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DJ3xclusive 03-18-2013 08:27 AM

6-Pack Duracell AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable 800mAh Batteries $9 + Free Shipping
 
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I came across this on the eBay frenzy deals (Daily Deals) and not a bad price at all and pretty good! :)

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brisar 03-18-2013 08:27 AM

6-Pack Duracell AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable 800mAh Batteries $9 + Free Shipping
 
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eBay Daily Deals has 6-Pack Duracell AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable 800mAh Batteries (DX24B6TB) for $8.95 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Janerl 03-18-2013 09:49 AM

Been waiting for low discharge AAA's to drop back to around this price again. Thank you for the heads up!

attgig 03-18-2013 09:54 AM

thanks! been needing some AAA's in the house.

w777w 03-18-2013 10:19 AM

great price! does anybody know if these can be charged in the eneloop charger? TIA

briancl 03-18-2013 10:55 AM

can anyone recommend a charger?

unlimitedmp 03-18-2013 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w777w (Post 58294900)
great price! does anybody know if these can be charged in the eneloop charger? TIA

I recharge my duracells in an eneloop charger.

Quote:

Originally Posted by briancl (Post 58295920)
can anyone recommend a charger?

http://www.amazon.com/La-Crosse-T...000RSOV50/
Is the popular one.

attgig 03-18-2013 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unlimitedmp (Post 58296148)


that's what i use.

DJ3xclusive 03-18-2013 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by w777w (Post 58294900)
great price! does anybody know if these can be charged in the eneloop charger? TIA

Yes! :D
Quote:

Originally Posted by briancl (Post 58295920)
can anyone recommend a charger?

I personally recommend two of them that I actually own because you can charge one battery at a time and intelligent smart charger

dragonfly7358 03-18-2013 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by attgig (Post 58296206)
that's what i use.

Ditto, I just tried a full drain and recharge and it took my max from 600 back to 1900 on my Eneloops.

DJ3xclusive 03-18-2013 11:40 AM

Last FP deal was 4-Pack for $7 . This one is even better since it's a 6-pack :woot:

myang322 03-18-2013 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by briancl (Post 58295920)
can anyone recommend a charger?

If the La Crosse BC700 is too expensive for you at $30-40, take a look at this Sony Charger:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCG34H...gy+charger

Unlike most chargers, the Sony charger is not a "dumb" timer-based charger, so it won't overcharge an already full battery. The Sony also handles each cell individually, which is rare in chargers of this price range.

Have a look at this review for more info: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D2Q4UHFLEWSI

I paid $10 for mine, but even at the current price of $14, it's a pretty good deal. (and it comes with 2 low-discharge AA batteries, though they are only 1000 mAH).

mrednejar 03-18-2013 11:45 AM

are these eneloops wrapped with duracell brand?

arkavat 03-18-2013 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myang322 (Post 58297316)
If the La Crosse BC700 is too expensive for you at $30-40, take a look at this Sony Charger:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCG34H...gy+charger

Unlike most chargers, the Sony charger is not a "dumb" timer-based charger, so it won't overcharge an already full battery. The Sony also handles each cell individually, which is rare in chargers of this price range.

Have a look at this review for more info: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D2Q4UHFLEWSI

I paid $10 for mine, but even at the current price of $14, it's a pretty good deal. (and it comes with 2 low-discharge AA batteries, though they are only 1000 mAH).

This is a good one. If Imay, I suggest this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1

It has refresh function, which is what I felt like the missing feature in the smart charger. Also, this one comes with 4 2000 mAh batteries. So it makes it a good deal.

daiei27 03-18-2013 11:59 AM

I hate how they look similar enough to the original duracells that I have to worry about my extended family throwing them away...

GratefulDad 03-18-2013 12:01 PM

thanks OP - in-4-1

AntZero 03-18-2013 12:04 PM

Great find, been needing some AAA batteries, nice price, thanks OP!

alicequeen.beaumont 03-18-2013 12:13 PM

Thanks for sharing!

2k style 03-18-2013 12:14 PM

Thanks OP!

chong67 03-18-2013 12:24 PM

Wish they have "AA" on sale.

RugerRedhawk 03-18-2013 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by myang322 (Post 58297316)
If the La Crosse BC700 is too expensive for you at $30-40, take a look at this Sony Charger:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCG34H...gy+charger

Unlike most chargers, the Sony charger is not a "dumb" timer-based charger, so it won't overcharge an already full battery. The Sony also handles each cell individually, which is rare in chargers of this price range.

