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Very close to their stated capacity.
on 28 June 2016
EBL AAA 1100mAh Ni-MH 1200 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries with Storage Cases(pack of 16)
I purchased these rechargeable AAA batteries primarily for use in small torches / head torches which are used frequently - a fairly high drain application for which rechargeable batteries are well suited.
I have a charger which can do a full charge -> discharge -> charge cycle to determine the capacity of a battery, so I tend to use this on all new batteries to determine their actual capacities and spot any duds. My past experience tells me that all manufacturers lie about the capacity of their batteries (some quite outrageously) and in this case EBL are no exception.
However, EBL are very close indeed. All 16 batteries held over 1000mAh - I think the lowest I saw was around 1025, and the highest 1087, with most being in the 1040 - 1060 range. Definitely some of the best I've seen in terms of matching their stated capacity (I was hoping for anything above about 950).
I haven't had them long enough to comment on their durability, although 1200 charge and discharge cycles sounds wildly optimistic - I shall be very pleased to get half of that. I'll post an update in the future if they fall short of this and my rating will change accordingly, but so far they're looking good.
One word of caution. I also purchased 8 of their AA siblings for a similar purpose - torches and lanterns. One of my torches, an LED Lenser, won't accept the EBL AA batteries - they're simply too big. I haven't encountered this problem with the AAA batteries so far, but thought it worth a mention. Please click 'Yes' below if you found this review helpful.