Rechargeable Batteries? Page 3

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  • coach_mcguirk 6 Nov 2007 11:06:24 293 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Buhhh! Any recommendations?

    I picked up a pack with Energizer 2500mah batteries and a charger from Battery Force. I think it's discontinued, but this looks similar, and isn't much more expensive.

    Those batteries give me plenty of charge with the Wii remote, and don't noticeably drain if left inside when out of use (I barely touched the Wii for about 6 weeks after getting a 360 at the end of August).
  • AcidSnake 6 Nov 2007 11:10:35 7,290 posts
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    Avoid the uniross ones...

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  • TheBear 6 Nov 2007 11:23:25 4,531 posts
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    worth a look

    Charges in 4 batteries in 15 minutes.
  • TheBear 6 Nov 2007 12:24:17 4,531 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    But no charger :(


    If you look at the guys shop on ebay that groove linked, he sell chargers too, for much cheapness.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 7 Nov 2007 07:07:53 7,301 posts
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    That's true. Better get more batteries so you'll always have a pair ready when the other ones are charging.
  • TheBear 7 Nov 2007 07:37:21 4,531 posts
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    seanraaron wrote:
    My research on batteries suggests that quick chargers are to be avoided because they generally don't completely discharge/recharge the batteries and shorten their lifespan, so there's a bit of a tradeoff for the fast recharge...

    How many chargers have you tested? I think decent modern 'fast chargers' charge just as well as any other.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 7 Nov 2007 07:50:25 7,301 posts
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    It really depends on the charger. Good quality fast chargers actually have built-in fans. The biggest problem when quick charging batteries is that they can get really warm - and batteries don't like that. Also slowly charged batteries usually last a bit longer per charge but that depends on how the charger actually works. Some chargers only charge the battery up to about 80-90% which is enough to start using them again. If they aren't charged to at least 80% the voltage could be too low and they will run low quickly. You shouldn't quick charge batteries already near their fully capacity anyway so that's why they usually only go for about 90% max and then charge them at a regular rate.

    The question is will you notice that quick charged batteries will last 3 or 4 hours less per charge or not? In the long term they'll die quicker because you recharge them more often as you would otherwise. Then again since rechargeable batteries are quite cheap that's probably not really an issue. If you're lucky you will even get batteries with a higher mAh rating than you already have the next time you need to get some.
  • BanjoMan 7 Nov 2007 11:55:36 13,730 posts
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    coach_mcguirk wrote:
    Bargain :

    Energizer compact charger + 6 2500mAh batteries for about 12 including postage. Thoroughly recommended seller, also.

    HTH
    I ended up getting this package - I can definitely recommend. Not yet had to recharge after first charge, after about 15 hours of play.

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  • BanjoMan 7 Nov 2007 13:12:29 13,730 posts
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    Quote from site: "This compact battery charger includes 6 2500mAh AA batteries. "

    The other two are round the back - the charger has 4 slots, two at the front, two at the back.

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  • BanjoMan 7 Nov 2007 13:17:04 13,730 posts
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    Btw, it doesn't come with instructions but it does say on the charger (in very small writing) '12 hr charge'. Also recharges AAAs.

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  • Deleted user 20 August 2008 09:37:14
    I've got one of these chargers and a bunch of Energizer batteries that I charge in it but I want to get another set of batteries and am wondering if there's likely to be an upper limit on the mAh that the charger will take? For example if I get 2850 mAh batteries will the charger not like that?

    Also, it'll be okay to use other brands in there, right? And I see a lot of 'Ansmann' batteries around. Any good?
  • JetSetWilly 20 Aug 2008 09:39:48 5,721 posts
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    Isn't mAh just a measure of how much charge the battery can hold? In which case I doubt the charger would care.
  • Deleted user 20 August 2008 09:43:28
    Thought so. So all I really need to know about is brands. These Ansmann guys. Any good?
  • Der_tolle_Emil 20 Aug 2008 09:58:21 7,301 posts
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    Never heard of Ansmann. And yeah, I doubt the charger would have much of a problem with different mAh ratings.
  • coastal 20 Aug 2008 10:20:38 5,389 posts
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    ffs, they're batteries. go buy some and use.

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  • Deleted user 20 August 2008 10:56:37
    I just like to get the best, and have last as long as possible under heavy use in a flash. What's the problem with that?
  • coastal 20 Aug 2008 11:03:23 5,389 posts
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    ffs, they're batteries. go buy some and use.

    I have a two chargers and two buckets. one bucket has charged batteries, the other has empties. I use them everyday and couldn't tell you what mAh they have.

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  • varsas 20 Aug 2008 12:24:31 2,403 posts
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    What is the point of coastal's comments?

    @ED: Does the charger not mention it's rating? I've have the same one but I've not checked it out.
  • Der_tolle_Emil 20 Aug 2008 12:28:31 7,301 posts
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    coastal wrote:
    I use them everyday and couldn't tell you what mAh they have.

    That's why you actually need a bucket for all those batteries.
  • Dan234 20 Aug 2008 12:31:51 2,235 posts
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    If a charger is rated higher, it just means it's faster. If you charge 2850mAh batteries with a charger which came in a pack with 900mAh batteries, it means you'll be waiting half a day for them to charge up.

    I haven't looked into the opposite case (2850mAh charger with 900mAh batteries), don't know if it'll melt or explode or have your eye out or anything like that.
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