Best AAA Batteries

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 23, 2019
Rechargeable AAA batteries are pretty much household essentials even though many devices these days incorporate built-in rechargeable batteries. The best AAA batteries will last for decades and will let you efficiently power many different devices. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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PROS

The batteries come supplied with this 4-in-1 USB cord that you can use to charge all 4 batteries simultaneously. The AAA batteries' patented design will let you rotate the positive poles to easily charge or hide the port. The LED indicator clearly displays the charging progress: red means still charging, green means the battery's finished charging.

CONS

The charge doesn't last that long. 

OUR VERDICT

Twharf Li-ion Long-Life Lithium USB Rechargeable Batteries are many times more practical than standard rechargeable AAA batteries thanks to the USB ports alone. You'll be able to recharge these lithium batteries anywhere you go.

detailed parameters
Package Contents

1 pack of 4 batteries

Type

Lithium

Capacity

450 mAh

Cycles / Recharges

Up to 1000 cycles

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Incorporating embedded seal structures that expand crystal lattice space, the batteries provide more room for hydrogen, letting them hold 75% power after 2-3 years compared to standard AAA batteries. The Ni-MH eco-friendly cells don’t contain any Hg/Cd/Pb, producing no pollution and use DBCK steel shells to protect the batteries against overpressure.

CONS

The manufacturers do not recommend letting the batteries completely discharge. 

OUR VERDICT

EBL AAA16 1100mAh Rechargeable AAA Batteries will last. These high-capacity batteries might just be able to outlast them all. They're up there with the strongest batteries too. The 16-battery pack makes the product as cost-effective as they come. 

detailed parameters
Package Contents

16 batteries (4 packs of 4 batteries)

Type

Ni-MH

Capacity

1100 mAh

Cycles / Recharges

Up to 1200 cycles

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Improving the active (meaning positive) electrode material's conductive surface layer, the people behind these batteries have been able to bring increased conductivity and durability. There's no memory effect, meaning that you'll face no long-term problems recharging the batteries when they're fully or partially discharged.

CONS

The battery wrap starts to peel off after some time. 

OUR VERDICT

Panasonic BK-4MCCA4BA eneloop will be there for you. These batteries will pretty much never quit. You'll be able to use them for decades and will probably face no major issues along the way. The batteries will maintain ~70% of the original charge after 10 years and/or >1000 recharges.

detailed parameters
Package Contents

1 pack of 4 batteries

Type

Ni-MH

Capacity

800 mAh

Cycles / Recharges

Up to 2100 cycles

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The white coating doesn't attract children's and pets' attention. Reaching 1100 mAh, the batteries' max capacity will be able to carry them for months. The batteries are UL-certified, making them appropriate for garden lights. 

CONS

The batteries are not fully charged initially. 

OUR VERDICT

BONAI 1100mAh AAA Rechargeable Batteries are as versatile and high-capacity as these batteries come. They're especially suitable for computer peripherals though (as well as other devices that you use for hours every day that run on AAA batteries).

detailed parameters
Package Contents

1 pack of 16 batteries

Type

Ni-MH

Capacity

1100 mAh

Cycles / Recharges

Up to 1200 cycles

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Duralock™ technology makes these batteries especially long-lasting when not in use. You can recharge them, toss these batteries away and, one year after, the batteries will be ~85% charged. Even after 10 years, you'll be able to charge these batteries to ~70% relative to the initial full charge. 

CONS

The batteries don't work well with non-Duracell chargers.

OUR VERDICT

Duracell AAA-Rechx4 Rechargeable Batteries are good budget AAA batteries that we could easily recommend to customers who don't necessarily rely much on these batteries too much. They're excellent replacement batteries too.

detailed parameters
Package Contents

1 pack of 4 batteries

Type

Ni-MH

Capacity

900 mAh

Cycles / Recharges

Up to 400 cycles

Warranty

10 years (or 400 cycles, whichever comes first)

Twharf LI-ion

USB Approach

Twharf Li-ion Long-Life Lithium USB Rechargeable Batteries are hands-down the best AAA batteries on the list and among the best rechargeable batteries out there for one simple reason: that "USB" part in the name.

Because these things come equipped with Micro-USB charging ports, so you can charge them from pretty much any device equipped with a USB port. Plus, these batteries come supplied with this 4-in-1 USB cord that you can use to charge all 4 batteries simultaneously.

Apart from that, the batteries' patented design will let you rotate the positive poles to easily charge or hide the port. The LED indicator clearly displays the charging progress: red means still charging, green means the battery's finished charging.

As far as safety is concerned, the integrated safety circuit does an excellent job protecting the battery from over-discharging/over-charging.

There's only one issue with these batteries: the charge doesn't last that long. Generally speaking, that's as huge as these issues come but, considering the aforementioned USB part, we're willing to let this slide.

In other words, Twharf Li-ion Long-Life Lithium USB Rechargeable Batteries are many times more practical than standard rechargeable AAA batteries thanks to the USB ports alone. You'll be able to recharge these lithium batteries anywhere you go.

Review of Twharf LI-ion Long-Life Lithium USB Rechargeable Batteries

 

EBL AAA16

High-Capacity Batteries

EBL AAA16 1100mAh Rechargeable AAA Batteries are pretty handy. These batteries come pre-charged 15-20% with solar energy.

The company's ProCyco tech extends the batteries' lifespan to 1200 cycles, which is pretty good all things considered.

At the same time, the batteries' 1100-mAh capacity means that these things will last. You won't have to recharge them very often.

