What is the recommended charge current for Eneloops?
The recommended charge rate depends on the model and size. Have a look at all the product sheets on the overview page. There you will see the fast charge current. It`s better not to charge at a very low current because it is more difficult for the charger to recognize if a battery is full. My recommendations for manual chargers; (charge rate: 0.3C-1C). This is also the recommended charge rate by Maha / Powerex.
AA std= between 700mA and 2000mA
AA PRO= between 700mA and 2500mA
AA lite= between 300mA and 1000mA
AAA std= between 250 and 750mA
AAA PRO= between 300 and 1000mA
AAA lite= between 200 and 500mA
An Eneloop technician actually recommended charging with .5C – 1C. But if the charger is good enough, the lower charge current (about 1000mAh or lower ). Scroll down to understand what C means.
More questions about charging (Eneloop) batteries
+ Is slow charging better than fast charging for Eneloops?
+ What do mA and mAh stand for? And what’s the difference?
+ How many times can Eneloop rechargeable batteries be recharged?
+ Do Eneloop batteries need a special charger?
+ How long do Eneloop batteries hold a charge?
+ What is the recommended charge current for Eneloops?
+ What’s the best Eneloop charger?
+ Eneloop Voltage – what’s the deal
+ Can you overcharge Eneloop batteries?
+ What is the maximum charge voltage for Eneloops?
+ Do I need to charge my new Eneloop batteries before I start using them?
+ Should I discharge my Eneloops completely before charging them?
+ How long does it take for Eneloop to charge?
+ How do I need to Refresh my Eneloops?
+ Can I refresh Eneloops if I don’t have a charger with a refresh option?
+ How many years do Eneloops last?
Advanced Eneloop charging info
+ What is -dV/dt charging? (termination)
+ What is 0 dV/dt termination?
+ How are Eneloops tested to claim a 2100 cycle life? (IEC 61951/ JIS 8708)
+ Non-charge related questions can be found in the Eneloop FAQ