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    Are all C rechargeable batteries created equal?

    I'm in the market for 8 rechargeable batteries, C size. Who makes a good battery and where's a good place to get them. I've read at least one good thing about Maha batteries and Thompson Distributing. Any opinions? I may also need another charger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibexbiker View Post
    I'm in the market for 8 rechargeable batteries, C size. Who makes a good battery and where's a good place to get them. I've read at least one good thing about Maha batteries and Thompson Distributing. Any opinions? I may also need another charger.

    They are not all created equal. Eveready makes crummy C-sized NiMHs that have the same capacity as their AA cells (2500mAh). But they charge a lot more for the size C. The extra air inside must be expensive

    BatteryJunction.com has good 6000mAh C cells, and smart chargers starting at $17.

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    check the maH rating. if equal to an AA, (2500 or so) then the C battery you have is simply an AA battery
    in a C sized container for compatibility.

    not really a bad thing, it allows you to use rechargables in C or D slots. what is evil is if they
    are charging you more dough for the same MaH rating. and they do....

    a proper C or D will have thousands more Mah than 2500, and be full of goop instead of air and an AA inside. it is a racket.

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    mAh, not MaH or Mah
    m = milli-
    M = mega-
    A = ampere
    h = hour
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    yeah, i can't wait until there's a battery rated in Mah

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