Have a look at this review for more info: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D2Q4UHFLEWSI

I paid $10 for mine, but even at the current price of $14, it's a pretty good deal. (and it comes with 2 low-discharge AA batteries, though they are only 1000 mAH).

Yes that charger works great. I like the idea of the lacrosse, and all the info it provides, but I figured that extra cost would buy a lot of batteries.

ponyboy10 03-18-2013 12:30 PM

Nice, I needed some AAAs. I kept almost buying a 4-pack of eneloops for a few cents less.

Djone 03-18-2013 12:33 PM

Got one, thanks!

poetuan 03-18-2013 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chong67 (Post 58298596)
Wish they have "AA" on sale.


Try these Sony for $8 at Adorama [adorama.com]. Free shipping. I used them and are very satisfied

incommon 03-18-2013 12:45 PM

In for two. Double ebay bucks as well. Thanks!

jaeun87 03-18-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkavat (Post 58297506)
This is a good one. If Imay, I suggest this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...UTF8&psc=1

It has refresh function, which is what I felt like the missing feature in the smart charger. Also, this one comes with 4 2000 mAh batteries. So it makes it a good deal.

Thanks for the info. prob buying the AAAs and the Sony Charger w/refresher.

tinmanchris 03-18-2013 12:47 PM

In for two! Thanks OP!

sbc06 03-18-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58297398)
are these eneloops wrapped with duracell brand?

They can either be eneloops (white tops) or rayovacs (black tops).

There is no indication as to what they are (china is usually black tops, japan is usually white tops). It could go either way, but it could also be a way to unload black tops en masse.

elite2048 03-18-2013 12:52 PM

thanks and repped!

diamondjoker5 03-18-2013 12:54 PM

Double AAs would have been better

T108 03-18-2013 12:58 PM

got some too. thx!!

bananana 03-18-2013 01:01 PM

Do these work with Rayovac PS3PL charger? (link [adorama.com])

gonepostl 03-18-2013 01:22 PM

Thanks so much! These are over half off!!!!!!!!
REPPED

katiewhite22 03-18-2013 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brisar (Post 58298164)
eBay Daily Deals has 6-Pack Duracell AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable 800mAh Batteries (DX24B6TB) for $8.95 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Cool! Great deal!

CloudS 03-18-2013 01:52 PM

In for a pack. Hope it's the white tops duraloops. Thanks op

g0dM@n 03-18-2013 02:18 PM

Yeah, I don't want to get stuck with black tops... hmmm....

merlin121 03-18-2013 02:27 PM

Does anyone know if these will work on my Panasonic cordless phones?

Indio22 03-18-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daiei27 (Post 58297826)
I hate how they look similar enough to the original duracells that I have to worry about my extended family throwing them away...

Agreed - they look very similar to standard batteries and two of mine are lately missing, likely due to family members. I have put tape around each battery to better mark them as rechargeable, but would better if the manufacturer made a more distinctive exterior. Otherwise the batteries have worked well in terms of holding a charge.

Krobus 03-18-2013 02:57 PM

In for 2 thanks

rr423 03-18-2013 03:15 PM

I've got black tops and white tops, whats wrong with the black tops?

stingray 03-18-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daiei27 (Post 58297826)
I hate how they look similar enough to the original duracells that I have to worry about my extended family throwing them away...

The problem with these is they look too close to regular batteries. My family tosses them. I like rechargeables that are bright colors or look different.

mrednejar 03-18-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rr423 (Post 58302924)
I've got black tops and white tops, whats wrong with the black tops?

white tops are generally eneloops wrapped with duracell brand

just1guy 03-18-2013 03:46 PM

They should.I replace mine every year.

Quote:

Originally Posted by merlin121 (Post 58301940)
Does anyone know if these will work on my Panasonic cordless phones?


darktemplar 03-18-2013 04:25 PM

how often do these deals come up?

NES_Jackal 03-18-2013 04:32 PM

I bought Duracell Pre-charged before. It loses its charge within a week. Maybe I got lemon, but it was from Amazon, which make me doubt the quality of Duracell

I'll stick with Sanyo for now.

