IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries Review

IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries

IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries Review

IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries Review

If a digital clock is the only device you have at home that uses a battery then you have nothing to worry about. Because a 6 pack lithium-ion battery from any respectable brand will last you close to a year. But if the number of things that require you to place a cell or two inside of them starts to increase, then you will certainly feel a monetary load weighing on your mind.

So, what can be done to solve this issue? A simple yet effective solution is buying rechargeable batteries.

A rechargeable battery has an internal process in which it creates electrons and then consumes them, the electrons are produced and consumed through a dielectric. This internal process allows a battery to be rechargeable. The effectiveness of any battery depends upon the dielectric materials used inside. Nickle-metal hydride (NiMH) being the one that delivers the best result when used inside a rechargeable battery.

A NiMH rechargeable battery is efficient but the effectiveness of this battery comes with a higher price tag. One of the leading NiMH rechargeable battery product in the market is the one and only, made in Japan, Eneloop batteries. A four-pack Eneloop rechargeable battery costs you around 16 US dollars.

IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries Review

IKEA LADDA Rechargeable Batteries

So here comes a new product released by IKEA called the IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries. A single pack of LADDA batteries costs you around 6 US dollars which is extremely cheap for a made in Japan, NiMH rechargeable battery. Having a rechargeable battery this cheap begs the question, is it worth using?

The LADDA battery by IKEA being made in Japan would mean one thing, it's also manufactured by the same manufacturer that makes the extremely popular Eneloops battery. If true, the LADDA batteries are no different from Eneloops in performance, yet are much cheaper. We have conducted a few tests to see how the IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries perform as compared to an Eneloops battery.

  1. Recycle Time

The first thing we did was to use two camera flashes to compare the recycling time of the two batteries. The flashes that we used in our experiment were the Godox TT685.

After inserting the batteries inside the flashes and configuring them for recycling we soon found out that the flash with IKEA LADDA rechargeable batteries inside was recycling a few milliseconds faster. Which would mean the two batteries, the LADDA rechargeable battery, and the Eneloops battery have the same rechargeable time.

  1. Charge test

The second test we did was comparing their charging abilities. To do that we placed the batteries inside the testing device and turned it on. After waiting for a minute we immediately noticed that the amount of current each IKEA LADDA rechargeable battery was sucking averaged to about 2498mAh. Which is similar to the Eneloops battery and extremely close to the 2500mAh advertised amount.

  1. Drain test

To perform the drain test, we first created our custom tester. Next, we charged the batteries to full capacity. Placing a LADDA battery inside the drain tester we observed that it had a similar discharge curve. This means that the IKEA LADDA rechargeable battery discharges at a rate similar to the Eneloops rechargeable battery.

  1. Sustainability

The sustainability test is impossible to do in a short time. IKEA claims that its LADDA rechargeable battery can be recharged up to 500 times and has a 5 year long shelf time. Since the LADDA rechargeable battery has passed our previous tests with flying colors we chose to believe in IKEA's claims. Also, two months of using the battery didn't cause any problems.

After our series of tests, we can safely assume that both batteries, the LADDA rechargeable battery, and the Eneloops rechargeable battery are manufactured by the same company. So while an Eneloops costs you 16 US dollars to buy a pack, a LADDA only costs 6 US dollars. With its performance quality being so high, its safe to assume that this rechargeable battery is worth its price and more. 

  1. Design

Another feature that makes it stand out is its design. The battery has a very slick yet simplistic design with nothing over the top. It has a nice clean look which makes it aesthetically pleasing. Its material quality is also top-notch, its material components being Steel and PET plastic it's most definitely durable.

With a market that is filled with cheap products and products that are way overpriced, LADDA rechargeable battery is truly a hidden gem. You will certainly not find a product this cheap yet it outperforms products in its price range. It also has no product limitations. You can use it for light usage inside a remote, a toy car, etc. Or you can use it for devices that demand high electrical output like a camera flash. No matter where you use the product its performance never disappoints.

  1. Precaution

Still no matter how stellar this product gets its not a robotic machine. Caring for the product is a customer responsibility. Make sure to follow the precautions and if you have kids in your house, make sure to keep the LADDA rechargeable batteries away from them. The battery is also highly inflammable so avoid bringing it close to a flaming surface. Pulling the cover off the battery will surely ruin it so avoid doing that as well. As long as you keep following the instructions and use the rechargeable batteries with sufficient care, they will have a long shelf life.

To Sum Up

You can buy the product from an IKEA store or through their website. LADDA rechargeable battery is a product that will truly make your life easy. The price is cheap, meaning it will not cost a fortune to replace all your regular batteries with LADDA rechargeable batteries. It has high sustainability which will keep from replacing them. We highly recommend using this product. It will save you a lot of money and it will also save you from revisiting the supermarket every single month for a new pack of disposable batteries.

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