Originally Posted by datlas
I am really pretty ignorant about batteries. Bikes, I know. But batteries, I don't. That's why I was asking. If there really is a major difference between the battery junction charger/batteries and the one LaCrosse, I am willing to pay a bit more.
These is a massive difference in both the chargers and the batteries. A quality charger will know exactly when to stop charging each individual battery without over charging it. Quality batteries are actually at least the minimum capacity labeled, and keep a charge much better than cheap ones.
Personally I like Maha chargers, largely do to their many features and superb warranty (three years) and customer service. One of mine had a bad display, and I was sent out a new charger the same day as I called them, no questions asked. There was another poster here who had a problem with his Lacrosse charger and couldn't get a response from them.
As for batteries I have had good results with both Powerx and Sanyo 2700 cells. Avoid batteries that say 2900mah as they are simply mislabeled and rubbish batteries.
Here is a good place to buy batteries and chargers. http://thomasdistributing.com/