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Batteries! Batteries! Batteries!

You can't have cool stuff without batteries, man! You can't even have MUNDANE stuff without batteries, now that we think about it: remotes, smoke alarms, flashlights, all that stuff needs batteries at one point or another. And you never know when they're gonna crap out, so it's nice to have extras.



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shortshift


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Do not buy these they are terrible. They don'y pack enough juice to power an xbox 360 controller. If you have a wireless mouse the charge will last about 2-4 weeks at best.

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dbeardphoto


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Eneloop batteries are a favorite of multiple photographers that I know because of their quality. Highly recommend them based on multiple reviews.

poehitman


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I don't trust AC Delco batteries. They have a bad tendency to burst and leak acid out, ruining what electronic item they are in. I lost a couple flashlights and I had brand new ones leak when all they did was sit in a baggie waiting to be used.

jaybird0622


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The charger that comes with the Sanyo Eneloop batteries isn't for those batteries. It is a different brand and apparently isn't a very good charger. The price is still good for the batteries, but it's probably best to use a different charger.

Howler81


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I bought the iGo rechargeable Alkalines a while back. So far, they are great. They pack a lot of power - very slow to run out on my XBox controller compared to NiMh batteries. Also, they have great shelf-life in the sense that they don't discharge when they are sitting in a drawer. You can charge them and store them until you need them.

I have read, however, that rechargeable alkaline batteries lose capacity rather quickly with multiple rechargings. This may well be. I have not had these long enough to say how they fare long-term.

I can, however, say the charger is really great. It can charge my NiMh batteries and the rechargeable alks (not at the same time) and has a handy indicator for the charge level as they are charging. Neat.

skou


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shortshift wrote:Do not buy these they are terrible. They don'y pack enough juice to power an xbox 360 controller. If you have a wireless mouse the charge will last about 2-4 weeks at best.

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I agree! Which ones?

I'm thinking of the 6 dozen AAA batteries. (Really, cells, since a battery has more than one cell. A 9 volt battery IS a battery!)

steve

gannon


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Anyone know the capacity of the iGo AA batteries? I notice that the eneloop batteries are 2000mAh.

lxzndr


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gannon wrote:Anyone know the capacity of the iGo AA batteries? I notice that the eneloop batteries are 2000mAh.



If they are the same ones they have been selling for the past several months, then they are also 2000mAh

acrizer


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shortshift wrote:Do not buy these they are terrible. They don'y pack enough juice to power an xbox 360 controller. If you have a wireless mouse the charge will last about 2-4 weeks at best.

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Indeed, which ones are you referring to?

The endless smirk from the fiancee I would have to endure for buying a ton of bum batteries...

darnell7979


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I've used the Kodak AA's and AAA's and they both work just fine. I use them in flashlights, R/C cars, controllers and kid "laptops" and these batteries last a good while. I doubt anyone will find a better price for 72 batteries!

dribbens74


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I also bought the Kodaks awhile back. While they do not have the life of a duracell or energizer they do still last quite awhile. You would not get this many batteries for this price if they were a top brand... so just realize that yes they are not Premium batteries, but they are still a good deal.

I cannot speak to the other brands.

terripeters


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Howler81 wrote:I bought the iGo rechargeable Alkalines a while back. So far, they are great. They pack a lot of power - very slow to run out on my XBox controller compared to NiMh batteries. Also, they have great shelf-life in the sense that they don't discharge when they are sitting in a drawer. You can charge them and store them until you need them.

I have read, however, that rechargeable alkaline batteries lose capacity rather quickly with multiple rechargings. This may well be. I have not had these long enough to say how they fare long-term.

I can, however, say the charger is really great. It can charge my NiMh batteries and the rechargeable alks (not at the same time) and has a handy indicator for the charge level as they are charging. Neat.



I've got to agree with you on the iGo batteries. I've had mine over a year and I don't see any change yet in how long they last. I mostly use them in my digital camera and wireless mouse, and they last a decent amount of time. I don't see much loss in power after they've sat in the drawer awhile either. I'd recommend them.

sharond95


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I'm needing some more eneloops, but it seems there's more bang for your buck with this deal: http://www.amazon.com/eneloop-2000mAh-Typical-1900mAh-Position/dp/B0058N6JUE/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1358629085&sr=8-6&keywords=eneloop

Bandrik


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Look! More sparkly rainbow brony batteries!