Maplin Hybrid Rechargeable 2100mAh AA Batteries 4 Pack

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About this product


  • Hybrid batteries are the next generation of rechargeable batteries combining the benefits of alkaline batteries with the performance of rechargeable batteries
  • Supplied fully charged and ready to use out of the box
  • Can be used to power low drain devices (clocks, remote controls) as well as high drain devices (digital cameras)

Product overview

• Hybrid batteries are the next generation of rechargeable batteries combining the benefits of alkaline batteries with the performance of rechargeable batteries
• Supplied fully charged and ready to use out of the box
• Can be used to power low drain devices (clocks, remote controls) as well as high drain devices (digital cameras)
• Long storage and shelf life and retain their charge for up to 12 months
• Use with any NiMH battery charger
• Provide high power even at low temperatures down to -10°C
• Re-charged over and over again - up to 1000 times
• Low cost per use (less than 2p per charge) in comparison to disposable alkaline batteries
• Long life cycle and use of non-toxic materials makes them the eco-friendly alternative to disposable alkaline batteries

Whereas standard rechargeable batteries must be charged before first use, Hybrid batteries are supplied fully charged and ready to use. They have a very slow discharge rate and can retain their charge for up to 12 months, which makes them ideal for use in a wide range of devices. They are suitable for use in high drain applications such as digital cameras as well as low drain devices such as clocks and remote controls. Hybrid batteries perform especially well in low temperatures - as low as -10°C - making them ideal for outdoor use in winter as well as in high temperatures during the summer.Hybrid batteries can be used in any standard battery charger with a charge time of 1 hour or more, but it is not recommended to charge the batteries in a 30-minute or 15-minute charger as this could affect the battery performance.With up to 1000 life cycles, these batteries can be charged over and over again, which means their cost per use is much lower than a disposable alkaline battery (approximately 2p per charge per cell) and as they contain no harmful materials and are recyclable they are the environmentally friendly option.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have owned a set of these for 6 months. Only been used in Wii controllers. Great performance and hold charge when not in-use. My charger shows capacity in mAh. These are still over 2100mAh after some 30+ charges.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Simply don't seem to work as well as the NiMH batteries they replaced I bought these in a store (after the positive reply to my question) but although my product seems to work with them, the power level indicator does not. They also needed recharging a lot sooner than I had expected. I entered this as a second question but although the question was accepted it is now no longer appearing. And there has been no answer from Maplin.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like these I have bought quite a number of the Maplin Hybrid Rechargeables in AA and AAA sizes so I guess they are a favourite. I find them reliable and much handier for use than disposables. My only reservation is that the AAAs seem ever so slightly larger diameter than other AAAs. I say this because one item I use has tubular slots for the batteries and these ones tend to stick which defeats the spring loaded contact and leads to contact failure - so for this item only I use another brand.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable Found these rechargeable batteries to be very unreliable compared to other makes. They work intermittently in most appliances we tried. The contacts are not a standard size so take some fiddling to get them working. I would not buy them again.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good recargable batteries I have several of these. I use them in cameras, torches etc. They hold charge well and last a long time between charges. Best ones I have found to date.1.2V rechargeable so may not work where 1.5V is required.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Be careful! These batteries did not work in my Roberts radio. I tried recharging them but still no joy. I then measured each battery on a meter and found that they all generate between 1.75 and 2.0 volts. With 4 batteries that meant I was feeding about 7.5volts into the radio rather than 6 volts. The radio clearly didn't like that but luckily no long term damage resulted. For many applications (torches, electric motors etc) these batteries are probably OK but for electronoc devices the excess voltage could cause a problem.
Date published: 2016-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product that is still working I brought this product over a month ago and the two I put in my digital camera are still holding their charge. I did have to charge them up when I got them out of the packaging as I found they were not charged enough for my digital camera. They might have worked straight out the packaging if I had put them in a low drain device such as a clock. I would recommend this product and I am hoping they will hold their charge better than the ultra high capacity rechargeable batteries I had before.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Maplin Hybrid Rechargeable 9v Batteries Avoid these like the plague! I recently bought one these thinking I would be saving money and the environment, but how wrong I was. I had one in use and wanted to remove it, but had a little trouble disconnecting the male-female terminals with my fingers, so prised the them apart using a small screwdriver. As I did so, the tip of the screwdriver glanced past both terminals for probably a millisecond. But that was enough to render the battery dead. I opened it up and looked inside. They have incorporated a "fuse" between two of the cells to blow in the event of an abnormally large current (for H&S reasons), but they have made it far too sensitive. So a £6.49 battery is easily rendered useless in a tiny fraction of a second. Once the fuse has blown you cannot recharge the battery. I expect many of these to be scrapped as a result of accidentally shorting the terminals in this way, thereby creating an environmental hazard they are supposed to be preventing.
Date published: 2017-06-06
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can these batteries be re-charged with a standard charging unit ?

Asked by: ledhead
They will work in a NiMh charger.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-02-23

I bought 2 packs ofN46GY today and now see that they have a possible date stamp 16-03. Is this a "use by2 or manufacturing date? If the former why are they still on sale?

Asked by: Orakle42
This is a manufacturing date.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-02

do you do these in 1.5v for Fuji cameras

Asked by: Anonymous
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-07-04

What does 2100mAh mean

Asked by: Nicola
This is the capacity, with a current draw of 2100mA (2.1A) it would take approximately 1 hour to fully drain a battery of this capacity.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-06-21

Hi I just got 2 packs of AA hybrid rechargeable batteries but it does not say how long they need charging for ?? I know they come fully charged but my charger indicator is broken so I need to know how long to charge them for plz. Thanks.

Asked by: Slick76
It would depend on the type of charger being used as the input current affects the required charging time. These batteries are not suitable for rapid type chargers however, so we would advise against using any 15-30 minute type chargers for these batteries.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-03-30

What voltage are they

Asked by: pete
They are 1.2v.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-15

What voltage are these batteries

Asked by: Spike
These are 1.2V battery's.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-11-15

Let's get to the bottom of this... what is the *chemistry* of these "Hybrid" batteries? I was told that this is a rechargeable alkaline battery. If true, it would have a nominal voltage of 1.5 V, not 1.2 V (the nominal voltage of NiMH and NiCd cells).

Asked by: Truthseeker
Hybrid batteries use the same chemistry as NiMH, they differ in that the use an improved electrode separator and improved positive electrode to prevent drain when stored and not in use. In regards to all other aspects these are virtually the same as standard AA NiMH, 1.2v with the same charge / discharge times. More info on NiMH cells can be found here paying particular attention to the subsection the relates to The low self-discharge nickel–metal hydride battery (LSD NiMH)
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-11-09
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