Rechargeable NiMH Batteries 4 x AAA 850mAh £2.79 INSTORE @ ALDI (also AA, 9-Volt, C & D sizes available for the same price) - HotUKDeals
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There were plenty in stock on display at the end of each checkout aisle. I bought two packs of AAAs. When I got home I checked on-line and was pleasantly surprised to find that I couldn't have bought them cheaper.

I didn't really check the capacities of the other sizes but from memory they were:
4 x AA - 2300mAh
1 x 9-volt - 400mAh
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#1
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#2
i have loads of these batterys for the kids toys they do the job but the where only 1.99 up to a few mouth ago
#3
Don't buy these, buy hybrids (eneloop etc.). Hybrids might cost a bit more but you're still saving money and you get none of the hassle of NiMH running down by themselves and needing to be freshly charged etc..
#4
I've just bought some AA...they are 2300mAh

Pound World had 2xAAA @ 900mAh for a quid, so went for those instead of the Aldi ones.
#5
Lupeto;7543286
I've just bought some AA...they are 2300mAh
Thanks for the info. Description edited.
#6
yup, 1.99 a few months back
#7
4x 2000mAh Enloop £6.65 DELIVERED at Amazon.

Doesn't look too bad to me.

Has anyone dealt with THIS company?

4 x 1000Mah for £3.98 Delivered, it seems.

If so then I would say that this is a better deal.
#8
spionkop;7543037
Don't buy these, buy hybrids (eneloop etc.). Hybrids might cost a bit more but you're still saving money and you get none of the hassle of NiMH running down by themselves and needing to be freshly charged etc..



Dead right.

Best deal around for that type still seems to be this one @ less than £1 per cell:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/544820/rechargeable-aa-2100mah-good-to-go-?t=544820
#9
rizla01;7544160
4x 2000mAh Enloop £6.65 DELIVERED at Amazon.

Doesn't look too bad to me,


Compared to the ones listed above, the 7dayshop ones in the deal I mention above are currently a much better price with very good performance.
#10
rizla01;7544160
4x 2000mAh Enloop £6.65 DELIVERED at Amazon.

Doesn't look too bad to me,
Lower capacity for 2.5 times the price.

The ONE advantage with Enloop type batteries is that once charged they'll sit on the shelf for 3 months and still retain 90% of their charge.

I've used normal NiMHbatteries for years and never had a problem with them discharging. But then I tend to use them regularly which means that they get charged every month or so. As an example, some of mine are used in bicycle lights, torches, walkie talkies, a digicam and a wireless weather station. None of these applications require (or justify the extra cost of) Enloops.

Horses for courses, but right now I'll stick with the far less expensive NiMH batteries from Aldi.
#11
im sure i saw a misprint when i noticed that the "D"s were 4000mah
#12
I bought the uniross hybrid deal posted sometime last year £8.99 for 8 from play.They were supposed to hold their charge once charged, but they run flatter quicker than the ordinary rechargeables.
This does n't happen with all hybrids, as I also bought uniross hybrids when on sale from wilkos, and those ones keep their charge.I posted a review on play about the batteries not keeping thier charge, and they removed it.I sent them back, and they replaced them, and the new ones sent were exactaly the same.Should of sent them back as well,but couldn't be bothered with hassle from play.
#13
Has anyone done any genuine capacity measurements on these because I know the Tronic ones from Lidl drastically exaggerate the capacity. I bought 4 packs of the 2500mah AA ones and they last nowhere near the 2300mah Uniross ones I have. 7 Day Shop have their own version of Eneloops that are fairly priced:

£3.99 for 4 of either AA or AAA
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341
http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107340

Sorry if I've trod on any toes.
#14
I've tried these Aldi batteries out a couple of times, and they seem to work fine, haven't tried over a long period of time though. Personally, as for hybrids/eneloops/etc I'd still pay the extra and get those because then you can use them to replace literally all of your batteries and never have to use disposables again. When you consider the increased capacity (in most cases) vs. alkaline, and the fact the discharge rate slows even more as the battery drains, they basically have the same shelf life as alkalines once charged.

muzhaque
im sure i saw a misprint when i noticed that the "D"s were 4000mah


I don't know if it's a misprint in this case specifically, but it's possible for C and D-size batteries to have that sort of capacity.

The major brands Uniross/Energizer/Duracell etc are only around 2500mah because their C/D cells are actually, I believe, just a normal AA cell in a bigger case.

