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Vapextech Instant 2300mAh AA - 4 Pack - £5.40 Delivered @ Vapextech UK

£5.40 @ vapextech UK
1. The batteries are ready to use as soon as you have removed them from their packing. 2. They will stay ready for use for over a year without the need to recharge. Type AA Nimh+ (any nimh char… Read More
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1. The batteries are ready to use as soon as you have removed them from their packing.
2. They will stay ready for use for over a year without the need to recharge.

Type AA Nimh+ (any nimh charger will work)
Capacity Nominal 2300mAh (about the same as a good non-rechargeable)
Capacity Rated 2200mAh
Normal charge: 15hrs with 230 mA max
Rapid charge: 4000 mA max
Weight 27g
6 months About 80% of charge is held
12 months About 70% of charge is held (normal nimh would be empty)

Free Case and Post

Also you can get 8 for £10.50

These batteries got an excellent review here.
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#1
Looks good...

Cheers.
#2
Been using Vapex for years. Top batteries.
#3
Just ordered...was in need of some new ones for digital camera.
#4
Haha! Was hoping you would post this.

I bought these on Saturday night from the review link you really need to put in this thread to show people why they should be buying these over the good to go's.

Anyway, they arrived yesterday, fully charged overnight, so will let you all know how I got on.

Edit: Sorry the link was there, just not showing as a hyperlink.

Edited By: LRGM on Mar 16, 2011 12:21
#5
Stats look amazing and they're priced well, thanks dude.
#6
These look like very impressive batteries for the price, cheers!
#7
very good batteries and there charger is great as well
#8
Thanks for posting this (after your comments on the Panny thread).

Have been waiting to get these at a decent price for a few months now following various discussions about Eneloops (good) and 7dayshop GoodtoGo (bad) cells. Hadn't noticed the price drop at the Vapex website. That's a cracking price. Have just ordered 8x AA and 8x AAA.

For anyone who hasn't read the bulk review that praises these cells (and who's too lazy to re-enter the above URL!) the review is here.
#9
Mine arrived today.
#10
Used to buy Vapextech from a guy on fleabay. I wonder if this is the same guy as he did go on to get a UK exclusive distribution deal.

Good batteries.
#11
qyestionmark
Thanks for posting this (after your comments on the Panny thread).

Have been waiting to get these at a decent price for a few months now following various discussions about Eneloops (good) and 7dayshop GoodtoGo (bad) cells. Hadn't noticed the price drop at the Vapex website. That's a cracking price. Have just ordered 8x AA and 8x AAA.

For anyone who hasn't read the bulk review that praises these cells (and who's too lazy to re-enter the above URL!) the review is here.

I've jsut bought a stack of 7dayshop ones, do you think they are bad or just not as good?

Second question, I understand the mAh rating of rechargeables, but in real world standards, how would a set of batteries like this compare to say a set of standard Duracell AAs? I'm a bit confused what the capacity of standard alkalines is?
#12
Been using these for years, but odd to post now when they are the dearest they have ever been!
#13
raggets
qyestionmark
Thanks for posting this (after your comments on the Panny thread).

Have been waiting to get these at a decent price for a few months now following various discussions about Eneloops (good) and 7dayshop GoodtoGo (bad) cells. Hadn't noticed the price drop at the Vapex website. That's a cracking price. Have just ordered 8x AA and 8x AAA.

For anyone who hasn't read the bulk review that praises these cells (and who's too lazy to re-enter the above URL!) the review is here.


I've jsut bought a stack of 7dayshop ones, do you think they are bad or just not as good?

Second question, I understand the mAh rating of rechargeables, but in real world standards, how would a set of batteries like this compare to say a set of standard Duracell AAs? I'm a bit confused what the capacity of standard alkalines is?


Well if you read the original post, for these it's 2300 mAh and it says in brackets (about the same as a good non-rechargable). That's direct from the Vapex website.
#14
nihcaj
Been using these for years, but odd to post now when they are the dearest they have ever been!


Perhaps you should have posted them before. And someone else posted above you that they seem to have come down in price, so...
#15
mccririck

Well if you read the original post, for these it's 2300 mAh and it says in brackets (about the same as a good non-rechargable). That's direct from the Vapex website.

Ok thanks, been reading too many battery threads.....
#16
I have been using Vapex 2 for years.
Top batteries.
Lighting Fast Post and Amazing Customer Service.

Xbox 360 controller as a prob with weak batteries keeps going off because off vibration if u have wrong batteries but this bad boys last me until the end and no prob.

Always have review them with 5 stars

Edited By: CJSILVA on Mar 16, 2011 13:47
#17
Thanks just ordered.

Any recommendations for a charger?
#18
THANK U
i just need it...
#19
hot! ordered a pack of 8
#20
can i use a standard energiser NiMH 8hr charger with these?

cheers

edit sorry i need to learn to read, OP states all NiMH chargers work. DOH!

