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07-30-2013, 11:30 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by jrcastillo Quote
Do you guys use alkaline or rechargeable?
I know that there are a lot of posts about problems with rechargables
Alkaline batteries aren't recommended as far as I know. I use Energizer Ultimate Lithiums (disposable) and have had no issues.

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Alkaline are OK. In fact, they are listed in the selection chart. Not that they make much sense unless you have no other choice. They drain very quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Colbyt Quote
Has anyone found an inexpensive case to hold the adapter? I keep my loops in a case fro travel protection.
I have 3 adapters (one was converted into an AC adapter for a fraction of what Pentax wants for the OEM version). I keep eneloops in the other two (except of course when recharging them). For the adapter outside my camera, I place a small-wide rubber band around the adapter with the mounted batteries, and place the whole thing into a plastic sandwich bag. The bag is then stored in my camera bag. Our local grocer places this size rubber band around broccoli or asparagus.

It takes less than 30 seconds to pull the fresh unit out of my bag and insert into my camera, and at the same time transfer the rubber band and put the used unit in the plastic bag and back into my camera bag. I doubt I could do it any faster using LiON batteries.
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I ordered two of the knock-off adapters from ebay last week. Grand total for two of them $8.90, including shipping from China (how can they even ship them for that? much less manufacture & ship them?). They got delivered today, 7 days from when I ordered them. Quality appears to be good. I'll see for sure when I get home from work this evening and try them out.

Well, the $4.45 adapters worked perfectly for me. For less than the price of one Pentax adapter, I now have two adapters & two sets of Eneloops.

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I've had a Hong Kong 3 adapter for about 8 months now, it's fine.
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I don't know if I agree. You can get good knock offs of the LI-109 batteries off of eBay fairly inexpensively. Get 2 and you won't need extra chargers, plus they are small for carrying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spodeworld Quote
I don't know if I agree. You can get good knock offs of the LI-109 batteries off of eBay fairly inexpensively. Get 2 and you won't need extra chargers, plus they are small for carrying.

The small flat knock offs sure have a lot going for them in that regard. I am undecided. I have two sets of Eneloops that have only been charged once or twice. That makes in even harder to decide.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spodeworld Quote
I don't know if I agree. You can get good knock offs of the LI-109 batteries off of eBay fairly inexpensively. Get 2 and you won't need extra chargers, plus they are small for carrying.
Depends on your needs.... I have several items I travel with that each take (or in the case of my K-30, can take) AA or AAA batteries. I can carry one charger for all of them. It would take more room to travel with LiON batteries and its separate charger. But sure, if you only make day trips from home, It is pretty easy to slip a spare Li-109 in your pocket.

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