Which Rechargeable Battery is Best (episode 2). Let's find out!

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  • Published on:  Monday, February 18, 2019
  • Rechargeable batteries tested for low self-drain/self-discharge. Eneloop, AmazonBasics, IKEA LADDA, Energizer, EBL, Harbor Freight Thunderbolt, PowerEx, Rayovac, and Duracell tested. Additional cells added to testing: Varta and ActiveEnergy (Thank you Tony for sending them to me all the way from Australia). Tested capacity after 25 days of use in exterior, solar-powered lights. Thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm
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  • Project Farm

    Project Farm

     11 months ago +306

    Many thanks to everyone who requested this video! Rechargeable batteries are known for self-discharging while not in use. So, is the Eneloop better than AmazonBasics NiMH AA battery? The IKEA LADDA, Energizer, EBL, Harbor Freight Thunderbolt, PowerEx, Rayovac, and Duracell were also tested. I also tested 2 new batteries, the Varta and ActiveEnergy (Thank you Tony for sending them to me all the way from Australia). Finally, I measured the capacity of the batteries after 25 days of use in exterior, solar-powered lights. Please keep the video ideas coming. 100% of Project Farm videos come from viewers. Thanks again!

  • pbodymathis

    pbodymathis

     6 minutes ago

    Great video. It would have been totally awesome if you included the price of each battery in the test so we could see the bang for our buck!

  • Music4TheSoul

    Music4TheSoul

     yesterday

    Panasonic has a 1.2V and 1.5V version of their Eneloop Batteries, I don't know if it makes a big difference or not, but the 1.2V are primarily for solar lights etc. Some electronics won't operate very well if at all with 1.2V batteries. My Amazon Fire TV Remote starts to act up below 2.5 volts.

  • Arariel3

    Arariel3

     2 days ago

    I really enjoy these comparison videos. Please continue and yes, consider AAA's!

  • Sipseyhiker

    Sipseyhiker

     3 days ago

    Could you do a test on cr123a's?

  • Russ S

    Russ S

     4 days ago

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  • Bill B

    Bill B

     7 days ago

    Minimum charge rate recommended by the PowerEx charger is .5C which is
    1/2 the batteries capacity. A 2000 mAh battery should be charged at 1
    amp minimum. Charging at a lower rate can and does cause incorrect
    termination. Which can lead to cell damage and poor results.

  • Bill B

    Bill B

     7 days ago

    Minimum charge rate recommended by the PowerEx charger is .5C which is
    1/2 the batteries capacity. A 2000 mAh battery should be charged at 1
    amp minimum. Charging at a lower rate can and does cause incorrect
    termination. Which can lead to cell damage and poor results.

  • DamageIncM

    DamageIncM

     7 days ago

    So, basically Energizer, Duracell and... IKEA (somehow)... But EBL is utter garbage and basically a rip-off.

  • Dan Ford stokes

    Dan Ford stokes

     7 days ago

    All you have to do is don't charge rechargeable batteries when you don't need them. End of problem of discharge when not in use.

  • Matt Nelson

    Matt Nelson

     7 days ago

    Like too see a video after the batteries have 50 to 100 charge and discharge cycle see how well they do on self discharging

  • actionjh

    actionjh

     14 days ago +1

    Can you do a 1yr update on how these rechargeable batteries are holding up?


    I'm curious to know if the Panasonic Eneloop is worth the price as it was first advertised as a slow discharge battery.

  • Lawn Hair Lawn Care

    Lawn Hair Lawn Care

     14 days ago

    Can you do what is the best and fastest way to charge a car battery ? Jumper cables? Battery charger portable charger ?

  • boko5292

    boko5292

     14 days ago

    Please include GP(Golden Power) batteries next time. I have some 10 year old GP that can still take a charge, other brands I've purchased after GP died long ago.

  • pbrin

    pbrin

     14 days ago

    In our school we use rechargeable to avoid putting a lot of alkaline in the landfill. Because they use a lot of cells we turn them over quickly so shelf life/self discharge is less of an issue. It’s also a significant economy as well as environmental improvement.

  • pbrin

    pbrin

     14 days ago

    I think it best to ignore the EBL silly 2800 mAh capacity and just treat it like a high capacity 2400 mAh battery. It shows much better on all charts which compare to “rated capacity”. It’s a good battery at a great price if relabeled as 2400 mAh like a LADDA or something. EBL should try this.

  • Alarmmanjjj

    Alarmmanjjj

     14 days ago

    well i don't use rechargeable batteries ever, but i do have some solar lights that have been working for years outside. I live in Southern Ontario Canada and we reach some ridiculous temperatures here from -30 F in the winter to + 110 f in the summer. a bit of a swing for 12 months. I use a lot of batteries in my job and will only use Duracell as they seem to outperform the competition. now i know why. I really learn from your channel and appreciate all your hard work.



    with regards to one thing you missed .... temperature swings with the batteries. please do a charge recharge in low temperatures. Batteries react different in very low temps. As always ..God Bless you and your family.

  • Tree Climbing

    Tree Climbing

     14 days ago

    Lithium Batts are recommended to be Stored @ 70 +/- % charge.
    Not sure about older style rechargeable batts. Ni-Mh

  • gword256

    gword256

     14 days ago

    EBL batts https://imgur.com/a/Oiyacbk

    Followup on EBL batteries from the EBL store versus a cheaper store. These are new batteries just ordered and charged last night.

  • Michael O'Neill

    Michael O'Neill

     21 days ago

    Try tenergy batteries