Recommendations on rechargable batteries

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ray Paseur, Jan 22, 2005.

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    Ray Paseur Guest

    Fellow Photographers: What brands of rechargeable batteries do you prefer?
    Where do you buy them?

    I use a lot of AA, a smaller number of C and D, and a few AAA. CR123's are
    not important - my meters don't deplete them fast enough to worry.

    Any suggestions or links to sources are welcomed. Thanks. ~Ray
    Ray Paseur, Jan 22, 2005
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    carver33 Guest

    I like both Energizer and Maha Powerex. They can be obtained from
    Thomas Distributing at:

    Their prices are fair, they include free plastic cases with battery
    purchases and shipping is fast (I received an order to the SE US in
    two days).

    carver33, Jan 22, 2005
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    Mike Fields Guest

    I would go for the Maha 401 charger over the 204 (the 204
    charges in pairs while the 401 charges each cell in a seperate
    charge circuit).

    Mike Fields, Jan 22, 2005
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    Ron Guest

    I've had great luck with two chargers, the one-hour Rayovac that can be
    bought just about anywhere, and a tiny Panasonic one that is readily
    available at places like BJ's Club as part of a package including
    different sized batteries -- I've taken it all over the world and it is
    super reliable and fast. Over the years I have tried many different
    NiMh's and have found that if you let them discharge fully now and then
    (in a camera or cd player, not flashlight) they'll all do very well.
    I've got some that are over five years old that are just perking along.
    Of course, you get more bang for your buck with 2000+ ones, but I can
    still go all day in my Oly's with Panasonic or Rayovacs at 1600. Of the
    common brands I seem to get best results from Energizers, though the new
    Panasonics and Rayovacs work very well. Some of the older Energizers and
    some of the newer Sunpacks seem to be a tad oversized. That's the only
    problem I've had.
    Ron, Jan 23, 2005
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