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Author Topic: Sanyo Eneloop Batteries?  (Read 1539 times)
N3BQA
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« on: March 31, 2013, 12:51:41 AM »

I would like to purchase Sanyo Eneloop AA Batteries & a charger". Would like to use them with my kenwood ht & my hand held scanners. It appears that there are old & "new" variations available. Any suggestions on which to purchase? Is the latest the best?   
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 07:25:34 AM »

Marvin --

You are witnessing Eneloop battery consumer/retail changes for multiple reasons,
since they were first introduced in 2005.

Where to Buy Eneloop Batteries
http://panasonic.net/energy/eneloop/wheretobuy/

Sanyo pioneered the production of nickel cadmium batteries in 1964,
nickel metal hydride batteries in 1990, lithium ion batteries in 1994, and
lithium polymer batteries in 1999.
In 2000, it acquired Toshiba's nickel metal hydride battery business, including the Takasaki factory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanyo
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1. Panasonic acquires Sanyo (2008-2012)

On November 2, 2008, Sanyo and Panasonic announced that they have agreed on the main points of a proposed buyout that would make Sanyo a subsidiary of Panasonic and a formal announcement of the acquisition was made on Sanyo's web site on December 19, 2008.
They became a subsidiary of Panasonic on December 21, 2009.

On July 29. 2010 Panasonic reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Panasonic Electric Works and Sanyo shares for $9.4 billion.

By April 2012, parent company Panasonic announced plans to terminate the Sanyo brand, however it will remain on some of the products where the Sanyo brand still holds value to consumers.
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2. Sanyo Eneloop - Multiple technology generations (2005-present)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eneloop

Eneloop Global Product page - Panasonic
http://panasonic.net/energy/eneloop/
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3. Global consolidation of nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panasonic_EV_Energy_Co

Primearth EV Energy (PEVE) is the supplier of the nickel metal-hydride (NiMH) battery packs for Toyota’s hybrids, as well as for Honda (Civic hybrid and first generation Insight) hybrids.
The company also provides the NiMH prismatic battery modules for the General Motors 2-mode hybrids. The company currently offers only NiMH products.

The company was known as Panasonic EV Energy Co until 2 June 2010.
The company was formed in 1996 as a joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic, with Panasonic holding 60% of the capital.
Panasonic sold 40.5% of the company to Toyota as a condition of purchasing Sanyo. Panasonic decided to reduce its stake in Panasonic EV Energy Co to speed up approval from anti-trust authorities in China and the U.S.

The purchase of Sanyo gives Panasonic a market share of around 80% in nickel hydride batteries.

In early 2011, it is reported that Prime Earth EV Energy will start mass-producing lithium batteries for plug-in hybrids of Toyota at a factory in Shizuoka Prefecture, south of Tokyo, Japan.
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K5TED
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2013, 10:16:35 AM »

They've been blowing them out on Woot every other weekend or so.
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N3BQA
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2013, 01:46:40 PM »

I appreciate the information you posted concerning Panasonic & Sanyo. Is there a specific charger that will charge four or more AA NiMH batteries?
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W9GB
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2013, 04:09:59 PM »

M -

I have the Lenmar Rapid Charger R2G804U, four cell AA battery charger with USB charge port.
Eneloop was packaging this charger with Sanyo batteries a few years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2013, 08:18:13 PM »

QA:  I've been using the Eneloop batteries in my digital camera for over a year now.  Love 'em.

I bought the batteries and charger using Amazon.com. 
the packet I bought contained both AA and AAA cells.  Found some excellent prices. 
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