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iGo Green Battery Charger with 8 Rechargeable Batteries

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wootalyzer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wootalyzer

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iGo Green Battery Charger with 8 Rechargeable Batteries
$9.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

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isn2009


quality posts: 0 Private Messages isn2009

Are these batteries worth the cash?

brainz


quality posts: 1 Private Messages brainz

Big question is how do they compare to the legendary Eneloops?

bestsportnascar


quality posts: 5 Private Messages bestsportnascar

Now you can say "My rechargeable batteries are revolting."

thumperchick


quality posts: 234 Private Messages thumperchick

I wonder how many pictures with a higher quality camera you can take running on these.

jmathai


quality posts: 1 Private Messages jmathai

Manufacturer's site has 4 batteries + charger for $12.99.
http://www.igo.com/charger-with-4-aa-rechargeable-alkaline-batteries/invt/ac051060001/

ambergreen


quality posts: 11 Private Messages ambergreen

I need a charger to hold all 8 of the stupid batteries at once. Actually, only 7 since my son's new RC truck is odd.

jrs1980


quality posts: 28 Private Messages jrs1980

That write-up deserves a Sulu-style OHHH MYYYYY.

Pardon me, would you have any bags of crap?

tesla33


quality posts: 57 Private Messages tesla33

I have no knowledge of this specific product. However, rechargeable alkalines have been produced in the past, and have leaked. I'm doubly suspicious of the claim that it will also recharge NiMH batteries, because that takes a lot more current than alkalines can handle. It may well have the microprocessor needed to recharge alkalines without much risk of them exploding, but this is claiming a lot for such a low price...

EDIT: I found some reviews at QVC, and at best these batteries work ok as short-term rechargeables. They don't appear to hold their charge a long time like Eneloops (which also have higher capacity) and they are more prone to failure. Here's the link:

http://reviews.qvc.com/1689/E166759/pure-energy-e166759-igo-green-rechargeable-alkaline-batteries-with-charger-reviews/reviews.htm

Francis


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Francis

I wonder if these batteries deplete when not in use

bestsportnascar


quality posts: 5 Private Messages bestsportnascar

pz@woot


quality posts: 7 Private Messages pz@woot

$28 on ebay store:
http://compare.ebay.com/like/250889302543?_lwgsi=y&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

that doesn't seem to fit well with the company price quoted above.


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BigRedDogATL


quality posts: 24 Private Messages BigRedDogATL

These batteries are only 2000 mah rated. That is low for a AA size rechargable. My Panasonic rechargable NiMH are 2300 mah rated. These won't last long before they need recharging, especially in high drain devices.

Crab


quality posts: 47 Private Messages Crab

Unless I'm mistaken, these are not NiMh.

But FWIW, it looks like the charger will handle both Alkaline and NiMh.

theguruguys


quality posts: 276 Private Messages theguruguys

Most people I know hate rechargeable because they were always dead when you needed them. Regular rechargeable batteries loose power even when you are not using them, so even though you would charge them up if you didn't use them right away you would find they were drained when you did need them. Furthermore people tried to use these in devices like mice and remote controls where they wouldn't last long because, again, they would loose their charge just by sitting there even when the device wasn't being used.

Fortunately these new 'hybrid' type solve that problem and while they still drain when not being used they drain much, much slower than than non-hybrid rechargeable batteries do. I have switched all my rechargeable batteries over to this kind and even use them in my computer mice and remote controls.

Those of you who hate rechargeables but haven't tried 'hybrids' should give them a shot.

I also highly recommend the BC-700 LaCrosse Smart Battery Charger. It will keep your batteries charged properly without overcharging, will let you know when you have a bad cell and can attempt to 'recover' bad batteries as well. It allows you to charge at different rates so if you need a quick charge (which shortens the life of the batteries, you will get fewer rechargeable cycles if you always do quick charges) you can, but you can also charge at a slower rate to maximize the recharge life of the battery. If you don't have a smart charger, be sure to follow the directions on the charger that it comes with, if it says don't charge for more than 'x' hours then don't!

P.S. I have no experience with this brand of rechargeable. I usually use sanyo eneloops which seem to the be the creme of the crop, but I also have some Rayovac 4.0 and trucell brand that work very well and were about 1/4 the price of the eneloops.

Havoc737903


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Havoc737903

Darn it.
Just a few weeks late Woot.
Just picked up some amazon basic rechargeables, so now I'm all set on batteries for a while.

The dawn is my enemy.

avtechx


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ambergreen wrote:I need a charger to hold all 8 of the stupid batteries at once. Actually, only 7 since my son's new RC truck is odd.



Well, you could buy 2- then have a set charging while you have a set in the truck. (plus an additional 2 for the TV remote).

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gobigo99


quality posts: 1 Private Messages gobigo99

$20.98 plus shipping for apples to apples on the igo site:
http://www.igo.com/power/batteries/icat/batteries/

jeffreydurbin


quality posts: 7 Private Messages jeffreydurbin
jmathai wrote:Manufacturer's site has 4 batteries + charger for $12.99.
http://www.igo.com/charger-with-4-aa-rechargeable-alkaline-batteries/invt/ac051060001/



$59.95 plus shipping for three chargers with batteries plus an 8-pack of batteries plus a 4-pack of batteries compared to the $34.97 I gave to woot. I am saving $25 plus freight by going with woot.

mikecris


quality posts: 15 Private Messages mikecris

Recently bought 8 of these at Fry's for about $1 a piece. Worked great with my NiMH charger at home. Took them to Thanksgiving and forgot the charger. Used a different charger and they oozed acid. Not sure if that was a user error or not, but I was pretty surprised.

poppap


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woncoolone


quality posts: 480 Private Messages woncoolone

You can use these batteries for todays items in Home.Woot! and Kids.Woot!

speedo232


quality posts: 2 Private Messages speedo232
jmathai wrote:Manufacturer's site has 4 batteries + charger for $12.99.
http://www.igo.com/charger-with-4-aa-rechargeable-alkaline-batteries/invt/ac051060001/



+ $3.95 shipping

MM

Cusuldor


quality posts: 11 Private Messages Cusuldor

Is the charger single channel or dual channel? (Charges only in pairs or can you charge singles?)

