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Old 05-30-2011, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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On another board, where someone was asking for advice on buying a camera, another guy suggested the Eneloop battery. I wrote back saying there were a number of other batteries that seemed to be equivalent to the Eneloop, and he replied that he thought the Eneloop was best.

Eneloop site.

Any other people with experience with this kind of battery or its technology?
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I switched to Eneloop batteries for all my wireless house phones as well as many other devices that we all have in our home with no complaint at all.

I like'm!!
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Did you have to order the batteries or was there a retail store selling them? I tried the little program that supposedly helps find a store, but with no success.
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Old 06-02-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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NiMH has been around for a while. I use them in my old Canon digital camera - EverReady brand, I think. In ten years I've gone through two sets of 4. That is a lot better than about 400 or more alkalines. Use a marker to date label them and try to only use them as a set, so that aging is consistent.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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So, I guess the only difference is that the new fangled ones can be recharged more often?
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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Honestly, unless the materials have somehow become super-pure, the old ones are not likely very different than the new ones. I just bought a few Harbor Freight ones that I don't expect to last very long in comparison, since they may be seconds, but the major battery companies are so competitive and have their processes down so pat that they are indistinguishable in use. I seem to remember someone who was on another forum saying he worked for one company (copper top?) and describing how in comparative testing they had done the differences were minimal.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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So, I guess the only difference is that the new fangled ones can be recharged more often?
Batteries can't recharged more often than when it home phone use. Mine have been in my phones now for well over a year with no end in sight.
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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another guy suggested the Eneloop battery. I wrote back saying there were a number of other batteries that seemed to be equivalent to the Eneloop, and he replied that he thought the Eneloop was best.

Eneloop site.

Any other people with experience with this kind of battery or its technology?
I have been getting better performance on three of my cameras using "Rayovac, rechargable, Platinum" AA batteries, 2100 mAh, NiMH over using "Energizer, NiMH 2450 mAh.

Looking a the specs most people would guess the "Energizer" would be better, but in my case, that has shown to not be true. The Rayovac hold their charge longer, and give me more shots before becoming depleted.

Eneloop are said to also be good by people I know who have used them, I just have not seen them for sale locally.


Rich
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Eneloop are said to also be good by people I know who have used them, I just have not seen them for sale locally.


Rich
True. I bought mine from Amazon as I do many items since I live in a small rural community. Love the internet!
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have been getting better performance on three of my cameras using "Rayovac, rechargable, Platinum" AA batteries, 2100 mAh, NiMH over using "Energizer, NiMH 2450 mAh.

Looking a the specs most people would guess the "Energizer" would be better, but in my case, that has shown to not be true. The Rayovac hold their charge longer, and give me more shots before becoming depleted.

Eneloop are said to also be good by people I know who have used them, I just have not seen them for sale locally.


Rich
I'd be curious to see a head to head measurement between Rayovac and Eneloop to see which one last longer before charging.

It could be that, depending on what you are using batteries for, it could make a difference.
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