(12 Pack) AmazonBasics Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries

(12 Pack) AmazonBasics Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries


Definitely a great price compared to Amazon. However, these aren’t the same quality as Energizer or Eneloop. I tried these in my Roku remotes and they lasted about half the time. I usually get at least 6 months with the other brands. These barely lasted three. Haven’t had them long enough to judge the length of life or number of charge cycles but I wouldn’t expect too much. If you’re looking for a good deal on ok rechargeable batteries this deal is for you. If you’re looking too keep waste out of the stream … maybe not?


Would these be good for battery operated window candles?

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Weren’t these just here last week for $2 less?
(12 Pack) AmazonBasics Rechargeable AAA NiMH High-Capacity Batteries (woot.com)

Ah no, the AA variant had fewer batteries.

I like the idea of using them seasonally for window candles, but what charger is recommended??

Any NIMH charger that’s smart (aka it knows when it’s full) and charges each battery individually. A quick search yielded this for $10 from the mothership:


(Note that I am not staff. I just volunteer to help out on the forums.)


Reposting my long-winded commentary from the 8-pack.

TL; DR: The 2000mAh “standard” capacity version is cheaper and better in most cases.

I have purchased many of these and similar low self discharge NiMH batteries under many different brands. . AmazonBasics, Eneloop, Ikea, Energizer, Fujitsu, and Duracell. Made in Japan, China, and Malaysia.

Made in Japan 1900 mAh (standard) ones are the best, but the China and Malaysia ones work well, though I honestly don’t give them enough of a workout to tell.

In July, I purchased a 24 pack of these 2400mAh for about a buck each and a 24 pack of the standard 2000 mAh for about $0.80 each from the mother ship. Both Made in Malaysia. Nothing of note from either pack so far, but I don’t think I’ve recharged any of them yet.

I ordered some AAA High Capacity 850mAh cells a month ago for about $0.68 and returned them after I bought some of the regular AAA 800mAh cells for $0.62. Both were Amazon Subscribe and Save purchases of 24-packs when prices were especially.

In general, the batteries I have that fail are almost always the high capacity ones like these 2400mAh.

The high capacity ones are best when using them in heavy-drain devices that will discharge the batteries rather quickly. Within a month or so.

The higher capacity comes at the cost of fewer discharge cycles (400-500 vs 1000) and faster self discharge (50% remaining after one year vs 80% after 2 years)

That self discharge difference is HUGE. Per specs, after a year of no use, the “high capacity” 2400mAh will have 1200mAH left. The 2000mAh standard capacity will have over 1600mAh left. Likely 1800mAh. That’s 50% MORE charge than the “high” capacity ones.

For something like a flashlight that uses up a set of batteries every year or so, I would much rather know I have a decent charge for over two years than worry that I’ll have a dead battery when I need the light.

For a motorized toy or heavy-use flashlight, something that will use up the charge rather quickly, these are great. Longer lasting. Fewer charges needed.

An 8-pack of these are great to have for those high-drain devices, and a good way to try them out for yourself, but for low-drain devices like a remote control or wireless mouse, the lower capacity models are better and cheaper.

The regular ones can be had for well under $1 each a few times a year like Prime Day. Stock up then.