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  1. #21

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    just to ask the eneloop users how many shots can this batt last in a 420ex flash? the reason why i ask is i'm running my first set of eneloop batt in my 420ex flash and after abt 500 shots the batt is still having fast recharge and going strong...
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    its seems both are recomended? and gp is cheaper? i think i will go for gp then..
    any idea where to get it at the cheapest?

  3. #23

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    GP recyko the outer plastic layer will peel when used like 2-3months. Mine peel liao make it tight when remove or inserting batteries. So i peel them off altogether, now my battery very ugly.

    enloop got this problem?

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    Quote Originally Posted by rotisiao View Post
    GP recyko the outer plastic layer will peel when used like 2-3months. Mine peel liao make it tight when remove or inserting batteries. So i peel them off altogether, now my battery very ugly.

    enloop got this problem?
    Mine's still fine... but come on! Lens peeling may be an issue, but battery peeling?? No one sees the battery other than yourself
    Last edited by Daedalus Trent; 4th November 2008 at 08:03 PM.

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daedalus Trent View Post
    Mine's still fine... but come on! Lens peeling may be an issue, but battery peeling?? No one sees the battery other than yourself
    Peeling of the insulating sleeve may seem cosmetic but in fact it is very dangerous. If two batteries are in series next to each other, and somehow their bodies touch each other in the sections where the label has peeled away, it will short out one of them and well destroy your equipment and possibly cause a fire. Imagine shorting out 3 batteries in your flash gun's battery chamber, that will be catastrophic.

    BUT most, if I am not mistaken, all Nikon flashes have the individual battery chambers seperated, so there is no chance of shorting out.

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    Where is cheapest place to buy Sanyo Eneloop with charger?

    MS section is battery only.

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    I need 4 Eneloops for my flash.

    But I either buy a 4 battery pack.... or a charger with 2 battery. SO, either 2 of 6 batteries! So frustrating!

    Where can I get 1 charger and 4 batteries?!?!

    The 1 hour quick charger is pretty expensive... SGD45 for a charger with 2 Eneloops.

  8. #28

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    been using the same 4 since tamiya mini 4wd time and till now no problems.

    for reference, tried the eneloop and recyko of friends during tamiya race but like no power like that compared to other rechargeables like the ones i have and GP...maybe output power is different. Normally if have any event i would just charge the batteries the night before just in case sop to me how long it can retain its full charge across the months is not important. But one thing for sure after some time of usage, i think these batteries give my flash an extra boost in brightness.
    Last edited by Flashbulb; 7th November 2008 at 12:48 AM.
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  9. #29

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    gp recyko 2100 mah, sanyo eneloop 2000 mah iirc. the 2700 mah confirm better peak output but discharges faster, cause now those low discharge batts still dun have 2700mah capacity iirc.

    anyway some useful info from dpreview


    AA low self-discharge NiMH
    battery initial 1-hour 1-week 4-week 3-month 3m/1h%
    IME 1831 2186 2053 2008 1940 89% MAHA IMEDION 2100 mAh
    KPC 1723 2124 2021 1950 1874 88% Kodak Pre-Charged 2100 mAh
    GRY 1687 2116 1992 1938 1872 88% GP Recyko 2100 mAh
    DPC 1515 2010 1906 1857 1821 91% Duracell Precharged 2100 mAH
    HYB 1619 2026 1918 1870 1808 89% Hybrio by Ultralast 2100 mAh
    AMX 1645 2078 1936 1856 1784 86% Ansmann Max-e 2100 mAh
    ENO 1189 2017 1904 1854 1768 88% Nexcell EnergyON 2000 mAh
    ENL 1438 1980 1847 1811 1746 88% Eneloop by Sanyo 2000 mAh
    RHY 1738 2021 1867 1795 1716 85% Hybrid by Ray-O-Vac 2100 mAh
    RSK 1505 2024 1868 1808 1705 84% Radio Shack pre-charged 2000 mAHr
    ACC 1737 2022 1899 1790 1696 84% Acculoop 2100 mAh
    TPE 1009 1932 1847 1795 1590 82% Titanium Power Enduro 2100 mAh

