AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (16-Pack) - Packaging May Vary
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- Features sixteen-pack 2,000 mAh rechargeable AA batteries for digital cameras, remotes, and more
- Pre-charged and prepared to use out of the pack
- Extremely gradual self-discharge maintains 80% of capacity
- Brings together very best capabilities of AA alkaline (ready to use) and rechargeable (reusable) batteries
- Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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If you know what precharged or low self discharge batteries are, you can skip down a few paragraphs.
Brief history of rechargable batteries: In the beginning there was NiCad and all was good, but people found that the cells of Nicad had memory and that was bad. So then there were the cells of NiMH which could store more power than Nicad and had no memory, and that was good.
But these cells of NiMH also lost charge (self-discharge) fairly quickly, so that in a few months they were dead, and this was almost worse than memory. Alas, the men were angry and the women lamenting "Why have the electrons of NiMH abandoned us?
Then the prophet Sanyo came and said "I have made a NiMH cell that has a very low self discharge and I will give it a name like no other. I will call it ENELOOP"
And all the people said "Huh?" for the name was like no other. But soon the land was filled with celebration as they found that these batteries would hold their charge for months, even as long as a year!
Then competition came to the world with others calling this "Pre-Charged." and "Low Self Dischage" and Amazon too came to bring a cell which was made in the form of the the cell ENELOOP.
So, are these as good? Like any good Alpha-Geek, I have a Lacrosse BC-900 La Crosse Technology Alpha Power Battery Charger, BC1000 and I tested 4 of the AmazonBasics back to back with 4 of the Eneloop I very recently purchased.Read more ›
The Amazon Basics have been very inconsistent since buying them. I've bought three of the 16 packs so far. The first pack was "precharged" but 4 were returned to me, drained, after only 4 days. One of those 4 was simply dead. The charger couldn't even recognize there was a battery in the the chamber. Eight more of them were returned to my desk after 2 weeks. One of those 8 only recharged to half spec. The last 4 were returned after 4 weeks and two of those four only recharged to half spec.
When recharging them, I always fully discharge before recharging. The eneloop rarely, if ever, have any issues. The first box of 16 Amazon Basics have just been inconsistent. I'm hesitant to open the other two packs I bought. I might return them and just suck it up and buy the more expensive eneloop. At the pace we are dependent upon and cycle through batteries, it's worth it to have the reliability of the eneloop. Having to go through and discharge and recharge the Amazon Basics two or three times to get them back to operating specs is simply too time consuming. I am giving them a 2-star rating based on the fact that the price is still good even with only 12 working batteries and that they serve as a good backup plan while I'm recharging the eneloop.
As much as I was hoping these would be decent, I'm sorry to say these batteries are junk.
In my 16-pack, some charged fine. Others wouldn't charge and would start getting really hot if I left them in the charger for just a brief period of time. The consistency of these batteries is a big concern for me, so I am sending them back.
The biggest difference between these batteries (black labeled) versus the Amazon white labeled batteries (that I previously bought) is these black labeled batteries are made in China, while as the white labeled batteries are made in Japan.
The white labeled batteries I previously bought worked/charged flawlessly for awhile now. Many believe they are just relabeled Sanyo Eneloop batteries. In my experience, the performance of Amazon's white labeled batteries are identical to Sanyo Eneloops..
These black labeled batteries are not. Sanyo Eneloops are not made there.
I will be replacing them with the white labeled batteries or eneloops.
See picture for differences
Most Recent Customer Reviews
they last as long as rhe alkaline counterpart if not longer i;ll keep buying them@Published 14 hours ago by roberto rodriguez
Excellent price! Long lasting! I use in my various outdoor solar lights and they last for years!Published 19 hours ago by tazapril
Awful. They don't last long nor do they charge with my energize charger. So I've recycled them. And highly recommend you NOT purchase these.Published 22 hours ago by Sean
As good as any I've used. I have used them in my cameras, my flashlights,my toothbrush, and of course the host of entertainment controllers in my home. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mike
Terrible quality. They start failing after 3+ charges. Awful. Just buy regular batteries. I have had several fail to accept charge from my charger after as little as 3 months. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Colm O. Dushlaine
I used the Amazon batteries in our outdoor solar lights and they have last over a year with no issues. They recharge well and last all night. Read morePublished 1 day ago by D&RW