The complete eneloop line-up 2005-2017

All the eneloop batteries ever produced, ordered by date.  Extra information and product sheets. 
I included a table version of all this info in the PDF below.

{PDF: overview all eneloop batteries}

Eneloop standard

1st Generation (Sanyo)

  • HR-4UTG 1000 cycles Rated 800 mAh. Min. 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • HR-3UTG 1000 cycles Rated 2000 mAh. Min. 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • HR-2UTG 1000 cycles Rated 3200 mAh. Min. 3000 mAh (C-size)
  • HR-1UTG 1000 cycles Rated 6000 mAh. Min. 5700 mAh (D-size)
  • AA and AAA: Claimed 85% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Available in 2, 4, 8 and 12 pack and in combination with charger
  • Launch date AA and AAA: November 2005) (*2)
  • C and D size: No mentioning of X claimed capacity after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date C and D: (around April) 2007 (*1 )but they were only available to the Japanese market
  • These batteries can be used in weather as low as -10 degrees Celsius

2nd Generation (Sanyo)

  • HR-4UTGA 1500 cycles Rated 800 mAh. Min. 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • HR-3UTGA 1500 cycles Rated 2000 mAh. Min. 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • AA and AAA: Claimed 75% capacity left after 3 years (*3)
  • Launch date AA and AAA: November 2009) (*2)
  • The first special edition set came on the market in 2010 to celebrate eneloop`s 5th anniversary.
  • For the full line-up of alle eneloop limited / special edition see http://eneloop101.com/batteries/eneloop-limited-edition/ 
  • Can be used in weather as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

3rd Generation (Sanyo)

  • HR-4UTGB 1800 cycles Rated 800 mAh. Min 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • HR-3UTGB 1800 cycles Rated 2000 mAh. Min 1900mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • AA and AAA: Claimed 70% capacity left after 5 years (*3)
  • Launch date AA and AAA: November 2011 (*2)
  • An interesting observation that this generation has the most special editions.

4th Generation (Panasonic)

  • BK-4MCC A/E 2100 cycles Rated 800 mAh Min. 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3MCC A/E 2100 cycles Rated 2000 mAh Min. 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • BK-2MGC 1000 cycles Min. 3000 mAh (C-size)
  • BK-1MGC 1000 cycles Min. 5700 mAh (D-size)

 

  • AA and AAA: Claimed 70% capacity left after 5 years (*3)
  • C and D: in Japan they don`t show the rated/nominal capacity, therefore only the minimum capacity is shown (*4)
  • C and D: Claimed 70% capacity left after 5 years (*3)
  • C and D: Only available in Japan
  • Launch date AA and AAA: April 2013  (*2)
    See the Japanese announcement for Panasonic Eneloop (Japanese market only) in 2014 they became available on the western market, without the Panasonic logo.
  • BK-3MCCE and BK-3MCCA (*5)
  • Panasonic eneloop or Sanyo eneloop? For more information see: http://eneloop101.com/faq/ 

4th Generation Updated 2015 (Panasonic)

  • BK-4MCC A/E 2100 cycles Min. 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3MCC A/E 2100 cycels Min. 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • AA and AAA: Claimed 70% capacity left after 10 years (*3/*6)
  • Launch date AA and AAA: 2015) (*2/*7)
  • Sometimes referred to as 5th generation BUT are not.. These only use a new type of testing standard. 
  • BK-3MCCE and BK-3MCCA see *5 on bottom of this page

Eneloop Lite

Eneloop Lite

1st generation (Sanyo)

  • HR-4UQ 2000 cycles Rated 600 mAh. Min. 550mAh
  • HR-3UQ 2000 cycles Rated 1000 mAh. Min. 900mAh
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 75% capacity left after 3 years (*3)
  • Launch date: June 2010) (*2)
  • in some places they showed 1000 cycles, but soon changed to 2000 cycles without changing the product name.

2nd generation (Panasonic)

  • BK-4LCCE 3000 cycles Min. 550mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3LCCE 3000 cycles Min. 950mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 70% capacity left after 5 years (*3)
  • Launch date: 2014/2015 depending on the market) (*2)
  • Worldwide market. These are not sold in Japan

Eneloop Pro

Eneloop XX eneloop PRO

Eneloop XX were available to the European and North American market, while being named Eneloop PRO for the Japanese market. From the 3rd generation they dropped the XX and called them Eneloop PRO worldwide.

1st generation (Sanyo)

  • AAA size batteries don`t exist
  • HR-3UWX 500 cycles Rated 2500 mAh. Min 2400 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 75% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: 2011  (*2)
  • Eneloop Pro and eneloop XX (*8)

2nd generation (Sanyo)

  • AAA size batteries don`t exist
  • HR-3UWXA 500 cycles Rated 2500 mAh. Min 2,400 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 75% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: 2012
  • Same specs as 1st gen. Never sold in Japan. Only in certain areas.(*9)
  • I believe they are just 1st gen but sold in China . 

