Stop wasting your money on disposable batteries!
I personally use these in every device in my household
For a limited time you can get a 4 pack of batteries and a USB charger for $1 more than the batteries alone!
This is a screaming deal and a perfect way to get into NiMh rechargeable batteries. You can come back and buy more batteries or a fancier charger when you realize how awesome they are! This USB charger accepts both AA and AAA batteries and will also charge any other brand of NiMh battery.
If you don't believe the hype, $10-$15 bucks isn't a huge expense to try it out yourself :) Nothing beats first hand experience. Be the expert, not the uninformed.
Major benefits of using NiMh rechargeables:
- Full power for the life of the battery: Alkalines loose power as they run down.
- They don't leak: and you know alkalines leak and ruin your stuff all the time.
- ReCyko+ lasts for more 1000 charges: One battery vs. 1000 alkalines!
- Low Self Discharge: 80% charge retention at 6 months
- The best option for Beta QR flashlights: or any device for that matter.
- Same performance as expensive lithium disposables: without the waste.
What's cool about the USB charger?
USB capability means your charger can go where ever you go! This is a perfect setup for travel, and you won't need to worry about finding a store that sells AA/AAA batteries when you are abroad.
The charger includes a cable that can plug into ANY USB PORT to deliver power. The charger DOES NOT include an AC wall adapter. The good news is USB is the same in any country, so if you need an adapter you can pick one up for a couple of dollars at any electronics store.
Never (ever) use disposable alkaline batteries again!
Don't worry, I used to be just like you, buying costco packs of alkaline batteries and feeling bad about the incredibly insane amount of waste...of raw materials, but also money.
Disposable batteries are a major punishment on your wallet. Thousands of dollars over a lifetime, and thousands of batteries in the landfill. I don't know about you, but I work hard for the money that is in my pocket and I really hate the idea of paying that hard earned cash for something that I KNOW is going into the trash...I'm talking about alkaline batteries in case that wasn't clear.
Modern NiMh batteries have none of the drawbacks that you associate with rechargeable batteries. I really mean it. My house has switched over (100%) to rechargeables and I couldn't be happier.
Why don't I carry eneloop?!
GP ReCyko+ compares very (very) favorably to everyone's favorite Panasonic eneloop...in practice you'll never know the difference. I wouldn't bother to sell ReCyko+ if I wasn't 100% confident they were awesome.
I actually tried to get a deal with Panasonic for a couple of years and they were awful to deal with at every step. It took me more than a year just to get a response from them, which finally involved calling in a favor from someone I knew at Panasonic.
I got fed up with their attitude and contacted GP. Negotiating a deal still took a long time, but they have been amazingly responsive and helpful every step of the way. I've actually been buying LR44 batteries from GP for years. When I enquired about AA/AAA rechargeables the next email came from their US VP of sales within 24 hours.
When I'm dealing with any company, it matters what kind of company they are, and I'm proud to be representing GP. You may have never heard of GP here in the US, but they are a major player in the rest of the world and manufacture a huge percentage of the world's batteries.
Are you disposable or rechargeable? Click the image below and find out!
|Plug Type||USB International Standard|
|Charging Channels||2 Channel (must place two batteries in right side or left side)|
|Charge Time (approx)||8 Hours|
|Supported Batteries||AA & AAA NiMH|
|Included Battery||4xAA NiMH or 4xAAA NiMH|
|1.2V Nominal (1.4V fully charged)|
|Capacity||AA = 2000mAh Minimum (2050mAh Typical) / AAA = 800mAh Minimum (850mAh Typical)|
|Service Life||~ 1000 Cycles|
|Charge Retention||80% @ 6 Months / 75% @ 12 Months|
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