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Encore Rechargeable 2700mAh Ni-MH 4 AA Batteries £4.99 at play

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#1
I was thinking about getting these batteries having been annoyed with myself for not buying Energiser ones in Tesco last week for £4.99 for similar capacity... but having read recommendations on here I plumped for Eneloop type batteries from Vapextech. Granted the capacity is lower but they retain the charge better... £5.40 delivered for 4 or £10.50 for 8.

http://www.vapextech.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vapextech.co.uk%2facatalog%2fHigh_Spec_Batteries.html&WD=technology%20new&SHOP=%20&PN=High_Power_Consumer_Batteries.html%23a18#a18
#2
Searcher2
I was thinking about getting these batteries having been annoyed with myself for not buying Energiser ones in Tesco last week for £4.99 for similar capacity... but having read recommendations on here I plumped for Eneloop type batteries from Vapextech. Granted the capacity is lower but they retain the charge better... £5.40 delivered for 4 or £10.50 for 8.

http://www.vapextech.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww.vapextech.co.uk%2facatalog%2fHigh_Spec_Batteries.html&WD=technology%20new&SHOP=%20&PN=High_Power_Consumer_Batteries.html%23a18#a18


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#4


I'm no expert... but they look like the 7DayShop and the vapextech ones are pretty much the same - but you obviously get a charger with the 7DayShop ones.

I just took info from other threads e.g.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/464856/4x-aa-eneloop-hybrid-2000-ma-6-85-f/
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/419163/sanyo-eneloop-aa-batteries-pack-of-/

I would think that if you have a device which are used a lot over a short period of time the 2700s in this post are better but if you have batteries which are going to be in a device for a relatively long period of time then the Eneloop type should be better. I know the ones in my universal remote tend to die off badly and I suspect it is to do with them not holding charge rather them running down - so am giving the new type a try.
#5
All the rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volt not 1.5 volt. 99% of remotes use 1.5 volt battteries so the rechargeables are not going to give you the same life as quality non-recharge!!
#6
aturner;6120025
All the rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volt not 1.5 volt. 99% of remotes use 1.5 volt battteries so the rechargeables are not going to give you the same life as quality non-recharge!!


That's not my issue though. I won't buy non-recharge ones as a) I'm tight and b) I have the environment to think about.

My question would be would a 2100 Eneloop/Hybrio type last longer in a remote than a 2700 normal rechargeable one. As I have ordered the latter I will find out soon.
#7
Searcher2;6120087
That's not my issue though. I won't buy non-recharge ones as a) I'm tight and b) I have the environment to think about.

My question would be would a 2100 Eneloop/Hybrio type last longer in a remote than a 2700 normal rechargeable one. As I have ordered the latter I will find out soon.


Yeah, dead right, it's simple arithmetic, the savings can be surprisingly big, but it's a saving that some people resist with obsessive passion! :-(

In practice, the new technology types are particularly good in remotes, (as well as most other situations too) and tend to work even in some devices that won't work with "normal" rechargeables. The lower 2100mah rating isn't often noticeable, as the standard ones "leak" power so quickly, you never get to use it!
#8
I have a shed load of remotes & devices that work fine with rechargeable batteries. I have never seen a remote not work with them.
#9
Seam like a very decent deal, thanks
#10
dontasciime;6123140
I have a shed load of remotes & devices that work fine with rechargeable batteries. I have never seen a remote not work with them.


It's not that the remote doesn't work - they seem to run down quickly. To correct my post above I meant I would find out if the Eneloop type were any better as I bought them to try.
#11
do these cells need spfecial charger
#12
I bought these batteries in the AAA size 4 pack from Netto the other day for £3.99 and they also had these AA packs and im sure they were £4.99 so if ya dont want to wait for postage then pop down to ya local Netto.
#13
nihcaj;6121366
Yeah, dead right, it's simple arithmetic, the savings can be surprisingly big, but it's a saving that some people resist with obsessive passion! :-(

In practice, the new technology types are particularly good in remotes, (as well as most other situations too) and tend to work even in some devices that won't work with "normal" rechargeables. The lower 2100mah rating isn't often noticeable, as the standard ones "leak" power so quickly, you never get to use it!

Got to agree. The hibrids are more than good enough for most applications and are now almost the same price as standard rechargeables so no reason not to use them.
I use them for all my remotes and game controllers these days.
I can recommend the camlink brand from 7-day shop although they have now gone up from £5 to £5.50 for 4
#14
I don't buy these, I reckon the majority of the marketing hype.

Most NIMH cells will still retain half their charge for a year, mine hold charge for months after a charge and are years old themselves

Has anyone actually compared the two over months of use?
#15
The best recharable batteries are PALO brand batteries difficult to find, but a certain auction site stocks them cheaper than this and they have AAA, AA, C, D etc all with good prices.
#16
Searcher2;6123270
It's not that the remote doesn't work - they seem to run down quickly.

