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"AA" Rechargable Battery Review


Mike Lamb
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I've been using the same 4 NiMH "AA" Nuon brand rechargable batteries for my digital camera for almost 3 years. I got them from BatteriesPlus and I have to say I've been very happy. I still use them but they are starting to drain quicker than I'd like. I'm going to buy more of the same.

My only complaint is the charger got tempermental a couple years ago where I have to plug it in several times before the batts would start to recharge.

Wondering what others use. I read Energizers are poor. Sanyo are good.

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I have used the Sony brand that came with my cameras for several years until they died a few months ago and I was happy with them (actually stole my wife's when she got some with a new camera) The batteries lasted longer than the cameras[;)]

I am currently using Duracell NiMH rechargeable with the corresponding ACCU 15 minute charger with no complaints except the the charger fan is a little loud (but it only runs for 15 minutes.) The quick charge is good since I can pop them in the charger and be assured of a full charge before leaving in the morning if I have failed to remember my normal routine. I tend to charge them regularly, not just when they run down.

My guess is that any battery made today is better than the best from 5 years ago due to technology changes.

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I've had the best results from Duracell however I'm still not impressed. I'm amazed that Scott gets that type of performance out of Enegizer batteries as I can only squeeze one inspection out of a charge (on a good day).

Ditto, I have to swap them out after every inspection.

I think the key is the 2500mAh, also not every picture is a flash.

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A lot depends on your camera, I currently use an older model Cannon that that uses 4 AA while some of the "less durable" units have only two. Also, power saving settings like automatic flash and LCD review can stretch battery life. I never have a problems with my current camera with 4 batteries, but always had to carry spares for the ones with only two.

Just a side note, I was made aware by another inspector that Cannon offers an out of warranty repair service on their cameras which is excellent. I rolled over and broke the LCD screen on my current camera a few years ago and just replaced it with a new one but never was satisfied with my options. I then tried the repair service on my old faithful and less than 3 weeks and $100 later I had a like new camera!

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I have had several different cameras in the last 4 or 5 years that use(d) AA batteries. I get the best results with Energizer Lithium disposable batteries. My current camera has been running 11 months on the same two AA's. I reverse one of the batteries when not using the camera, but any other battery I have tried is usually dead in a day or two, even the rechargables.

Tom

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I've had the best results from Duracell however I'm still not impressed. I'm amazed that Scott gets that type of performance out of Enegizer batteries as I can only squeeze one inspection out of a charge (on a good day).

Ditto, I have to swap them out after every inspection.

Mine are 1700mAH, so I guess I need more "mAh", whatever that is.

I think the key is the 2500mAh, also not every picture is a flash.

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