Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA and AAA batteries review

Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA and AAA batteries are particularly eco-friendly but lag behind the capacities of some competitors from other brands.

Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA and AAA batteries
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

These rechargeable Ni-MH AA and AAA batteries come from a big and trustworthy name, and Energizer has gone the extra mile to make them even more eco-friendly than most. They’re very nicely turned out and perform well, although the outright stamina falls short of some of the more high-capacity competitors on the market, which are also cheaper to buy. Even so, they performed well in our tests and are pretty good value at the price.


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    Trusted brand

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    Good eco credentials

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    Plastic-free packaging


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    Modest capacity

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    Unspecified percentage charge held

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    Pricier than some competitors

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The Energizer Recharge Power Plus AA and AAA batteries are of the new breed of Ni-MH batteries. As such, they’re not only free of the ‘memory effect’ for which older Ni-CAD batteries were notorious, but also hold their charge for many months or even years. That’s a major plus point for using popping these batteries into gadgets that you might only use once in a while.

As you’d expect from a battery manufacturer of Energizer’s pedigree, the ‘Recharge’ range includes many popular sizes including AAA, AA, C, D and rectangular 9V batteries. We put 4-packs of the ‘Power Plus’ 2000mAh AA and 700mAh AAA batteries to the test. Here’s how we got on.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.