AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (8-Pack) Pre-charged, Packaging May Vary
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- Pack of 8 AAA rechargeable batteries
- 1,000 recharge cycles
- Capacity: 800mAh (milliamp-hour) Minimum 750mAh
- Pre-Charged using Solar Energy
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AmazonBasics Rechargeable Batteries
Rely on dependable power with rechargeable batteries from AmazonBasics. The batteries work well for popular everyday devices like digital cameras, remote controls, toys, flashlights, and more.
Note: the packaging and appearance of the batteries may vary.
- Gradual self-discharge for long battery life
- Pre-charged and ready to use
- Can be recharged up to 1000 times
- Ideal for everyday devices
Long Battery Life
Providing an extremely gradual self-discharge, the long-lasting batteries retain 80% of their power for 24 months.
Ready to Use & Rechargeable
The AmazonBasics rechargeable batteries come pre-charged and ready to use right out of the box. They can be recharged up to 1,000 times with minimal power loss.
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I popped four of these these straight into my old LaCross BC-900 battery charger to test. They were partially charged showing a uniform voltage of 1.34V (or around 89% full). After one cycle, the capacity reads out to be 762/805/788/821. After around 4 cycles, it improved to 821/802/827/847. Note that the LaCross charger doesn’t always give consistent results on mine, but it’s a good idea about the range of capacity, which are significantly higher than the rated 720mAh.
There were many speculations that these are regular Eneloops (as opposed to the pros which are rated 900mAh+). It’s not the first time this has happened, and I have purchased similar rebranded Eneloops in the past (such as some old Duracell NiMH). The fact these are made in Japan limits the number of suppliers available, and that they hold over the stated capacity is also something that’s almost exclusive to Eneloops. Finally, it’s also said that while Panasonic owns the Eneloop brand, Fujitsu still has the right of production, and have been making them for the likes of Amazon, IKEA, Duracell, etc.
At half the price of regular Eneloops at the time of this writing, and possibly even less when on sale, these are truly the best bargains out there for the finest NiMH available on the market. While it can be argued that the Eneloops are probably worth the ever higher asking price, it’s impossible to overlook that these are very likely the same goods for much less. Seeing how other cheaper NiMH tend to fail to perform, and having used Eneloops and their rebranded cells for over a decade, I’d say these are quite the bargain if you are in the market for LSD NiMH rechargeables.
Lastly, there are also higher capacity variants available from AmazonBasics AAA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack) Pre-charged - Packaging May Vary, which along with Ikea Ladda are supposed to be the Eneloop Pros, in case you might need those as they rival Alkaline in capacity and endurance.
I measured the capacities of those AmazonBasics AAA batteries, using my La Crosse BC1000 charger. Here are my findings:
- Right out of the package, the average remaining charge is 562mAh, or 70% of the rated '800mAh' capacity.
- After one recharge/discharge cycle, the average capacity jumped to 797mAh.
- After another 2-3 more cycles, the average capacity leveled off at 821mAh
The above behavior is consistent with my previous test results for original (1000-cycle) eneloop,2nd-gen (1500-cycle) eneloop and 3rd-gen (1800-cycle) eneloop cells. Note that just as in this case with AmazonBasics cells, all eneloop cells are charged to around 70% when they left factory.
Based on electrical characteristics, I believe that those white AmazonBasics cells are indeed rebranded Sanyo eneloop cells. But it is impossible to tell whether they are in fact 1st- or 2nd-generation eneloop. This is because to the end-user, there are no measureable performance differences between 1st, 2nd or even 3rd-generation eneloop cells beside their cycle life claims.
Because of the '1000-cycle' claim, most people would jump to the conclusion that white AmazonBasics cells are equivalent to 1st-gen Sanyo eneloop. My closer examination, however, suggested that they are more likely to be rebranded SECOND-generation eneloop instead.
Please refer to the picture I uploaded to 'Customer Images' section. Look closely at the positive terminals of those three types of batteries, and you'll notice the difference in their so-called 'vent holes' (the name is misleading because those openings are not actually used for venting):
In the case of AAA cells:
- First-gen eneloop AAA cell has triangular-shaped vent holes
- Second-gen eneloop AAA has vent holes with rounded tops
- White AmazonBasics AAA has vent holes with rounded tops
In the case of AA cells:
- First-gen eneloop AA cell has triangular-shaped vent holes
- Second-gen eneloop AA has no vent holes
- White AmazonBasics AA has no vent holes
Therefore based on their mechanical aspects, I have to say those white AmazonBasics cells are most likely rebranded 2nd-gen Sanyo eneloop cells.
Why would Amazon intentionally sell rebranded 1500-cycle eneloop cells as just 1000-cycle? The answer is Price Differentiation. Manufacturers often de-spec a product when it is sold under different brand at a lower price. Otherwise it will erode the market for their higher-priced brand.
What if I'm wrong and those AmazonBasics cells are 'only' 1000 cycles? Well, you could find out the difference in... TEN years. So for now, just pick whichever brand is on sale and be happy.