Some time ago I did an article on this blog presenting cells Sanyo Eneloop and GP Recyko, which has the major advantage of low self-decarga (translation “low self-discharging” or LSD, As the batteries of this type are known outside), Sanyo Eneloop consegue to manter 90% of their charge after 6 months without use, and 85% after 1 anus always use, unlike traditional NiMH that lose enough charge if left unused and thus should preferably be recharged shortly before use. For more information and other advantages of Sanyo Eneloop see previous article.
Shortly after writing the article I decided to buy the AA Rechargeable Ni-MH 2000 mAh Sanyo Eneloop (package 4) (Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh Ni-MH Rechargeable AA Batteries (4-Pack)) in DealExtreme. The purchase was made on the day 22/08, sent on 27/08, came to Brazil in day 02/09 and arrived here in 09/09, if we consider only the transit time in Brazil was quite fast, what is exception, because usually delayed higher on account of Correios Australian and Brazilian customs.
The package came as “gift” (usei o Drop Shipment), declared value of 45 Hong Kong dollars (or valor CLÁSSICO), declared content “Special Services, Batteries”. There was no open taxed by the IRS.
The price of these cells increased soon after bought, from 16,50 USD to 17,68, so I was lucky to pay the lowest value. Furthermore used to convert PayPal, which was a great advantage, peas deu R $ 27,41. If the conversion to leave the credit card operator would pay the dollar for now, that is absurdly subindo. So I paid less than half that paid in buying these batteries Extract, the only store where Brazil found.
My batteries came in cardboard packaging more traditional, and not in different packaging shown in the photo DealExtreme, but that was expected since there is a warning about that in the ad: “Remarks: The packaging of the delivery product may not be the same as picture. The batteries are exactly the same.”. And the batteries do seem to be the same, has all the features of the original as seen in the photos below:
You can also see that the batteries already loaded, promises as propaganda. When you put them in smart charger from Sony (with LCD) you can see that they were not discharged, As with the common NiMH. After a little more than 1 hours on the charger they are fully charged (if they were empty would take about 4 hours in this charger (525mA).
A more complete review will be done when I have done more tests. As Sony 2700 mAh are going well so far, on a single charge they photographed 2 events and all the photos of these reviews (totaling more than 200 alguns photos and videos). With this Eneloop and they will be able to test the best of both technologies. A questão: LSD LSD 2000mAh versus 2700mAh Não-cameras for continuous sendo controversa, it really depends on the frequency of use, who uses too should opt for the highest burden, Who uses just shall choose peels low self-discharge.