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Energizer Rechargable AAAx4 850 mah for £2.00, and also included in the 3for2 on all batteries. Good for using up some of those points earned on Boots online deals.

These are £7.48 at Tesco online (http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-7872.aspx) and I think just under £6 in Asda instore (sad, I know... went in hunting for cheap Smallville box sets and with cheap lemon curd on the list!)

I stumbled across these on Friday evening in an Edinburgh store (Straiton) where the reduction was shown on the shelf, and bought the last pack. I visited the Edinburgh Princes Street store yesterday and found several more packs (reduction not shown), but went through the til at £2.00 each and included in the 3for2 offer. Could well be UK wide, or just in Scotland...

It looks like these are being replaced with new 1000mah packs (£10.99 in Boots).
I previously bought Energizer AAx4 2500mah packs for £2.50 also in Boots, but these were stickered reductions, and I haven't seen them since. If you use rechargeables, it may be worth keeping your eyes open for these too. Happy hunting!!
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#1
I'm not totally sure - but aren't these the 'couple of recharge' batteries?

They are not NiMh batteries that can be recharged 1,000+ times, but I think they are alkaline batteries that can be recharged to about 80% each time for about 3 or 4 times then thrown away (which you can do with any alkaline batteries in fact - a fact not commonly known).

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong; but I think that's what they are.
#2
These do look the proper rechargeable batteries to me?

However, at only 850mah I wouldn't bother. If you were, for example, to use these in a digital camera they wouldn't last long
#3
I can confirm that these are NiMH batteries (1.2V - 850mAh), and the front of the pack states "1000x rechargeable". See also the picture:

http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/2/AW06100-7872TPS59621.jpg
#4
andrewr
These do look the proper rechargeable batteries to me?

However, at only 850mah I wouldn't bother. If you were, for example, to use these in a digital camera they wouldn't last long


these are AAA, not AA which is what most cameras use
for aaa , 850 is good.
#5
amancalledchip
these are AAA, not AA which is what most cameras use
for aaa , 850 is good.


I agree; you need chunkier batteries for digital cameras. These may well be ideal for remote controls, or cordless phones like the Comet deal posted recently (http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/216062/panasonic-kt-tg7224-cordless-answer/). Thanks, jussjo!

I've got a one year old, and I'm replacing all the batteries in his toys with rechargeables. Hoping to save a bit by not buying so many throw aways. Most of them are AA, but there are still several remotes, that eat AAA batteries!
1 Like #6
amancalledchip
these are AAA, not AA which is what most cameras use
for aaa , 850 is good.


HOT

900 or 1000mAh is currently the norm for standard rechargeable AAAs, although I have seen 1100mAh from component-shop who sell chargers that would tell you the actual charged capacity - so I don't see them selling duds.

You can get 1300mAh ones on Ebay - but you can also get stuff to power your car on water, and diet pills that will even make you beautiful in 3 days. :whistling: - So not really the place to get batteries unless you know the sellers reputation (feedback is generally given upon receipt - not a couple of weeks after you know how they go).

850mAh is just an older battery - but the older ones tend to hold their charge longer, so are better suited to low drain applications than the newer ones. Things like clocks, remotes, calculators, or bike lights (depending upon your usage) are good examples. So its a really good deal.

Its a bit late to pick some up today but I will get them tomorrow (if they have any left).

Have some rep too! :-D
1 Like #7
They are not NiMh batteries that can be recharged 1,000+ times, but I think they are alkaline batteries that can be recharged to about 80% each time for about 3 or 4 times then thrown away (which you can do with any alkaline batteries in fact - a fact not commonly known).


Sorry to crash the thread with environmentally friendly chat but I think it is scandalous that this fact isnt common knowledge. If everyone reused their batteries 4 times it would reduce pollution from batteries a fair bit. Mercury pollution is a big problem nowadays.
#8
some info here regarding recharging Alkaline Batteries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recharging_alkaline_batteries
#9
Sweet, ill give boots a look tomorrow @ work - Just got a Wii - I reckon these will be ideal :D
#10
oldskooladdict
Sweet, ill give boots a look tomorrow @ work - Just got a Wii - I reckon these will be ideal :D


Wii wiimote batteries are AA not AAA, so will be no use to you.
#11
From the Wiki,

"Most of the time, attempting to recharge dead alkaline batteries will result in rupture and leakage of aqueouspotassium hydroxide"

Doesn't sound very safe trying to recharge normal batteries.
#12
Quasimodo
Sorry to crash the thread with environmentally friendly chat but I think it is scandalous that this fact isnt common knowledge. If everyone reused their batteries 4 times it would reduce pollution from batteries a fair bit. Mercury pollution is a big problem nowadays.


Been there - done it - melted the charger.

