AmazonBasics 8 Pack AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries £5.54 prime / £9.53 non prime @ Amazon
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AmazonBasics 8 Pack AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries £5.54 prime / £9.53 non prime @ Amazon

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Found 15th Oct
Pack of 8 rechargeable AAA Batteries by Amazon Basics £5.54 for Prime members, and even cheaper for Student Prime members at £4.70.

Bought these last year and they perform as well as branded versions.

AmazonBasics AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries 800 mAh / minimum: 750 mAh [Pack of 8] - Outer Jacket May Vary
  • Improved low self discharge
  • Improved high recovery type
  • Excellent over-discharge performance
  • Pre-charged using solar energy
  • Made in Japan

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I did blether on a recent Fujitsu thread about Eneloops (Panasonic - which are now apparently made in both China and Japan - Chinese variants are pretty duff, no surprise there). Fujitsu (FDK) are still made in the old Japanese Sanyo/Eneloop factory and some call them "Fujiloops".

Where I did read conflicting comments was about where Japanese Panasonic Eneloops are made now.

Also, IKEA's LADDA Low Self-Discharge NiMHs (White version - made in Japan, not Brown - made in China) are comparable to Fujiloops - they had the exact same discharge curve when tested budgetlightforum.com/nod…233

Some say AmazonBasics batteries are made in either China or Japan, same as LADDA Brown or White (can't confirm this for sure - never tried them) and could be rebadged Eneloop as well hotukdeals.com/com…425

I recently bought Eneloop Lite batteries from Argos (£2.49 for 2 x AAA), which I'll get from my mum today. Hopefully they won't be made in China! (Edit: The Eneloop Lites I got from Argos are Japanese).

Edit: Interestingly (thanks to dooper on the Eneloop Lite thread hotukdeals.com/com…725) Bigclive, comparing Poundland and Poundworld NiMH cells, finds that the Poundland (Fusiomax) option acts like a Low Self-Discharge battery!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 16th Oct
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Good price

excellent, iv been waiting on Lidl ones again to stock up before Xmas but these are cheaper. thanks

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would it be wise to use this with me eneloop charger?

For non primers/non students who don't mind waiting, this is a subscribe and save item, so 5.26 for those groups and no delivery charge

hukddp9 m ago

would it be wise to use this with me eneloop charger?


Yup, eneloop is a brand name for low self-discharge nickel metal hydride (NiMH) cells. These cells are the exact same tech. Plus any NiMH charger works with any NiMH cell, low self-discharge or not.

any good deals on aa batteries please?

Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are 1.2v rather than 1.5v? Our door bell uses 3 x AA and doesn't seem to work with rechargeables. Guessing 3.6v is too low and it requires closer to the full 4,5v?

cheekster19 m ago

Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are …Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are 1.2v rather than 1.5v? Our door bell uses 3 x AA and doesn't seem to work with rechargeables. Guessing 3.6v is too low and it requires closer to the full 4,5v?

Different chemistry produces different voltage. Li-ion for example will do 3.7V.

32255451-nhdrT.jpg15% off with student prime... so £4.71

Normal Amazon price is it? These often seem to come up in flash sales.

How do you at the student prime discount

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OB117 m ago

Normal Amazon price is it? These often seem to come up in flash sales.


32255558-zf2Y7.jpgNever been cheaper, according to 3 Camels.

Best to mention that these are rated at a maximum of 800 mAH so just be aware that they may not be suitable for anything that requires a higher power requirement. Check first.

northerngeezer10 m ago

How do you at the student prime discount


Student be a suppose I?

Monk_59 m ago

Best to mention that these are rated at a maximum of 800 mAH so just be …Best to mention that these are rated at a maximum of 800 mAH so just be aware that they may not be suitable for anything that requires a higher power requirement. Check first.

Highest capacity from a good brand is about 950mAh so not far off, especially witht the price difference here.

cheekster1 h, 20 m ago

Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are …Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are 1.2v rather than 1.5v? Our door bell uses 3 x AA and doesn't seem to work with rechargeables. Guessing 3.6v is too low and it requires closer to the full 4,5v?


The 1.5v average for Alkalines is 1.2v. Your doorbells would need to waste over 50% of an Alkaline battery for these not to work as well.

Would these be good for camera flashes, or is the recycle rate low?

Thanks, ordered with £1.00 digital credit.

cheekster2 h, 2 m ago

Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are …Something I've always wondered...why is it that rechargeable batteries are 1.2v rather than 1.5v? Our door bell uses 3 x AA and doesn't seem to work with rechargeables. Guessing 3.6v is too low and it requires closer to the full 4,5v?


Over the lifetime of an alkaline battery the Voltage varies, whereas with a NiMh cell there is a much smaller variance in the voltage. So a Alkaline battery sold as 1.5V will drop voltage but still work in products that are sold as requiring a 1.5V alkaline battery because they are actually designed with a tolerance which means they will still work when the Alkaline battery has dropped 20% of it's voltage down to 1.2v, and as NiMh batteries don't drop anywhere near so much, they should still work.

