Eneloop : The battery for the 21st century September 21, 2007

Filed under: Product Review — saifulrizan @ 1:50 pm

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HenryTB from forum is another sifu that never failed to answer all my queries when it comes to photography. He’s one wise and good uncle guy, and he helped me a lot. In one of our conversation, he told me there’s a new battery, good for electronic device that uses a lot of power.

I’ve been in search for that battery ever since, and too bad, there’s no camera shop (that I’ve visited) sell that kind of batteries.

But today, a short visit to Dick Smith Electronics (a premier electronic mall in Australia, and New Zealand), and a slight glance to the cute girl at the counter reminds me of uncle Henry, and the image of the battery he showed to me. I stopped, and immediately bought the item, without hesitance.

It’s the Sanyo Eneloop battery, a combination of a rechargeable and a disposable battery, the next evolutionary step for batteries into the 21st century. It costs me AUD 30 for this pack, 4 AA size batteries, with the charger included. Among the advantages of using Eneloop battery are :

  1. immediate use (you can use it straight away from the pack – already charged from the factory)
  2. low self-disharge (Once charges, eneloop keeps its charge even if you store it for 6 or 12 months. ( 90 per cent of the charge after 6 months, 85 per cent after 12 months )
  3. environment protection (It can be charged up to 1000 times – so it can save 999 disposable batteries from polluting the planet!)
  4. universal application (you can use it on mostly electronic items)
  5. higher performance
  6. recyclable package

I am really fortunate to found this battery. I really hope it can perform up to its par or as good as those reviews I’ve read.

I will try this battery tomorrow, when I will fly with an ultra light aircraft, and take photos from the sky.


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