Blade2000 03-18-2013 04:33 PM

These look so close to regular batteries I know my kids will throw them out. That is one reason I always buy Enloop. They know white is rechargeable.

spenc938 03-18-2013 04:47 PM

Good deal. In for a set.

Quote:

Originally Posted by myang322 (Post 58297316)
If the La Crosse BC700 is too expensive for you at $30-40, take a look at this Sony Charger:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-BCG34H...gy+charger

Unlike most chargers, the Sony charger is not a "dumb" timer-based charger, so it won't overcharge an already full battery. The Sony also handles each cell individually, which is rare in chargers of this price range.

Have a look at this review for more info: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1D2Q4UHFLEWSI

I paid $10 for mine, but even at the current price of $14, it's a pretty good deal. (and it comes with 2 low-discharge AA batteries, though they are only 1000 mAH).

That looks like a great charger for the money. Too bad my prime has expired and I don't need anything else from Amazon.

1BadBoy 03-18-2013 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rr423 (Post 58302924)
I've got black tops and white tops, whats wrong with the black tops?

Ordered 3 sets. How can you distinguish "white" tops from "black" tops? The photo looks just like regular Duracell batteries.

movingincircles 03-18-2013 05:20 PM

thanks, needed some for this indiegogo project:http://www.indiegogo.com/projects...t/x/764176


give it a try!

iPineApple 03-18-2013 05:21 PM

wow 6 packs. I have two enloop charger require two batteries for it to charge. Now with this I don't have to wait till both to die to charge it.

Finnlander 03-18-2013 05:27 PM

work in cordless phones?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by merlin121 (Post 58301940)
Does anyone know if these will work on my Panasonic cordless phones?

They should. My Panasonic cordless phones take AAA NiMH batteries and I replaced the factory ones with Energizers AAA NiMH

jhang 03-18-2013 05:44 PM

Thanks. Just in time to replace the batteries in my Panasonic cordless phone.

ysap 03-18-2013 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BadBoy (Post 58305126)
Ordered 3 sets. How can you distinguish "white" tops from "black" tops? The photo looks just like regular Duracell batteries.

The "white tops" have ... white tops, while the "black tops" have black tops...

It is not seen in the picture, but around the plus (+) terminal there is a plastic ring, which is white for eneloops and black for Rayovacs.

Look at the user image at: http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Re...chargeable

ysap 03-18-2013 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by merlin121 (Post 58301940)
Does anyone know if these will work on my Panasonic cordless phones?

It depends. If your phones are old enough, there's a good chance that they use NiCd rechargeable batteries. The batteries here are of NiMH type. In order to tell, look at the phone's instruction booklet, or at the existing batteries (assuming originals).

For powering the units, it does not really matter what type you use - NiCd, NiMH or plain Alkaline, they will all work. The problem is that the chargers at the cradles of NiCd phones are *super dumb* chargers that can ruin the more sensitive NiMH.

Anyway, from my experience, most phones use battery packs, and not single units, so you may need to hack the tiny wire and connector to work with plain batteries.

mrednejar 03-18-2013 06:13 PM

hmm thinking to wait for someone who already made purchase today to see if its white top or black top they receive.hoping the price wont change until that time

Todd803 03-18-2013 06:13 PM

FYI. My local Big Lots had these last week for $8 +tax. All black tops from China and the exact same packaging. I would venture to guess these are from the same lot. So if you want to check somewhere else for some White Tops it might be worth a trip to Big Lots.

mrednejar 03-18-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ysap (Post 58306002)
It depends. If your phones are old enough, there's a good chance that they use NiCd rechargeable batteries. The batteries here are of NiMH type. In order to tell, look at the phone's instruction booklet, or at the existing batteries (assuming originals).

For powering the units, it does not really matter what type you use - NiCd, NiMH or plain Alkaline, they will all work. The problem is that the chargers at the cradles of NiCd phones are *super dumb* chargers that can ruin the more sensitive NiMH.

Anyway, from my experience, most phones use battery packs, and not single units, so you may need to hack the tiny wire and connector to work with plain batteries.

this is something interesting ,do you have some video or instructions how to accomplish this?

acideal 03-18-2013 06:24 PM

800 mAh is kinda low..

kbreese 03-18-2013 06:26 PM

Not to TC, but how do we know these aren't really old stock? Looking at the picture of the packaging it's quite different then the picture on the Amazon offering which say's things like "durablock power preserve" etc..

