Eneloop Limited Edition

21 eneloop limited editions ever made, scroll down for the complete list

From 2009 eneloop`s line-up included these special edition colored eneloops. All of them are the standard version. There are no special edition in the Lite, Plus or Pro version! If you find anything that is not mentioned here, please let me know on my eneloop101 facebook page or email me.

Limited editions are numbered

Every special edition battery is numbered. On the side of the battery you can see a small square box with a number in it. When there are 8 unique designs, each battery will be numbered between 1-8. If there are only 4 different types, you will see 1-4. These are different from some colored eneloops being sold in the US, which are named colored eneloops, and sometimes are even referred to as limited editions, but are not.

Easy to match sets of batteries

Some people used to write something (like a letter or a number) on each battery to know what batteries belonged together.
Because it is not recommended to mix old with new batteries, because this can result in a damaged (reverse-charged) battery! With The limited edition you don`t have to do this anymore. Just put the same colors or designs together with a certain device! Especially Photographers have been happy with the ltd editions.

21 special editions produced till now

Until today there have been made exactly 21 different kinds of limited editions.

April and November

Those are the 2 months that Sanyo used to announce the latest limited editions. So please keep an eye on this page to find out the latest editions. See the FAQ why they are introduced in November, it`s an interesting fact.

Limited editions made in Japan

Since the availability of 2nd generation eneloops, Sanyo started producing limited edition wrappers in 2009. If you head to the Eneloop Prototype page, you can even see special edition wrappers possibly from 2007 but which never made it into production. The first part of the following list consists of batteries made in Japan. Although not all batteries were produced in Japan, at the bottom of this page you will be able to see specials made in China as well.

2009

 Eneloop Tones

AAA: don`t exist
AA: HR-3UTGA-8TN
Date: Japan November 2009
Generation: 2nd generation 1500 cycles
Availability: Only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other info: The first eneloop limited edition eneloops. A total of 100,000 packs were available. Very difficult to find these days in original unopened blister. Just like most Sanyo eneloop ltd editions.

2010

Eneloop Tones Glitter

AAA: HR-4UTGA-8SL
AA: HR-3UTGA-8SL
Date: Japan November 2010
Generation: 2nd generation 1500 cycles
Availability: only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: A special edition celebrating eneloop`s 5th anniversary, in 2010. A total of 200,000 packs were available. This is the first edition that was also available in AAA size batteries.

2011

Eneloop Tones Chocolat

AAA:HR-4UTGB-8C
AA:HR-3UTGB-8C
Date: November 2011
Generation: 3rd generation 1800 cycles
Availability: only available in 8-pack
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: Celebrating 200 millionth global shipment of eneloop batteries. A total of 200.000 packs were available. This is really spelled as chocolat, and not chocolate.. Please note that there are also Tones chocolat made in china, but they have a different package and different specifications, as can be found at the bottom of the page that is dedicated to Made-in-China ltd editions.

2012

Eneloop Disney  (red and black)

AAA: HR-4UTGB8D
AA: HR-3UTGB8D
Date: March 2012
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: in 4 and 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique designs
Other information: 110th Disney`s anniversary

Eneloop Disney Love

AAA: don`t exist
AA: HR-3UTGB8DL
Date: March 2012
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: only available in 8-pack
Colors/design: 8 unique designs
Other information: Introduced together with eneloop Disney (red and black) for Disney`s 110th anniversary. 100,000 packs available.

Eneloop Tones Uomo

AAA: HR-4UTGB-8U
AA: HR-3UTGB-8U
Date: Japan September 2012
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: available in 8-packs only.
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: Designed especially for men. 100,000 packs available.

Eneloop Tones Rouge

AAA: HR-4UTGB-8R
AA: HR-3UTGB-8R
Date: Japan September 2012
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: available in 4 and 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: designed for women. 100,000 packs available.

Eneloop Disney Characters 2

AAA: don`t exist
AA: HR-3UTGB8D2
Date: Japan, October 2012
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique designs
Other information: 8 Disney characters

2013

Eneloop Tropical

AAA: don`t exist
AA: HR-3UTGBTPE
Date: November 2013
Generation: 3rd generation
Availability: only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: For the European market. These 3rd generation Tropical eneloops are upgraded to 4th generation as well.. see below. These were produced by Sanyo, the newer ones by Panasonic.

