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09-22-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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New Eneloop XX - Pentax K-x

Anyone tried the new eneloop XX batteries for Pentax K-x?

I found this on eBay and thinking of buying them. The charger (MQR06) is OK for this kind of batteries?

SANYO MQR06 Quick Charger + XX eneloop AA 2500mAh(4pcs) | eBay


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QuoteOriginally posted by theodoros1978 Quote
Anyone tried the new eneloop XX batteries for Pentax K-x?

I found this on eBay and thinking of buying them. The charger (MQR06) is OK for this kind of batteries?

SANYO MQR06 Quick Charger + XX eneloop AA 2500mAh(4pcs) | eBay


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I have been using 2000 mah Eneloops for about a month and a half now in my kx and heartily endorse them. Since they first came out about 6 or 7 years ago, I have used them extensively for flashlights and other devices requiring AA batteries. Cannot say enough good about low self discharge Eneloops.

FYI, I do not have experience with the 2500 mah Eneloop versions nor with the charger shown in the Ebay ad. As far as I know, that charger is appropriate for the batteries.

In conclusion, use of LSD batteries like Sanyo Eneloops is highly recommended.
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I haven't tried the XX Eneloops. They sound pretty cool, except for their lower 500 recharge lifecycle than normal eneloops.

I have about 20 AA eneloops and also highly recommend them. My last eneloop purchase was a pack of these gay things :

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I have used both Eneloop and XX. The latter lasts so much longer in my K-m. $20 well spent.

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Thank you,

I think am gonna go with them but without a charger.

I have this soshine one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-Soshine-4AA-4AAA-9V-NiMh-NICd-Battery-Charger-USA-/120739328662

Will it do the job, to charge them? Or I need this special sanyo one?

Thanx

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QuoteOriginally posted by wlachan Quote
I have used both Eneloop and XX.
Did you pick up the high capacity Eneloops from a Canadian source? I've only seen the 2000 mAh version locally (rebranded by the local grocery store under their own name).
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I haven't tried the XX Eneloops. They sound pretty cool, except for their lower 500 recharge lifecycle than normal eneloops.

I have about 20 AA eneloops and also highly recommend them. My last eneloop purchase was a pack of these gay things :

Oooohhhh!Those are purdy. Where in the world did you get those? I like them.
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Where in the world did you get those?
I got them from a local store. But they are on eBay:
eneloop glitter | eBay

and probably other online retailers too. Just search for 'eneloop glitter'.

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Will it do the job, to charge them? Or I need this special sanyo one?
It might work. But I would stick with the Sanyo charger for maximum reliability. Charge your Sanyo eneloop batteries with a Sanyo eneloop charger. The Sanyo chargers are not expensive.
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It might work. But I would stick with the Sanyo charger for maximum reliability. Charge your Sanyo eneloop batteries with a Sanyo eneloop charger. The Sanyo chargers are not expensive.
+1 on this advice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steinback Quote
Did you pick up the high capacity Eneloops from a Canadian source? I've only seen the 2000 mAh version locally (rebranded by the local grocery store under their own name).
I bought mine from canadacomputers.com.

QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
It might work. But I would stick with the Sanyo charger for maximum reliability. Charge your Sanyo eneloop batteries with a Sanyo eneloop charger. The Sanyo chargers are not expensive.
The one in the link is the new eneloop charger, but really, any NiMH chargers will do.
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1st gen Eneloop (2,000 capacity, 1,000 recharges)
2nd gen Eneloop (2,000 capacity, 1,500 recharges)
XX Eneloop (2,500 capacity, 500 recharges)

Let's face it. How often do you use your Eneloops? Even if you recharge and deplete your batteries every day, 1st gen gets 3 years worth of usage and 2nd gen, 4 years.
XX eneloops will last 500 days if you charge and deplete your batteries every day.

I have all three variants. XX does last noticeably longer between charges. I don't want to buy any other Eneloops now. Chances are, I will somehow "misplace" these batteries in less than a year, requiring new ones anyways.
XX eneloops are slightly more than double the price of the 2st gen Eneloops. If you want the best value, I suggest you go for those. Price difference is significant, but less charges/switching battery sets in the field = More time spent enjoying life.
Time equals money, after all. AMIRITE?

As far as the chargers go, it's not all equal. Cheap ones that come with the batteries are sufficient for most needs, but If you are looking for more details about your battery and "smartest way" to charge batteries, look for La Crosse battery chargers.

They go for about $50 or so, but it's nice. Not a necessity, but a luxury.
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QuoteOriginally posted by theodoros1978 Quote
Anyone tried the new eneloop XX batteries for Pentax K-x?

I found this on eBay and thinking of buying them. The charger (MQR06) is OK for this kind of batteries?

SANYO MQR06 Quick Charger + XX eneloop AA 2500mAh(4pcs) | eBay
That's actually a very good charger for charging 2 batteries at a time -
singly if in a big hurry -
not so good for 3-4 batteries at a time.

Allowing a "fair price" of about $20 for the charger - that makes these eneloop XX about $20 for 4

Regular eneloops can be had for less than $10 for 4 shipped in the US.

A lot of people report getting over 500 shots/charge on regular eneloops -
some over 1,000 (my average is about 1,200) -
of course depends on usage - if that's not enough -
then perhaps one could consider these eneloop XX.

In theory the eneloop XX ought to have 2500/2000 % = 125% the capacity of the regular eneloop -
see: Batteries - SANYO eneloop | Ready to use Rechargeable Battery
that is 25% more capacity - a significant amount -

that's getting about 625 shots per charge instead of 500;
or 1,250 instead of 1,000 at the upper end

- but is that worth over double the price?

The other very important point - as capacity is NOT everything....

the most important reason why eneloops work so well in Pentax (AA) dSLRs
is a fact that not many seem to mention -
eneloops maintain their operating voltage under-load better than any regular NiMH -
that's why seemingly good NiMH batteries
(which seem to show empty prematurely even they may have significantly higher rated capacity)
do not perform as well as eneloops.

eneloop XX are still relatively new -
do we know if they maintain operating voltage under-load as well as regular eneloops?

if not - then despite their higher capacity -
they may not perform as well as regular eneloops in Pentax (AA) dSLRs......

However I would very interested in anyone who has used the eneloop XX
to compare with the regular eneloops in Pentax (AA) dSLRs.

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I ordered them (envelop XX), as soon i use them i will report.
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Got them today, didn't charge them just put them straight to camera and set menu to Ni-MH. The battery indication was green but after 20 shots went to orange. So far i shot 50 with flash and it's still orange.

however, it is strange that battey was green and then turned orange in few shots. The package says that batteries are precharged. Maybe i should have bought the normal eneloops

....we will see after a full charge/
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