4 x AAA 1100 mAh NiMh RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES £4.75 Vapextech - Ebay
53°Expired

4 x AAA 1100 mAh NiMh RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES £4.75 Vapextech - Ebay

11
Found 24th Apr 2017
Not overly keen on Ebay links however its cheaper than their main website if you only want 1-2 sets. if you want more it works out cheaper using their direct website*.

I've been using Vapextech for a while now after some research on reviews and testing, they seem to be good bang for buck AA/AAA batteries.
My main tests are using them in my photography equipment (wireless flash units). I also have Eneloop's but personally I don't think they last as long. Its either to do with Eneloop cannot cope with high load as well or simply the capacity is lower (I haven't done actual electrical load tests, its from experience but I'm sure you can find this information online).

The oldest one is probably about 2 years old and still running fine (though I do have spares to switch out on the fly, not used intensively/constantly).

Out of 6 sets of x4 (AA and AAA) I had two dud ones and Vapextech customer service was good to send out another pack.

Small feature I like is that it comes with low profile case (I hate loose batteries!).

Happy shopping.

* Direct website -
vapextech.co.uk/bat…aa/
(£3.90 + £2.95 P+P).

AA versions - ebay.co.uk/itm…467
Community Updates
11 Comments
7DayShop are better value for rechargeables... cold
gidsterc

7DayShop are better value for rechargeables... cold


Got a link for ones with the same capacity?
Original Poster
gidsterc

7DayShop are better value for rechargeables... cold



Hmm.. 7Dayshop ones are good for TV remotes, these ones are on comparison with Eneloop's or Eneloop Pro's.
Ie high output devices like DSLR flashguns, RC planes, LED torches etc..

Apples to Oranges

Edit: But, on saying that, Lidl ones (when available) are better than 7dayshop ones if you wanted budget.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 24th Apr 2017
Inquisitor

Hmm.. 7Dayshop ones are good for TV remotes, these ones are on comparison … Hmm.. 7Dayshop ones are good for TV remotes, these ones are on comparison with Eneloop's or Eneloop Pro's.Ie high output devices like DSLR flashguns, RC planes, LED torches etc..Apples to Oranges :{Edit: But, on saying that, Lidl ones (when available) are better than 7dayshop ones if you wanted budget.



but these are not LSD so nothing like Eneloops or Lidl's Trionics.
Original Poster
powerbrick

but these are not LSD so nothing like Eneloops or Lidl's Trionics.



Have you tried LSD vs none LSD of lately (within 2-3 years?).
The Vapextech LSD are better than Eneloops (through experience on flashguns). If you use the device within 6 months its worth going none LSD for the capacity and load discharge advantage (again imo, but you're welcome to experience that yourself, its not going to break the bank to try :)).
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 24th Apr 2017
Inquisitor

Have you tried LSD vs none LSD of lately (within 2-3 years?). The … Have you tried LSD vs none LSD of lately (within 2-3 years?). The Vapextech LSD are better than Eneloops (through experience on flashguns). If you use the device within 6 months its worth going none LSD for the capacity and load discharge advantage (again imo, but you're welcome to experience that yourself, its not going to break the bank to try :)).


??? you're the one who compared them to Eneloops.
I bought Vapextech rechargeable batteries years ago when they first appeared, well when they first got promoted on the forums, and they were great. Then a while later I bought loads more higher capacity ones and was very disappointed. I still have most, if not all, of the originals but slowly the more recent ones have failed one by one. Presumably, they have batteries made by various manufacturers, so these may be made by a completely different manufacturer, and be perfectly good, but my previous poor experience put me off the brand.
Ikea batteries are also good, they're all made in Japan and the high capacity white ones are rumoured to be eneloop pro's - they're also cheap.
I've got various makes including the lidl and 7dayshop ones both normal and LSD. i find the LSD take longer to charge and last a bit longer even though the mag rating is slightly lower. i suspect they are better quality as they are lsd. As for as brands go i don't find much difference between them, let's face it the majority are all going to be made in the same place with a different wrapper on. Stick to a brand so you know your getting the true mag and you can go too far wrong
Hot from me as I'd rather not use 7DS
Thanks op been meaning to get some vapextech batteries
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text