteries I've ever experienced :x

Absolutely everybody complains that they go flat within days of being charged and not used.

I'll see if I can look some out and give the model number so that folks can avoid purchasing them...:thinking:

Hopefully this deal is a different type :thumbsup:
#26
Wodja;6096700
But these are not clearance they are just on offer so will get replenished when more come in.


There were none at ANY price when I looked at my nearest branch last Wednesday, not a one, nor any vacant space, so it was a reasonable assumption, seeing that dozens of one-off one Sainsbury items get posted.

Thus far few have mentioned buying any either!
#27
Duracell RAM batteries are rechargeable upto 10 times with a digital charger, even the yellow ones from Ikea do the same.
Why waste your money on rechargeable's?
#28
I'm in the office now - it appears that the ones we use are different :thumbsup:

Don't buy the 2650mAh variety (made in Japan) as they are useless....:x
#29
greyrider;6099871
Duracell RAM batteries are rechargeable upto 10 times with a digital charger, even the yellow ones from Ikea do the same.
They are partially rechargeable up to ten times.
Why waste your money on rechargeable's?
Because they are fully rechargeable hundreds of times and you'd be trying very hard to find one even ten times the cost of a disposable.

Why waste your money (and the environment) on disposable batteries?

I do wonder about some people's grasp of basic arithmetic!
#30
nihcaj
There were none at ANY price when I looked at my nearest branch last Wednesday, not a one, nor any vacant space, so it was a reasonable assumption, seeing that dozens of one-off one Sainsbury items get posted.

Thus far few have mentioned buying any either!


The clearance bargains are hard to come by from sainsburys but any time I have went to get one of the sainsburys offers they have ALWAYS been in stock.
#31
good for the 360 controller?

new non rechargeable batteries usually last me 3 weeks... am i better off getting normal rechargeable batteries that are good for continuous use (as poster above states) or these lsd/enelope batteries which seem to be more geared towards accational use but not leaking charge
#32
I'd recommend ordinary ones for this application, simply because they're cheaper.
#33
They're very leaky. Charge runs out with in 5 days without using them from full charge. I used them in my camera from full charge and lasted for about 20 shots and a few minutes of playback...

Don't be disappointed for not being able to find them in your local store because you will be disappointed with these batteries.
#34
My local Sainsburys (Ladbroke Grove, W10 West London) still have a load of the AA packs, didn't look for the AAAs ... they're selling for £4.50 although there is no sale ticket, so I had to hunt for them on the display. Bought a pack ... haven't used them yet. Thanks for posting this.
#35
plenty of AA and AAA in Sainsburys Hendon, they dont have price tags though (probably that's why they still have loads).
just bought pack of AA for £4.50
#36
I popped in to our local for some of these.

However, where the battery display turns into the adjacent isle, there were some Sony CycleEnergy 4x AA for £3.06. These are exactly the same battery/technology so are an even better bargain.

Also, these were not on offer but seem to be normal price. Currently these are retailing at £27.99 in my local Sony Centre . LOL :roll:
#37
#38
So are these any good? Or not.

Will try them and see what happens. Might see if I can get the sony batteries
#39
Thanks to simonsdeals!

Lots in Leatherhead town centre Sainsburys - just picked up 2 packs
#40
Still had about 6 packs of AA & 10 of AAA in Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange (Belfast) as of last night.

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