Having recently bought two packs of Panasonic Eneloops from BeaconShop (Amazon Marketplace), the BK-3MCCE model, I was wondering whether they were fake, just because the blind date stamp on them looked quite different to the one on my other Eneloops and because they were quite cheap – £6.99 (Including a battery case, which looks different to the old battery cases).
I thought I compare them with Panasonic’s official numbers, which can be found on their Polish web site to find out whether they are fake or not.
The capacity should be at least 1900 mAh, I measured 1755 – 1776 mAh with my Technoline IC8800 charger.
The weight should be ~ 27 g, I measured between 25.8 – 25.9 g.
The dimensions should be 14.35 mm x 50.4 mm, I measured 14.15 mm x 50.23 mm.
Update: I bought another pack of the latest Eneloops from Maplin, hoping they have to be real if they are from the high street, and they seem very similar to the ones I bought online. When I checked their capacity (after discharging and charging in my IC8800 charger) they were slightly better than the ones bought online (1,788 – 1,808 mAh), but still not as good as they should be. Looks, weight (25.7 – 25.9 g) and date stamps of the Maplin and the online bought Eneloops were the same, so for now I believe that the ones bought online were real.