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Sanyo Eneloop AA Batteries (Pack of 8) in FREE Safe Cases £12.69 @ 7day shop.
Sanyo Eneloop AA Batteries (Pack of 8) in FREE Safe Cases £12.69 @ 7day shop.

Sanyo Eneloop AA Batteries (Pack of 8) in FREE Safe Cases £12.69 @ 7day shop.

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whats so special about them?

Sanyo Eneloop batteries come pre-charged and ready to use and maintain/hold their charge for a very long time and compared with normal Ni-Mh batteries. Eneloop AA batteries are rechargeable up to 1,500 times and are capacity rated at 1900mAh and will offer you excellent performance. You can store these batteries for up to 3 years and it will still retain 75% of its capacity. Can even be used in temperatures as low as -20°C.

They're brilliant for camera use! I bought them at the amazon price. Good deal!

Really screwed up "deal" this one!
For a start, same retailer, same batteries - 7dayshop.com/cat…613 is cheaper.......£11.99 delivered, the only difference being the colour of the cases!

That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 go" equivalents:
7dayshop.com/cat…341
£4.59 for 4x AA, also with free case= £9.18 for the same no. of batteries.

Having used both, I can find no practical difference, both are very good, these Low Self Discharge rechargeables are spot on, and make the standard type obsolete from most users, and are as convenient as disposables

nihcaj

Really screwed up "deal" this one!For a start, same retailer, same … Really screwed up "deal" this one!For a start, same retailer, same batteries - http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=109613 is cheaper.......£11.99 delivered, the only difference being the colour of the cases!That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 go" equivalents:[url=http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341]http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341[/url]£4.59 for 4x AA, also with free case= £9.18 for the same no. of batteries.Having used both, I can find no practical difference, both are very good, these Low Self Discharge rechargeables are spot on, and make the standard type obsolete from most users, and are as convenient as disposables



op's is AA, your link is AAA

nihcaj

Really screwed up "deal" this one!



r4ge

op's is AA, your link is AAA



*chortle*

I would buy 7DayShops own brand ones at £4.59

nihcaj

That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 … That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 go" equivalents:http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341£4.59 for 4x AA, also with free case= £9.18 for the same no. of batteries.Having used both, I can find no practical difference, both are very good, these Low Self Discharge rechargeables are spot on, and make the standard type obsolete from most users, and are as convenient as disposables



rjm67

I would buy 7DayShops own brand ones at £4.59



You might not be quite as keen on the 7dayshop own brands if you read this test report:

e-group.uk.net/for…087

Bottom of the pile by some margin.

Newbold

You might not be quite as keen on the 7dayshop own brands if you read … You might not be quite as keen on the 7dayshop own brands if you read this test report:[url=http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12087]http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12087[/url]Bottom of the pile by some margin.



And the eneloops don't do much better.
I've tried 3 or 4 different brands and they all perform equally well in my opinion although I will now make a point of buying some Vapextech based on the results of this guys tests.

The test is very interesting and I've been wanting the Good-to-gos to have a proper try out as I had read previously they were not up to the competition. What the results don't show (for obvious reasons) is what their capacity is after 12 months of use. Having said that I have a Vaptex Tech 850mAh Instant battery in my portable radio which I use to listen to the football commentary (2 hours) approx once every 2 weeks. The same battery (which must be a couple of years old now) is still going strong on a single charge since the start of the season! Prior to that my ordinary rechargeable battery couldn't last 2 matches.

Sadly I also bought a load of the Uniross Industrials which don't do too well in the tests - but they seem to last ages anyway. I guess the thing is that they all do very well compared to normal rechargeables if you use them over a period of weeks/months rather than requiring high capacity in a very short space of time
Edited by: "Searcher2" 21st Dec 2010

Think i read on here someone had bought 7dayshop's at different times and there was a marked difference between the performance of the sets.

Have 4 of them for my mobile 2.1 bush speakers- and speakers can playing louder than on casual rechargeable batteries (of course they running out faster- anyway not so bad). Hot!

Searcher2

The test is very interesting and I've been wanting the Good-to-gos to … The test is very interesting and I've been wanting the Good-to-gos to have a proper try out as I had read previously they were not up to the competition. What the results don't show (for obvious reasons) is what their capacity is after 12 months of use. Having said that I have a Vaptex Tech 850mAh Instant battery in my portable radio which I use to listen to the football commentary (2 hours) approx once every 2 weeks. The same battery (which must be a couple of years old now) is still going strong on a single charge since the start of the season! Prior to that my ordinary rechargeable battery couldn't last 2 matches.Sadly I also bought a load of the Uniross Industrials which don't do too well in the tests - but they seem to last ages anyway. I guess the thing is that they all do very well compared to normal rechargeables if you use them over a period of weeks/months rather than requiring high capacity in a very short space of time



Would you happen to know how to ID the new Vapex? Were the older ones orange or white with a green oval?

