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Old 03-11-2019, 01:01 PM
 
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I use my computer a lot. I also use wireless mouse and the batteries go out pretty quickly. I have a trackball mouse where the energizer batteries goes out pretty quickly. So it seems i go through batteries very quickly. I have used rechargeable batteries before and did recharge it and use it again.


At the moment, i don't have a charger but do have rechargeable batteries. The rechargeable batteries i have are duracell but these don't seem to be the good ones. These are very old style rechargeable batteries.


Is it more cost effective to buy rechargeable batteries with a charger as oppose to just buying energizer or duracell regular batteries? If so, anyone know specific batteries that are good for rechargeable ones? Also in terms of electricity, when you recharge it from your outlet, does it cost that much money? Does anyone have a clue how much that cost? If i had to take a guess, i probably use at least 12 batteries a year. But because im using a trackball mouse now, it might be 24 at least because i notice it goes out after a month only. Anyone have thoughts on this?
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:56 PM
 
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Are you using Lithium-ion rechargeable or some other technology material? LI's are great because they can draw down way below what most other technologies can draw down and still maintain a complete recharge. In vehicle (or other deep cycle) application, you'll notice that the charger for Lithium-ions is not the same one you would use for other technology. You really need a charger designed specifically for your LI's in order to maximum the benefits. If your mixing technology or not properly charging the LI's, you're throwing money in the trash. So, if buying LI's makes sure you also buying a charger designed specifically for LI's which is not to be confused with a charger that says it can also handle LI's.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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I have one rechargeable battery that says digital 2800mah nickel metal hydride battery and another that says duracell 2650mah aa/hr6/dc1500 nimh 1.2 volt.
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:03 PM
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I think it is a lot more convenient to have rechargeable batteries, cheaper, hum, that is a tough call.

You can get by with cheapo rechargeable batteries on devices that do not draw
that much current (low drain).

Try to avoid AAA-devices as much as possible.......those AAA-cells, even the ones with high
ampere-hour rating, get the life sucked out of them quite quickly.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:03 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Cheaper? Definitely.


I need a 9 volt once a week. Those are $5 each. I bought 4 rechargeable 9 volts with a charger for $21. It doesn't take long for them to pay their way. Incidentally, the rechargeable ones last exactly one week, just the same as the store bought ones.


My camera uses 4 AA's. It will eat them up in one day. The rechargeables are a huge savings over buying 4 batteries at the store every day.


I have a rechargeable lantern. I don't even know what the lantern batteries are costing now at the store.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:09 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I have a set of eneloop and they are good. Charger and 3 different sizes of battery in a case. I don't remember how much they cost $26? Maybe? At Costco.


I suspect that whether or not they are economical would depend on how many things you own that need batteries. I've got alot of things that use batteries so all my rechargeable batteries get used.
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Old Today, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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At the risk of sounding obvious, why not use a wired mouse?
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