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What are you guys using for rechargeables. I bought some eneloops last yr and it seems like they just arent holding a charge anymore. They were great for a while but this yr. they aren't doing so hot. Do they lose the charge after you have charged them a lot? Anyways give me some options on AA batteries. Thanks
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i just use regular rechargables energizers, many people do seem to like the eneloops though.
 

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One of my homebrew builders turned me on to Tenergy 2300 mAh AA batteries, but I have not got a chance to use them yet.

I have also used the Eneloops but only for 6 months so far. They are rated at 2000 mAh.
 

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You might need a different charger. One that you can condition the batteries. The one that Gary at SSS sells is a good one. towards the bottom


http://www.snapshotsniper.com/HomeBrewProducts.htm
Yep I have been running the Eneloops for over a year now and so far havent noticed any loss of energy but I do condition them about 3-4 times a year and make a mark on them when I do to keep up with it as well as writing the date on the battery when I first get them. They dont last forever though and if you are rough on them a year to 18 months may be about it. I have a 10 aa charger that works great. Its a Vanson smart charger model V-6988.
 

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I been using sanyo 2700, but just bought some enloops to try out.

Not trying to hijack the thread but how do u condition batteries?(excuse my ingornance) lol


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Eneloops.

I also use eneloops in my prof. camera equipment and have charged them who knows how many times.
 

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Conditiioning the batteries

you can do this in two ways. You can have a charger that will drain the batteries and then charge them. Maha cf204. you can also drain the batteries completely. You can use a flashlight or anything that will drain the battery. Do this several times in a row. This helps very much with the nimh battery. These batteries work great to. Tenergy rtu batteries.

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http://www.all-battery.com/cardnimhaa2300mahreadytouser2urechargeablebatteries3cardstotal16xaa.aspx

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http://cgi.ebay.com/MAHA-POWEREX-BA...emQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item20ac9d4b14
 

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Seems to me some have said you can damage your batteries by completly discharging in a flashlight or something similar. I used to do this untill the light was fairly dim and stop.Not a battery expert for sure but conditioning is much easier with a good charger.
 

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I've totally given up on rechargeables. It costs an azzload with the number of cams I can have running at one time (up to 20) but I only use the Energizer lithiums, on all of them now. No hassle, just open package... and of course the checkbook......
 

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I've totally given up on rechargeables. It costs an azzload with the number of cams I can have running at one time (up to 20) but I only use the Energizer lithiums, on all of them now. No hassle, just open package... and of course the checkbook......
I don't get your logic. Rechargeables are a no brainer in the long run. I picked up some off brand 2500 maH AA rechargeables off of eBay (bought 60 new batteries for $44.40). I picked up a good high capacity charger from Thomas Distributing http://www.thomasdistributing.com/ap-accupower20.htm
For about $50 bucks. Spend the money up front on quality gear, and you'll save in the long run. :)
 

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I’ve had good luck with Powerizer 2600mAh rechargeable batteries. Had them over 2yrs and still going strong.
 
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