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Old 01-21-2013, 08:56 PM
 
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I always have a few on charge for my camera. After a long time they do need to be replaced but I can't find replacements anymore. I'm being told that it's lithium batteries now and they seem to be starting to taper off selling the rechargeables.

If so, this will influence what kind of camera I buy next and it seems like it's just a shame because with the rechargeables I wasn't going out and buying batteries over and over.

Is this some ploy for the battery makers so they can make more money? Or is there truly a good reason for them to go away. If they ARE going away.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:22 PM
 
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They are not
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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I always have a few on charge for my camera. After a long time they do need to be replaced but I can't find replacements anymore. I'm being told that it's lithium batteries now and they seem to be starting to taper off selling the rechargeables.
If your camera manual tells you that need a specific type of AA you can safely ignore that. Lithium ion can be recharged.


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Is this some ploy for the battery makers so they can make more money? Or is there truly a good reason for them to go away. If they ARE going away.
Rechargeable even if they are proprietary batteries covered under patents are the standard. As far as the the regualr sizes go as long as there is demand for the product someone will fulfill that need and there is most certainly a demand for them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:59 PM
 
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My power tools have lithium rechargeables.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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My laptop will remain powered by rechargeable batteries. MY LED flashlights will not.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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Funny because I asked in another store today and they didn't have them. I'm trying to find AA camera batteries that are rechargeable. Not out there.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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Nickel-Cadmium batteries, once the standard rechargeable, are practically obsolete because Cadmium is an environmental hazard. Also, newer types such as NiMH and Li-Ion charge quicker, and don't have the annoying "memory" affect of NiCads. Nickel cadmium cell - FixYa

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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Nickel-Cadmium batteries, once the standard rechargeable, are practically obsolete because Cadmium is an environmental hazard. Also, newer types such as NiMH and Li-Ion charge quicker, and don't have the annoying "memory" affect of NiCads. Nickel cadmium cell - FixYa
Thank you, I sort of understand. So my camera that uses the AA rechargeable batteries will still work but I will have to buy the other type of battery without cadmium? Are they available in stores? I can't find any rechargeable AA batteries, just the short lived ordinary AA batteries. (also, are the lithium-ion batteries anything like the batteries that are starting fires on the 787 planes? Will they be safe?)
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:56 PM
 
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1.2V Nicad and NiMH just don't light a flashlight the way 1.5V alkaline and disposable lithium do, but last 4x longer than alkaline in digital devices. At the other end of AA batteries is the rechargeable NiZn, but at 1.7V they pose a risk to frying electronics and bulb life.

If consumers weren't such babies about costs and recycling hassles, manufacturers would produce AA silver-oxide batteries @1.55V that best even disposable lithium.

Watch those disposable lithium AA on air travel. Unlike laptop LiIon batteries, AA lithium's have actual metal inside, about a gram each. Two grams is the traveler limit. Pretty OK, by me. I've made these AA catch fire by crushing between pliers the day I learned there was a metallic group 1 element inside
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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A quick look online shows they should be available at Wallgreens, staples, walmart and best buy. BTW don't leave them in the charger......
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