3nd generation (Sanyo)

  • HR-4UWXB 500 cycles Rated 950 mAh Min 900 mAh (AAA-size)
  • HR-3UWXB 500 cycles Rated 2550 mAh Min 2450 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 85% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: October 2012) (*2)
  • Rated capacity changed per region
  • See the 3 different packagings.
    China: Picture shows 2550 mAh  Typical capacity 
    Europe: Picture shows 2450 mAh Minimum capacity
    Japan: Picture shows 2450 mAh Minimum capacity

4th generation PRO (Panasonic)

  • BK-4HCC 500 cycles Rated 950 mAh Min 900mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3HCC 500 cycles Rated 2550 mAh Min 2450mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 85% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: April 2013 (*2)

5th generation PRO (Panasonic)

  • BK-4HCDE 500cycles Min 930mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3HCDE 500cycles Min 2500mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 85% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: August 2015 (*2)
  • No typical capacity mentioned in Japan, US and Europe anymore (*10)

Eneloop Plus

Eneloop Plus

  • AAA size batteries don`t exist
  • HR-3UPT 1800 cycles Rated 2000 mAh. Min 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Claimed 85% capacity left after 1 year (*3)
  • Launch date: August 2011 Announcement date: June 2011 (*2)
  • Specs are the same as 3rd generation eneloop basic. But with an added overheat protection for increased safety. PTC stands for Positive Temperature Coefficient
  • These batteries are difficult to find overseas

Made in China eneloops

Made in China

Eneloop basic (made in China)

  • BK-4MCCE 2100 cycles. Min. 750 mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3MCCE 2100 cycles. Min 1900 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • till 2016 AA and AAA: Claimed 65% capacity left after 5 years (*3) This is how you easily can see these are made in China
  • from 2016 AA and AAA: Claimed 70% capacity left after 5 years (*3) This is how you easily can see these are made in China the newest ones made in Japan have a 70% capacity claim after 10 years
    So the previous Japanese cells would mention 70% 5 years, so it can be a little confusing in some regions to distinguish Japanese from the Chinese ones. 
  • Launch date AA and AAA: 2013 (*2)
  • Made in China!

Eneloop Lite (Made in China)

  • BK-4LCC 5000 cycles Min. 550 mAh (AAA-size)
  • BK-3LCC 5000 cycles Min. 900 mAh (AA-size)
  • Not available in C or D size
  • Only on the Japanese market
  • AA and AAA: Claimed 75% capacity left after 3 years (*3)
  • Launch date AA and AAA: April 2013 (*2)
  • Made in China!
  • (I found it so strange that only the Lite eneloops that are being sold in Japan are actually made in China, and that the whole eneloop export market receives Japan made Lite eneloops)

Continue reading all the Special edition batteries Sanyo and Panasonic produced.

 

Or if you want to know more about the coding of Sanyo and Panasonic eneloop batteries

Eneloop Catalogs

Eneloop 2007 Catalog

Eneloop 2008 Catalog

Eneloop 2009 Catalog (SG)

Eneloop 2010 Catalog

Eneloop 2011-2012 Catalog

Eneloop 2012-2013 Catalog

Eneloop 2014-2015 Catalog

Eneloop 2015-2016 Catalog

Eneloop 2016-2017 Catalog

Eneloop 2017-2018 Catalog

*1= I couldnt find the actual date of production and couldn’t find the claimed % after a year

*2= This is the date they became available. Usually the announcement date is a few weeks before the available date. Also, in some cases, certain batteries were available overseas earlier than Japan. In the cases where I couldn`t find a date, I omitted it. 

*3= years of storage. This indicates a full charge, and left unused in storage at a certain temperature. The remaining capacity

*4= in Japan they stopped showing the rated capacity. And only showed the minimum capacity, eg. 1900mAh for AA basic eneloops

*5 A/E bk-3mcca bk-3mcce are labeled for the overseas markets. Please check the explanation on eneloop codes for all the info. 

*6=4th gen std updated with 10years shelf life were first available to the overseas markets.. Japan showed a 90% claim for 1 year. In 2016 Japan also shows 10 years 70%. 

*7= A very strange things to see. Chinese cells being sold in Japan.

*8=Eneloop XX named on western market 2010, Eneloop Pro on Japanese market 2011, since 2014 worldwide : eneloop PRO.

*9=WXA was never available to the Japanese market. It also has the same specs as the first generation. But to keep it easy, I call these 2nd gen because they have a different coding. Which usually indicated a different battery.

*10= As far as I can tell there is no indication of typical capacity anymore. The European packages also don`t mention a typical capacity anymore, only min. capacity

Credits: Thanks to the old Sanyo eneloop website as well as the new Panasonic website, and FDK website for all the PDF files on this page and other pages.