Capacity and self-discharge of batteries «Eneloop (3rd gen)» - detailed results

Battery photo


Brand / modelEneloop (3rd gen)
Price12.27 €
Unit price3.07 €
Alternative packagings
Date of manufacture09-2012
Condition (age)Tested items are brand new
Low self-discharge (LSD)Yes
Discharge (1-hour rest)5.11 V
1820 ±1% mAh (≅2.32 W·h)
Discharge (5-day rest)5.08 V
1760 ±1% mAh (≅2.24 W·h)
~3% self-discharge
Discharge (1-month rest)5.04 V
1640 ±1% mAh (≅2.06 W·h)
~10% self-discharge
Date of measurementJun 2013


These are eneloop-branded cells from their third generation (model id: HR-3UTGB). According to documentation, they should endure even more cycles, and have even better self-discharge characteristics. My tests, again, don't show a visible improvement compared to the previous generation.

Test results

Test chart

Capacity test immediately after unpackaging (i.e., the factory charge):
Unpacking test

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