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Re...B000XSG300

Maddimus 03-18-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58297398)
are these eneloops wrapped with duracell brand?

All the duracells I've gotten have been.

mrednejar 03-18-2013 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maddimus (Post 58306468)
All the duracells I've gotten have been.

do you mean with white tops?

ysap 03-18-2013 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maddimus (Post 58306468)
All the duracells I've gotten have been.

BJ's sells these with black tops (unfortunately), so there's really no way to know.

ysap 03-18-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58306262)
this is something interesting ,do you have some video or instructions how to accomplish this?

Don't have any video, but if you ever looked at a cordless phone's battery pack, they're usually 2-3 AAA batteries wrapped in a soft plastic package with a short wire that is terminated with a tiny 2-pin connector. This connector plugs into the socket that's in the battery compartment.

If you want to replace the pack with plain AAA rechargeable batteries, you'll need to somehow connect the batteries the same way they are packed together (i.e., connect them in series, and add that short wire). If you are somewhat skilled in soldering, this should be a little problem.

geektja0 03-18-2013 06:36 PM

In for 2, thanks

geektja0 03-18-2013 06:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diamondjoker5 (Post 58299448)
Double AAs would have been better

Some folks are never happy I guess

Szyszka 03-18-2013 06:40 PM

Got one pack, thanks!

Mithinco 03-18-2013 06:53 PM

Thanks, in for a pack!

itwasntme_411 03-18-2013 07:02 PM

Thanks O.P. in 4 5

coachclass 03-18-2013 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by briancl (Post 58295920)
can anyone recommend a charger?

Every rechargeable battery deal should automatically include a wiki link to LaCrosse chargers.

superappa 03-18-2013 07:29 PM

Thanks OP. In for 1

pennywize 03-18-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finnlander (Post 58305366)
They should. My Panasonic cordless phones take AAA NiMH batteries and I replaced the factory ones with Energizers AAA NiMH

Quote:

Originally Posted by jhang (Post 58305676)
Thanks. Just in time to replace the batteries in my Panasonic cordless phone.

My Panasonic cordless phones use AAA NiMH batteries. One is running on eneloops for almost 2 yrs now. Bought these to replace another that about to give up. It's started giving the 'charge batteries for 7 hrs' message.

manostb 03-18-2013 08:12 PM

tx OP grabbed 2.. :)

foster_sharma 03-18-2013 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by manostb (Post 58308274)
tx OP grabbed 2.. :)

I bought this, but thinking weather it is Originals or Duplicates.
Is there a way to cancel this order ?

I may buy the Costco eneloops. At least those are originals.

FireRockss 03-18-2013 08:38 PM

77 cents friggin sales tax in NY.Come on!!

Linoleum 03-18-2013 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acideal (Post 58306408)
800 mAh is kinda low..

That is what I was thinking. Are we missing something?

Anas_mg 03-18-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linoleum (Post 58308768)
That is what I was thinking. Are we missing something?

the 1250 AAA are really rare as you can't find any brand name with such capacity

shirleyuguest 03-19-2013 03:35 AM

thanks for AA link
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by poetuan (Post 58298942)
Try these Sony for $8 at Adorama [adorama.com]. Free shipping. I used them and are very satisfied

Thanks for the AA link at Adorama. The rebate sites have 1% CB for Adorama.

inshon1 03-19-2013 05:46 AM

As an alternative Amazon has the 8 pk for $11.34 after you clip the $1 off coupon and use Subscribe & Save. That's only $1.42 per battery compared to $1.49 for the batteries in OP.

These also have a larger capacity: 1000 mAh vs. 800 mAh

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Re..._sim_hpc_6

Wolfairious 03-19-2013 06:08 AM

In for one. Thanks

aviator79 03-19-2013 07:19 AM

in for 4. had a lacross charger for over a year now and havent even opened.

c0bra99 03-19-2013 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inshon1 (Post 58313272)
As an alternative Amazon has the 8 pk for $11.34 after you clip the $1 off coupon and use Subscribe & Save. That's only $1.42 per battery compared to $1.49 for the batteries in OP.

These also have a larger capacity: 1000 mAh vs. 800 mAh

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Re..._sim_hpc_6

Price is now $12.99, or $12.34 w/ S&S :/

ysap 03-19-2013 07:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inshon1 (Post 58313272)
As an alternative Amazon has the 8 pk for $11.34 after you clip the $1 off coupon and use Subscribe & Save. That's only $1.42 per battery compared to $1.49 for the batteries in OP.