I tried this when they said it could be done years ago. Some batteries ooze acid and other just did not work.

Its an entirely false economy to use batteries like this that stand to corrode the metal/terminals in what you later use them with,

However, I agree about your concerns with traditional batteries, and as of the end of the month all councils will be obliged to find greener ways of disposing of them. But as its extremely unlikely the government will ever sue a council for failing to comply - then its probably likely to start making a difference in a few years rather than at once.
#13
Wow - They are NiMh batteries !!

Thanks for putting me right on these :thumbsup: - I stand corrected! Great spot OP !
In the past I have seen rechargeable alkaline batteries, and they are not a patch on NiMh.

Once again - thanks and voted SCORCHING !!! :)
#14
I bought some of these a while ago from Amazon to use in a remote and they are pretty good. 850 mAh is plenty and they are a quality brand.

In contrast, I bought some cheapo 1000 mAh AAA batteries from ebay and they lasted about 20 recharges before they wouldn't hold a charge any more.
#15
i bougth the charging stand for the wii and u need aaa rechargables for the wii motes......
#16
josh1234
i bougth the charging stand for the wii and u need aaa rechargables for the wii motes......


My wiimotes take AA batteries. Perhaps mine are special? Ebay here I come!!!
#17
I got the charging stand too - and mine take rechargeable AAA. Much better than the original idea.
#18
great deal - unfortunately I already have a few packs brought off ebay - but the batteries are perfect for wireless keyboard, small torches etc
1 Like #19
You may also want to check out ASDA - Hybrio 800mAh AAA 4 pack for £3 - was shocked when it came up on till (I now have a policy - if it ain't priced take it to the till & leave it there if I don't like the price - if everyone did so, shops may start pricing all items)!
#20
been to boots no sign of cheap batteries? is this deal right accross all uk ?
#21
hot to def!
#22
7dayshop do their own-branded AAA's too ... here we are ...

£1.99 - 7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Battery - AAA Size (900mAh) - Pack of 4 - http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=100593

£2.99 - 7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Battery - AAA Size (1000mAh) - Pack of 4 - http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=101843

PLUS P&P of course
#23
Not on offer in 4 stores around my area, no manger or staff had heard of the deal so will have to vote cold
#24
driver8
7dayshop do their own-branded AAA's too ... here we are ...

£1.99 - 7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Battery - AAA Size (900mAh) - Pack of 4 - http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=100593

£2.99 - 7dayshop Rechargeable Ni-Mh Battery - AAA Size (1000mAh) - Pack of 4 - http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=101843

PLUS P&P of course


I can vouch for 7dayshop batteries when a 'Hot Deal' can't be found. Need to buy a few at a time to make the P&P worth while though...
#25
NIMH batteries will go flat over a fairly short period even when not being used. So not ideal for remote controls unless you like changing them regularly. Also useless as 'emergency' backup batteries that you can always have on hand.

In those situations Hybrio / Eneloop style "Low Self-Discharge" rechargeables are the best solution - less overall capacity but last much longer even stuck on a shelf for a month. Might follow up on jnm21's tip about Asda selling hybrios off cheap!
#26
excellent deal. heat added...
#27
£10.99 in the store i went to.
#28
£9.00 in store near me. Drat and doube drat.:x
#29
Yep, £8.99 for me. Specifically picked out the 850mAh, the 1000mAh were an extra £2.
#30
picked some up for 2quid in weymouth, normal price shown but scanned through the till at £2. I found the last 850mah pack in amongst the 1000mah new packs. Hot!!
#31
Thanks OP. Got the last three packs of the 850 mah after sorting through the packs of 1000 mah.

No price on the shelf but scanned at £2 (and 3 for 2 offer). £4 for 3 packs.
#32
I know what mattj will be using the batteries on, all I can say is buzzz buzzz buzzz buzz ahhhh lol
#33
Are AA batteries on offer aswell?
#34
Hi rash,

It sounds like the 850mAh AAA packs are thin on the ground and no-one has seen the AA packs reduced anywhere.

I saw the 2500mAh AA packs on the reduced-to-clear stand in Edinburgh Gyle centre Boots several months back with £2.50 stickers on them, and couldn't quite believe it, since this is one of the highest capacities available. I bought what I could find, and checked a couple of other stores on my travels, but it looked like a one-off store reduction. Just thought I should mention it anyway, given the context.

I was able to verify that these AAA batteries were at £2.00 in more than one store in Edinburgh at least, hence my post.
#35
Went into 3 bloody stores in Glasgow, NONE of them had this offer on!

SOOOO disappointed!
banned#36
My local store didnt have any of these either.
#37
7.99 in manchester oh well, lets hope lidle or aldi have some soon they always sell them around this price
#38
Scanned in at full price for me today.

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