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Old 01-04-2016, 08:48 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I like them a lot. A rechargable will last a couple of months in my remote mouse, and I use one in a battery clock that just keeps on going.

I use them in my digital camera. That thing eats batteries up. I can get a full day for shooting and then go home and recharge the batteries. It beats throwing away used up batteries and buying a new set every time I want to use the camera.

I'm glad to hear that Eneloop makes a good battery. I just bought a set of eneloop batteries and charger and Costco for a very good price. My other rechargables are all Energizer.

My flashlights are all rechargeabe, but with a built in battery, not AA. Those work great, the battery lasts for a long time and gives good light. Also, two flashlights, circular saw, reciprocating saw that run off of a DeWalt battery, although that is a rather expensive battery.

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Old 01-04-2016, 08:55 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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........ I left them in the charger for two days, .........
One suggestion, you need a charger with indicator lights that tell you when the battery needs a charge and when it is done charging.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:03 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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....... My other rechargables are all Energizer........
Ooops. This thread reminded me to change the battery in the clock and the rechargable that I just took out is a panasonic. So, all my other rechargables are not all Energizer.

The Eneloop batteries I just bought are also Panasonic batteries.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: la la land
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I use rechargeable batteries in my remote controls. Your right, they don't last very long and they are not recommended for any of my LED flashlights. The voltage is 1.2 instead of a normal battery being at 1.5. You can't really use them for high drain devices without recharging frequently. I'm already invested in a lot of rechargeable batteries but if I was starting again, I probably wouldn't do it. Too many limitations. The one nice thing, is that i never had a rechargeable battery leak and damage any devices. I've had a number of alkaline batteries leak.
I've tested fully charged Eneloops and @ about 1.41 volts. If white Eneloops @ 1900 mAh aren't lasting long enough in your device, try Eneloop Pro @ 2550 mAh, the downside is they are more expensive & can't be charged as many times.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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One suggestion, you need a charger with indicator lights that tell you when the battery needs a charge and when it is done charging.
The indicator light just stays red as long as the battery is in. Maybe the charger could be the problem.

But I think the battery strength is OK, when I put it in the track pad. Iíll test it more. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Henderson
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I've tested fully charged Eneloops and @ about 1.41 volts. If white Eneloops @ 1900 mAh aren't lasting long enough in your device, try Eneloop Pro @ 2550 mAh, the downside is they are more expensive & can't be charged as many times.
Mine are EBL 2300mAh Ni-MH. They are rated at 1500 cycles. I have not measured the actual voltage but the package says 1.2V. Rechargeable batteries ( mine anyway)seem just slightly larger in diameter than Alkaline batteries. Next time I get batteries I will have to remember to look at the Eneloops. Thank you
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Using the jargon, a "primary" battery cannot be recharged. Rechargeable batteries are great for heavy use, like phones or torches. But they tend to discharge more quickly when not used. That's why I prefer primary batteries for low usage applications like remote controls and calculators.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: la la land
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Using the jargon, a "primary" battery cannot be recharged. Rechargeable batteries are great for heavy use, like phones or torches. But they tend to discharge more quickly when not used. That's why I prefer primary batteries for low usage applications like remote controls and calculators.
The newer ones, such as Eneloop have a self discharge rate of about 15% per year.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I use a device for work that is powered by two AAs. They give the device around 25 hours of run time. Non recharge AAs last around 35 hours.

Work does provide us with batteries but I feel better about using rechargeables
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Old 01-05-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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Take a look:

The Best Rechargeable Batteries and Chargers Of 2015 - MetaEfficient

It talks about the best chargers and the best batteries and comments below from users.
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