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post #16 of 27

Re: good aaa's

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Originally posted by bobjew
Try the Powerex AAA's from Thomas Distributing; considered by most to be among the best
Thanks!

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post #17 of 27
*looks around for Highwayman*

Nope sorry no highwayman round these parts, you might wanna talk to HighwayStar about that though.
post #18 of 27
I had some bad experiences with aaa powerex batteries. They seem to drain way too quickly even when not in use. Current flow seems to be unstable or too low. For example, 3 of those can't power a supermini properly, the highs will crack up. And it could not power my Franklin pda stablely, making it prone to sudden blackouts. I switched to alkaline rechargables. But since powerex batteries seem to have won lots of awards, maybe I just got crappy ones.
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
I'm not a technical guy, but I've had a dozen or so of these powering different things for a year or so and no problems that I'm aware of. NiMHs are known not to have much shelf life after a recharge. I have always been able to power a SuperMini 6 up to about 40 hrs at over half full volume. They last for several weeks in various remotes. I like the environmentally kind aspects of rechargables.
post #20 of 27
I've been using the Powerex aaa's for a while too. While they don't last as long as alkalines, they certainly last long enough. And now they have high capacity ones that may last longer. As bobjew pointed out, they do not have a long shelf life. Also, they need to go through a few charging cycles to reach their full potential. The first few times you use them you may find that they don't last long at all, but that should improve after five or six uses. They also perform better if they are fully discharged before recharging. Of course, you probably know all this already, but just in case
post #21 of 27
I've used them for at least 10 recharges, and they are supposed to have no memory effect. Maybe I'll give it another shot, since you guys say it works with the super mini. I'm in need of new batteries soon.
post #22 of 27

I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I paid for a Super Micro last June and patiently waited until a few weeks ago, when I stared writing, calling & faxing to inquire as to my order status and I haven't gotten a peep of a response. Maybe I'm asleep and this is all a dream???????

post #23 of 27
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I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I paid for a Super Micro last June and patiently waited until a few weeks ago, when I stared writing, calling & faxing to inquire as to my order status and I haven't gotten a peep of a response. Maybe I'm asleep and this is all a dream???????


...wow you should've done some searching

 

for all intents and purpose i wouldn't ever consider XIN products anymore due to the fact that nothing ever seems to get produced from him. you're one of many others who have dealt with the same situation. if you paid with paypal, open a dispute and get your refund. The fact that his name pops up every so often and that his online shops are still open is a definite trap for those unaware

post #24 of 27

Lesson learned. frown.gif

post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by nrthstr View Post

I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. I paid for a Super Micro last June and patiently waited until a few weeks ago, when I stared writing, calling & faxing to inquire as to my order status and I haven't gotten a peep of a response. Maybe I'm asleep and this is all a dream???????


more like a nightmare. But it is all true and you won't see your amp.
 

post #26 of 27

I waited beyond PayPal's 45 day limit for grievances, so I'm out of luck there. What's beyond me is how they can be cheating/scamming people left & right and at the same time give new products out (to shills?) to be promoted publicly. Is it just me, or isn't this outrageous?

post #27 of 27
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I waited beyond PayPal's 45 day limit for grievances, so I'm out of luck there. What's beyond me is how they can be cheating/scamming people left & right and at the same time give new products out (to shills?) to be promoted publicly. Is it just me, or isn't this outrageous?



If you will notice, that prototype amp which the OP mentions in his post was received in September of 2003!   This is a *very* old thread!

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