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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

So what do you guys think what are the best types and brads of batteries for different electronics (flashlight, remote, camera etc.)?

 

Feel free to post any experiences with specific types or brands of batteries. or what you know about them.

post #2 of 25

For rechargeables, I like the Sanyo Eneloop. They hold the charge longer than my duracells.

post #3 of 25
Thread Starter 

I read a lot of good reviews on the Sany Eneloop too.

 

After some research I found that experts or websites only recommend NiMH, since it's rechargeable and with the Sanyo eneloop it has a shelf life comparable to Alkalines. For lithium batteries I couldn't find much info.

post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 

Just got the Energizer Lithium AAA batteries, going 2 put it in my Led Lenser P4 and see how the battery life (hopefully it will not burn the LED).

post #5 of 25

I used to use Sony rechargeables exclusively, but now slowly phasing them out and converting to Sanyo Eneloops.

post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 

Anyone know the brand "VARTA"?

post #7 of 25

For anything that isn't very demanding (i.e. draws low current) the Eneloops are hard to beat as rechargeables. This is especially the case if the batteries are going to be sitting in whatever you're using for a long time.

post #8 of 25

Eneloops are great! I use them in my Pentax K-x and get well over 300 shots plus plenty of fiddling time.  Can carry an extra set at all times as well and not worry about them being drained when I throw them in.  Except for the added weight, these make me glad my camera is designed to use AAs rather than a special battery.

post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 

I read it somewhere, where they tested various LSD batteries and the Sony Cycle Energy performed as good as the Eneloops in keeping the charge over a long time.

 

and a question: does expensive battery chargers (NiMH/NiCd) that use some sort of special charging technique really help lengthening the batteries lifetime? 

post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pomme de terre View Post

For anything that isn't very demanding (i.e. draws low current) the Eneloops are hard to beat as rechargeables. This is especially the case if the batteries are going to be sitting in whatever you're using for a long time.



There are plenty of LSD NiMH batteries out there today (Sony Cycle Energy, Panasonic Infinium, Vatra ready 2 use etc.) , and from the review they don't seem to be much worse from the eneloops.

post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by Coatze View Post

Eneloops are great! I use them in my Pentax K-x and get well over 300 shots plus plenty of fiddling time.  Can carry an extra set at all times as well and not worry about them being drained when I throw them in.  Except for the added weight, these make me glad my camera is designed to use AAs rather than a special battery.


Woah woah woah.

Me too. Not only the Eneloops, but the K-x. beerchug.gif
post #12 of 25

would this work for my mini3 amp?

http://www.amazon.com/AccuPower-AP200-1-Battery-NiMH-200/dp/B0006GCY6Q

 

or if anyone know a better one please, mine only last about 4 hours :(

post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by JamesMcProgger View Post

would this work for my mini3 amp?

http://www.amazon.com/AccuPower-AP200-1-Battery-NiMH-200/dp/B0006GCY6Q

 

or if anyone know a better one please, mine only last about 4 hours :(


A rechargable Lithium Polymer 9V battery might be better.

 

http://www.batteryjunction.com/ipowerus-9v-500.html

 

http://www.amazon.com/iPower-Battery-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0035HB46O

 

Although it's unavailable on Amazon.

 

post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by yliu View Post




A rechargable Lithium Polymer 9V battery might be better.

 

http://www.batteryjunction.com/ipowerus-9v-500.html

 

http://www.amazon.com/iPower-Battery-Rechargeable-Lithium-Polymer/dp/B0035HB46O

 

Although it's unavailable on Amazon.

 



Following those specs, i found this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140490732116#ht_5667wt_1139

 

I'm gonna asume its gonna work too. and its 600mAh.

 

Thanks.

post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 

I don't understand, an average NiMH AA battery is rated at least 2000mAh with 1.2V. An AA sized (14500) Lithium Ion battery with 3.6V is only rated at 750mAh.

 

So is Lithium better while it barely have half as much capacity as NiMH batteries?

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