RightWingWacko


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RightWingWacko
BigRedDogATL wrote:These batteries are only 2000 mah rated. That is low for a AA size rechargable. My Panasonic rechargable NiMH are 2300 mah rated. These won't last long before they need recharging, especially in high drain devices.



These are 1.5V Alkaline. NiMH put out 1.2volts when fully charged.

A 2000mah Alkaline is equivilent to a 2500mah NiMH

1.2v * 2500 ma = 3000mw - NiMH
1.5v * 2000 ma = 3000mw - Alkaline

ahelwich


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ahelwich

I just bought this since my mouse batteries are claiming they're near dead again. If it helps stem the tide of batteries I'm going through with my mouse and camera, I'd say it's worth it for 14.99.

bigscrun


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bigscrun

in the words of the Great American........DJ Pauly D from the Jersey Shore, "YEAH, BUDDY!"

mrbarister


quality posts: 27 Private Messages mrbarister

jeffreydurbin


quality posts: 7 Private Messages jeffreydurbin

My wife is getting annoyed because our current rechargeables are losing their current (sorry for the pun.) I keep explaining that they don't last forever. She thinks something is wrong with the chargers.

The price is right. Sure, they are slightly on the low side in terms of juice but they will do. It only takes a few uses for them to be cheaper than regular batteries.

Krumlov


quality posts: 44 Private Messages Krumlov

How many times can I recharge these batteries?

Is there a life span for them?

Need me some Boxes Of Condoms!

ilta


quality posts: 4 Private Messages ilta
theguruguys wrote:Most people I know hate rechargeable because they were always dead when you needed them. Regular rechargeable batteries loose power even when you are not using them, so even though you would charge them up if you didn't use them right away you would find they were drained when you did need them. Furthermore people tried to use these in devices like mice and remote controls where they wouldn't last long because, again, they would loose their charge just by sitting there even when the device wasn't being used.

Fortunately these new 'hybrid' type solve that problem and while they still drain when not being used they drain much, much slower than than non-hybrid rechargeable batteries do. I have switched all my rechargeable batteries over to this kind and even use them in my computer mice and remote controls.

Those of you who hate rechargeables but haven't tried 'hybrids' should give them a shot.

I also highly recommend the BC-700 LaCrosse Smart Battery Charger. It will keep your batteries charged properly without overcharging, will let you know when you have a bad cell and can attempt to 'recover' bad batteries as well. It allows you to charge at different rates so if you need a quick charge (which shortens the life of the batteries, you will get fewer rechargeable cycles if you always do quick charges) you can, but you can also charge at a slower rate to maximize the recharge life of the battery. If you don't have a smart charger, be sure to follow the directions on the charger that it comes with, if it says don't charge for more than 'x' hours then don't!

P.S. I have no experience with this brand of rechargeable. I usually use sanyo eneloops which seem to the be the creme of the crop, but I also have some Rayovac 4.0 and trucell brand that work very well and were about 1/4 the price of the eneloops.



I'll second the LaCrosse recommendation. You can't get a better charger for maintaining your batteries (as opposed to slowly degrading their performance like cheapo fast-chargers do). But it's important to note that if a battery is completely drained the LC unit wont' know what to do with it, so it's good to have a cheapo to "kick-start" the battery just enough to be recognized by the LC.

phrozenghost


quality posts: 1 Private Messages phrozenghost

I bought these not to long ago from a local store, pretty happy with them. Haven't tried them on a camera though, xbox/wii controllers mostly.

lildetroitmama


quality posts: 9 Private Messages lildetroitmama
brainz wrote:Big question is how do they compare to the legendary Eneloops?



I have no idea.. but I love my Eneloops.

ffshoe


quality posts: 1 Private Messages ffshoe
avtechx wrote:Well, you could buy 2- then have a set charging while you have a set in the truck. (plus an additional 2 for the TV remote).



Smart thinking!

claudicina


quality posts: 34 Private Messages claudicina

I wonder how long it takes them to recharge? I didn't notice it among the description.

bro3of4


quality posts: 2 Private Messages bro3of4



ZDNet says they hold a charge longer than regular NiMH batteries. I'm not sure how they compare to Eneloops, though (I have a few sets of them and love them).

They look like batteries that will be good for low draw applications like wall clocks, thermostats, and remotes.

Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.

jeffreydurbin


quality posts: 7 Private Messages jeffreydurbin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rechargeable_alkaline_battery

"Rechargeable alkaline batteries have the ability to carry their charge for years, unlike most NiCd and NiMH batteries which self-discharge in 90 days.

Although these batteries can be used in any device that supports a standard size (AA, AAA, C, D, etc.), they are formulated to last longest in periodical use items. This type of battery is best suited for use in low-drain devices such as remote controls or for devices that are used periodically such as flashlights, television remotes, portable radios, etc."

Spiky


quality posts: 16 Private Messages Spiky
ambergreen wrote:I need a charger to hold all 8 of the stupid batteries at once. Actually, only 7 since my son's new RC truck is odd.



http://www.thomasdistributing.com/-MAHA-MH-C800S-AA--AAA-8-CELL-BATTERY-CHARGER_p_153.html