Rechargable Batteries

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Ray Paseur, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Ray Paseur

    Ray Paseur Guest

    Which brands of rechargeable batteries do you prefer? What's a good source
    for purchase?
     
    Ray Paseur, Jan 26, 2005
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    Erick Guest

    I'm into those Rayovac IC-3 15-minute jobs. They take a few minutes
    longer than 15, usually, but if you charge them often they last a
    looooong time.

    Erick
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    Erick, Jan 26, 2005
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    Jerry Guest

    Energizer Charger and Batteries here.
     
    Jerry, Jan 26, 2005
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    roger Guest

    get some good Sanyo or Kodak 2300mAh NiMH batteries and a charger
    If you are a traveller, then MAKE SURE that the charger supports WORLDWIDE
    voltages... when i say world wide, it will say on the back of the charger
    100-240V and 50-60Hz... it will automatically use the proper voltage..
    whether or not the plug fits in the socket isn't a big problem, you can buy
    those socket adapters anywhere you go, at the airport or whatnot.
     
    roger, Jan 26, 2005
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  5. To add to that...
    I use a 375 watt inverter so I can charge my batteries from a 12VDC source when not located
    near an AC source.

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    Dave




    | get some good Sanyo or Kodak 2300mAh NiMH batteries and a charger
    | If you are a traveller, then MAKE SURE that the charger supports WORLDWIDE
    | voltages... when i say world wide, it will say on the back of the charger
    | 100-240V and 50-60Hz... it will automatically use the proper voltage..
    | whether or not the plug fits in the socket isn't a big problem, you can buy
    | those socket adapters anywhere you go, at the airport or whatnot.
    |
    | | > Which brands of rechargeable batteries do you prefer? What's a good
    | source
    | > for purchase?
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 26, 2005
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  6. Ray Paseur

    roger Guest

    also an excellent idea.. i have a 100watt one i use in the car for charging
    or with my laptop.
    its no use without a vehicle, and that vehicle needs a cigarette lighter
    socket.
     
    roger, Jan 26, 2005
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  7. Well you can go to Radio Shack and get a Cigarette Lighter socket that clips to a 12VDC car
    battery, boat battery, etc.

    --
    Dave




    | also an excellent idea.. i have a 100watt one i use in the car for charging
    | or with my laptop.
    | its no use without a vehicle, and that vehicle needs a cigarette lighter
    | socket.
    |
     
    David H. Lipman, Jan 26, 2005
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  8. Ray Paseur

    roger Guest

    well, i learned something today hah!
     
    roger, Jan 26, 2005
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    SkyPilot Guest

    I have four sets of four AA Empire 2400mAh NiMH and two sets of 2000mAh. I
    buy these locally and the last set of 2400s cost $8 a set. You can find
    them via a google search -

    http://www.neutronexpress.com/prod.cfm/317549/EMPIRE/NMH4AA/AA_NIMH_CELLS_WITH_PLASTIC_CASE

    To charge my batteries I use a Maha MH-C777 charge:

    http://www.thomas-distributing.com/maha-mh-c777.htm

    By the way - NiMHs are now up to 2500mAh.

    Brian
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    SkyPilot, Jan 27, 2005
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    BillB Guest

    Maha makes good chargers. I assume that the C777 is one of their
    better ones.

    The Power2000 brand is pretty good too and they periodically up
    the capacity. When I saw their 2500 mah AAs in J&R I chose their 10
    pack ($20) since I needed 6 at the time.
     
    BillB, Jan 27, 2005
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  11. Ray Paseur

    SkyPilot Guest

    Maha also make the Plus C-777 which does Lithium and has a digital read out
    so you can see the capacity and voltage:

    http://thomas-distributing.com/mh-c777plus.htm

    Brian
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    B.S. Comm/I/SEL Pilot | MSgt, USAF (Ret.) 49199 | NREMT-P
    Check out my home page: http://members.cox.net/brueger
    Some of my photography: http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/34185.html
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    SkyPilot, Jan 27, 2005
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