Edited By: bigmike20vt on Mar 16, 2011 14:15: .
#21
mccririck
nihcaj
Been using these for years, but odd to post now when they are the dearest they have ever been!


Perhaps you should have posted them before. And someone else posted above you that they seem to have come down in price, so...


I have been shouting about them for a long time... these and whatever other offers that have been around on LSD type rechargeables over MANY months... few people are more outspoken about them than me.

As it happens these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/GP-ReCyko-Rechargeable-Batteries-2100mAh/dp/B002TQDVMC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1300283975&sr=1-1
still seem best value, (@£1.23 each) as in practice ALL the brands perform pretty well, and you won't notice one type from another.

Been this price for a long time, not any sort of "offer."
#22
Wish I needed some batteries.

Already got 4x Good to Go, 4x Hybrio & 8x Eneloop...
1 Like #23
nihcaj
... as in practice ALL the brands perform pretty well, and you won't notice one type from another.


BS
#24
bigsky
nihcaj
... as in practice ALL the brands perform pretty well, and you won't notice one type from another.


BS


Charmed.

Got just about every brand of them that exists, but of course you are so sensitive you can sense the power in them I suppose.

I can sense the TROLL power though.
1 Like #25
nihcaj; you don't know what you are talking about, particularly when it comes to technical products. I've read some of your ill-informed posts in other threads.

Some lsd batteries are truly terrible (like the 7day shop ones). The Vapex ones have been well reviewed for a long time by people that actually test them, not just happen to own a few like you do.

Saying all batteries are the same is really unhelpful. I would buy these over any other brand because they are consistently better.
#26
So is the consensus these are better than eneloops?
#27
nihcaj
bigsky
nihcaj
... as in practice ALL the brands perform pretty well, and you won't notice one type from another.


BS


Charmed.

Got just about every brand of them that exists, but of course you are so sensitive you can sense the power in them I suppose.

I can sense the TROLL power though.



Actually if you use them in a digital camera you can certainly tell if batteries arent performing. My 7dayshop good to go were terrible, lasted hardly any time.
#28
LeeIW
So is the consensus these are better than eneloops?



I havent tried my Vapextech yet but eneloops are good. I also have some Camlink 2800mAh which were good, but I seem to have killed all my rechargeables somehow so I ordered these Vapex ones because of the good review in the link I posted.
#29
mccririck
LeeIW
So is the consensus these are better than eneloops?


I havent tried my Vapextech yet but eneloops are good. I also have some Camlink 2800mAh which were good, but I seem to have killed all my rechargeables somehow so I ordered these Vapex ones because of the good review in the link I posted.

Thanks buddy, will order some.
#30
LeeIW
So is the consensus these are better than eneloops?

These cells don't hold their charge as well as eneloops but are a higher mAh and cheaper so it's swings and roundabouts really. These and Eneloops are the only AA/AAA cells I would recommend.
It is PARAMOUNT that you use a decent intelligent Delta V charger though (Ideally one that allows slower overnight charge rates)
#31
Thanks to the op - bought some for my dab radio
#32
bought, heat added
#33
Just ordered 4xAA plus 4xAAA and will test them within my MAHA analyser as soon as they arrive.

Thus far, GP Recyko have been my favourite LSD cells. They hold a little more capacity than Eneloops, but discharge at an equally slow rate. Uniross Hybrios are also pretty good but the batch I received seem to self discharge slightly faster. 7DayShop Ready2Go's are utter pants and should be thrown straight in the bin should you be naive enough to buy them (like I was).


Edited By: Orville on Mar 16, 2011 15:44
#34
Decided to give these a try.

Already have some 'Good to Go' ones from 7dayshop.

thanks for the posting
#35
Leftfield_2k2


It is PARAMOUNT that you use a decent intelligent Delta V charger though (Ideally one that allows slower overnight charge rates)


Which one would you choose, the 7dayshop charger with the blue lid or the Lidl one? Both are £7.99
#36
mccririck
Leftfield_2k2


It is PARAMOUNT that you use a decent intelligent Delta V charger though (Ideally one that allows slower overnight charge rates)


Which one would you choose, the 7dayshop charger with the blue lid or the Lidl one? Both are £7.99


Yeah leftfield, if you could recommend a great charger i would be very grateful, just bought some eneloops and want to keep them at their best. Im using an old Nicd and Nimh at the mo....

Long charge time doesn't concern me, but functions such as auto-off after charge time would probably prove very helpful (incase i forget to turn the charger off). just dont know whats best for this new type of battery
thanks
4 Likes #37
raggets
qyestionmark
Thanks for posting this (after your comments on the Panny thread).

Have been waiting to get these at a decent price for a few months now following various discussions about Eneloops (good) and 7dayshop GoodtoGo (bad) cells. Hadn't noticed the price drop at the Vapex website. That's a cracking price. Have just ordered 8x AA and 8x AAA.