On the high-tech front, these things incorporate embedded seal structures that expand crystal lattice space, making more room for hydrogen and letting these batteries hold 75% power after 2-3 years compared to standard AAA batteries.

Other than that, the Ni-MH eco-friendly cells don’t contain any Hg/Cd/Pb, producing no pollution and using DBCK steel shells to protect the batteries against overpressure explosion cases.

There are 16 batteries in the pack, so the product is quite cost-effective too.

The manufacturers do not recommend letting the batteries completely discharge, that's pretty much the only inconvenience associated with these things.

Apart from that, EBL AAA16 1100mAh Rechargeable AAA Batteries will last. These high-capacity batteries might just be able to outlast them all. They're up there with the strongest batteries too.

Review of EBL AAA16 1100mAh Rechargeable AAA Batteries

 

eneloop BK-4MCCA4BA

Over 2100 Cycles

There are long-lasting batteries and then there are the Panasonic BK-4MCCA4BA Eneloop batteries.

Generally speaking, batteries that last somewhere around 1000 cycles are usually what we call long-lasting AAA batteries. These things, however, will give you up to 2100 cycles.

Again, you'll be able to recharge these batteries more than 2000 times, meaning that these things will easily last for decades.

More often than not, these batteries will be able to maintain ~70% of the original charge after 10 years and/or >1000 recharges.

Improving the active (meaning positive) electrode material's conductive surface layer, the people behind these batteries have been able to bring increased conductivity and durability. In other words, they've been able to limit the conductive layer's degradation to increase the batteries' lifespan.

Setting the maximum cycles aside, there's not much to cover here. The 800-mAh means you won't have to recharge these batteries all too often. There's no memory effect, meaning that you'll face no long-term problems recharging the batteries when they're fully or partially discharged.

Bottom line, the Panasonic BK-4MCCA4BA Eneloop will be there for you. These batteries will pretty much never quit. You'll be able to use them for decades and will probably face no major issues along the way.

Review of eneloop BK-4MCCA4BA AAA Rechargeable Batteries

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BONAI BN3A170301A016

Don't Have to Recharge all too Often

BONAI 1100mAh AAA Rechargeable Batteries packs 16 triple-A batteries.

Generally speaking, we've no major issues with these batteries except for the fact that they're not fully charged initially but that's often the case with these things.

The batteries don't contain any Hg/Cd/Pb, making them as safe for people as possible. Plus, the white coating doesn't attract children's or pets' attention. They're fully recyclable too, so go green and all that jazz.

That being said, the batteries' capacity is where this product's biggest strength lies. Reaching 1100 mAh, these things will sometimes last for months. You won't have to recharge them as often as regular rechargeable AAA batteries.

At the same time, the batteries' will be able to maintain somewhere around 80% initial capacity even when you don't use them for three years straight.

As far as long-term use is concerned, these things will give you ~1200 cycles, which is respectable even compared to the batteries' more expensive counterparts.

To sum up, BONAI 1100mAh AAA Rechargeable Batteries are as versatile and high-capacity as these batteries come. They're especially suitable for computer peripherals though (as well as other devices that you use for hours every day that run on AAA batteries).

Review of BONAI BN3A170301A016 1100mAh AAA Rechargeable Batteries

 

Duracell AAA-Rechx4

Budget Choice

Duracell AAA-Rechx4 Rechargeable Batteries are really affordable compared to other batteries on the list. That's because they aren't as good though. They're decent batteries, pretty good compared to the average prospect on the market right now but not that great compared to other entries on this list.

First and foremost, these batteries will survive somewhere around 400 recharge cycles, which is pretty mediocre when you compare the number to previous products.

On the bright side, the Duralock™ technology makes these batteries especially long-lasting when not in use. You can recharge them, toss these batteries away and, one year after, the batteries will be ~85% charged.

Plus, touching on the batteries' capacity subject, there's not much to complain about here. The 900-mAh maximum capacity is actually pretty ridiculous considering the affordable price tag.

Even after 10 years, you'll be able to charge these batteries to ~70% relative to the initial full charge.

Unfortunately though, the batteries don't work that well with non-Duracell chargers.

All things considered, Duracell AAA-Rechx4 Rechargeable Batteries are good budget AAA batteries that we could easily recommend to customers who don't necessarily rely much on these batteries too much. They're excellent replacement batteries too.

Review of Duracell AAA-Rechx4 Rechargeable Batteries

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What are AAA Batteries?

Double- and triple-A batteries are not even remotely as prevalent as these things were less than two decades ago. They're far from obsolete though.

Different toys, flashlights, clocks, remote controls, calculators, clocks, radios, shavers, electric toothbrushes, various portable electronics (including wireless mice and keyboards), there are so many devices these days that run on these batteries that you don't have to convince anyone these rechargeable AAA batteries are pretty much must-have household items all things considered.

The difference between these batteries usually boils down to battery type, capacity, and longevity. Alkaline batteries these days usually fall under the lithium or Ni-MH categories.

As far as capacity is concerned, these batteries meander between ~400 and >1000 mAh, so consider where you'll be putting these batteries because everyday devices will require decent capacity. Otherwise, you'll be replacing the batteries every month.

Apart from that, look into the maximum stated charge cycles. They're not always 100% accurate but will give you at least some idea regarding how long the batteries will last.

You'll need a battery charger to charge these batteries. To use the charger on the road, you probably might require a travel adapter though.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-23 09:30:56