These also have a larger capacity: 1000 mAh vs. 800 mAh

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Rechargeable-Batteries-Count-Packaging/dp/B001F0RCE6/ref=pd_sim_hpc_6

NOTE that these are NOT the low-self-discharge type! These are regular rechargeables that will not hold their charge for a long time.

mrednejar 03-19-2013 07:38 AM

Confirmed these are black tops,sent an email yesterday to dealyard and they replied with message below.
************************
Hello,

This product has a black ring around the top.

Thank you,

DealYard

ysap 03-19-2013 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Linoleum (Post 58308768)
That is what I was thinking. Are we missing something?

The Sanyo Eneloop AAA batteries are 800mAh normally.

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58315334)
Confirmed these are black tops,sent an email yesterday to dealyard and they replied with message below.
************************
Hello,

This product has a black ring around the top.

Thank you,

DealYard

mmm... I sent them a question through the eBay website but they did not post it neither have they replied (yet). So thanks for the confirmation. This is probably the same pack sold at BJ's.

EDIT: while typing this message, I got the same email.

Studly 03-19-2013 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58315334)
Confirmed these are black tops,sent an email yesterday to dealyard and they replied with message below.
************************
Hello,

This product has a black ring around the top.

Thank you,

DealYard

Are the black tops a huge step down from the white tops, or is this still a good deal on a decent product?

mrednejar 03-19-2013 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Studly (Post 58315450)
Are the black tops a huge step down from the white tops, or is this still a good deal on a decent product?

i prefer buying white tops which are considered eneloops inside and made in japan,the black tops if you read thru this thread they are rayvoc and made in china and also usually they can be found at local BJ's and Big Lots for this price.

whozee 03-19-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrednejar (Post 58315334)
Confirmed these are black tops,sent an email yesterday to dealyard and they replied with message below.
************************
Hello,

This product has a black ring around the top.

Thank you,

DealYard

Thanks and repped, I don't really need these. I wonder if it's too late to cancel my order? Probably not.

inshon1 03-19-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c0bra99 (Post 58315016)
Price is now $12.99, or $12.34 w/ S&S :/


you have to clip the $1.00 off coupon

1BadBoy 03-19-2013 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by inshon1 (Post 58313272)
As an alternative Amazon has the 8 pk for $11.34 after you clip the $1 off coupon and use Subscribe & Save. That's only $1.42 per battery compared to $1.49 for the batteries in OP.

These also have a larger capacity: 1000 mAh vs. 800 mAh

http://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Rechargeable-Batteries-Count-Packaging/dp/B001F0RCE6/ref=pd_sim_hpc_6

As pointed out above, these do not indicate they are the low-discharge batteries....

kbreese 03-19-2013 06:07 PM

All these peeps talking bout white bein betta then black. Muhfuhkin racists!

On a more serious note, are the rayovac "black tops" REALLY worse or is this all just a myth?

benjasmine 03-19-2013 06:11 PM

I can confirm these are not eneloops inside as well...

Quote:

Hello,

This product is made in China.

Thank you,

DealYard

HunkaBurninLove 03-19-2013 06:22 PM

I have some Rayovac Hybrid AAA (800mAh) that look like these [amazon.com], and they are terrible. They only have about 550mAH of charge left, and they are not used very often.

kbreese 03-19-2013 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HunkaBurninLove (Post 58331252)
I have some Rayovac Hybrid AAA (800mAh) that look like these [amazon.com], and they are terrible. They only have about 550mAH of charge left, and they are not used very often.

maybe so, but personally I can't see Duracell putting there name on a battery that is "terrible." I think when it comes to well respected manufacturers they require the china folk to make it to their specifications. And don't think china folk can't make good stuff, because they surely can. I've got a shotgun under my bed that proves that ;) (NEF Pardner pump)

1BadBoy 03-19-2013 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbreese (Post 58331460)
maybe so, but personally I can't see Duracell putting there name on a battery that is "terrible." I think when it comes to well respected manufacturers they require the china folk to make it to their specifications. And don't think china folk can't make good stuff, because they surely can. I've got a shotgun under my bed that proves that ;)

I agree. Manufacturer's dictate the quality. China or not, I doubt Rayovac would put their name/reputation at risk by selling low quality batteries out of China.

