NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

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NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by Arsenul » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:01 pm

What's a good rechargeable NIMH battery brand? I'm looking to replace all of the batteries I use for different things with rechargeable batteries. I just can't figure out what battery will keep powering stuff the longest without needing to recharge it out of all the other brands. Can you help?
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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by JayceSlayn » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:27 pm

Amongst the brands duking it out for superiority in the rechargable NiMH field, I've found Eneloop and Powerex to be the leaders. They both offer low self-discharge (LSD) batteries with decent capacity ratings, but with any secondary cell you aren't going to get the capacity of a primary cell - primarily because they need to beef up the cell architecture to handle multiple chargings without shorting out. And if LSD is important to you for storage concerns as well, you are going to pay a small penalty in capacity for that type of construction.
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Post by Towanda » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:54 pm

I use Eneloops and have had no problems with them.

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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by angelofwar » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:56 pm

Eneloops hands down...although actual ENeloops can be hard to find locally, "Duraloops" can be found every-where, and are basically rebranded Eneloops. To find them, just look for the white top duracell RC's. I have about 48 AA's and 36 AAA's and none of them have ever given me a problem.
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Post by crypto » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:40 pm

Eneloop and Maha are my picks.
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Post by Woods Walker » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:26 pm

angelofwar wrote:Eneloops hands down...although actual ENeloops can be hard to find locally, "Duraloops" can be found every-where, and are basically rebranded Eneloops. To find them, just look for the white top duracell RC's. I have about 48 AA's and 36 AAA's and none of them have ever given me a problem.

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Post by Arsenul » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:28 pm

Anyplace I can get them in Bulk at?
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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by eugene » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:13 pm

Only the white top Duracall are Duraloops, the black top as Duravac's.

A lot of people say the Rayovac LSD are fine, but I've had some RayoVac's that were pre-LSD that wore out after 5 years, same with Radio Shack. I have Sanyos that are 15 years old now, I gave them to my kids when they were 10 years old and replaced the with Eneloops.
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Post by allofthemonkeys » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:45 pm

Enloop, I got mine in packs of 8 from Amazon. I also have seen them at my local Costco
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Post by Str8Shooter » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:33 pm

I've been converting everything to eneloops and I have no issues with them at all. They are precharged (perhaps others are as well?) which is just like grabbing a new Duracell. I get them from amazon as well and with my prime membership I get 2nd day air shipping for free.
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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by Crimson Phoenix » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:24 am

I'm planning on getting some AA and AAA eneloops as well as the D-cell adapters (my camp lantern is the only thing I own that uses D cells). However, what I need to know for sure is if they're compatible with both the Goal Zero chargers and the Energizer NiMH wall chargers, so I don't need to duplicate the hardware I already own. Both the Energizer and Goal Zero battery sets are relatively new, so I'm in no rush, but they'll likely need to be replaced within a year or two, and I like to replace the "free" stuff that comes with the equipment with something nice once they wear out.

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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by eugene » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:26 pm

Just make sure those energizer are not the 15 minute battery cookers instead of decent chargers.
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Re: NIMH Rechargeable Battery Brand

Post by angelofwar » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:53 pm

Crimson Phoenix wrote:I'm planning on getting some AA and AAA eneloops as well as the D-cell adapters (my camp lantern is the only thing I own that uses D cells). However, what I need to know for sure is if they're compatible with both the Goal Zero chargers and the Energizer NiMH wall chargers, so I don't need to duplicate the hardware I already own. Both the Energizer and Goal Zero battery sets are relatively new, so I'm in no rush, but they'll likely need to be replaced within a year or two, and I like to replace the "free" stuff that comes with the equipment with something nice once they wear out.
For the goal zero, relegate those batteries to tv remotes and stuff...and swap them for ene-duraloops ASAP so you can start reliabily using your GZ.
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