Cumbrian Hammer
I bought the uniross hybrid deal posted sometime last year £8.99 for 8 from play.They were supposed to hold their charge once charged, but they run flatter quicker than the ordinary rechargeables.
This does n't happen with all hybrids, as I also bought uniross hybrids when on sale from wilkos, and those ones keep their charge.I posted a review on play about the batteries not keeping thier charge, and they removed it.I sent them back, and they replaced them, and the new ones sent were exactaly the same.Should of sent them back as well,but couldn't be bothered with hassle from play.

What charger are you using?

I guess maybe uniross switched suppliers or something and play had old stock, hence the low price.
#15
been cheap for ages, good deal though
#16
MightyHumungus;7544497
Horses for courses, but right now I'll stick with the far less expensive NiMH batteries from Aldi.


Which is why the 7dayshop versions are so versatile for much nearer the price of these.
#17
rohanch
I've tried these Aldi batteries out a couple of times, and they seem to work fine, haven't tried over a long period of time though. Personally, as for hybrids/eneloops/etc I'd still pay the extra and get those because then you can use them to replace literally all of your batteries and never have to use disposables again. When you consider the increased capacity (in most cases) vs. alkaline, and the fact the discharge rate slows even more as the battery drains, they basically have the same shelf life as alkalines once charged.



I don't know if it's a misprint in this case specifically, but it's possible for C and D-size batteries to have that sort of capacity.

The major brands Uniross/Energizer/Duracell etc are only around 2500mah because their C/D cells are actually, I believe, just a normal AA cell in a bigger case.


What charger are you using?

I guess maybe uniross switched suppliers or something and play had old stock, hence the low price.


i have a uniross and an energizer charger.Like I said it's only the ones bought from play.com that were rubbish, all my other batteries charge fine.When i bought them they were new to plays site, so I doubt very much they were old stock.I just believe they bought in a dodgy stock.They work fine as ordinary rechargeables,but like i said won't hold their charge.
#18
I bought a load of these a couple of months ago - I don' tknow if they're a bad batch or what, but they need re-charging regularly...like every 2 weeks. Not much cop....you get what you pay for.
#19
I bought these five months ago for my home telephone, they lasted around 2-3 months before not holding their charge anymore,

Also, you can get 4x Duracell Supreme 1000mah rechargable AAA batteries at Boots at the moment for £4.99, I purchasd a pack of four from Boots (Stockport) last Saturday and was surprised how cheap they were, and my phone now works for a lot longer during calls before needing a recharge.

Just found out that these are on 3 for 2 at the moment at Boots too!
#20
These are quite a consistent item, while they're occasionally on their promotion page I can usually find them near the checkout of the Cannock Aldi. I've had no trouble with them, I use them too often for them to discharge on their own so I can't really comment on that.

What I will say is that they much prefer a nice charger. Those plug in fast chargers will kill these batteries, they'll be at 20% capacity after a couple of uses. Aldi actually do a slow charger that has a discharge function built in, using that charger makes sure these batteries maintain their full charge for as long as possible. And if I remember correctly I picked up two packs of AA and a charger for a tenner, which makes the charger about £4?
#21
too expensive, you pick a pack of 2 for £1 for poundworld, i got the 1s from leicester today, was in poundland and they had 2 for £1 but was only 350mAh,
the 1s in pound world are 900mAh also £1 make of them is powercell
#22
ourdave;7546240
I bought a load of these a couple of months ago - I don' tknow if they're a bad batch or what, but they need re-charging regularly...like every 2 weeks. Not much cop....you get what you pay for.


Not particularly true for batteries oddly enough, although often in other things it tends to be true.

That's exactly what all standard rechargeables are like, hence the link I made to a deal on the new type which do HOLD their charge
#23
+1 on the charger comments. People spend cash on decent cells only to wreck them by throwing them in a crappy timer charger and blasting them for 15 mins because they don't know any better.
#24
poundland do double packs of nimh 900mah AAA's for £1

so thats £2 for 4 batteries 0.79p saved
#25
I use these batteries, and they're the best I've used. The price is very good too. I used them in my digital camera and they last forever before needing a recharge.
#26
Thanks for that OP - been waiting some time for some cheap AAA - can get all the phones working in the house again.

