Panasonic Eneloop 4x AA and charger £4 - Waitrose in store
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Panasonic Eneloop 4x AA and charger £4 - Waitrose in store

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Edited by:"SFconvert"Found 29th Nov
Found these in the Canary Wharf Waitrose, marked as £4 on the shelf (though code wasn't same as product) scanned and bought at £4 though.
May also be available in John Lewis?
This is the basic (10hour) charger
1900mah per AA battery

Congratulations! You have won the HUKD wild goose chase award for the month of November!

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I would add that the Canary Wharf Waitrose is really a John Lewis branch in disguise... I'm not saying that anyone will, but generally anything that isn't in the grocery section is closer aligned to JL... so if you are going to find them, likely it'll be in JL rather than Waitrose unless they were on the ground floor among the traditional Waitrose lines.
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If you cant get the eneloops then IKEA sells great batteries very cheap called LADDA 2450 for AA it is a white colour and is the only good one , if you need AAA then LADDA 900 both are suspected to be eneloop pro (series 3?) I believe this to be true as I have some of both and they seem equal.
if you want a good charger the only good one they sell is also the LADDA named one which has 4 slots for AA or AAA it is very good charger for sure but has one caveat which is that it runs too hot which would reduce battery durability over time but my workaround was to place it on the exhaust vent of my vax air purifier which keeps it very cool,

IKEA LADDA AA 2450 battery review - £5.50 for four

IKEA LADDA AAA 900 battery review - £4.00 for four

IKEA LADDA charger review - £10.00

a couple of side notes:
the other two chargers they have are crap,
there is also a brown colour batteries called LADDA with 500 AAA and 1000 AA but they are crap so do not buy them.
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Ive got the black more powerful ones and a different charger, love it. Especially for xbox controllers etc


Heat

Usual price is 15.99 according to Waitrose.com

Great price for the batteries alone, let alone the charger. Have some heat!

Great price on the batteries, chuck the charger.

I've been using nothing but eneloops for years for all my batteries and can't fault them. This is a fantastic price for some. I'd definitely buy a faster charger though. That said I wouldn't bin the one they come with as it'd do in a pinch.

I'm not sure if this is the BQ-CC18 or BQ-CC51 charger but both are rubbish chargers with a fixed 12.5 hour charge time that'll typically overcharge batteries. If you're going to use this charger it's best to remove them manually after 6-8 hours.

£4 for a 4 pack of eneloops alone is a good price though.

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loopthrough30 m ago

Usual price is 15.99 according to Waitrose.com


Yeah thought so, but these weren't marked down or in any sort of clearance, looks like a misprice

Just checked the Waitrose over the road from me (Bromley) and they are full price in there.

Blast furnace heat for u.... Gonna check in the Canterbury store

Anyone tried the Newcastle branch?

Paid £8 for this in the Coulsdon branch last month, thought it was a bargain then!

Where in store? I went in CW branch and these are still £29.99 in the electronics department.

These are the best rechargable batteries.

SFconvert I think you got very lucky, as above these are scanning @ £29.99 in Canary Wharf Waitrose. I got the assistant to scan a couple of different (but same) packs just to be sure. Good find, shame it was just a one off

Original Poster

gadget6818 m ago

Where in store? I went in CW branch and these are still £29.99 in the …Where in store? I went in CW branch and these are still £29.99 in the electronics department.


They were in the groceries section, near the rear of the store, by the medicines etc

Are posh batteries as good as regular hard working class batteries?

neoboy8 m ago

Are posh batteries as good as regular hard working class batteries?


Wow linking 'class' to batteries; got to be a first...

neoboy47 m ago

Are posh batteries as good as regular hard working class batteries?


mattd552 h, 2 m ago

These are the best rechargable batteries.


Second best. After Enerloop pros

Keep the 'free' charger to prime your old rechargeables for 2 mins if your decent digital charger refuses them,

What charger do you guys use. Ive got the contour, only cost about £8 3yrs ago, it charges eneloop pros from empty to full x 4 in about 4-6 hrs

Hot as hell !!!

unleash the gease

TN5671 h, 50 m ago

What charger do you guys use. Ive got the contour, only cost about £8 3yrs …What charger do you guys use. Ive got the contour, only cost about £8 3yrs ago, it charges eneloop pros from empty to full x 4 in about 4-6 hrs


I use an Xtar VC4 but i use that mostly for 18650 batteries. I found that the ones that come with the batteries take too long and get very hot.

fonzie21073 h, 49 m ago

Second best. After Enerloop pros


Actually Eneloop Pros aren't better, even though the name would imply they are. They have a 30% higher capacity for AA and that is the only advantage. The normal Eneloops are better in other ways.

Normal/Pro differences

According to website...
Recharge 2100 vs 500 times
Capacity at 70%, 10 years vs 85%, 1 year

Also, Eneloop Pros are slightly heavier. You can notice the difference when using them in devices though it depends the device itself whether the weight has a negative effect. It didn't effect me using an Xbox controller but it made a surprisingly difference having a heavier mouse when gaming.

The Pros are meant for high energy consuming devices but I imagine they'll only make a difference in something like a digital camera and flash. I found that it didn't make a significant effect on my controller or mouse use time.

If using it for home especially, I recommended getting the normal, cheaper ones and buying more of them so you always have spares.

Would be scorching hot if available more widely... unfortunately, it seems like a one-off.

£15.99 in Portishead

£4 off (so £12.99) in Northwich Waitrose.

Wouldn't touch the charger.

