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This is the charger you want for these:
Also, note that the batteries on amazon and Costco, IIRC, are not the brony sparkle rainbow version.
BTW, NiMH batteries do not have "memory" like niCad do, so all this noise is just marketing blather. "Squirrel nut batteries also don't have the memory problem of some other, lesser, batteries," is about as meaningful. :-P
Note that NiMH and NiCad cells put out 1.2V, not the full 1.5V of an alkaline or lithium cell. There are a few items that will not function properly with that .3V lack. Most items won't care. Just be aware.
Finally, 1500 cycles has got to be a joke. Maybe if they are cycled PERFECTLY, like 75% down to 25% and back, in a perfect environment, with only a perfect rest period, in a continuous 24/7 test room. 500 charges is more like real world truth.
In my long sordid experience with batteries I get about 100 cycles before something goes awry and I have to replace the cell. If you spend a lot of time monitoring your batteries every week/month and NEVER let a cell drop below .8V or get above 130°F, the death knell for NiMHs, you might get closer to 1000 usable cycles. I'm skeptical of even 700, ie 2 years of daily cycling. O_o
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REDLINEVUE wrote:63% off 62.98... Please, SOMEONE/ANYONE tell me when these batteries were ever SIXTY-TWO dollars!!?!?!?
C'mon woot... cut the drama
Believe it. I usually see this item for around $45. I have no doubt the MSRP is up around $60. You're underestimating how good Eneloop batteries are, and the sexiness of the sparkle wrappers. You could make money buying these and flipping them on ebay in a few weeks if you desired
Who ate the last mini chimichanga?!