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New SANYO “Double X” (XX) Powered by eneloop Rechargeable Batteries Help Keep High-Power Gadgets Running

New eneloop AA Batteries Are High Capacity and Low Self-Discharge


XX powered by eneloop technology
June 30, 2011
Chatsworth, CA, June 30, 2011 – SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, introduces the AA-size battery, XX powered by eneloop technology, the highest capacity eneloop boasting Typ. 2500 mAh(see *1) of power. Utilizing proprietary eneloop technology, the XX powered by eneloop is ready to use right out of the package and retains up to 75% of its charge after one year of storage(see *2). The XX powered by eneloop package of four-AA batteries will be available next month at an MSRP of $24.99. Amazon will be featuring the item for pre-sale starting on June 30.

The newest Nickel-Metal Hydride XX powered by eneloop battery is especially suited for gadgets with high power consumption, such as DSLR photoflash units, radio control toys, walkie-talkies, game controllers and other demanding applications. They are factory pre-charged by solar power and are ready to use right out of the package.
 
“Standard eneloop batteries are perfect for powering common household devices but XX powered by eneloop provides 25% more power for extreme usage requirements.  And speaking of extreme, XX powered by eneloop provides rechargeable battery power even when temperatures get down to -4 degrees Fahrenheit,” said Tom Van Voy, Vice President and General Manager of the Digital Solutions Division for SANYO North America.

With Typ. 2500 mAh1 capacity, the XX powered by eneloop last longer so they do not need to be recharged as often. The XX powered by eneloop can be recharged up to 500 times(see *3).

Main Features

1. Powered by eneloop technology
High capacity and a low self-discharge
With the high capacity of Typ. 2500 mAh1 in the AA-size, the new XX battery powered by eneloop technology from SANYO offers heavy users of rechargeable batteries, such as professional photographers, peace of mind that their equipment will keep running longer when they need it even if the batteries have not been recharged recently.

2. Stable voltage and longer power life than Alkaline batteries
Like the original ready-to-use eneloop rechargeable batteries, the new XX powered by eneloop continues to provide a stable voltage throughout its discharge cycle. This is particularly useful for devices using high electrical currents, such as gaming equipment, wireless keyboard and mouse, as well as professional photography equipment. A more stable discharge allows for longer use of the battery, as it is usually when the voltage is reduced, or when performance is reduced, that people think about recharging.

3. Black and silver design
A symbolism of its appropriateness for professional use, the XX powered by eneloop sports a black and silver design. The new design has taken inspiration from gadget users and their affinity for ‘digital fashion’.  SANYO’s eneloop is already renowned for its design traits and this new battery with its black background and subtle silver crosses further emphasizes both SANYO’s commitment to offering the latest in digital fashion as well as its design capabilities.

About SANYO eneloop Technology
For more than 35 years, SANYO has been a leading manufacturer of rechargeable batteries. With its longstanding heritage as a battery technology leader, SANYO’s new XX batteries powered by eneloop technology utilize the most advanced, highest capacity, rechargeable battery technology available, allowing them to last longer than any eneloop battery before. Typical rechargeable batteries exhibit a “memory effect”; a term used to describe the effects on the overall life of the battery when it goes through charge and discharge cycles. SANYO eneloop batteries represent a key innovation combining the best of both types of batteries, coming pre-charged and ready-to-use with an extremely low rate of self-discharge, which means they can hold their stored energy for a very long time. New chemistries and advancements in technology allow SANYO’s XX rechargeable batteries powered by eneloop to outperform alkaline batteries in many high power drain and low temperature applications.

For more information about SANYO XX rechargeable batteries powered by eneloop technology please visit http://us.sanyo.com/Battery-Products/XX-AA-4-Pack

*1 Capacity is based on IEC61951-2(7.2.1)
*2 Storage at 68°F ambient conditions (Discharge:740mA<E.V=1.0V) (varies according to conditions of use)
*3 Battery life is based on IEC61951-2 (7.4.1.1)

About SANYO

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment, and lifestyle applications. The Consumer Solutions Group, is based in Chatsworth, California, and is part of SANYO North America’s Digital Solutions Division (SANYO North America is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.). The Digital Solutions Division is a service and sales division that markets digital projectors, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, consumer battery solutions (eneloop), portable and mobile electronics.  For more information on SANYO, please visit http://us.sanyo.com.

Source: SANYO North America Corp.

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