A&P Which rechargable batteries are YOU using?

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    I bought one of Adam's flashes so now I have two (plus I sold my strobes a few months back. . . right before they told me that strobes are now allowed again to shoot volleyball, GRRRR).

    Anyway, I've been using the Energizer NiCad batteries... they're OK. I searched Amazon and the two most popular AA batteries seem to be the:

    Sanyo low self discharge 2000 mAH
    http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Eneloop...3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1254745170&sr=8-3

    Energizer 2450 mAH
    http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-NH1...ef=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1254747616&sr=1-1

    What have you had good success with? I've been using Energizer 2000 mAH batteries... they do seem to discharge rather quickly on their own. Other than that, they're OK.
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i'm using rayovak hybrids similar to the eneloops. i was able to pick them up at my local walmart and target rather than ordering the eneloops online, otherwise i would probably be using eneloops.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Eneloop.
     
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    eneloop.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    from what I've seen eneloops are the sandisk of batteries for photogs
     
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    eneloop
     
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    eneloop
     
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    Energizer 2450 mAH NiMH

    no complaints here, they work well.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    eneloop with MAHA 8 cell charger
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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  14. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I use eneloops for everything around the house.. remote controls, wireless keyboard, rock band instruments, ear pro, calculator, etc

    but I use high power NiMH duracells for my flash. they won't hold charge as long as the eneloops when not being used, but they cycle faster than the eneloops so the flash gets back to ready quicker.
     
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    lenmar 2000mah for the time being
     
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    non rechargeables :o

    I've had terrible luck with rechargeables, so I just buy costco packs of duracells
     
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    Duracell pre-charged in my flash. They are similar to eneloops and you can get them pretty much anywhere.
     
  18. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    See, this is the only reason why I didn't just jump on the enloops from the get-go.

    I may actually get two different kinds. Maybe 8 enloops and 8 to 16 Energizer 2450 batteries as well.
     
  19. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    For our canadian posters, go to shoppers drug mart, $7 for a 4 pack of aa or aaa duracell (rebadged eneloops)

    probably expensive when compared with american prices, but great for us.
     
  20. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    it's kind of annoying for me to use eneloops with their charger for almost everything, but have to carry a separate charger JUST for my 4 flash batteries, but if I change the flash over to different batteries, I notice the difference in cycle time immediately.

    16 batteries for flash is a ton, though. you have 4 flash units? if the energizers are like my duracells, they won't hold charge long enough to store them between uses.. you just gotta get used to always charging the night before you need them. if you were considering getting 16 so you'll have backup batteries, I'd suggest just getting eneloops for backups and if you HAVE to switch to backups, deal with the slower recycle. If my flash batteries sit for like a month without getting charged or used, the cycle time drops to shit, so they won't make good backups unless you charge them as often as you charge the primary batteries. the eneloops stay charged for long enough that you don't need to carry a charger for the backup set unless you're planning some multi-day event.
     
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    CornUponCob New Member

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    Just 2 flashes right now. I guess way down the road it could be 4.

    Anyway, I think 8 enloops and 8 energizers will do the trick. Enloops are backups (I always have backups. . . you never know) and the energizers will be my workhorses. Now for a sweet 8 cell charger. I tire of my standard energizer charger.
     
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    eneloops, recharge on an 'enecharger' 1 hr MiMH/NiCd Fast charger :dunno:
     
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    Eneloops

    Every other battery I've tried can't touch them.
     
  24. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    Yeah... You really don't need to use the eneloop charger.... Thats just silly...


    I use this one:

    http://www.thomasdistributing.com/maha-mh-c800s-battery-charger.htm

    It's worked flawlessly for me. 8 batteries at a time, and ~2hrs per charge cycle, so 4 hours later, I fresh eneloops + backups ready to roll for both flashes...
     
  25. wizeguy4

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    I have some eneloops but the majority of my batteries are Kodak precharges batteries, which are similar to eneloops. except they can be had a walmart for like 8 bucks

    and I use the MAHA charger
     

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