UltraMax AA & AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries £1 @ Poundland - HotUKDeals
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Poundland have these rechargeable batteries in stock at the moment, best part of it is that they appear to be the newer 'hybrid' low discharge NiMH batteries.

Unlike regular NiMH cells which go flat over a period of weeks if not used, hybrid cells retain about 80% of their charge after a year.

Be warned the capacity is very low the AA is 800mAh and AAA is 600mAh (I've verified these capacities myself) but because of the long life of these cells they are ideally suited to low drain applications such as remote controls, cordless mice/keyboards.

I've bought a batch and put them in some of the little kids toys that only get used very occasionally.
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I have some of the double AA ones, use them in my camera and they last ages
#2
Oddly on the website the AAA image shows they are only 350mAh, the ones I've purchased in two different stores are 600mAh. I've run them all through my Technoline BL700 charger and they all report as within 10% of the stated capacity (some are actually over the stated capacity).

I've got them installed in a couple of LED torches, so we'll see if the 'low self discharge' batteries are as long life as they claim to be.
#3
Very interested to know if they are low discharge!
#4
these are always available and crop up on here quite often, usually to get slated and never get very hot due to the appalling capacity.
#5
Just junk
#6
Good deal if hybrid crap if they are not. How do you know they are hybrids?
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midiman
Good deal if hybrid crap if they are not. How do you know they are hybrids?


These are absolutely not hybrids, they are standard NiMh rechargeables and they are complete rubbish! I am astonished that a couple of posts above imply that these are respectable batteries - they're not. I bought some a few months ago and they are far and away the worst rechargeable batteries I have ever come across - hold a very poor charge and lose it exceptionally quickly. Spend a little bit more and get something decent.
#8
These are a pound....wow
#9
Depends how many you get. 1 AA = £1?
#10
These ones come pre-charged, this is usually a sign that they are hybrid. UltraMax mark the packet as 'Ready to use', which isn't the case for the old ones.

As the time between manufacture and sale could be months they can't guarantee a regular NiMH battery will have any appreciable charge left once it gets to the shelf. As hybrid batteries can still be around 80% charged after a year they can actually sell them as pre-charged.

They're two for £1. I figured it was worth a try, I've been happy with the 7dayshop 'Ready to Go' 2100mAh ones and those come in at just under £1/each.
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jarthurs
These ones come pre-charged, this is usually a sign that they are hybrid. UltraMax mark the packet as 'Ready to use', which isn't the case for the old ones.

As the time between manufacture and sale could be months they can't guarantee a regular NiMH battery will have any appreciable charge left once it gets to the shelf. As hybrid batteries can still be around 80% charged after a year they can actually sell them as pre-charged.

They're two for £1. I figured it was worth a try, I've been happy with the 7dayshop 'Ready to Go' 2100mAh ones and those come in at just under £1/each.


They charge them before they pack them and then put labelling on to make them look like hybrids, but they're not. Hybrids are advanced technology low self discharge, these are standard very cheaply made Chinese batteries that will only retain their charge for a few months, as opposed several years for the real hybrids. sorry to rant, but I am annoyed that I was duped into buying them myself, when they are so poor. they can't be compared to the 7 Day Shop good-to-go batteries (or other hybrids) in any way. They are not even worth 10p, let alone £1 - two of the 4 I bought also leaked badly, potentially damaging the camera I put them in.

You have been warned, buy at your peril!

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