Capacity and self-discharge of batteries «Turnigy LSD» - detailed results

Battery photo


Brand / modelTurnigy LSD
Price9.93 €
Unit price2.48 €
Alternative packagings
OriginHong Kong
Date of manufactureN/A
Condition (age)Tested items are brand new
Low self-discharge (LSD)Yes
Discharge (1-hour rest)5.06 V
2300 ±1% mAh (≅2.90 W·h)
Discharge (5-day rest)5.03 V
2120 ±1% mAh (≅2.67 W·h)
~7% self-discharge
Discharge (1-month rest)4.98 V
2040 ±1% mAh (≅2.53 W·h)
~11% self-discharge
Date of measurementJan 2013


Thanks to geniusloci from HWBG for donating these batteries!

These are standard LSD NiMH AA cells under the Turnigy brand (a Hobby King-owned brand for batteries, chargers and the like). As such, they are available through the Hobby King website, but are also sold in the Bulgarian The cells are scarcely marked: there's no „Made in“ label, nor manufacture date; only „2400 mAh“ and „LSD“.

The tests showed that the batteries almost reach the claimed capacity (which is quite impressive, given that it's quite large). The self-discharge rate is somewhat higher compared to the traditional LSD champs like Eneloop. Another small issue is the balancing of capacities: during the chargings, the MAHA WizardOne showed a disparity between individual cells' capacities of around 160 mAh. In this regard, other brands usually show better coherence, less than 100 mAh.

Test results

Test chart

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

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