Published on June 9th,2011 at 10:44 PM
By >Tom LESKIN

SANYO expanding eneloop New-Type Battery Series in Japan

SANYO expanding eneloop New-Type Battery Series in JapanIn need of even higher capacity rechargeable batteries? If you live in Japan, you’re in luck because today SANYO announced the new additions to its line-up in the eneloop rechargeable battery series, the eneloop pro, the eneloop plus and their charger sets to be released for the Japanese market.

SANYO said that the eneloop pro battery has a 25 percent higher capacity than regular eneloop batteries, making it suitable to power your most energy demanding tech, while the eneloop plus battery with its overheat prevention function is ideal for toys.

Another unique feature is the “wireless charging carrying case,” which as the name implies, will wirelessly recharges your eneloop batteries.

Although these sound great, you’re going to have to wait a little while till they hit the market. Get the eneloop pro from July 21, the eneloop pro charger set from September 21 and the eneloop plus and its charger set from December 1, but keep in mind these are Japan only.

09. Jun, 2011

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SANYO’s eneloop Series Expands with New-Type Batteries

Featuring high capacity “eneloop pro” and safer “eneloop plus”!

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Tokyo, June 9, 2011 – SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO), a world leader in rechargeable battery technology, is pleased to announce the new additions to line-up of the eneloop rechargeable battery series, the “eneloop pro”, the “eneloop plus” and their charger sets to be released for the Japanese market.

The new “eneloop pro” battery has a 25% higher capacity than regular eneloop batteries, making it especially suitable for gadgets with high power consumption, such as digital cameras, strobe lights and flashlights etc. The new “eneloop plus” battery, with its overheat prevention function which suppresses overheating in case of improper use, is ideal for toys.

In addition, SANYO will also launch the “Wireless Charging Carrying Case” which can wirelessly recharge eneloop batteries. The carrying case is compliant with ‘Qi(*1)’, a standard of the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) who are working towards the international standardization of wireless recharging technologies.

The “eneloop pro” will be available from July 21, 2011 and the “eneloop pro” charger set will go on sale from September 21 in Japan only(*2). The “eneloop plus” and its charger set will be available from December 1, 2011, also in Japan only(*2).

SANYO, as a member of the Panasonic Group, will continue to expand the “eneloop” series throughout the world so that people can comfortably adopt a new “lifestyle that values reusing and recycling”.

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[Product Name] eneloop pro

[Product] AA size Nickel-Metal Hydride Rechargeable Battery

[Product Number] HR-3UWX-2BP/4BP

[MSPR] 2BP: JPY1260 (tax included) / 4BP: Open(*3)

[Release Date] July 21, 2011(*2)

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[Product Name] eneloop pro

[Product] Charger set with AA size “eneloop pro” x 4

[Product Number] N-TGR01WS

[MSPR] Open(*3)

[Release Date] September 21, 2011(*2)

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[Product Name] eneloop plus

[Product] AA size Nickel-Metal Hydride Rechargeable Battery

[Product Number] HR-3UPT-2BP/4BP

[MSPR] 2BP: undecided / 4BP: Open(*3)

[Release Date] December 1, 2011(*2)

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[Product Name] eneloop plus

[Product] Charger set with AA size “eneloop plus” x 4

[Product Number] N-TGN01PS

[MSPR] Open(*3)

[Release Date] December 1, 2011(*2)

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[Product] Wireless Charging Carrying Case

[Product Number] N-WL01S-W/-K

[MSPR] Open(*3)

[Release Date] July 21, 2011(*2)

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(*1) The “Qi” mark means that a product with the mark fulfills WPC’s standards for wireless recharging. The carrying case is useable with any charging pad with the Qi mark, regardless of the maker (Excluding certain models).

(*2) The products will be available in Japan only (as of the release date).

(*3) No manufacturer’s suggested retail price is set for a product with an open price.

1. eneloop pro: Approximately 25% higher capacity than regular eneloop batteries

2. eneloop plus: With overheat prevention function for increased safety in case of improper use. Suitable especially for toys.

3. Wireless Charging Carrying Case: Wirelessly recharge AA and AAA-size eneloop batteries. Compliant with ‘Qi’, an international standard for wireless recharging technology.

Approximately 25% higher capacity than regular eneloop batteries.

