From: SMS on
I think this has been reported in some other forums, but Costco is now
selling eneloops. The one near me just got them.

Costco now sells a Sanyo eneloop "Power Pack" consisting of eight AA
cells (2000mAH), four AAA cells (800mAH), two C size adapters, two D
size adapters, and a charger for $26.49.

Go to the web site "http://batterydata.com" and at the top click on
"New: Sanyo eneloop Batteries Now at Costco." I've added a picture of
the product as well.

Steve
"http://batterydata.com"
"Earth's Independent Source for Unbiased Digital Camera Battery Information"
From: Thomas T. Veldhouse on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
> I think this has been reported in some other forums, but Costco is now
> selling eneloops. The one near me just got them.
>
> Costco now sells a Sanyo eneloop "Power Pack" consisting of eight AA
> cells (2000mAH), four AAA cells (800mAH), two C size adapters, two D
> size adapters, and a charger for $26.49.
>
> Go to the web site "http://batterydata.com" and at the top click on
> "New: Sanyo eneloop Batteries Now at Costco." I've added a picture of
> the product as well.
>

Very cool ... except I don't need them anymore ... they are a year too late in
stocking them :-(

--
Thomas T. Veldhouse

We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from the
machinations of the wicked.

From: Dave Cohen on
SMS wrote:
> I think this has been reported in some other forums, but Costco is now
> selling eneloops. The one near me just got them.
>
> Costco now sells a Sanyo eneloop "Power Pack" consisting of eight AA
> cells (2000mAH), four AAA cells (800mAH), two C size adapters, two D
> size adapters, and a charger for $26.49.
>
> Go to the web site "http://batterydata.com" and at the top click on
> "New: Sanyo eneloop Batteries Now at Costco." I've added a picture of
> the product as well.
>
> Steve
> "http://batterydata.com"
> "Earth's Independent Source for Unbiased Digital Camera Battery
> Information"

Some of the information on that link is not in agreement with statements
I've seen stated on vendor sites. Also, clicking on the first link
doesn't get me to any info on Costco.
I don't really care whether the info stated is correct or not, I've been
using NiMH long enough to know the way I am using them suits me fine,
but it might be of interest to know the information source for the
claims made.
Dave Cohen
From: SMS on
Dave Cohen wrote:

> Some of the information on that link is not in agreement with statements
> I've seen stated on vendor sites. Also, clicking on the first link
> doesn't get me to any info on Costco.

It linked to the photo of the package. I've changed it to link to a
short blurb on the contents.

> I don't really care whether the info stated is correct or not, I've been
> using NiMH long enough to know the way I am using them suits me fine,
> but it might be of interest to know the information source for the
> claims made.

Which claims? Everything on the site came from a reliable source, either
a battery manufacturer, charger manufacturer, semiconductor
manufacturer, or acknowledged battery expert.
From: Thomas T. Veldhouse on
SMS <scharf.steven(a)geemail.com> wrote:
>
> Which claims? Everything on the site came from a reliable source, either
> a battery manufacturer, charger manufacturer, semiconductor
> manufacturer, or acknowledged battery expert.

Really? Then provide your source for this:

"On the other hand, Li-Ion battery packs have a number of technical advantages
over NiMH batteries, including a much lower self-discharge rate, greater
energy density (in terms of both weight and volume), far better
low-temperature performance, a greater maximum number of charge/discharge
cycles, and the ability for the camera to provide a fairly accurate indication
of remaining capacity. This is why virtually every new digital SLR, and
virtually every high end digital camera, uses Li-Ion battery packs. It's also
why notebook computers, PDAs, cell phones, MP3 players, etc., use Li-Ion
battery packs. After-market Li-Ion battery packs are available at very good
prices, in fact if you look at the big picture and compute the total cost
including accounting for the number of charge cycles, Li-Ion batteries are
often less expensive. Now even some high-end rechargeable bicycle lights and
flashlights are using Li-Ion batteries."

.... "including a much lower self-discharge rate" ... is currently debatable
with the advent of low self discharge NiMH batteries such as Eneloops.

.... "a greater maximum number of charge/discharge cycles" ....
.... "and the ability for the camera to provide a fairly accurate indication
of remaining capacity" .... and I don't think any expert wrote that in the
context that you are using it.

--
Thomas T. Veldhouse

We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from the
machinations of the wicked.