If you cant get the eneloops then IKEA sells great batteries very cheap called LADDA 2450 for AA it is a white colour and is the only good one , if you need AAA then LADDA 900 both are suspected to be eneloop pro (series 3?) I believe this to be true as I have some of both and they seem equal.
if you want a good charger the only good one they sell is also the LADDA named one which has 4 slots for AA or AAA it is very good charger for sure but has one caveat which is that it runs too hot which would reduce battery durability over time but my workaround was to place it on the exhaust vent of my vax air purifier which keeps it very cool,

IKEA LADDA AA 2450 battery review - £5.50 for four

IKEA LADDA AAA 900 battery review - £4.00 for four

IKEA LADDA charger review - £10.00

a couple of side notes:
the other two chargers they have are crap,
there is also a brown colour batteries called LADDA with 500 AAA and 1000 AA but they are crap so do not buy them.

BieHuaQian2 h, 19 m ago

Actually Eneloop Pros aren't better, even though the name would imply they …Actually Eneloop Pros aren't better, even though the name would imply they are. They have a 30% higher capacity for AA and that is the only advantage. The normal Eneloops are better in other ways.Normal/Pro differences According to website...Recharge 2100 vs 500 timesCapacity at 70%, 10 years vs 85%, 1 yearAlso, Eneloop Pros are slightly heavier. You can notice the difference when using them in devices though it depends the device itself whether the weight has a negative effect. It didn't effect me using an Xbox controller but it made a surprisingly difference having a heavier mouse when gaming.The Pros are meant for high energy consuming devices but I imagine they'll only make a difference in something like a digital camera and flash. I found that it didn't make a significant effect on my controller or mouse use time.If using it for home especially, I recommended getting the normal, cheaper ones and buying more of them so you always have spares.


Hi I use IKEA LADDA 2450 and eneloop 1900 and pro 2450 I find they work well in my mouse which is laser wireless and depletes a battery every 2 days, but the cost of eneloops is pretty high so now since I discovered the IKEA LADDA rechargeable I always get as they are very affordable with near identical performance.

So errr no one other than the op has managed to find them anywhere at this price?

Nice!

goemon1 h, 53 m ago

If you cant get the eneloops then IKEA sells great batteries very cheap …If you cant get the eneloops then IKEA sells great batteries very cheap called LADDA 2450 for AA it is a white colour and is the only good one , if you need AAA then LADDA 900 both are suspected to be eneloop pro (series 3?) I believe this to be true as I have some of both and they seem equal. if you want a good charger the only good one they sell is also the LADDA named one which has 4 slots for AA or AAA it is very good charger for sure but has one caveat which is that it runs too hot which would reduce battery durability over time but my workaround was to place it on the exhaust vent of my vax air purifier which keeps it very cool,IKEA LADDA AA 2450 battery review - £5.50 for fourIKEA LADDA AAA 900 battery review - £4.00 for fourIKEA LADDA charger review - £10.00a couple of side notes:the other two chargers they have are crap,there is also a brown colour batteries called LADDA with 500 AAA and 1000 AA but they are crap so do not buy them.


Is that charger doing 1A per battery?

Seems a dumb-intelligent charger, but a charger that requires cooling is not something I'd be keen on.

For a few quid more you can get the 7dayshop charger with much more functionality, individual charging indicators, bonus USB charging outlet

amazon.co.uk/7da…QI8

JamesSmith2 h, 4 m ago

Is that charger doing 1A per battery?Seems a dumb-intelligent charger, but …Is that charger doing 1A per battery?Seems a dumb-intelligent charger, but a charger that requires cooling is not something I'd be keen on.For a few quid more you can get the 7dayshop charger with much more functionality, individual charging indicators, bonus USB charging outlethttps://www.amazon.co.uk/7dayshop-DS-SC1000-Battery-Charger-Display/dp/B00TONCQI8


sorry the charger you linked is no better and gets just as hot as the IKEA one but cost almost double for just some LCD displays and a mediocre USB port I'd rather have 8 more batteries with the money saved ^^
review of the original charger re-branded for 7 day shop

goemon52 m ago

sorry the charger you linked is no better and gets just as hot as the IKEA …sorry the charger you linked is no better and gets just as hot as the IKEA one but cost almost double for just some LCD displays and a mediocre USB port I'd rather have 8 more batteries with the money saved ^^review of the original charger re-branded for 7 day shop


The 7dayshop one defaults to charging at 200mA which is better for battery health. It can also do 500mA, 700mA and 1A, but the IKEA is limited to 1A which is insane. Who always charges their batteries at 1A? I wouldn't recommend the IKEA on those grounds alone!

They both run hot but the 7dayshop is capable of running cooler - it will do in the normal charging modes of 200mA or 500mA. Plus it has capacity test/discharge/refresh, and information like voltage on the display, and individual monitoring of each battery charge, whereas the IKEA one will only tell you when they are all charged! And the plots of the 7dayshop you linked to look good and clean.

But mainly, 1A charging only.. no thanks..!

best aku !!
H O T !!!

Did anyone else get these? I imagine not. Well done on the crazy heat on a golden goose chase though

ElectricalStorm2 h, 52 m ago

best aku !! H O T !!!



Did you get this for £4 then, ElectricalStorm
Edited by: "thomp256" 30th Nov

£15.50 in Sanderstead so store specific.

jayjay2662 h, 52 m ago

Did anyone else get these? I imagine not. Well done on the crazy heat on a …Did anyone else get these? I imagine not. Well done on the crazy heat on a golden goose chase though



The word "SHEEP" springs to mind lol
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