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    Can use sanyo eneloop on my gp charger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Curious, typical how many shots can you get out of the Sanyo Eneloop batteries.
    My record was over 800 flashes before it was completely drained.
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    Default Re: Which Brand of Rechargeable Batteries?

    I'm using a set of 8 powerex and 8 enloop batteries... both work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdrakes View Post
    Can use sanyo eneloop on my gp charger?
    Best is not to mix.
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    hmm.. i've got these sony batts..
    how are they compared to the sanyo eneloop 2000mAh?




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    dun need to compare so much... all abt the same
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew View Post
    Huh! Uniross Hybrios CMI? Though I have not tried them before.
    What I can say is they are like normal rechargeable. In fact my eneloop was left aside 1 month and last longer than hybrios that was being charged 2 week ago.
    Let's get rolling :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdrakes View Post
    Can use sanyo eneloop on my gp charger?
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Best is not to mix.
    I don't think there's any difference in the chargers. I think the GP chargers are lousy as they don't have delta-v. Meaning they don't actually detect if the batteries are fully charged by their voltage. They simply charge based on a timer, so the batteries get charged for 16 hrs regardless. That makes me uncomfortable cos often times I don't charge fully drained batteries and the idea of overcharging makes me uncomfortable even if it's so called trickle charge.

    Furthermore it doesn't make sense as they cost the same (sometimes more) than a "smart" charger. Last I checked, I think those Sony and Energiser chargers are the dumb kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    dun need to compare so much... all abt the same
    That's so not true.

    I have used GP and Energizer batteries and they're cycle time is long and they don't last very long. Also you have to know whether you want those that can hold their charge for months or those with quick cycle time or just really cheap "OEM" rechargables at $2.50 each. The choice is yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by welcomb View Post
    That's so not true.

    I have used GP and Energizer batteries and they're cycle time is long and they don't last very long. Also you have to know whether you want those that can hold their charge for months or those with quick cycle time or just really cheap "OEM" rechargables at $2.50 each. The choice is yours
    i refering to those hold charges for months. I think they about the same. Spent so much time to research over the net and just hearsay only. How to prove accurately? Don't need waste so much time for cheap cheap items. At most standby some alkaline batts for emergency. Haha. Btw last time ppl say sanyo very good, much better than gp. But then wat happened? All the sanyo batts for certain capacity got problem. Can't even hold charge for a few days! So disappointing... I rather go for the more reliable gp with cheaper pricing. I been using gp for years and so far no problem unlike sanyo. So why listen to the hearsay and blindly buy more ex but unreliable stuffs?
    Last edited by sin77; 16th April 2008 at 08:08 AM.
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    I have a couple of normal Energizer batteries as standby but their recycling time is poor compared to my 2800mAH rechargeable batteries.

    I understand that most Flash unit uses 4 AA, but my FL36 (Olympus) uses only 2 AA. Anyway to improve the recycle time?

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    actually the rechargable batteries are only half the story. to get the most out of them you have to invest in a good/smart charger. have a few chargers to experiment on the same set of (sanyo) batteries and the results are a world of difference. needless to say the good/smart charger gave my batteries the longest run of its life. both chargers selling on amazon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoney View Post
    What I can say is they are like normal rechargeable. In fact my eneloop was left aside 1 month and last longer than hybrios that was being charged 2 week ago.
    NoMoney, thanks for clarifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I have a couple of normal Energizer batteries as standby but their recycling time is poor compared to my 2800mAH rechargeable batteries.

    I understand that most Flash unit uses 4 AA, but my FL36 (Olympus) uses only 2 AA. Anyway to improve the recycle time?
    Try Energizer's eČ Lithium batteries. If you want rechargeable, then use Ni-Cad. But they're require strict maintenance.

    Anyway check out http://www.batteryuniversity.com . It compares the various types of rechargeable and cycle time, tips on how to care for your batteries and myths about batteries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by welcomb View Post
    Anyway check out http://www.batteryuniversity.com . It compares the various types of rechargeable and cycle time, tips on how to care for your batteries and myths about batteries.
    Yes, www.batteryuniversity.com is a good link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welcomb View Post
    I don't think there's any difference in the chargers. I think the GP chargers are lousy as they don't have delta-v. Meaning they don't actually detect if the batteries are fully charged by their voltage. They simply charge based on a timer, so the batteries get charged for 16 hrs regardless. That makes me uncomfortable cos often times I don't charge fully drained batteries and the idea of overcharging makes me uncomfortable even if it's so called trickle charge.

    Furthermore it doesn't make sense as they cost the same (sometimes more) than a "smart" charger. Last I checked, I think those Sony and Energiser chargers are the dumb kind.
    The GP chargers at least go indicate when your batteries are fully charged by turning green from red. My Eneloop one only green and u've to estimate 10hrs charging time yourself.
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    Go for Powerex chargers. They are good.

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    Everyone please read this link. This is the main source of data for my thesis and research on energy storage devices. Follow the instructions and you will not go wrong. Debunk those crap that the uninformed tells you. www.batteryuniversity.com

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    From what I've read at www.batteryuniversity.com, it says that Ni-MH batteries should be fast charged and not trickle charged. Which makes me wonder why big brands like GP, Energizer and Sanyo are selling their lousy trickle chargers at the same price as a smart rapid charger like Maha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by welcomb View Post
    From what I've read at www.batteryuniversity.com, it says that Ni-MH batteries should be fast charged and not trickle charged. Which makes me wonder why big brands like GP, Energizer and Sanyo are selling their lousy trickle chargers at the same price as a smart rapid charger like Maha.
    Making money out from those who are un-initiated?

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