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Excellent rechargeable batteries after a few charge cycles
31 January 2019
At the time of writing this review I've used these for 4 months.
I was looking to buy some rechargeable batteries for my fire stick TV remote since that goes through a set of regular AAA batteries in 4-5 weeks. I have used Eneloop batteries so I looked at those and they were all selling for stupid prices so I looked at the alternatives and went with Duracell, well because its Duracell & they are a reputed battery manufacturer.
These are compatible with all Ni-Mh chargers. I have a Panasonic fast charger and using that they charge in around 90 minutes.
Also these batteries don't suffer from the battery memory effect that was a common thing with older rechargeable batteries.
These hold their charge really well.
Initially I was disappointed with the performance since they went flat in a week in the fire stick tv remote. I had charged them fully before using them. I thought here is another poor performing rechargeable battery form a know manufacturer. Since I've a fast charger I thought that I'll charge them once a week no big deal, at least I don't have to buy new batteries every 45 days.
I'm glad I did not return them since these batteries require 3-4 charge cycles to get up to speed. After a few charge cycles they are performing just as I imagined they would perform. Eneloops perform great from the word go and since I have exclusively used Eneloops I did not know about the charge cycle thing. As a precaution I recharge them every 45 days and have not had them go flat on me.
I got them from a prime seller for under 200 but even at the current price they are a killer option.
Duracell claims that these can be recharged up to 400 times and that is truly a long long time. If you use this battery in something that requires you to recharge the battery every 3 months then you'll be recharging them just 4 times per year which gives these batteries a really long usable life. Just get these and you'll be wondering why you didn't switch to quality rechargeable batteries earlier.