SL-CT580....gumstick batteries..???
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Just a small question for anyone who has this PCDP...

Are all gumsticks the same? I've been searching and reading for hours now, and can't find a definite answer. I've come across some Sony gumsticks that I can pick up for 10 bucks each...but will they work with my Panasonic player?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 
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Based on my experience, they are the same. I've used Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, JVC, Kenwood chargers to charge Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo, Kenwood gumsticks, and they all charge properly.

In my opinion the Sony chargers do less of a good job than the others, but that's a really really PMSsy bias on my part
 
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Based on my experience, they are the same. I've used Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, JVC, Kenwood chargers to charge Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo, Kenwood gumsticks, and they all charge properly.

In my opinion the Sony chargers do less of a good job than the others, but that's a really really PMSsy bias on my part


True. Sony's built-in chargers tend to severely overcharge the gumstick batteries. The one in my D-EJ1000 is the worst offender: It tends to run a lot longer than Sony's 3-hour charging time claim - and the charged batteries became too hot to the touch. On the other hand, the charger in Panasonic PCDPs (including my SL-CT790) tends to be "smarter" at charge termination control than the charger in most other brands of PCDPs.
 
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Yeah, the Panasonics are my favorite - they seem most reliable, both the chargers and the battery meters on the portables.
 
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