These rechargeable batteries are meant to be paired with the EBL battery charger.
According to the product information these batteries are supposed to come pre-charged, and while that may be the case for some people I did notice that my batteries had to be charged when I first received them.
I found that these batteries charged quickly and held their charge for a long time compared to previous rechargeable batteries I have used. Having 8 in this pack was just the right number for me, as it was enough for all the electronics I had plus left me with a few extra as spares.
If you happen to leave these batteries unused for a while, they can apparently hold up to 70% of their total charging capacity if unused for three years. They also come with a pair of plastic battery cases which each hold 4 batteries. This is great for people like me who lose their batteries when they forget where they put them.
The only problem is that the cases are super hard to open. I had to use a butter knife just to let open the plastic latch each time, as doing by hand was incredibly difficult.
Despite the cases being extremely well sealed, I'm very happy with these batteries and would recommend them. However, anyone with hand mobility issues or who is not very strong, would need help to open the case initially.
-Quick to charge and long lasting
-Holds charge even when not used for long periods of time
-Comes with holding case
-Battery case is extremely tough to open
-My batteries were not pre-charged
Testing done in conjunction with 'EBL 8 Bay/Slot Smart AA, AAA Ni-MH Ni-CD Rechargeable Battery Charger'.
Note: I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for an unbiased, honest review as provided here. As a consumer advocate, I believe in providing quality and honest feedback and receiving a product at a discounted rate will never affect my opinions.
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