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Topic # 144024 5-May-2014 11:42
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I can only find gen 3 Sanyo Eneloops which were replaced with updated (more recharge cycles) Panasonic branded ones last year in April.

Does anyone know where the newer Panasonic Eneloops  can be had in NZ?





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  Reply # 1036961 5-May-2014 12:50
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  Reply # 1036963 5-May-2014 12:51
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I didn't know about them, I'm using third generation.  Fourth gen may not be available in New Zealand.

If you're not using a really good charger you're not going to get near the rated cycles anyway. Maha C9000 for break in (annually), that or the Maha 801D for periodic refreshes. You can get both locally, with some difficulty, or amazon.




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  Reply # 1036985 5-May-2014 13:31
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Panasonic NZ still seem to be marketing Sanyo branded product.



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  Reply # 1036986 5-May-2014 13:32
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timmmay: I didn't know about them, I'm using third generation.  Fourth gen may not be available in New Zealand.

If you're not using a really good charger you're not going to get near the rated cycles anyway. Maha C9000 for break in (annually), that or the Maha 801D for periodic refreshes. You can get both locally, with some difficulty, or amazon.


Not available over a year after launch?! Wow.

I need a new charger anyway so it's a good excuse.

Panasonic bought up Sanyo which precipitated the rebrand.







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  Reply # 1036987 5-May-2014 13:32
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Bung: Panasonic NZ still seem to be marketing Sanyo branded product.


Dumping old stock…!





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  Reply # 1037017 5-May-2014 14:05
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Sanyo Australia could hardly be bothered to shift it so there probably was a few containers left.



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  Reply # 1037021 5-May-2014 14:08
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Bung: Sanyo Australia could hardly be bothered to shift it so there probably was a few containers left.


You'd think they'd be discounting them a bit by now. They seem to average around $25 for 4 AA.







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timmmay: I didn't know about them, I'm using third generation.  Fourth gen may not be available in New Zealand.

If you're not using a really good charger you're not going to get near the rated cycles anyway. Maha C9000 for break in (annually), that or the Maha 801D for periodic refreshes. You can get both locally, with some difficulty, or amazon.


Do you think this one would be good for travel?







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  Reply # 1037150 5-May-2014 16:54
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No. Fast charging will reduce battery life. 2 hours is ok, 1 hour is too quick, and overnight is too slow mostly because it makes it difficult for the charger to tell when the battery's charged. Read up on www.batteryuniversity.com for all the different battery chemistries.




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timmmay: No. Fast charging will reduce battery life. 2 hours is ok, 1 hour is too quick, and overnight is too slow mostly because it makes it difficult for the charger to tell when the battery's charged. Read up on www.batteryuniversity.com for all the different battery chemistries.


Any ideas for a charger that will do a couple of AA's and is suitable for travel?

I'm on the road in Europe and SEA from the beginning of June until September and need to charge some AA's for things like my mouse and my Zebralight. I don't really want to lug a full 8 battery charger around if I can help it!





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C9000. Reasonably compact, great charger.




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  Reply # 1037495 6-May-2014 07:25
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Just beware fast chargers decrease battery life, but one branded Eneloop is probably not going to be too bad. 2 hour charging is ideal, 1 hour is really pushing it, less is a problem.




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  Reply # 1037503 6-May-2014 07:52
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Cheaper chargers require pairs of cells. I carry Eveready Lithium-iron as a back up for the times you couldn't recharge. They are pricey but last and are lightweight.



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  Reply # 1037614 6-May-2014 11:07
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timmmay: C9000. Reasonably compact, great charger.


You can get that on Trade Me - $100.

I also found this one which seems to get good reviews on line, is reasonably cheap at $27, lightweight at 104g etc and has separate charging circuits so you can charge one or two AA at the same time, can tell what chemistry the battery is and so on. Seems reasonable for the purpose at hand.





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