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AmazonBasics AA 2,000mAh NiMH Precharged Rechargeable Batteries:
8-Pack ($0.95 per battery, before shipping if applicable)
  • Good Condition: $7.22 + shipping (free for Prime Members or orders over $25) OOS
  • Like New Condition: $7.62 + shipping (free for Prime Members or orders over $25) OOS
4-Pack ($1.08 per battery, before shipping if applicable)
  • Like New Condition: $4.33 + shipping (free for Prime Members or orders over $25) OOS

AmazonBasics AAA 800mAh NiMH Precharged Rechargeable Batteries:
4-Pack ($0.79 per battery, before shipping if applicable)
  • Like New Condition: $3.14 + shipping (free for Prime Members or orders over $25) OOS


Amazon Warehouse Deals has some used AmazonBasics AA (8-pack or 4-pack) and AAA (4-pack) NiMH Precharged LSD (Low Self-Discharge) rechargeable batteries. Similar rated capacity (2000mAh) as name brand Sanyo Eneloops which run around $17.73 used right now on Amazon for an 8-pack of good condition AAs. Do keep in mind that according to respected reviewer NLee the Engineer these don't hold a charge as long during non-use as Sanyo Eneloops. I wouldn't consider these top quality LSD batteries but they are decent and an amazing buy if you have Prime.

Notes on these Batteries

I did a little research and the OEM for these batteries might be BYD which is mainly a Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer. These have some great reviews on Amazon but a lot of the 5-star reviews are not very in-depth. The price is very low for these and I don't have first hand experience yet so I just don't want to give any false impression that these are the greatest in the world. I went a bit crazy and ordered 12x 8-packs for 96 batteries total.eek.gif So I'm hoping they are good but will hold full judgement on reliability or quality until I've tested them. Maybe it's initial buyers remorse talking but I've been looking at the negative reviews and a lot of them mention not holding a charge as long as advertized (during non-use) and having some cells completely die (although reviews with 3-stars or below is fairly low at 15.26% but as stated the short reviews might be slightly inflating the rating). I just want you to have as much information about them as I can give and I don't want to give the false impression that these are Sanyo Eneloop quality. If these do indeed last the advertised 1000 charges then these could be an amazing value.

Low Self-Discharge Rechargeable Batteries
If you are not familiar with LSD batteries they are rechargeable batteries that hold their charge much longer than normal NiMH rechargeable batteries. As such you generally don't have to recharge right before using them and most even come precharged (generally to around 70% of full capacity, but depends on brand and how long they've been on the shelf). They are also handy for low current devices like wall clocks or high current devices where you can save big by using rechargeable batteries. Sanyo Eneloops are advertised as holding 75% of their charge after 3 years.

Smart Chargers
If you don't have a good smart charger I'd highly recommend the LaCrosse Technology BC-700. Smart chargers can properly charge batteries without damaging them. Most cheapo chargers don't stop charging when the batteries are full (creating excess heat which can damage the batteries over time) and can only charge two batteries in a series. The BC-700 can charge one to four batteries at a time with even a mix of AA and AAA, trickle charges when the batteries are full (it does this independently with each battery slot), and has other features like refreshing old batteries to get the capacity up to close to where they were when new. There are others out there but the BC-700 is one of the cheaper smart chargers.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 4/19/13 at 8:24am
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Does they work on logitech mk550?
and lets say That I wont use them untill 8 months what could happen with battery life?

which is the risk that they will come damaged from this? see that I am in Venezuela

and compared to AmazonBasic batteriesto these which are better?

http://www.amazon.com/Rayovac-Everyday-Use-Self-Discharge-Batteries/dp/B003D7LHHM/ref=sr_1_11?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1366220456&sr=1-11&keywords=Rechargeable+Batteries

http://www.amazon.com/4Pcs-2500mAh-Ni-MH-Rechareable-Batteries/dp/B00BOHMM22/ref=sr_1_12?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1366220510&sr=1-12&keywords=Rechargeable+Batteries

http://www.amazon.com/1-2V-3500mah-Ni-MH-Rechareable-Battery/dp/B00AQURVX8/ref=sr_1_27?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1366220640&sr=1-27&keywords=Rechargeable+Batteries

http://www.amazon.com/1-2V-3000mah-Ni-MH-Rechareable-Battery/dp/B00AR9JXXE/ref=sr_1_42?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1366220640&sr=1-42&keywords=Rechargeable+Batteries
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Thanks OP smile.gif
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It's hard to say at what pace these lose their charge without testing them myself. According to the specs they are supposed to have 80% capacity left after 1 year of non-use. Of all the batteries you linked I'd only consider the Rayovac one. The 2500mAh battery is an off brand I've never heard of and is a non-LSD battery. The other two are overrated off brand non-LSD batteries that probably have less than 1000mAh of actual capacity and very questionable quality (any AA rated at 3000mAh or above should not be believed).
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Thanks OP smile.gif
Your welcome, just note my edit in the OP. These batteries still have a lot of good reviews but I'm not as confident in them as I initially was. Still, for the price they are pretty much unbeatable. So I'm hoping they are at least decent LSD batteries.
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so they lose 20% in 1 year? or they charge is 20% less and can be restored with charging again?
why people could return them?
Edited by PontiacGTX - 4/17/13 at 11:24am
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so they lose 20% in 1 year? or they charge is 20% less and can be restored with charging again?
why people could return them?
Yes, according to the specs which always need to be taken with a grain of salt, they lose 20% of their charge after 1 year of not being used or 80% charge remaining. Maybe that was a poor choice of words earlier but by capacity I meant their remaining charge. I was not saying they permanently lose 20% of of their capacity potential, as you can recharge them right before use and they should go back to around full capacity (advertised as 2000mAh which according to the reviews is conservative).
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too tempting I dont know... I have my keyboard about 2 month these will be backup up to I replace the stock ones! maybe I will buy after some months
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too tempting I dont know... I have y keyboard about 2 month these will be backup up to I replace the stock ones! maybe I will buy after some months
I know they are very tempting, so much so that I ordered $91.44 worth of them (lifetime supply of 96 AAs biggrin.gif). At only $0.95 per battery, if you get free shipping, is the lowest I've ever seen for LSD batteries. Mind you these are technically used batteries but the closest I've seen are Tenergy Centura LSD AA batteries at $1.51 per battery.
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LSD batteries, man! aarock.gif
    
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I have a charger...but it was kinda cheap $7 roughly and chinese.

Will it still be okay for this? I don't wanna buy and ruin them =/
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