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Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack)

B&H # SAEXX4P Mfr # 4HR-3UWX
You Pay: $16.80
Product Highlights
  • Pre-Charged
  • Rechargeable Up to 500 Cycles
  • 2400 mAh
  • Ni-MH Chemistry
  • 1.2V
  • Low Self-Discharge
  • Retain 75% of Capacity after 1 Year
  • 4 Batteries Included

Sanyo's XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400mAh) are pre-charged batteries that provide up to 500 cycles of high capacity power. These 4 batteries can be used to power any device that you would use normal 'AA' batteries in; however, the advantage of the XX Batteries is the incredible life-cycle of each battery. In addition to 2400mAh capacity and 1.2V of output power, the XX Batteries also retain up to 75% of their power after 1 year of no use.

Four high capacity, 2400mAh, 1.2V Ni-MH 'AA' batteries
Pre-charged, ready to use out of the package
Rechargeable up to 500 cycles
Retains 75% of charge after 1 year in storage
Chemistry Ni-MH
Capacity 2400 mAh
Output Voltage 1.2V
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack)
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    SanyoXX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack)
     
    4.8

    (based on 77 reviews)

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Long-lasting (27)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Reliable (21)
    • Durable (20)
    • Good value (17)

    Cons

    • Pricey (13)

    Best Uses

    • Primary battery (22)
    • Travel (22)
    • Weddings (15)
    • Professional cameras (14)
    • Family photos (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (23), Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (17), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (67)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wouldn't use any other brand

    I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before...Read complete review

    I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before the reception. I swear by these batteries and wouldn't trust any other brand of rechargeable. I have used other brands in the past and they don't hold a match to the Eneloop. Unlike the Eneloop, other brands would run out of juice much quicker in the field and they can't hold a charge while not in use. I have 20 of the standard Eneloops and they are the original 1st gen models (3UTG) which I've had for at least 3-4 years. They are still going strong but I can tell they are starting to fade a little. It's about time to replace them but not sure if I want to get the 3rd gen standards (3UTGB) or the higher power XX. I'm just not sure if the extra 400 mAh in the XX is worth the extra money and limited lifespan (1800 cycles in the standard vs 500 cycles in the XX).

    I also wanted to mention, the comments made on 4/17/12 by Deral are incorrect. In their review they wrote -
    "NOTE: With ANY batteries of this type, you NEED to fully discharge them or they will develop memory."
    Eneloops don't have the memory effect and his advice could actually lower the battery lifespan. If you read the FAQs page at Eneloops website they note the following -

    What does the terminology "memory effect" specify?
    ---Memory Effect is a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. The eneloop battery does not experience the effects of "memory effect".

    Should I store my batteries charged or uncharged?
    ---If stored with charge, it is possible that when you return to use the battery there may still be some charge left in the battery, therefore it will enable you to use it right then and there. Also, by keeping some charge in the battery, it will require you to "cycle" the battery fewer times until it reaches its peak charge. If you store them with no charge, you will have to "cycle" the battery multiple times until it reaches its peak charge.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ruptured after first use

    I bought two packs of these expensive batteries. They did seem to work well in my SB 600 Speedlight, recharging quickly and putting out good power. However, after the very first use,...Read complete review

    I bought two packs of these expensive batteries. They did seem to work well in my SB 600 Speedlight, recharging quickly and putting out good power. However, after the very first use, I noticed that one of the batteries had ruptured, leaking battery juice aroung the positive terminal. They were used in the ordinary way, without any abuse. I've never had that happen to any of the countless other brands that I have used. I can only hope that this was a fluke and that B+H will exchange them for me.

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    5.0

    the best

    By Anthony

    from Maryland

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

          The best rechargeable NiMH batteries out there bar none.

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          5.0

          Best rechargables I've found.

          By Ron

          from Newington, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

              Tried all the brands I could find before. So glad I found these. They keep charge even while sitting in camera.

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              5.0

              Meets my needs

              By joseph

              from nj

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                I use it for my nikon sb600 flash

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                • No

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                5.0

                The best for your flash

                By Brian

                from Tampa, FL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Recycling
                • High capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                    There really is a difference in batteries. NiMH is hugely superior to Alkaline or Lithium for flash. These are very high capacity NiMH batteries. The price is right too.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent real life batteries

                    By Antirich

                    from Princeton, NJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                        After wasting a ton of money and time on store bought rechargables (Energizer and Duracell), I was about to give up on rechargables. Just didn't hold any decent charge, and quite a few failures and even some that leaked!

                        Read some great reviews on Eneloop batteries and gave them a try. Night and day difference between them and the others. Chrage is held MUCH longer with better power, especially over time where others fail.

                        Note that you need to match AA batteries with the right usage. In other words, the basic Eneloops are good standard batteries, but don't have the power for intense uses like a remote control car, or digital camera. Best to use 2400+ battery, you're results will be much better. It's like comparing a low cost battery vs. a Energizer Ultramax (or what ever their top battery is called)

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                        5.0

                        the best in the market

                        By Marensepia

                        from Chile

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Underwater
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                          Very good batteries, lots of charging cicles

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Better than Photolithiums

                          By Andy G

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                            I use these in Canon 580EX and 600EX-RT strobes and they are fantastic. I also use the other versions of Eneloop NiMH batteries (longer storage, a little less power) with equal success. They hold a charge forever, and cycle time on my Speedlites is very fast. They also last a long time. I use a La Crosse Charger, and the slower charge current if I have time, since this is supposed to be easier on the batteries. I used to use Eveready Photolithiums because I always knew they'd have power, but these batteries have completely obsoleted them.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent batteries

                            By vofotos photography studio

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                            Bought 4 packs of these and I love them.