With that said, time will tell. Make sure you have a good charger that can condition the batteries while charging. I think that will lengthen experience and battery life.

1BadBoy 03-20-2013 09:45 AM

I have a new La Crosse charger I picked up from Amazon less than a month ago. I hadn't used it yet and tried it for the first time last night. I read the manual, but I am unable to get the "mode" button to work (within first few seconds before flash sets the charge rate and mode) to change the mode. I even watched a few YouTube videos and was able to see that other's experience works to change the mode.

Any suggestions or did I just get a bad charger?

Studly 03-20-2013 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1BadBoy (Post 58344728)
I have a new La Crosse charger I picked up from Amazon less than a month ago. I hadn't used it yet and tried it for the first time last night. I read the manual, but I am unable to get the "mode" button to work (within first few seconds before flash sets the charge rate and mode) to change the mode. I even watched a few YouTube videos and was able to see that other's experience works to change the mode.

Any suggestions or did I just get a bad charger?

I have a La Crosse charger too, and the Current button never worked very well. When I researched it, I found that lots of people have problems with the buttons and that the buttons aren't constructed very well. I'd return it and when you get a replacement, make sure everything works perfectly before your warranty expires. Buttons seem to work less and less over time.

1BadBoy 03-20-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Studly (Post 58344880)
I have a La Crosse charger too, and the Current button never worked very well. When I researched it, I found that lots of people have problems with the buttons and that the buttons aren't constructed very well. I'd return it and when you get a replacement, make sure everything works perfectly before your warranty expires. Buttons seem to work less and less over time.

I had a few days left to "return/replace" via Amazon, so I did that. Very easy process. I'll get the new one before the old one must be returned, so I'll try it out first. I was hoping that maybe it was something I was doing wrong, but I read the manual, held the mode button for a while (until display blinked meaning the charge settings we "set" for that battery bay), but nothing. I watched YouTube too (found a really bad one for this charger), but what those folks could do, mine would not. I guess I just got a bad charger. The other buttons do work, so I can change the charge rate and view the various settings once it's begun its process, but just cannot change the mode so that it can Charge, Discharge/Refresh, Charge/Test, etc.

sar_Pat 03-23-2013 02:01 PM

thanks op!!

ferganer 03-25-2013 10:34 PM

In case you are still considering these, the ones I received today (yes, shipping was pretty fast) are black tops (non-Eneloop)

Studly 03-29-2013 03:57 PM

I rec'd these Duracell AAA batteries and they're indeed the black top ones. I put them on Test mode in my LaCrosse charger, and out of the 12 batteries I rec'd, none tested at the rated 800mAh. They tested between 697-799 new, out of the box. Many were in the low 700s.

To compare, I tested some new AA Eneloops (didn't have any AAAs that were new) that I had and all in a pack rated above their 2000 mAh rating.

After testing the Duracell AAAs, I then ran them through the Recharge mode, and I was able to bring them all above 750, but it's discouraging that out of the box, none had the claimed capacity.

BluGuy 04-01-2013 08:01 AM

Duracell AAA 6-Pack Pre-Charged Rechargeable Stay Charged 800mAh AAA Batteries $8.95
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duracell-...4852c7b650

droiddeals 04-01-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by DJ3xclusive (Post 58296884)
Yes! :D


I personally recommend two of them that I actually own because you can charge one battery at a time and intelligent smart charger


The Sony BCG34HRE4KN Cycle Energy Quick with Refresh Charger is pretty decent too right? I just ordered one the other day. Waiting for it.

DJ3xclusive 04-01-2013 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by droiddeals (Post 58600832)
The Sony BCG34HRE4KN Cycle Energy Quick with Refresh Charger is pretty decent too right? I just ordered one the other day. Waiting for it.

I always suggest the first two i mentioned. Also the La Cross can refresh batteries

Ragnorok64 04-09-2013 12:05 AM

What applications are people using AAA batteries in that would require top charge from their batteries? I'm planning on using these in wireless PC accessories and stuff like that. If these were going to be used in a camera I'd be more concerned about getting full or greater than 800mAh charge, but I don't even think there's any cameras that use AAA.

kodakman 04-09-2013 03:44 AM

Price is now $8.95 with free shipping.


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