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Old May 30, 2006, 6:13 AM   #1
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I want to share my experience with you guys about the Energizer 2500 AA battery. I bought 4-pack Energizer 2500NiMH AA batteries from Fry's. I test them immediately using the "test mode" in La Crosse charger. They are 2560, 2590, 2650, 2600 respectively. I was very happy with them and wanted to buy more.

A week later, I found Sam's club had 8AA(2500)+4AAA(850) Energizer batteries package for only 18.99. I bought one. After I tested 4 AA cells, I cannot believe my eyes: 1650, 1745, 2100, 1682 for each. I wonder if I bought some fake Energizer (Sam's club told me those were real Energizer, I just bought defective one).

Before I return them, I compared the new bad cells with the previous 4 good cells. I found there are several diffences: the good one has black cover paper in positive, while the bad one has green cover paper; the good one has smaller positive node, while the bad one has bigger one; the good one is made in China, the bad one is mad in Japan.

I think the Energizer has two souces of OEM: one is from China, the other is from Japan. I am very satisfied with the former one from China. I will rate them as 2600mAh or even 2700mAh. For those cells from Japan, I will rate them as 1700mAh, and throw into trash bin.

That is my experience. I hope it will be helpful. I strongly recommend you the Energizer 2500 with black cover paper in positive, which is from China. NEVER EVER buy those Energizer from Japan.
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Old May 30, 2006, 10:28 AM   #2
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Try "REFRESH" mode and let us know.
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