Can you use the batteries from different manufacturer in one charger without any issues? I.e. If I decided to try the Vapextech batteries could I charge them in my eneloop charger, and would the results still be the same?

Newbold

You might not be quite as keen on the 7dayshop own brands if you read … You might not be quite as keen on the 7dayshop own brands if you read this test report:http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12087Bottom of the pile by some margin.



With the Eneloops not very far off them... as I said, they are no different in practical use, the figures seem to agree... but they are also far cheaper - bottom of the cost pile, without being that far behnd on performance.
Doesn't change my view, but emphasises the Eneloops are not worth any extra money.

I have Vapex instants already, they were cheap at one time, but even though they did well on that test, I don't find them noticeably different in practical use either, I would buy them if they were cheap, if not, I would buy whatever else was cheap as the difference is not such a big deal with any of them!

The nature of rechargeables is, if they are looking a bit down on power, just change them for a fresh set and recharge... as a result they "just work" and I never get uptight about them lasting another 2 minutes, nor do I find the need to pay 50% more for a few percentage increase in performance which I will probably not notice in use.

Meathotukdeals

Think i read on here someone had bought 7dayshop's at different times and … Think i read on here someone had bought 7dayshop's at different times and there was a marked difference between the performance of the sets.



As could be the case with ANY of the brands. Probably why there really isn't anything that dramatically different about ANY of them in use!

Searcher2

I guess the thing is that they all do very well compared to normal … I guess the thing is that they all do very well compared to normal rechargeables if you use them over a period of weeks/months rather than requiring high capacity in a very short space of time



Couldn't argue with that, and for a lot of battery use, that's exactly what we do with them - eg. I just want to be able to pick up my camera and for it to work.

are these real ones?
Coz I bought 3 pack from 7dayshop are fake eneloops, they don't hold their charge after 1 month. They are just normal rechargeable batteries.

lee_hom

are these real ones?Coz I bought 3 pack from 7dayshop are fake eneloops, … are these real ones?Coz I bought 3 pack from 7dayshop are fake eneloops, they don't hold their charge after 1 month. They are just normal rechargeable batteries.



Don't think they would be selling fakes. Maybe just faulty and therefore you should return them.

If you look for "UNIROSS HYBRIO 4 X AA 2100 mah + 2 X AAA 800mAh" on eBay, you'll find (surprise, surprise) some Uniross Hybrios at a pretty good price of £5.99 for 4, delivered.

These aren't the 'industrial' ones that came out badly in the test above, and there are also 2 free Hybrio AAAs included in the price.

Prett well unbeatable for value, I think (and no, it's not me selling them - but I did buy some).

Newbold

If you look for "UNIROSS HYBRIO 4 X AA 2100 mah + 2 X AAA 800mAh" on … If you look for "UNIROSS HYBRIO 4 X AA 2100 mah + 2 X AAA 800mAh" on eBay, you'll find (surprise, surprise) some Uniross Hybrios at a pretty good price of £5.99 for 4, delivered.These aren't the 'industrial' ones that came out badly in the test above, and there are also 2 free Hybrio AAAs included in the price.Prett well unbeatable for value, I think (and no, it's not me selling them - but I did buy some).



I can vouch for that seller. That's who I bought some of my Hybrio Industrials from. I would for those instead of Eneloop or Good To Go ones if you can make use of the AAAs.

In answer to a previous question - my Vapex ones were silver and green with 'instant' written on them - but they were AAAs

mac_d

Can you use the batteries from different manufacturer in one charger … Can you use the batteries from different manufacturer in one charger without any issues? I.e. If I decided to try the Vapextech batteries could I charge them in my eneloop charger, and would the results still be the same?



it depends what kind of charger you have.. .some cheap ones only measure voltage from all of them so it stops charging once it's reached its target voltage. so some cells might be fully charged and some, not.

if you have an expensive charger that can charge single cells, then it's ok to use different ones as they all get charged the same.

The new Eneloop double x are on Amazon at £12.99 but are the 2500mAh.

I recently got some GP ReCyko+ for £6.80 (4+2 free) 2100mAH from Amazon and these are just as good as the Eneloops according to reviews and are the lsd type.

