best place to get good rechargeable 9vs
Mar 27, 2006 at 4:13 AM Post #2 of 8

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thomas-distributing.com has treated me well for years and years.

As for "best" it depends on your metrics for 'best'.

The Maha Powerex 9.6v 200mAh are the best in the sense that they're very good quality and really 9.6 volts.

If you're using two batteries, the AccuPower 270mAh are going to give you more play time, but they are really nominally 8.4v each iirc, average voltage at full charge notwithstanding.

If you want to go all out, there are some very expensive li-poly packs with very expensive and totally necessary rechargers.
 
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Mar 27, 2006 at 2:52 PM Post #4 of 8

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Originally Posted by ericj
thomas-distributing.com has treated me well for years and years.

As for "best" it depends on your metrics for 'best'.

The Maha Powerex 9.6v 200mAh are the best in the sense that they're very good quality and really 9.6 volts.

If you're using two batteries, the AccuPower 270mAh are going to give you more play time, but they are really nominally 8.4v each iirc, average voltage at full charge notwithstanding.

If you want to go all out, there are some very expensive li-poly packs with very expensive and totally necessary rechargers.



Has anyone tried those iPower 400mAh lithium polymers (http://www.thomasdistributing.com/9v...-batteries.php)? At $14.97 they aren't that much more expensive than the 270mAh and the charger is $35.
 
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http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=152167

A slightly old thread with info on the rechargable Lithium 9Vs. I just ordered the charger and 2 batts yesterday.

And thomas distributing has a cheap shipping offer of $3.90 until 29th march. Normal shipping costs is around double that, so now would be a good time to buy from them.

And if you go to http://www.thomasdistributing.com/sd/, you can get a 5% discount
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Does anybody know if these Lithium-Polymer 9v are 9.6V or 8.4V? At 400mah, they would look good regardless, but I am very curious.

Also, do they require different charging? I mean could they be charged by the charging circuit in the PINT amps (or by the Maha charger)?

The thread linked to above mentions 9.6V, but I cannot find any reference to that on thomasdistributing
 
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i'm not sure about the voltage, but the Lithium cell chemistry is different from NiMh, so the standard 8.4/9.6V might not apply here.

You DO need a seperate charger to charge the Li-Poly 9Vs (thomas distributing suggests this) Do not stick them into a NiMh charging circuit like that in the PINT, or Hornet; they could blow up on you.
 
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You DO need a seperate charger to charge the Li-Poly 9Vs (thomas distributing suggests Do not stick them into a NiMh charging circuit like that in the PINT, or Hornet; they could blow up on you.



This can't be stressed enough.

They can literally blow up, start a fire, and injure people if they are abused. You NEED the $35 charger by the same manufacturer.
 

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