    AA ordinary NiMH
    battery initial 1-hour 1-week 4-week 3-month 3m/1h%
    PW20 * 1963 1804 1677 1259 64% Powerex 2000 mAh NiMH
    LC20 * 1727 1595 1498 1212 70% LaCrosse 2000 mAh NiMH
    KOD * 2072 1917 1673 1012 49% Kodak 2100 mAh NiMH
    SY23 * 2091 1899 1615 888 42% Sanyo 2300 mAh NiMH
    TI26 * 2001 1745 1495 781 39% Titanium 2600 mAh NiMH
    RAY * 1579 1471 1273 605 38% Ray-O-Vac 1600 mAh NiMH
    NEX * 1239 1211 978 533 43% NEXcell 2200 mAh NiMH
    TI24 * 2109 1859 836 0 0% Titanium 2400 mAh NiMH

    AAA low self-discharge NiMH
    battery initial 1-hour 1-week 4-week 3-month 3m/1h%
    GR8 723 912 846 824 788 86% GP Recyko 800 mAh
    IM8 727 870 810 791 758 87% MAHA IMEDION 800 mAh
    EN8 600 838 783 765 734 88% Sanyo Eneloop 800 mAh
    DP8 622 833 780 757 734 88% Duracell Precharged 800 mAh
    AC8 543 779 724 697 632 81% Accupower Acculoop 800 mAh
    HY8 593 799 738 696 594 74% Hybrio by Ultralast 800 mAh

    From the chart we compare recyko and eneloop is probably no difference in discharge rate but issue with recycko is the finishing not as good which prolly equates to a lower retail price. Now all my 8 recycko wrap with scoth tape. lol
    Last edited by rotisiao; 18th November 2008 at 07:53 PM.

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    Eneloop for my speedlight!

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    I use GP ReCyko+ for household and hobby applications (batt powered cordless screwdrivers, R/C car controllers, etc). No problems with it so far. I used a set charged "many months ago" (cannot remember when was last charge) and it still produced regular torque on the screwdriver. The only problem I have with the GPs is that they seem to be *slightly* fatter than other AA-sized batts, so if the batt chamber is just a perfect fit for normal batts, you might need a bit of force to squeeze or pull-out the ReCyko+s.

    I use PowerEx Imedions for my X700 film camera motor-drive, and PowerEx/GP 2700 NiMHs for flashguns. As long as I charge the NiMH batts the night before, it can sustain an entire day's worth of shooting (avg 500+ flashes?) without the need to change batt.

    No experience with Sanyo Eneloop, though.
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    hmm i just shot an event and i nvr change the battery pack on my 580ex

    almost 1000shots and everyshot is with flash

    recykos

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    eneloop owners...

    i just bought a set of 4 eneloop batt...
    when i was charging it, it takes less than 120 mins to charge.. which is diff from what the manual states (220mins)

    anyone can comment on this ? shd i charge it again once the led is off ?
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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    No experience for both the brand as i only used Sanyo, Sony and PowerEx. So far happy with their performance as i need higher capacity instead of slow discharge feature.

    Maybe i shuold buy a set of enloop and try... ^^

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flashbulb View Post


    been using the same 4 since tamiya mini 4wd time and till now no problems.

    for reference, tried the eneloop and recyko of friends during tamiya race but like no power like that compared to other rechargeables like the ones i have and GP...maybe output power is different. Normally if have any event i would just charge the batteries the night before just in case sop to me how long it can retain its full charge across the months is not important. But one thing for sure after some time of usage, i think these batteries give my flash an extra boost in brightness.
    I don't think yours is eneloop, it is just the normal 2700 mAh Ni-MH while eneloop is a hybrid with low self-discharging characteristic...

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    I am using PowerEx IMEDION... so far so good..

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    What abt those 15 mins quick recharge ?
    I'm using the AA 2700 sony batts

  18. #38

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    dont know about holding charge but if you need a lot of AA power output..

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    Default Re: Sanyo eneloop or GP Recyko?

    Quote Originally Posted by sgfreestyler View Post
    eneloop owners...

    i just bought a set of 4 eneloop batt...
    when i was charging it, it takes less than 120 mins to charge.. which is diff from what the manual states (220mins)

    anyone can comment on this ? shd i charge it again once the led is off ?
    eneloops come pre-charged.
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    It's eneloop for me but I won't mind trying GP. Anyway, I seldom use my flash so much that I get energizers instead of charging my batteries. The eneloop must be lurking somewhere...

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