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Old 03-22-08, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hybrid NiMH's

Anybody use these? How are they performing?
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Old 03-22-08, 04:40 PM   #2
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Nothing but good news to report with my Sanyo Eneloop batteries.
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Old 03-22-08, 09:08 PM   #3
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the rayovac hybrids work real well too.. Most hybrids aa batteries are only 2000-2200..
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Low Temp test 32F 0C GP 2500mah Nimh Vs Duracell 2000 mah hybrid 6 days: GP 2500mah completely self discharged 6 days: Duracell 2000 mah hybrid (4AA) still ran a 2 Cree bike lamp (500 mah) for 2hrs + They hold charge, not afraid of cold
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Nothing but good news to report with my Sanyo Eneloop batteries.
I like mine as well. However, I bought these assuming that they'd sit idle for long periods, but I'm using them quite regularly so the stated 2,000 mah capacity pales in comparison to the 2,800 mah capacity of my Powerex; the Eneloops don't last as long as regular batteries if using them over a short period, say 10 days.
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They are great for low drain lights such as blinkies. For high drain lights which you regularly drain, such as a Fenix, you'll get better run time from higher capacity Ni-Mh batteries.
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Can somebody explain to me what the difference is between regular NiMH batteries and these "hybrids"?
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I believe there were some good posts with graphs about how fast NimH batts are expected to hold their charge, but I seem to have lost track of 'em. I was also interested in what folks were finding out with regards to their batteries in practice, as well. If anyone could cross-ref those, would be great.
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Can somebody explain to me what the difference is between regular NiMH batteries and these "hybrids"?
Hybrids have a very low self discharge. This means that you can charge them and after one year they will still have around 75% of their juice left. Regular NiMH self-discharge rather quickly and would be flat after a few months.
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Hybrids have a very low self discharge. This means that you can charge them and after one year they will still have around 75% of their juice left. Regular NiMH self-discharge rather quickly and would be flat after a few months.
Thanks. I've seen those sort of figures. I guess what I'm really wondering is what is the actual difference in chemistry and/or construction that gives them that great improvement in self-discharge rate.
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Check out this site for all of the answers to your questions. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...isplay.php?f=9
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