Rechargeable Battery Replacement Suggestions

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by beeinformed, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. beeinformed macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have the 'Apple Battery Charger' and the six rechargeable AA NiMH batteries that came with it seem to be failing. I would appreciate any suggestions for replacing these batteries. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just get yourself some Panasonic Eneloops. Back when those Apple batteries came out, there were rumors they were just rebranded Eneloops anyway.
     
  3. RMo macrumors 65816

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    The AmazonBasics rechargeables are also quite good in my experience, both the "regular" glossy black-labeled ones and the "premium" white-labeled ones (the matte black "high capacity" ones are, I'm sure, also fine, but probably overkill for mice and keyboards). The white AAs are likely rebranded second-generation Eneloops, whereas I don't think we really know much about the glossy black ones (of course, this is also a guess for the white ones, but a highly educated one based on the electrical characteristics and physical features of the batteries). The glossy black ones are cheaper and I've only had a few "duds" (they all still work to some extent but one or two of the dozen I have started losing their charge quickly), whereas I've had no problems at all with the white ones, but if it's just a peripheral it might not matter too much.

    Of course, actual Eneloops are also highly regarded, as the above poster mentioned. But you may be able to save a bit by going with a rebranding if that's important to you.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes... good suggestion. I think those may be rebranded Eneloops also. I have a few of the black ones and they function exactly like Eneloops.
     

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