The most common problem with people declaring rechargeable batteries don't work that I have seen, is that they don't maintain them correctly. Sure some devices are sensitive to the small drop in voltage but those devices are few and far between. It's not complicated though, and following three rules make them work just like Alkalines:
1. Buy decent cells.
2. Charge them in a decent charger
3. When a cell goes flat, charge it straight away. Never store a flat battery!

I highly recommend Maxuss 3000mAh AA NiMh batteries, they are a little pricey but I have found them to work in ANY device, even devices that often call for Alkaline cells.
Edited by: "Lexeus" 15th Oct

I did blether on a recent Fujitsu thread about Eneloops (Panasonic - which are now apparently made in both China and Japan - Chinese variants are pretty duff, no surprise there). Fujitsu (FDK) are still made in the old Japanese Sanyo/Eneloop factory and some call them "Fujiloops".

Where I did read conflicting comments was about where Japanese Panasonic Eneloops are made now.

Also, IKEA's LADDA Low Self-Discharge NiMHs (White version - made in Japan, not Brown - made in China) are comparable to Fujiloops - they had the exact same discharge curve when tested budgetlightforum.com/nod…233

Some say AmazonBasics batteries are made in either China or Japan, same as LADDA Brown or White (can't confirm this for sure - never tried them) and could be rebadged Eneloop as well hotukdeals.com/com…425

I recently bought Eneloop Lite batteries from Argos (£2.49 for 2 x AAA), which I'll get from my mum today. Hopefully they won't be made in China! (Edit: The Eneloop Lites I got from Argos are Japanese).

Edit: Interestingly (thanks to dooper on the Eneloop Lite thread hotukdeals.com/com…725) Bigclive, comparing Poundland and Poundworld NiMH cells, finds that the Poundland (Fusiomax) option acts like a Low Self-Discharge battery!
Edited by: "louiselouise" 16th Oct

Cheers op. Been waiting for some cheap AAA. Usually go for the lidl ones but my local rarely seems to stock them now.

I'm totally amazed with the level of knowledge of batteries you guys shown in here...

The China comments are misleading. Some China Eneloops give 5000 real charge cycles, surpassing 99% of stuff out there.

Lexeus2 h, 32 m ago

It's not complicated though, and following three rules make them work just …It's not complicated though, and following three rules make them work just like Alkalines: 1. Buy decent cells. 2. Charge them in a decent charger 3. When a cell goes flat, charge it straight away. Never store a flat battery!I


Thanks for the replies.

I mainly (98% of the time) use only Sanyo eneloop NiMh batteries plus a TechnoLine BC-1000 intelligent charger. Inserting fully charged rechargeable batteries and the doorbell won't play a single (mp3 music) demo. Alkalines works fine. Strange and frustrating. It wasn't a cheap product, otherwise would probably have replaced it.
Edited by: "cheekster" 15th Oct

4.71 with Amazon Student discount

Student discount isn’t being applied for some reason

Anyone find any deal for similar AA batteries?...
Missed out on the Lidl ones .

louiselouise3 h, 17 m ago

Also, IKEA's LADDA Low Self-Discharge NiMHs (White version - made in …Also, IKEA's LADDA Low Self-Discharge NiMHs (White version - made in Japan, not Brown - made in China) are comparable to Fujiloops


Could you clarify please, I assume there's a typo in there somewhere. White are made in Japan and not brown are made in China... doesn't make sense!

repouk36 m ago

Could you clarify please, I assume there's a typo in there somewhere. …Could you clarify please, I assume there's a typo in there somewhere. White are made in Japan and not brown are made in China... doesn't make sense!:{


There are Brown and White coloured LADDA batteries. I was highlighting that my comparison was about White, not Brown.

White LADDA = Japanese
Brown LADDA = Chinese
Edited by: "louiselouise" 15th Oct

I don't have prime and they still cost £5.54

anza43 m ago

I don't have prime and they still cost £5.54

You got free delivery???

1616french2 m ago

You got free delivery???


I ordered some other bits total was over £20 and got free delivery

£4.15 with subscribe and save on Prime using code 20SNSPRIME .. Have set the subscription at every 6 months and will cancel it in a few days.

Thanks OP, ordered

lucas2 h, 57 m ago

Student discount isn’t being applied for some reason


It does when you reach checkout.

Any student deals for rechargeable AA batteries?
Want to stock up for christmas.
Great deal!

Brilliant price, especially with student discount + Subscribe & save (which you can cancel after 1st delivery)

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Thanks, ordered

I have eneloops but I doubt I will be using them enough to particularly notice (at least in AAA size, my AA eneloops will see a fair amount of use).

This deal seems good especially with the additional discounts. Heat.

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Monk_510 h, 27 m ago

Best to mention that these are rated at a maximum of 800 mAH so just be …Best to mention that these are rated at a maximum of 800 mAH so just be aware that they may not be suitable for anything that requires a higher power requirement. Check first.


Most AAA rechargeables are 800mAH I do have a few vapourtech that are 950mAH but on these type of batteries this doesn't really matter
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