Eneloop, the same label under which Sanyo manufactures Wii charging stations and batteries, has a newly upgraded AA and AAA rechargeable battery that’s drawing rave reviews for it’s longevity and durability. These newly upgraded Eneloops are touted as having the capacity to be recharged around 1,500 times, which is said to be a new record for the industry. As previously mentioned, Eneloop’s gaudy statistics aren’t going unnoticed, as evidenced by a recent post on one of the world’s largest tech sites.-
“We’ve got a thing for Sanyo’s Eneloops. Had it ever since Sanyo released us from the clutches of underperforming NiCad and NiMH batteries about five years ago. Its latest AA and AAA batteries can be recharged about 1,500 times, that’s about 3 years of continuous service and 500 more cycles than competing rechargeables, according to Sanyo. The batteries also feature a low self-discharge rate so they remain usable even after they’ve been charged and stored in a drawer. In fact, an Eneloop will maintain about 75% of its charged power even after three years. Impressive, we know, and the reason they come pre-charged from the factory for immediate use of out the box.” Engadget
It’s capacity to be recharged 1,500 times and maintain 75% of it’s charged power after three years isn’t all that’s getting the Eneloops noticed. In it’s purpose of being as eco-friendly a battery as possible, Sanyo sends the batteries pre-charged from the factory using clean energy from renewable solar power. When combined with it’s longevity, the Eneloop finds itself as one of the batteries on the market that sets the standard for all others to be measured by.
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