The new addition to the line-up, the “eneloop pro” rechargeable battery with Min. 2400mAh(*4), has a 25% higher capacity than the regular eneloop battery with Min. 1900mAh(*4). This means that the battery has a longer life than the eneloop and is more suitable for professional use of digital cameras, strobe lights and flashlights etc.

(*4) Minimum (min.) battery capacity based on the IEC61951-2(7.2.1) testing conditions

In addition, thanks to the eneloop’s self discharge control technology, a fully-charged “eneloop pro” is capable of holding approx. 75%(*5) of its initial capacity and is ready-to-use even after 1 year of storage. The “eneloop pro” can be recharged by existing eneloop chargers as well.

(An equivalent model of the “eneloop pro” has been marketed in Europe as “XX (double X)”.)

In accordance with the “Green Power Certification System,” the “eneloop pro” batteries are charged by “Green Power” from photovoltaic generation. A part of the electric power used for manufacturing “eneloop pro” batteries (the amount equivalent to that used for factory pre-charging) is generated using clean, renewable solar energy, part of SANYO’s initiative to realize a “Clean Energy Loop,” where power is generated from renewable energy sources, stored for use when needed in batteries, and conserved or used efficiently.

(*5) SANYO test with a fully charged battery at room temperature 20℃. (740mA discharge current, 1.0V/cell discharge cutoff voltage)

With overheat prevention function for increased safety in case of improper use. Suitable especially for toys.

The “eneloop plus” battery houses a PTC thermistor(*6) which suppresses overheating in case of improper use, such as incorrect insertion of batteries, and is safer to use for toys for small children.

The “eneloop plus” also features the self discharge control and other characteristics of the regular eneloop and can also be recharged by existing eneloop chargers as well. “eneloop plus” will be showcased at the “International Tokyo Toy Show” to be held in Tokyo Big Sight, from June 16 to 19, 2011. (4F West Hall 3 K-25)

In accordance with the “Green Power Certification System,” the “eneloop plus” batteries are also charged by “Green Power” from photovoltaic generation.

(*6) PTC thermistor stands for Positive Temperature Coefficient.

Wirelessly recharge AA and AAA-size eneloop batteries. Compliant with ‘Qi’, an international standard for wireless recharging technology.

The Wireless Charging Carrying Case can speedily and wirelessly charge the eneloop series batteries (AA and AAA-size eneloop, AA and AAA-size eneloop lite, AA-size eneloop pro as well as AA-size eneloop plus) by simply placing it on a charging pad which is complaint with “Qi” standards. The compact body is easy to carry around, and also prevents electrical shorts. “Qi” is an international standard of the WPC, and Panasonic Group, a regular member of the WPC, has been participating in the standardization since the foundation of the WPC.

The “eneloop” battery has received high market appraisal for its unique, user-friendly combination of having the advantages of both dry cell and rechargeable batteries. The batteries come pre-charged like a dry cell, and are economical and environmental as they are able to be recharged for repeated use as well as recyclable at the end of their lifecycle. According to a company survey, the satisfaction level of “eneloop” users is over 90%(*8), and numerous companies now bundle “eneloop” batteries with their products. In total, over 170 million “eneloop” battery cells have been shipped to more than 60 countries worldwide (as of May 2011).

(*8) Based on SANYO’s Internet survey conducted in October 2010, covering 300 eneloop purchasers

Please confirm an attached PDF.

News Release: http://panasonic.net/sanyo/news/2011/06/09-1.html?cid=110609_1_ml

Press Photo Download: http://panasonic.co.jp/sanyo/news/press/download.html

eneloop global site: http://sanyo.com/eneloop/

International Tokyo Toy Show website: http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/index_en.html

Press Contact (English Only):

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.

Global Communications Department

Tel:+81-3-6364-3611 / Fax:+81-3-3837-6271 URL: http://panasonic.net/sanyo/ / E-mail: i_press@sanyo.com

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Comments
 

  • Guilhem

    “the eneloop pro charger [...] and the eneloop plus and its charger set [...]”

    Is this saying the Pro charger and the Plus charger are different? Is there any issue using those batteries with regular chargers?

  • Anonymous

    Can someone explain how does wireless charging work for these batteries? And also if they come in AAA format?

 

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