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09-09-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Best baterry for K-x

Hi guys,

I'm going to get a K-x, I heard that it has some problems with battery. Could you tell me what is the best rechargeable battery that work with K-x?
Also, some people suggest 4xSanyo 2000mAH NiMh and a charger from Sanyo, but Sanyo does have many kind of batteries and chargers, I really don't know what should be chosen, help me, plz!
Thank you.

09-09-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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General consensus is Sanyo Eneloops (charger provided is good and La Crosse charger is better).

Look at the thread below.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-camera-field-accessories/92821-bat...-take-aas.html
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Sanyo Eneloops....that's all you need to know..........
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there are so many chargers here:
SANYO eneloop
Should I choose Familypack, Quick charger or Standard one?

I heard that Quickcharger make the battery self discharge quickly, but Standard Charger may take up to 10 hours to charge (

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QuoteOriginally posted by quang010692 Quote
there are so many chargers here:
SANYO eneloop
Should I choose Familypack, Quick charger or Standard one?

I heard that Quickcharger make the battery self discharge quickly, but Standard Charger may take up to 10 hours to charge (
+1 for Eneloops and Quick charger

I don't think quick charging has any impact and anyway, as long as you are not in the military or mountain refuge maintainance and supply, why worry if 1 year after charge your batteries have 50% instead of 80%? That is not relevant for normal usage. The most I am expecting my batts to stay charged is 2-3 months tops.
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Sanyo Eneloops. You don't even have to buy a quick charger. Buy 8 batteries (a little less than $20) and a charger. So when you're using four, you charge the other four. That's what I love about my K-x. An extra rechargeable batteries is basically less than $10 (four eneloops). It's even cheaper if you get other brand. :-)
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QuoteOriginally posted by ipank123 Quote
Sanyo Eneloops. You don't even have to buy a quick charger. Buy 8 batteries (a little less than $20) and a charger. So when you're using four, you charge the other four. That's what I love about my K-x. An extra rechargeable batteries is basically less than $10 (four eneloops). It's even cheaper if you get other brand. :-)
+1 to that .
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QuoteOriginally posted by quang010692 Quote
there are so many chargers here:
SANYO eneloop
Should I choose Familypack, Quick charger or Standard one?

I heard that Quickcharger make the battery self discharge quickly, but Standard Charger may take up to 10 hours to charge (
I am not sure where you live, but here is the charger I have, and it is a nice charger at a decent price.

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/shop/maha-mhc204w-white-world-battery-char...rsllit8gi3gna7

And here is the page that shows where they will ship internationally.. http://www.thomasdistributing.com/ship-international.htm

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I've used Sanyo Eneloops but switched over to the Sony CycleEnergy 2000mAh.

I think the performance is similar, I can fill out my 8gbs card easily with about half of the battery still charged.
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Thanks for all the information. I went out and got some Eneloops at Costco this afternoon. Basic charger, 8 AAs, 4 AAAs all for $25+ out the door. Not too bad. I like that the packaging has the AAs in two colors (dark and light blue) instead of the standard whitish I see them in pictures. That will make it easier to keep them in sets for the K-x. Next up - better charger.
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+ 1million to Sanyo Eneloops.
I owned a Kx before and the Eneloops are very reliable
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You could always use these.

Unbelievable

must be for a FF.

Just kidding. The Eneloops are the way to go! Congrats on the Kx!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by MSM Quote
You could always use these.

Unbelievable

must be for a FF.

Just kidding. The Eneloops are the way to go! Congrats on the Kx!!
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Or take the coloured eneloops.
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