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01-18-2010, 09:34 AM   #1
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Best Re-chargeable Battery?

I am looking for the best re-chargeable AA batteries? I have seen the Sanyo Eneloop mentioned several times. Are these the best? What should I look for in a re-chargeable battery? Thanks for the help!

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01-18-2010, 09:41 AM   #2
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Eneloops are what I use. I can't tell you if they are the best, but I can tell you that they work great for me.
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This comes up a lot, maybe someone could make an article or a sticky...

Eneloops are very popular, and I use Sony which are available to me at a good price but usually more expensive than eneloops.
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I use Ray-O- Vacs Hybrid similar technology as Enloops and for me easier to find in Walmart



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QuoteOriginally posted by veebs2 Quote
I am looking for the best re-chargeable AA batteries? I have seen the Sanyo Eneloop mentioned several times. Are these the best? What should I look for in a re-chargeable battery? Thanks for the help!

Paul
I've tried conventional rechargeable batteries (NiCd and NiMH) and they always seemed to be discharged when I wanted to use them. It was primarily due to my sporadic use because they would discharge themselves sitting on the shelf or in the camera for extended periods of time. I've gone to the Sanyo Eneloop batteries and have had them in both my camera and my flash for some time and they are still holding a charge.

The Eneloop batteries come charged from the factory, where regular rechargeable batteries come discharged and require charging before use. This alone is no big deal, however it is some indication of the batteries ability to hold a charge when left unused. I've had my Eneloops for about two months and have not charged them at all. If the batteries would have been NiCd or NiMH, I would have had to recharge them several times during that period of time. My personal opinion is that the Eneloops are worth the money. I haven't used the "Rayovac" hybrids, but I assume they may work about the same.
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Sanyo Enerloop for NiMH (rechargeable)

Energizer Ulitmate Lithium for Lithium (not rechargeable)
01-18-2010, 11:57 AM   #7
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Eneloop or any other cells sold as "hybrid", "pre charged", or "low self-discharge" (which are all terms to describe the same basic technology). Where I live, Eneloops are easist to find (in the camera store a couple of blocks from my house), but other people have other brands in their favorite stores.

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I just took 988 pictures in past couple days with Sanyo eneloops, still showing full charge. This is pretty impressive in K100D.

+1 for the Sanyo eneloops for NiMH (coupled with MAHA MH-C9000 charger)
and
Energizer lithiums for non rechargeables.

Cheers, Mike.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
I just took 988 pictures in past couple days with Sanyo eneloops, still showing full charge. This is pretty impressive in K100D.

+1 for the Sanyo eneloops for NiMH (coupled with MAHA MH-C9000 charger)
and
Energizer lithiums for non rechargeables.

Cheers, Mike.
I agree!

Please don't ruin your batteries with one of the quickie chargers, make sure you spend some of your money on a quality charger.
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My battery of choice is Rayovac NiMH normal edition. Due to the lack of a better choice. I may switch to the Hybrid edition when I found out if they are interchangeable with my normal one.
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Varta Batteries, Vanson Charger.

I mainly use Varta. But I am in Australia.

Varta Ready2Use is the branding. 2100mAh 12 Months slow discharge.

Anything from $9.60 (on special) to $18 from Woolies supermarket. (Pack of 4).

Same technology as the Sanyo or Sony Batteries.

I also own a set of Sony's and can't see the difference myself.

If you want to get a good run out of your batteries don't fast charge them.

Best charger I have ever owned to date is the Vanson V-6988.

Will charge up to 10 AA or AAA cells at the same time.
Has Discharge and Neg Delta V features.
Is 12VDC and comes with a Car and wall charger.

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Eneloops from Amazon and a set of lithiums for emergency backup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
I just took 988 pictures in past couple days with Sanyo eneloops, still showing full charge.
I have a similar experience with my K200D, although I'm also using the battery grip (so 8 AA's total). Over 2000 photos and still showing a full charge. I haven't tried many other batteries, but so far I'm sold on the eneloops.
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Batteries

would be an interesting review,endless loop in slide show til complete discharge...
timed of course, with different brands & bodies . be expensive
has anyone done it?
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Sanyo Enloops. FULL STOP
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