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Wouldn't use any other brand

                            By Jeremy

                            from Frederick, MD

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Fast Recycling
                            • Long-lasting

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                            I shoot weddings and rely on my Eneloops to power my Metz 58 AF-2 flash. I use one set for the first half of the wedding and put in a fresh set before the reception. I swear by these batteries and wouldn't trust any other brand of rechargeable. I have used other brands in the past and they don't hold a match to the Eneloop. Unlike the Eneloop, other brands would run out of juice much quicker in the field and they can't hold a charge while not in use. I have 20 of the standard Eneloops and they are the original 1st gen models (3UTG) which I've had for at least 3-4 years. They are still going strong but I can tell they are starting to fade a little. It's about time to replace them but not sure if I want to get the 3rd gen standards (3UTGB) or the higher power XX. I'm just not sure if the extra 400 mAh in the XX is worth the extra money and limited lifespan (1800 cycles in the standard vs 500 cycles in the XX).

                            I also wanted to mention, the comments made on 4/17/12 by Deral are incorrect. In their review they wrote -
                            "NOTE: With ANY batteries of this type, you NEED to fully discharge them or they will develop memory."
                            Eneloops don't have the memory effect and his advice could actually lower the battery lifespan. If you read the FAQs page at Eneloops website they note the following -

                            What does the terminology "memory effect" specify?
                            ---Memory Effect is a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. The eneloop battery does not experience the effects of "memory effect".

                            Should I store my batteries charged or uncharged?
                            ---If stored with charge, it is possible that when you return to use the battery there may still be some charge left in the battery, therefore it will enable you to use it right then and there. Also, by keeping some charge in the battery, it will require you to "cycle" the battery fewer times until it reaches its peak charge. If you store them with no charge, you will have to "cycle" the battery multiple times until it reaches its peak charge.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            great batteries

                            By Benny99

                            from Maplewood , NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                Great product holds a long charge and was delivered ASAP. Thanks B&H

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                                5.0

                                Long Lasting External Flash AA's

                                By CaptDave

                                from Hackettstown, NJ

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                  Recommended by Ken Rockwell

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Best batteries for Flash

                                  By Scott

                                  from New York NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                      These batteries give the extra juice you need and also has a long shelf life. Many other batteries just fall dead in the water after a few cycles.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Love them - fast recycle time

                                      By Kat

                                      from Vermont

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                        I'm a professional wedding photographer and the amount of non-rechargeable batteries I would go through during the course of a wedding reception was insane.

                                        I made the switch to Enloop Batteries a couple of years ago and have been incredibly happy with them. I actually didn't think that the old Enloops could be improved upon but here we are. I used them in my on camera flash [SB 910, bounced with flash card] and they lasted well into the dancing part. Granted, I also use off camera flash in addition to the on camera fill but I love how reliable, hard working, long lasting these batteries are.

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Amazing batteries!

                                        By Christian

                                        from Gatineau, Canada

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Family Photos
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                        The headline says it all. These Enelopp batteries deserve my 5 stars!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        best battery

                                        By kneelz

                                        from New York, NY

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                        -Long lasting and you get more flashes
                                        -It doesnt overheat fast unlike other brand
                                        -fast recycling time for your flash
                                        -reliable

                                        a must buy for strobist!

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                                        5.0

                                        It was already a year old when i got it.

                                        By Malayalee

                                        from White Plains, New York

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events

                                          Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                          For electronic flashes. Even though it was already a year old, the performance was very good. The charger showed it with 4 out of 5 bars and it took less than an hour to get 100%. I have tried many other famous brands but nothing can beat Eneloop when it comes to rechargeable batteries.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Power, Good Reliability

                                          By Epic

                                          from Elizabehtown, PA

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Family Photos
                                            • Video
                                            • Weddings/Events

                                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                            I am a professional wedding photographer and I need the flash to fire every time and consistantly. I have used these for 5 weddings now and I love them. The first time they were used they didn't perform great. So I put them in the Powerex battery charger and did a full reload and soft charge at the same time. After that, perfect. So I wouldn't reccomend using them right out of the case. Get them in the charger first just to be safe.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works great with Vivitar 285-HV flashes!

                                            By Sharif R.

                                            from PA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Everything

                                            Cons

                                            • nothing

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Flash photography

                                            Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                            Ordered 4 sets of these batteries for my Vivitar 285-HV and Nikon SB-600 flashes. Average full power recycle time is around 7 seconds on my Vivitar and 4 seconds on my SB-600.
                                            I've used them every day for almost a week using the factory charge. Very happy with my purchase.

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                                            5.0

                                            Great product.

                                            By tom

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                                Good power.

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                                                5.0

                                                POWER!!!!

                                                By Jo10ac

                                                from Normandy, TN

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy to Use
                                                • Long-lasting

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Flash

                                                  Comments about Sanyo XX Powered by Eneloop 'AA' Batteries (2400 mAh, 4-Pack):

                                                  I was sick of using up tons of AA batteries in my flashes and remote flash triggers. If I didn't replace every one of them every few hours, something would not work. I posted on the "Ask Brian" Facebook page, asking for suggestions. I was thinking I'd have to get a big battery thing, but he said get these Eneloop batteries. So I got enough for every item to use them with a complete set of backups. Man! I popped the first 4 into the Canon 580 speedlight and switched it on. I have never seen the redlight pop on so fast! And it stayed powered! I may learn to use flash yet!
                                                  I bought these with the charger, but I think any AA charger will work. It was suggested to get a set of black and a set of white so it would be east to tell the used from the fresh in the field.

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