[NTLK] Rebuilding battery pack using Eneloop cells?

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Sun Aug 18 16:22:05 EDT 2013

On Aug 18, 2013, at 3:23 PM, Frank Gruendel wrote:

>> I'm wondering if there's any reason to not use Eneloop cells for my next
> pack.
> The only reason I could imagine is the fact that, as Aaron already pointed
> out, Eneloop cells are, as far as capacity is concerned, at the wrong end of
> the capacity range. Their theoretical benefit is their very slow
> self-discharge. Then again, most of us use their Newtons more often than
> every other month...
> I have rebuilt a couple of packs with Eneloop cells without a problem.
> Cheers
> Frank

Actually, I apparently spoke too soon. Or at least, too old.

There are now second-generation Eneloop cells rated for 2500 mAh. They're more expensive, of course, but that's close enough to my non-Eneloops to not matter too much.

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