A&P Which batteries to get

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    I am looking to get rechargeables and I am undecided.

    Duracell - They have 2650mAh AA
    Energizer - 2500mAh AA

    or is there another brand that I am missing?

    and are the chargers made by the above 2 companies acceptable or is there something better? I have heard that the better chargers will drain down the battery first before charging it up so that they dont have memoy issues but not sure of this is truth or not
     
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    I got the energizer batteries and charger, think it was about $25 for 4 AA and the charger
     
  3. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I made this same thread a while back. Seems like lots of people use energizer and eneloops. I got the eneloops for $20(i think) from amazon. It came with a charger and 4 batteries. Then you can get 8 more batteries for $14.

    They claim to have the longest shelf life and Ive been happy with them so far.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    eneloops. love 'em.
     
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    Ya know I have heard of eneloops before. But I never thought a battery by Sanyo could be any good. I am on Sanyos site right now and if their claims that the battery remains charged after not being used for a while are true - I'm sold. I hate using rechargeables and find them drained after sitting for like 2 weeks, It just sucks.

    Is it true they really hold their charges if not being used?
     
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    also - this is for a flash, so I am also looking for a quick recycle time like a traditional fully charged NiMH battery
     
  7. OlafBeserka

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    I use the eneloops for my flash too. I mean what else do we need aa's for?
     
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    Well I never stated this was for a flash and since this is not a SLR specific forum and some point and shoot cameras like teh Canon S3/S5 IS use AA's I wanted to to be clear what my intention for the battery was.
     
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    eneloops
     
  10. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    yep.

    go read some reviews. they actually get "better" the more you use them. capacity gets higher.

    mine sit in a drawer for months before i use them, and they work great.
     
  11. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i've got a few sets of the rayovak hybrids that are similar to the eneloops. they seem to hold their charge pretty good.
     

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