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I had the same experience. Well, maybe 2 or 3 years but that's pretty lame for a brand-new (at XBox One launch time) battery pack. I was surprised as even the old NiCd X360 packs lasted me 5+ years. (all dead now, of course, and recycled.)

Regarding charging too long as the cause -- this is supposed to be a smart charge system. It seems like this is "old wive's tales" about leaving things plugged in. This is 2019. If you do get the Microsoft bundle which includes a cable, you'll see the cable actually has an orange LED light at the end that shows you when the battery is charging. It's supposed to be smart enough to not cause damage by overcharging.

Basically I think these were just sucky battery packs and didn't live up to expectations where I would expect at least 5 years of service, not 1 or 2.

I'll 2nd the vote for Eneloops. Costco is the best B&M source and often has an in-store discount bringing a charge/batteries combo (both AA and AAA, often with a case sometimes with USB charger output) for $20-23 down from a list of $30. (deal varies each year -- no deal on currently AFAIK). Also check out "Amazon Basics" which apparently include some re-branded Eneloops (or at least from same line). But it's not always specified so YMMV. I have used some Amazon Basics and they were fine.

BTW the other risk with these packs is that unless there is a clear manufacturing date, these may be "old stock" -- a lot of the degradation of some battery packs happens due to time, not just to charge/discharge. In fact, leaving them in a static state for a long time is probably the worst thing. If these came from 2014-2015, they'll probably be close to toast by now. As I said above I just don't trust these packs when it's so easy to keep a handful of rechargeable AAs handy (I have them in a tray on my dresser and a charger on the floor -- yeah, my house is not that organized nod).
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
Oh wow! Can you share a link to the suggested one please? I am in a market for rechargeable battery on both Xbox One and 360 😕
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Oh wow! Can you share a link to the suggested one please? I am in a market for rechargeable battery on both Xbox One and 360 😕
https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-...th=1&psc=1
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
Rather have this , you can't charge and play with batteries need to be changing them, why would you want that? Lol
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I see. Too bad the charger is no longer available, per the link. Guess I keep looking around
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I see. Too bad the charger is no longer available, per the link. Guess I keep looking around
Get the whole kit
https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-...th=1&psc=1
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
Exactly what I do,and works great..
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Yea forget these, set of four Eneloops will keep you going plenty good.
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Good price, but I go with Panasonic Eneloop rechargable batteries that come with a charger and two sets of batteries for this price
You'll find yourself replacing those two batteries faster than you would with the Xbox OEM battery. I own both, I prefer the Xbox ones to Eneloop. It is convenient if you have multiple controllers to just rotate them on the charging deck that comes with the Eneloop.
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I've been using one since January of 2014 according to Amazon. It works great and lasts longer than I would have thought.
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Battery on my kit lasted just over a year, I wasn't thrilled with it
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Battery on my kit lasted just over a year, I wasn't thrilled with it
I had the same experience. Well, maybe 2 or 3 years but that's pretty lame for a brand-new (at XBox One launch time) battery pack. I was surprised as even the old NiCd X360 packs lasted me 5+ years. (all dead now, of course, and recycled.)

Regarding charging too long as the cause -- this is supposed to be a smart charge system. It seems like this is "old wive's tales" about leaving things plugged in. This is 2019. If you do get the Microsoft bundle which includes a cable, you'll see the cable actually has an orange LED light at the end that shows you when the battery is charging. It's supposed to be smart enough to not cause damage by overcharging.

Basically I think these were just sucky battery packs and didn't live up to expectations where I would expect at least 5 years of service, not 1 or 2.

I'll 2nd the vote for Eneloops. Costco is the best B&M source and often has an in-store discount bringing a charge/batteries combo (both AA and AAA, often with a case sometimes with USB charger output) for $20-23 down from a list of $30. (deal varies each year -- no deal on currently AFAIK). Also check out "Amazon Basics" which apparently include some re-branded Eneloops (or at least from same line). But it's not always specified so YMMV. I have used some Amazon Basics and they were fine.

[edit] BTW the other risk with these packs is that unless there is a clear manufacturing date, these may be "old stock" -- a lot of the degradation of some battery packs happens due to time, not just to charge/discharge. In fact, leaving them in a static state for a long time is probably the worst thing. If these came from 2014-2015, they'll probably be close to toast by now. As I said above I just don't trust these packs when it's so easy to keep a handful of rechargeable AAs handy (I have them in a tray on my dresser and a charger on the floor -- yeah, my house is not that organized nod).
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