For anyone who hasn't read the bulk review that praises these cells (and who's too lazy to re-enter the above URL!) the review is here.


I've jsut bought a stack of 7dayshop ones, do you think they are bad or just not as good?

Second question, I understand the mAh rating of rechargeables, but in real world standards, how would a set of batteries like this compare to say a set of standard Duracell AAs? I'm a bit confused what the capacity of standard alkalines is?



I think the 7dayshop Low Self Discharge (LSD) cells ones are OK - just not as good as these.

The capacity of good alkalines is around 2800mAh, or about 20% more than the best LSDs. LSDs have less capacity than the best standard NiMH (rechargeables), which are comparable to alkalines. However they retain their charge much better. A few weeks after charging, the retained capacity in an LSD will likely overtake the retained charge in the standard (higher capacity) NiMH cells.

The economics of all this though are very application dependant. For AA cells a good alkaline costs around 25p (on offer); a good LSD is around £1.25 (on offer) and a good NiMH is around 75p (on offer). To be cost effective a standard NiMH needs to replace about 3 alkalines and a LSD replace about 5. Taking into account the capacity shortfall in the LSD implies a breakeven on about it's 7th recharge cycle.

However the real world breakeven is HIGHLY application sensitive.

If you use cells in a high use, high discharge environment then there is little point in paying the LSD premium (especially given capacity shortfall!). Standard NiMH are perfectly good for replacing alkalines and cost effective after the 4th recharge. Such an application might be, say, in bright bike lights where you maybe charge at the weekend and then exhaust the cells over the following week.

IMO, LSDs come into their own in three types of application -

(1) where you have a lower use application which is high or low discharge. This might typically be in a digital camera or child's toy which gets used every few weeks say. In this application you could lose about half the charge (say) in a standard NiMH just whilst it sits idle. Whilst the breakeven on a LSD is longer, at about 7 cycles, the much better convenience is easily worth the premium.
(2) In High Discharge applications (lots of current) then LSDs have a lower impedance than standard NiMH, so are better suited to fast discharge. If you use them in a radio control car for example, you may find the smaller capacity LSDs actually outperform the bigger capacity NiMH simply because you can't get the current out of the standard cells as quickly.
(3) Finally, something that is typically never mentioned about LSDs is that they have a much higher cycle count than standard NiMH. Typically a standard NiMH is good for 500 recharges before the capacity has faded away. LSDs are typically good for 2x - 3x that. That makes them better suited to applications that have LOTS of recharges - ESPECIALLY THOSE APPLICATIONS WHICH MAY NOT DISCHARGE THE CELLS FULLY BETWEEN CHARGES. This might, for example, include cordless phones, baby monitors. etc - i.e. things which you just automatically recharge daily - regardless of whether the cells are depleted. In these applications you'll typically trash the standard NiMH cells in about 18months, whilst the LSDs might give you 4 years+.



Finally, the irony is that if you talk about breakeven in TIME then the economics of LSDs is relatively poor compared to standard NiMH! For high use applications you may need to recharge a standard NiMH every few days, so it is cost effective within weeks of purchase. Ironically the LSD is being bought for applications that discharge the cells over a period of months - so those 7 recharge cycles for breakeven might take years! That's a huge disparity compared to standard rechargeables, and the case vs alkaline is considerably weaker. But perhaps you are then motivated as much by environmental concerns as anything else? i.e. I don't care if it takes 3 years to pay back, at least that's 7 alkalines that haven't gone into landfill, and potentially 100s less over a lifetime!

I'm buying LSDs for use in applications like cameras and children's toys where the cells could sit idle for weeks at a time, or be discharged in a few hours. The cost premium of the LSD covers my peace of mind that the camera WILL work when I pull it out of the drawer, and that I won't fret when my youngsters inevitably leave their toys switched on.....
#38
mccririck
Leftfield_2k2


It is PARAMOUNT that you use a decent intelligent Delta V charger though (Ideally one that allows slower overnight charge rates)

Which one would you choose, the 7dayshop charger with the blue lid or the Lidl one? Both are £7.99

The 7DayShop one looks good, especially as you can limit the charge current via the USB option (slower charge = better charge and softer on the cell)

However if you can find a Tronic charger in Lidl (the re-badged Ansmann Energy 8) then I'd grab that as it's a cracking piece of kit :-)
#39
nihcaj
Been using these for years, but odd to post now when they are the dearest they have ever been!

I think these are slightly newer versions. I bought some similar ones about 18 months ago but they were 2100mAh, while these are 2300mAh. These are only about 50p more than I paid then, which means they're about 10% dearer but hold 10% more, so it's not a bad deal.
#40
wow, so much techno jargon lol. from what i can make out, these batteries are the bees-knees, so will order. now just need to find a suitable charger for them - can anyone recommend a slow-charging one?

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