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Eneloop: simply the best!

What do you want to know about eneloops?

We got you covered with almost 20 pages of information dedicated to eneloops on this website, referred to as the eneloop encyclopedia, aka eneloop wikipedia.

The Eneloop AA battery was first introduced in November 2005 by Sanyo Japan. Arguably the best rechargeable NiMH batteries for the past 10 years, and tests have proven them to be the top in the NiMH battery industry till today.

In 2007 Sanyo also started producing C and D size batteries. In 2009 limited Tones edition and in 2010 their first Low capacity version, (for low-drain devices) the Eneloop Lite. In the same year a High capacity model (for high-drain devices) was also produced and was called Eneloop XX/PRO.  In the same year Sanyo officially became a Panasonic company.

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For detailed info, product sheets, pdf files go to the complete overview eneloop batteries 2005-2017

Eneloop tests

A list of eneloop tests performed by different people, so you are able to compare them with other batteries.

Battery test graph

What are Fake eneloops?

A list of characteristics on how to spot some counterfeits.
Some are more obvious then others.

Funny picture of fake battery

Special editions batteries

Some handsome batteries you got there!

In 2009 Sanyo released their first limited edition eneloops, called Eneloop tones.

In 2010 Sanyo eneloop celebrated their 5th year anniversary with a special edition eneloop, called Eneloop Tones Glitter.  Since then they regularly updated their special edition line-up with many kinds of  wrappers  including Chocolate tones, Forest tones, with the latest additon being the eneloop tones expedition.

For the complete line-up of all 21 special editions watch All limited edition eneloop batteries

All chargers 2005-today

Do you know how to charge your eneloop batteries?

Both, Sanyo and Panasonic made some interesting chargers. The sad thing is that not all of their chargers are good

Some of them charge a pair of batteries for X amount of hours, and then stop. These are sometimes called Dumb chargers...... They are time-based chargers.

Continue reading about Charging or jump to the overview with all Sanyo and Panasonic battery chargers ever produced.

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Eneloop Products

More than just batteries

Sanyo introduced in 2006 the eneloop Universe.
This expanded the concept of eneloop.  It received the 2007 Good Design Award with their intuitive lineup of products.

This included a lamp, portable solar charger, neck warmer, even bicycles and more.

With the official closing of the Sanyo trademark in Japan in March 2012, "eneloop universe" stopped as well. Some products like the mobile boosters were being improved and sold under the Panasonic brand.

Watch all the Eneloop products (eneloop Universe) ever produced