My new goto for long term storage batteries is Energizer Ultimate Lithium AAs and AAAs. Pricey, but extremely good run times and 15+ year shelf life.
I agree,Energizer L91 Lithium (AA) and L92 (AAA) are excellent "disposable" batteries,They do not lose acid, have high autonomy, weigh little and do not fear frost,They can also allow powerful AA lights like Armytek or Zebralight to emit full power.
Interesting. I've never had an eneloop leak. Sent from my G8441 using Tapatalk
@ComisI have some L91 and L92 for emergency but I don't use themm I have these batteries to be able to use AA/AAA lights if for some reason it is not possible to recharge the Eneloops.I have a old large stock of Eneloop and Fujtsu but I don't even use them, they are only for SHTF (I prefer 18650 battery lights)Four L91 / L92 batteries cost approximately 7 euros, it seems a lot but it is a good price because they have a lot of autonomy and the duration in the time exceeds the expiration date on the package.The ability of L91/L92 to work well in extreme temperatures (cold) is also important.Forgiving Eneloop leaves me very puzzled too!A leaking NiMH battery is an exceptional case.I've never heard this, won't they be fake batteries? (yes, there are also false batteries on the market..)
@comisIt would be nice to know how many years ago this happened (the leak of batteries)Were there several generations of Eneloop, perhaps the first series had any problems? (it's just a hypothesis)
Honestly, it was so long ago, I can't really remember when, but definitely not within the last few years. I actually don't think it is the fault of the eneloop, but probably a faulty circuit. The eneloop leak was very mild(IIRC, just felt something liquid-y between fingers) and no where as devastating as a leaky alkaline battery, where it could corrode everything and even kept the tailcap 'shut' in some extreme cases.
You guys have me wanting to try Eneloops. Is there any advantage(aside from being less expensive) to using then instead of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AAs and AAAs?
More environmentally friendly (because they're reusable). They're also the best value battery option, if that's something you care about. Alkaline batteries are like $0.5 per battery, while the 2450mAh eneloops are like $4 per battery, but can be practically reused a hundred times. 1900mAh eneloops are cheaper, and can undergo more charging cycles.While those Energizer Lithium batteries are the best by far, that does come at a price. In terms of electrical performance, eneloops are in between Alkaline and said Lithium.(BTW, the slow but smart charger I use, BQ-CC17, works great, cost €20 and came with 4 1900mAh eneloops. There are faster smart chargers for a little more money. And all "low self discharge" "pre-charged" batteries that are "made in Japan" are made at the same Fujitsu factory that Japanese eneloops are. So you aren't limited to buying eneloops. Example: Fujitsu sells them under their brand name.)
Thank you very much, Pabs! Definitely worth getting back into rechargeable batteries again. My only experience with them is limited to the rechargeable NiCd and rechargeable alkaline batteries from the 90s(which weren't great and got set aside when they couldn't run my digital camera and other modern high-drain devices). Will be nice to try the NiMH, with Eneloops.
eneloops are like $4 per battery, but can be practically reused a hundred times. 1900mAh eneloops are cheaper, and can undergo more charging cycles.
White Eneloop = guaranteed for 2100 cycles (2000/19000 mA)Black Eneloop = 500 cycles (but they are around 2450 mA of capacity)The black version has more autonomy but also more expensive.I prefer Eneloop or Fujtsu (white) they cost less and have longer life.