FWIW I have a couple of remotes that simply refuse to function at all with a freshly charged NiMH's, yet they work fine with alkaline batteries.
#17
haritori;6123939
The best recharable batteries are PALO brand batteries difficult to find, but a certain auction site stocks them cheaper than this and they have AAA, AA, C, D etc all with good prices.


The ones I found on an auction site don't look cheaper - £6.48 delivered. Out of interest how do you know they are the best?

To save anyone else looking for the above mentioned PALO ones they are here :

http://www.palo.co.uk/epages/es113368.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es113368_shop/Products/palo102/SubProducts/%224%20x%20Palocell%20Rechargeable%20AA%20batteries%22

And doing futher searching on 'the best' PALO batteries I found this on the net which seems to rate Vapextech a bit higher than PALO (dependent on what you are ranking on) with Duracell coming out top...and Encore coming out below them all. Comments from both Palo and Vapextech main suppliers themselves are at the bottom of the page.

http://grafixnew.org/index.php?name=Reviews&req=showcontent&id=219

That comparison is only for 'normal' rechargeables and not the Eneloop/Hybrio type though.
#18
Stompa
FWIW I have a couple of remotes that simply refuse to function at all with a freshly charged NiMH's, yet they work fine with alkaline batteries.


1mah ?
#19
aturner
All the rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volt not 1.5 volt. 99% of remotes use 1.5 volt battteries so the rechargeables are not going to give you the same life as quality non-recharge!!


LOL ... well, that's one way to totally misunderstand the science of batteries!!!

(No, I'm not going to explain)
#20
aturner;6120025
All the rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volt not 1.5 volt. 99% of remotes use 1.5 volt battteries so the rechargeables are not going to give you the same life as quality non-recharge!!
You're getting a bit confused there. Yes, the voltage is lower, so (as someone has pointed out above) some devices might not work at all, and some which are on the edge of working might not work for long as the voltage starts to fall. However, the basic terminal voltage is far from the whole story. It says nothing about

-- capacity
-- self-discharge rate
-- internal resistance
-- voltage at a given state of charge

and probably some other things I haven't thought of. So while you might think that a lower voltage puts rechargeables at an inherent disadvantage, it is not necessarily the case.

Having said that, anything that you would expect to operate for a year or more on non-rechargeables, such as clocks, smoke alarms and remote controls, is unlikely to be worth fitting with "hybrid" rechargeables because they will be recharged so infrequently that the cost and environmental saving will be minimal. Where hybrid batteries (Eneloop etc) come into their own is for high-drain applications where you may not use them for long periods, such as, for some people, digital cameras. There you may use them in bursts, necessitating several recharges (equivalent to throwing away several sets of non-rechargeables), and then not use them for ages but expect them to work when you need them again.
#21
petermerritt;6123516
I don't buy these, I reckon the majority of the marketing hype.
...
Has anyone actually compared the two over months of use?
More basic is the marketing hype about capacity. I get the impression that a lot of the mAh figures are plucked out of thin air.
#22
ordered 2 sets for my camera flashes. voted hot.
#23
dontasciime;6124533
1mah ?

I've tried a number of different types, the maximum capacity being 2100mAh.....
#24
haritori;6123939
The best recharable batteries are PALO brand batteries
Interesting... why are they the best?
#25
Hot..Ordered.
#26
petermerritt
do these cells need spfecial charger


No, used them for a while already with a energizer charger. Decent quality!
#27
+1 for vapextech. Used them for years, good value and quality.

Regarding charging, it's worth shelling out for a decent peak detection charger to look after your investment and get the best out of your batteries. Timer chargers don't cut it if you need your NiMH batteries to perform.
#28
One simple question to all the experts...Will these work with any charger or do you specially need Encore Batter charger as mentioned on the Play website under Specifications....
#29
vikashjain
One simple question to all the experts...Will these work with any charger or do you specially need Encore Batter charger as mentioned on the Play website under Specifications....


They will work with any charger I use these Encore batteries and I change them up with my Energizer charger the Encore batteries are actually good quality.
#30
rko_jpl7
They will work with any charger I use these Encore batteries and I change them up with my Energizer charger the Encore batteries are actually good quality.


Thanks rko_jpl7. I too have Energizer charger..so thanks for comfirming...
#31
can anyone recommend any for the wii remote plus a charger please
#32
The wii remote takes AA cells... so you want AA cells...
#33
pibpob
The wii remote takes AA cells... so you want AA cells...


Lool..i know that, I wanted to know the best suited for the wii remote, which are rechargeable and need a charger too. I've read that quite alot of rechargeable batteries don't work with the motion plus. There are soo many people on here that know their stuff on batteries, just want some guidance. please
#34
Rechargeables work with my Motion Plus. They're all the same chemistry - NiMH - so they're all essentially the same and can all be used with any charger.

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