A decent charger will make more difference to the charge in the batteries than the brand of battery you buy IMHO. I had a supposedly intelligent charger (from 7dayshop) which charged this sort of battery - but they only lasted a small fraction of the time compared to when I charged them in a better charger (also from 7 dayshop).

It's also worth noting that 7DayShop reviews are vetted. I submitted a review of the charger I didn't find great 3 times but none of them got on to their site. It wasn't a terrible review - but gave it 3 stars. You'll do well to find a review of anything on the site which is 3*s or less.

garbage456

quidco says 1% but i was given 3% when i shopped there last week.



Ooo, the savings. You could almost buy another christmas gift.

nihcaj

That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 … That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 go" equivalents:http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341£4.59 for 4x AA, also with free case= £9.18 for the same no. of batteries.


Actually, if you buy 2-3 packs they are only £4.39 each so are only £8.78 for 8 cells.

I am a heavyish user of AAs as I'm a commuter cyclist using some AA powered lights. I have various makes and various high quality chargers. So far the only set of batteries which have given up the ghost completely and are unrechargable in 3 different single cell controlled rechargers are the Vapextech. They may be good for occasional use - I would recharge each set at least once a week, so perhaps not the best test. The vapextech high capacity versions (not slow discharge) are still going from the same age.

The comaprisons seemed well researched and give you an informed choice to buy the batteries.

nihcaj

That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 … That apart, they are still not as good value as their own brand "Good 2 go" equivalents:http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341£4.59 for 4x AA, also with free case= £9.18 for the same no. of batteries.Having used both, I can find no practical difference, both are very good, these Low Self Discharge rechargeables are spot on, and make the standard type obsolete from most users, and are as convenient as disposables

rjm67

I would buy 7DayShops own brand ones at £4.59

nihcaj

Really screwed up "deal" this one!

r4ge

op's is AA, your link is AAA



*snort*

KingOfFools

Actually, if you buy 2-3 packs they are only £4.39 each so are only £8.78 … Actually, if you buy 2-3 packs they are only £4.39 each so are only £8.78 for 8 cells.



Good point

It seems that the test winner Vapextech Instant 2300 is out of stock everywhere.

I think the best deal at the moment is 6 GP Reckyo for 6.99 from Amazon. Works out at just over £1.16 per battery and they performed pretty well in the tests. They are almost as cheap as the 7-day shop ones but seem to perform better

I would be cautious of those battery tests at e,systems, they are confusing Mah with a charge rate,

Mah is "Milli amp hours" which is a capacity. They may be confusing a charge rate of Ma , (milli amps). That said these small cells do not last as long at high charge rates of 1000 and 1600 Ma ( Milli amps) thats 1 amp and 1.6 amp rate of charge , Amperes if you want to be pedantic about it.
It would be better at 100 Ma for long life, takes longer then.. life also depends on the rate of discharge that they get as well.

Not a good test in my opinion.


Edited by: "mysti" 21st Dec 2010

The test appears to put the batteries through exactly the same conditions though. Charging them with a higher Ma rate should just mean they end up with a higher charge (shouldn't it?)... and then the final charge is analysed.

I've just checked my charger and it charges AA at 500 mA and AAA at 300 mA - both are less than these tests.... but I have no way of finding out the final capacity to see what mine are.

Searcher2

The test appears to put the batteries through exactly the same conditions … The test appears to put the batteries through exactly the same conditions though. Charging them with a higher Ma rate should just mean they end up with a higher charge (shouldn't it?)... and then the final charge is analysed.I've just checked my charger and it charges AA at 500 mA and AAA at 300 mA - both are less than these tests.... but I have no way of finding out the final capacity to see what mine are.



No they are not stating what they do, Mha is a capacity, If they mean Ma (Milli Amps charge rate) ,well yes they are all getting the same rate of chargeing, but its very high which might damage the cells, thats if they meen miliamps instead of milliamp hours. As I said its not a good report
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Edited by: "mysti" 22nd Dec 2010

Well the charger they are using allows for charging at different rates. They say the do the test at a high charge rate and at a low charge rate. The only thing that makes sense is that the mAh should be mA so it looks like a typo. To me it looks like the same conditions were the same for all batteries so the results have meaning.

You said previously it was not a good test and now that it is not a good report. I would say it is a valid test with a typing mistake in the report.

One of the reasons that I do not think this is a good test or report is that the cells are being charged at a high rate 1000 mA and 1500 mA which is very high. I have a new set of duracells here and they say 200 mA is the charge rate for them they are 2000mAh capacity cells.

Only two charge discharge tests at each current will tell you next to nothing about how good these cells will be after 50, 100, 200, 500 charges etc, if they even last that long at high rates of charge
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