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Costco Eneloop batteries

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by JLGF1, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. JLGF1

    JLGF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jerry
    MOD NOTE 3/15/2019: Follow this link to get to the post below with the current deal.
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    Costco has a great deal now on a big pack of AA/AAA Eneloops & charger ($20).

    Also includes the C/D adapters and a case.

    These batts work well for flash units.
     
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  2. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2013
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    I'm unable to find that. Do you have a link? Thanks!
     
  3. JLGF1

    JLGF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Oct 20, 2017
    Jerry
    I stumbled across it in the local B&M store...don't know about online.
     
  4. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oh. OK. I'll see if it's available at my local Costco then.
     
  5. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    I wish Costco would just sell the batteries. The kit stuff is useless for me. I have a good Powerex charger.
     
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  6. JLGF1

    JLGF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jerry
    The kit makes the most sense for first timers who need a decent charger.

    Amazon Basic 2400ma AA are $19/8.
     
  7. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Last I looked, the kits at Costco are about the same price as batteries alone at Amazon.
     
  8. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
    [rant]I bought the Panasonic Eneloop black ones. A little more but higher capacity at the sacrifice of cycles. Don't buy cheap ones! They are more expensive. And a high quality charger is a good investment up front if you are moving to rechargeables. Kinda like a tripod. If you start with a cheap one you end up with a good one anyhow. Proper charging is the key to getting the advertised # of cycles out of expensive batteries. Otherwise just buy throw-aways. [/rant]

    :biggrin:
     
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  10. Apollo T.

    Apollo T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 27, 2016
    Northern New Jersey
    I just checked...Ikea batteries are NOT availble online, in my area.
     
  11. Mike Wingate

    Mike Wingate Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 21, 2017
    Altrincham
    Mike Wingate
    IKEA Ladda batteries available in the U.K. For £5:99 for a pack of 4.
     
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  12. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    FYIs, Costco has a new Eneloop set with a new charger, which also provides a USB output for charging another device (it cannot take USB power IN afaict).
    I'm hoping they'll have it on sale before Christmas.
     
  13. Apollo T.

    Apollo T. Mu-43 Veteran

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    2 points I came across not too long ago:
    A- Rechargeable batteries ship partially charged; it’s important to fully charge BEFORE using. I’m not sure why the batts don’t properly form otherwise.
    B- A Panasonic owner’s manual (G7 I think) said that “topping up” batteries too frequntly can cause swelling.
     
  14. Apollo T.

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  15. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, Those notes only apply to Lithium Ion batteries; Eneloops and other modern rechargeable AA, AAA, C, or D batteries are NiMH (Older/cheaper brands may be NiCd) and have different behaviors.
     
  16. Also note that Eneloops come fully (or near enough) charged (claimed to be by solar at the source factory). They are designed to be ready for use straight out of the pack thanks to their high retention capability. If you are ever tempted to by a pack of 1.2 V AAs or AAAs because you need batteries on the spot, just get Eneloops instead - it's way better value in the long run.
     
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  17. snaimpally

    snaimpally Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Ikea online shows $6.99 for 4 AA batteries and $12.99 for a charger so Costco may be better for a package deal. If you already have a charger and just need batteries, then the Ikea batteries are a very good deal.
     
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  18. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    A nearby Costco has the Eneloop set on sale now, $23.99 reduced from $29.99.
    It wasn't in the new monthly ad so I'm not how long the sale is, and they don't have them listed at all on Costco.com.

    Video showing the product:

    The green part is a carrying case, but the latches on mine show stress/fatigue before I used it, and are hard to latch and unlatch.

     
  19. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    BTW, I got a tiny 2-AA/AAA charger at Ikea which runs off USB power, but it did not work properly so I had to return it.
    If it had worked, I would have just bought more batteries at Ikea (although they've been out of the AAA's locally for a while). I already have an Energizer charger but it charges very fast and extremely hot, so the slow 2-cell one would have been great when not in a hurry.

    Oh well, supposedly this Panasonic set's charger has 4 channels and doesn't cook the batteries.
     
  20. The Panasonic Eneloop chargers I have are actually 2x2 channels, not 4 independent channels. You have to charge in pairs.
     
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