Eneloop Tones Glamorous

AAA: BK-4MCC/8GL 4GL
AA: BK-3MCC/8GL 4GL
Date: Japan November 2013
Generation: 4th generation
Availability: 4 and 8-packs, see product coding 8GL, 4GL
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: These glamour edition packs were only available to the Japanese market.

2014

Eneloop Tones Forest

AAA: BK-4MCC/8F
AA: BK-3MCC/8F
Date: November 2014
Generation: 4th generation
Availability: only available in 8-packs (or 4 in combination with BQ CC-21 charger)
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: The eneloop forest are only available on the Japanese market.

Eneloop Tropical Colors

AAA: don`t exist
AA: BK-3MCCE/8PE
Date: December 2014
Generation: 4th generation
Availability: only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: 23000 packs available. These tropical eneloops are made in Japan, but mainly for the Polish/Hungarian/Slovakian region, just the product code is different from the Chinese made ones, and the 65% claim difference. So there are now 3 kinds of eneloop Tropicals! 2 made in Japan, and 1 made in China.. see above,3rd generation,  and below for the ones made in China..
They are also available in plastic blister

2015

Eneloop Organic Colors

AAA: BK-4MCCE/8RE
AA: BK-3MCCE/8RE
Date: European market August 2015
Generation: 4th generation updated
Availability: only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: 30000 packs available.
(only available on European market) Please note there are also Organic tones made in China, see below.
They are also available in plastic blister.

Eneloop Tones

AAA: BK-4MCC/8TN
AA: BK-3MCC/8TN
Date: November 2015
Generation: 4th generation updated
Availability: Only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: Eneloop`s 10th anniversary edition. It`s a copy of the original 1st eneloop edition using the same colors. This edition is also only available in Japan.

2016

Eneloop Ocean colors

AAA: BK-4MCCE/8SE
AA: BK-3MCCE/8SE
Date: November 2016
Generation: 4th generation updated
Availability: Only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: 40000 packs available.
The tones ocean are only available in Europe.
Panasonic EU made a mistake on their website. Please see this picture of the ocean colors and try to find the mistake.

2017

Eneloop tones expedition

AAA: BK-4MCCE/8EE
AA: BK-3MCCE/8EE
Date: available August 2017, announced June 2017
Generation: 4th generation updated
Availability: Only available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: Only available in Europe. Most likely to celebrate their eneloop expedition 2100. Started on June 23 2017. Which is a 120-day, 2100 km walk. The winners of this expedition win 21000 euros for a good cause. More info here.

Eneloop limited edition: Made in China

In 2013/2014 Panasonic moved some production to China. Since then they also produced some limited editions for the Asian/Oceanian market, as well South America. In most cases you won`t be able to find these in Europe and the US.

2014

Eneloop Chocolat Colours

AAA: BK-4MCCE/8CT
AA: BK-3MCCE/8CT
Date: late 2014
Generation: Made in China
Availability: available in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: Asian market only. The first limited edition eneloops that were made in China. See the spelling and the 65% remaining capacity to distinguish them from the Japanese made cells. I thought they were also sold in 4-packs, but at the moment can`t find them.

Eneloop Tropical

AAA: don`t exist
AA: BK-3MCCE/8PT
Date: December 2014
Generation: made in China
Availability: only in 8-packs
Colors/designs: 8 unique colors
Other information: Note the difference between the Japan Made and these ones. These show 65% capacity remaining after 5 years.

2015

Eneloop Monochrome

AAA: BK-4MCCE/8MT 4MT
AA: BK-3MCCE/8MT 4MT
Date: 2015
Generation: Made in China
Availability: available in 4 and 8 packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: The black wrappers look too much like eneloop Pro to me.

 

Eneloop Hello Kitty

AAA: don`t exist
AA: BK-3MCCB/2KC
Date: August 2015
Generation: Made in China
Availability: available in 2-packs only
Colors/designs: 1 design
Other information: Only available to Asian market.
See the backside of the package. The package may look different in certain areas.

2016

Eneloop Organic Colors

AAA: BK-4MCCE/4RT
AA: BK-3MCCE/4RT
Date: 2016
Generation: Made in China
Availability: Only available in 4-packs
Colors/designs: 4 unique colors
Other information: They look like the Japan Made BK-3MCCE/8RE (see above) but these are only available on the Asian market and only available in 4-packs. See the backside of the package. The description shows 70% capacity remaining after 5 years. And the Japanese batteries are showing 70% after 10 years and are only available in 8-packs.

Chinese Organic eneloop 4 pack