Re Enloops - I bought over £20 worth of AAs from 7 day shop based on all the positive reviews - I'm so, so disappointed with them. I bought them for number of thermostatic heating programmers - thinking that their alleged ability to hold charge would be beneficial - but they can't even get the things working, whereas the duracell 2650 mAh rechargeables I've got fire them up immediately.

Tonight my satnav went flat using Enloops - put the batteries in the charger and the light went green (charged) very quickly - either they hadn't gone totally flat or they hold so little charge in the first place. Whereas the duracells take quite some time to charge.

Most overrated rechargeable I've ever owned - I only use them in remote controls now - total waste of money.
#27
Would i be right in saying that for cordless phones, one type would be best and for something like a torch that sits dormant for long spells a different battery is better?

Which would be recommended for a cordless?

Anyone?

And why is this deal - 4 x 1000Mah for £3.98 Delivered(previous post) not better for a cordless, since they would surely hold their charge for longer?
#28
I've had these Aldi ones before when they were previously on offer for £1 per pack. They were ***** then and I'd imagine they are still ***** now. After a couple of months, even freshly charged they only lasted about 10 photos with the flash. Better spending a little more for better quality I would have thought.
#29
Before comparing different brands of batteries i.e. "Poundland batteries are cheaper" do remember that cheaper batteries greatly exaggerate the capacity. You may think you are buying 900mah, but some cheaper brands have been tested at 50% of their claimed capacity, so are in fact buying only 450mah.
#30
sc52;7547411
Re Enloops - I bought over £20 worth of AAs from 7 day shop based on all the positive reviews - I'm so, so disappointed with them. I bought them for number of thermostatic heating programmers - thinking that their alleged ability to hold charge would be beneficial - but they can't even get the things working, whereas the duracell 2650 mAh rechargeables I've got fire them up immediately.


I'm finding them fine in everything I have used them in.
#31
rizla01;7547743
Would i be right in saying that for cordless phones, one type would be best and for something like a torch that sits dormant for long spells a different battery is better?

Which would be recommended for a cordless?

Anyone?

And why is this deal - 4 x 1000Mah for £3.98 Delivered(previous post) not better for a cordless, since they would surely hold their charge for longer?


Assuming your cordless phones have the right charging rate (old ones had NiCd cells, so might not) AND, (and this is the big AND) the phone gets put back on it's charging base regularly and not left off for days on end, like some folks seem to do, then I suppose the standard higher capacity cells WILL give a longer call time. They most definitely won't hold their charge for longer though, they lose it much faster than the Low Self Discharge type - the clue is in the name!
#32
tonikeys
Before comparing different brands of batteries i.e. "Poundland batteries are cheaper" do remember that cheaper batteries greatly exaggerate the capacity. You may think you are buying 900mah, but some cheaper brands have been tested at 50% of their claimed capacity, so are in fact buying only 450mah.


This is definitely true of the Tronic brand sold by Lidl. Their 2500mah AA last nowhere near the 2300mah Uniross ones I have.
#33
sc52
Thanks for that OP - been waiting some time for some cheap AAA - can get all the phones working in the house again.

Re Enloops - I bought over £20 worth of AAs from 7 day shop based on all the positive reviews - I'm so, so disappointed with them. I bought them for number of thermostatic heating programmers - thinking that their alleged ability to hold charge would be beneficial - but they can't even get the things working, whereas the duracell 2650 mAh rechargeables I've got fire them up immediately.

Tonight my satnav went flat using Enloops - put the batteries in the charger and the light went green (charged) very quickly - either they hadn't gone totally flat or they hold so little charge in the first place. Whereas the duracells take quite some time to charge.
How are you charging them? Sanyo (who made the original Eneloops) are saying a charge that takes less than 2 hours (from empty) is too fast and will damage the batteries. The normal rule of damage if they get too hot to touch during charging applies too I guess.

Admittedly I haven't tried the 7dayshop instant batteries, but I have several Uniross hybrios, and they all work great. Put them in walkie-talkies months ago, just checked now and still showing fully charged. I heard that only one or two people were actually making this type of battery, and all the other companies (e.g. 7dayshop, uniross, etc) just rebranding them. I don't know if that's still true today though.

I actually have a battery analyser here, bought it in the hope of "reviving" damaged batteries like you describe but haven't really had much success. It does measure battery capacity in mAh though, at different loads, maybe one day I'll get some of the 7dayshop ones, and Aldi and Uniross/Duracell/Energizer/etc ones, and compare.

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