4.4 out of 5 stars (682 customer reviews) Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
- Pre-charged and prepared to use out of the pack - Extremely gradual self-discharge maintains 80% of capacity - Brings together very best capabilities of alkaline (ready to use) and rechargeable (reusable) batteries - Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
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grizybaerjr said: are these better than the black top duracell NiMH?
If you search for "Search Customer Reviews," you can type 'Duracell' to see what owners have to say about it (make sure "Only search this product's review" is selected). Unfortunately, I don't see any specific reference to the black top Duracells, but most reviewers who compared these to Duracells said that these AmazonBasics are at least comparable, if not better (though some reviwers do say Duracells are better). Given the price, number of batteries, and strong reviews, IMHO, you're probably fine getting these... especially if you can maximize their performance with a battery charger like the La Crosse BC700.
posted: Sep. 6, 2013 @ 4:04p
'NLee the engineer' is well known on Amazon for his battery expertise. He is the top review for these batteries, and is generally very favorable of them. However, he found that they do not hold a long term charge as well as Eneloops. NLee the Engineer said: [*Update on Apr 14, 2012*] Long term self-discharge data of AmazonBasics batteries were disappointing, so I have to downgrade my rating from 5 to 4 stars. I have tested one pair each of thos AA cells after 3, 4 and 8 months of storage. The average remaining charge measured were 82.3%, 79.4% and 67.6% respectively. That means they have already failed the claim of "maintains 80% of capacity after 1 year". If the present linear trend (-3% per month) continues, I expect them to retain only 55% of original charge after one year. In contrast, my previous test data with Sanyo eneloop and GP Recyko+ showed that they can retain at least 80% after 12 months. New bottom line: For most applications, those AmazonBasics cells are good enough. But for mission-critical applications, I have to recommend Sanyo eneloop instead.
posted: Sep. 6, 2013 @ 7:16p
You can also purchased Eneloop item#704479 from Costco for $19.89.
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