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Popular deal at $12. These will very likely be made in china.


AAA rechargeable battery (12-pack, 800 mAh); ideal for digital cameras, remote controls, toys, and more
Long battery life; extremely gradual self-discharge; maintains 80% capacity for 24 months
Comes pre-charged and ready to use; can be recharged 1000 times with minimal power loss



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I've used rechargeables from Eneloop, Fujitsu, and Amazon.

These Amazon ones are definitely not as good - they either discharge quickly or go bad at a much higher rate than the other ones. I'm always in the market for rechargeables... but I'll wait for the quality...
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Use caution doing this, I've done it a number of times and on rare occasion I've had a few NiMH rechargable batteries vent out the top after use because of some internal battery failure. It looks like a white powder near the top of the positive terminal where the tiny holes are, almost like corrosion but much easier to clean.

In my experience these batteries may go full dead again after their first use following reseurection in this way. In the cases where I could get them to charge normally after their first use following a full dead reseurection, I have continued to use those batteries only in devices I don't care about because they might vent again.

In my experience this has happened with 5 Amazon Basics AA (all made in Japan circa 2016) and 1 AA eneloop. This is out of about 24-30 Amazon Basics AAs and 8 eneloops. I use the good charger and everything. Bad batch I guess.
What's different about this approach compare to just what I normally do when a battery goes null?

I just take one that has a charge and connect with the dead one both ends with a quarter and hold for about 10 sec. Than it has enough charge for the smart chargers to recognize and charge them back up.
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Same question!
Absolutely
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I have 8 year old Eneloops and Duracel, The Eneloops and the Japan Duracel are still in use (all hold good charge), the Chinese made Duracel have all failed...

the only rechargeable that have failed for me have been the china made rechargeable.

Last week I picked up a Wii remote that was dead, one battery was from china and dead, the other was Japan and read at 1.4v. the wii remote was not used, it just sat for months and that was the last china battery in my collection.

spend the money on japan batteries, it is worth it if you use them more than 3-5 years.
A big part has to do with the customer - not the end consumers like you, but rather the brand's sourcing department. Manufactured goods in china are usually graded and priced to be competitive. You can get shit dirt cheap, but they'll also fail as quickly as they can, and you can get super high-end stuff that are just as good as anyone else's. Once you set the standards and requirements, usually the goods become just a little cheaper than their foreign competitors. Especially true for batteries. A 10-cent per unit difference sometimes divides 1% fail rate after 3 years and 80%.
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Can i use these ont the eneloop charger?
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If you dont care about a device, you should donate to charity
I'm referring to use in devices that I still use but where I don't have high hopes for the device lasting very long anyway. Mostly I've used these are my kids cheap RC car remotes or other cheap plastic toys. I do appreciate your generosity with my possessions, though!
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My 2c:
I've used rechargeables from Eneloop, Fujitsu, and Amazon.

These Amazon ones are definitely not as good - they either discharge quickly or go bad at a much higher rate than the other ones. I'm always in the market for rechargeables... but I'll wait for the quality...
How does IKEA batteries compare with these ?
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Use caution doing this, I've done it a number of times and on rare occasion I've had a few NiMH rechargable batteries vent out the top after use because of some internal battery failure. It looks like a white powder near the top of the positive terminal where the tiny holes are, almost like corrosion but much easier to clean.

In my experience these batteries may go full dead again after their first use following reseurection in this way. In the cases where I could get them to charge normally after their first use following a full dead reseurection, I have continued to use those batteries only in devices I don't care about because they might vent again.

In my experience this has happened with 5 Amazon Basics AA (all made in Japan circa 2016) and 1 AA eneloop. This is out of about 24-30 Amazon Basics AAs and 8 eneloops. I use the good charger and everything. Bad batch I guess.
That would be because your batteries are overheating while charging. It is not battery failure. It's a safety valve so they don't explode when too much power is being sent into them for too long.
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Decent deal for pre-charged. Will give them a shot and hope for the best.

Also FYI, there is a AA 16 pack on sale for $20.37 also.
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Stop blaming your failures on not being prepared or being cheap. If it's you job have back up upon back ups, or just use reg batteries.
Both of you have valid arguments. I'll try to give some perspectives that if your job, your income or your livelyhood depends on it then spend as much as you can. Many other professional do with their tools and supplies. For the rest of it's with cheap toys where losing a warthunder battle because the remote stop working isn't a big deal then cheap rechargeable is a good investment.
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I hate stuff that uses AAA. Usually they take 3xAAA to power them. Wish they would make stuff uses 18650 instead. Just one of it almost the same voltage as 3 x AAA.

Anyway, I stay away from AAA stuff like cancer.
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I have 8 year old Eneloops and Duracel, The Eneloops and the Japan Duracel are still in use (all hold good charge), the Chinese made Duracel have all failed...

the only rechargeable that have failed for me have been the china made rechargeable.

Last week I picked up a Wii remote that was dead, one battery was from china and dead, the other was Japan and read at 1.4v. the wii remote was not used, it just sat for months and that was the last china battery in my collection.

spend the money on japan batteries, it is worth it if you use them more than 3-5 years.
I don't think it's related to the country in where it's made, but related to how much you paid. Better martials definitely cost more.
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That would be because your batteries are overheating while charging. It is not battery failure. It's a safety valve so they don't explode when too much power is being sent into them for too long.
Perhaps the issue is how I'm bringing them back to life, using a less smart eneloop charger for about 20-30 minutes then transferring back to My La Crosse BC-900 charger at the default 200ma/H.

Maybe this isn't exactly what the original post was recommending, and maybe the venting did happen during the charging process. I'll check more carefully when I pull the batteries out of the charger next time.

Any idea if it's safe to keep charging the vented ones? I couldn't find any concrete data online.
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I have 8 year old Eneloops and Duracel, The Eneloops and the Japan Duracel are still in use (all hold good charge), the Chinese made Duracel have all failed...

the only rechargeable that have failed for me have been the china made rechargeable.

Last week I picked up a Wii remote that was dead, one battery was from china and dead, the other was Japan and read at 1.4v. the wii remote was not used, it just sat for months and that was the last china battery in my collection.

spend the money on japan batteries, it is worth it if you use them more than 3-5 years.
I had many made in Japan white Sanyo Eneloops AA batteries , all died out 5 years ago
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Not necessarily, if you have failures in important equipment/devices and end up having to buy batteries on the spot, that would take away from that 300%. I.e. I have a camera that takes 4 batteries so I carry two sets of 4, but 1 or 2 fails on a trip, i'm now having to drive out of my way, purchase batteries at higher cost likely, and possibly even cause financial loss if it's part of my job that I missed out on.

Tldr; failures can end up costing way more than the savings you had from buying a quality battery.
You build costs of doing a job into that job such as a photographer... Redundancy is part of the expense...
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