Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?

Zeidora

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 15, 2015
668
10
I have to replace my rechargeables for my MT24EX and my 580. I am looking for quick recycle time. Eneloop Pro or XX (2550 mAh) get good reviews. EBL 2800 mAh may be an option but are said to be thicker so a tight fit in some electronics. Anybody try those on Canon speedlights? Any other options?

I do have one of those fancy analyzer chargers (Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer).
 

gjones5252

EOS 80D
Sep 15, 2012
184
0
I used to buy brand name ones. I have since switched to the amazon brand. They are around 2300-2500mAh.
I purchase about 30 and they are all still working great after approx 1 year.
 

MusoD

EOS M50
Jan 22, 2017
29
0
I have Eneloops, Duracell rechargeable and the black Amazon batteries. The Eneloops and Duracell are both equally good and reliable, the Amazon batteries don't last as well or have the same recycle time, but they work fine in my Yongnuo triggers.
 

CSD

Photographer, WP Developer, and IT Geek.
Sep 3, 2015
49
0
Scotland
Most of my batteries are now Eneloop Pro's over Eneloop, not much different but the Pro's get less hot from high demand usage and also feature a bit more power over the standard batteries from memory.
 

Alex_M

EOS RP
Oct 16, 2015
345
2
this and also they are slow discharge batteries meaning you do not need to recharge them every month to keep the charge topped up.I used Eneloops Pro until I found out that IKEA LADDA 2450 mAh (white) rechargable batteries are in fact rebranded Eneloops Pro and available from your local IKEA store at half the cost of the Eneloops Pro. ( actually, at 1/6 of the cost. $6.00 vs 36.00 for pack of 4 Eneloops Pro)

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/70303876/

some folks tested these IKEA batteries and found that their chemistry, cells, charge and discharge curve is identical to Eneloops Pro. I am not supprised...

http://www.provideocoalition.com/ikea-batteries-eneloops-disguise/

I own 40 of them in total. Very happy so far.

CSD said:
Most of my batteries are now Eneloop Pro's over Eneloop, not much different but the Pro's get less hot from high demand usage and also feature a bit more power over the standard batteries from memory.
 
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kphoto99

EOS RP
Nov 7, 2012
317
1
Fujitsu AA 2550mAh High Capacity.
Fujitsu is the one that makes the good quality Eneloops in Japan.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817109007&Tpk=N82E16817109007
 

Zeidora

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 15, 2015
668
10
Thanks for all the replies, which seem to have a certain refrain, or should I say loop?
 

meli

EOS 80D
Mar 2, 2012
166
0
Eneloops over Ene Pros. Despite the larger capacity i find the flash recharge times of pros to be slightly slower.
 
Jan 11, 2017
3
0
I would go for the Eneloop Pro and get a decent charger for them, like the Youshiko Intellegent Charger YC4000. It will charge, discharge up to four cells individually and collectively, with many settings.