Three generations of Sanyo Eneloops compared

These plots were made with West Mountain Radio’s Computerized Battery Analyzer

More battery plots can be found in the Pages section of this website under QRP>QRP & Batteries above.

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  2 comments for “Three generations of Sanyo Eneloops compared

  1. David Ryeburn
    February 12, 2012 at 1:23 am

    According to the Wikipedia article

    there is a catch with the Eneloop XX or Eneloop Pro. Quoting, “They have a higher capacity than regular eneloops, 2500mAh (Min 2400mAh). However, they retain only 75% of their initial charge after one year, and can only be recharged 500 times.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eneloop

    David, ex-W8EZE

    • February 12, 2012 at 6:05 am

      Hi David – thanks for the reply,

      I did read the comment you quoted in an Amazon review. Compared to the 1500 recharge cycles some NiMH batteries advertise, 500 does seem like getting the short end of the stick but…even if I used a set of 4 once a week, they’d last 10 years. I don’t use them near that often.

      Put another way, I have 2000 batteries for $20 (4 cells x 500 charge cycles).

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