EBL 8 Pack AAA High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries 1100mAh Ni-MH
EBL 8 Pack AAA High Capacity Rechargeable Batteries 1100mAh Ni-MH 1.2V 1200 Cycles(Battery Case Included)
Offered by EBL official
Price: CDN$ 15.99
Nice pack of 8 AAA batteries for the price
This is one of those things that you can never have enough around the house when you consider everything these days takes AAA’s but I’m tired of buying alkaline’s just so I can toss them in a week or so and my current Ni-MH’s are getting old. I’ve tried numerous makes of rechargeables over the years, some were ok others were not. Since I’ve not used the EBL brand before I thought it was time, especially with Amazons return policy if something doesn’t work
I’m happy to say that these have worked very well for me. As soon as I got them they went on the charger that discharges at a set rate beofore charging. It’s important even with Ni-MH to get three full charge/discharge cycles into them before you end up doing any partial charges. If you don’t do this the batteries will never get to full capacity. The charger will show them as charged but if it’s a 1000mAh battery the most you might ever get into it before the charger shows done is 900mAh. Once you get the three cycles over with partial charges aren’t nearly as hard on the chemistry. The other important thing to keep in mind when charging batteries, keep them as cool as possible. They will always warm but with a slow charge there is little heating compared to a rapid charge. The warmer they get during charging the shorter their life span.
By the third cycle they were up to capacity, 1100mAh give or take a few milliamps. Performance is on par with more expensive batteries that I’ve purchased and if they keep working, hold their capacity after a few dozen cycles then I can see more of them finding a home with us. There are a number of chargers you can buy through Amazon that will let you discharge to the correct voltage and then recharge at the right rate. With one of these you’ll get a lot more life out of both AAA and AA batteries (NiCad and Ni-MH), they work with both. While Amazon no longer sells the one I use it looks like this will work just fine as it has the discharge option -> ANSMANN Powerline 4 Light Smart Battery Charger for NiMH & NiCd AA, AAA Rechargeable Batteries + USB-Port for iPhone/Android (450mAh Charging Power), with LCD-Display + 4x 2850mAh AA Battery and this charger also comes with 4 AA batteries.
Also by continuously discharging them to the right voltage before recharging you avoid any memory effect that can plague even Ni-MH batteries. While not as much of a problem as with NiCad’s it’s still an issue.
Good batteries for the price, just make sure you get in the three complete charge/discharge cycles before charging them at any time.