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Old 03-13-09, 02:33 PM   #1
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Good price on AA Nimh

Battery space has 24 of some generic battery for $30. Anybody got anything better?
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Try ebay, lots of sellers means competitive pricing.

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Is your main criteria price or quality?
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Is your main criteria price or quality?
He's trying to beat 24 for $30 - is that a trick question ?
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Is your main criteria price or quality?
How about a combo of both?

I know if I got 24 for $30 I'd get a lot of hours out of them no matter how good they are, right?
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what's the capacity rating?
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How about a combo of both?

I know if I got 24 for $30 I'd get a lot of hours out of them no matter how good they are, right?
Perhaps, but I'd imagine that their capacity wouldn't be very good, nor would they handle higher current draws well. Also, do you really have a need for 24 cells? What would you do with them all?

I've found that Thomas Distributing has good deals on quality cells.
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Look at the first post.

I think 'generic' sums it up.
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Perhaps, but I'd imagine that their capacity wouldn't be very good, nor would they handle higher current draws well. Also, do you really have a need for 24 cells? What would you do with them all?

I've found that Thomas Distributing has good deals on quality cells.
http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=245

As for what I'd do with them? Between my Fenix and my Dinotte tail light, there's 6 cells that I use every day. We also have a couple more nice torches around the house that use AA's. Finding a use for them will not be a problem.
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As for what I'd do with them? Between my Fenix and my Dinotte tail light, there's 6 cells that I use every day. We also have a couple more nice torches around the house that use AA's. Finding a use for them will not be a problem.
That brand came with my Dinotte.
The wrappings came off the batteries in 3 months.
They only have a three month warranty.
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As for what I'd do with them? Between my Fenix and my Dinotte tail light, there's 6 cells that I use every day. We also have a couple more nice torches around the house that use AA's. Finding a use for them will not be a problem.
The problem with leaving them in torches around the house is that cheap cells usually have a very high rate of self discharge. Personally I've learned my lesson and am done buying cheap cells as they end up costing more in the long run.

Do a search on CPF for more info on the batteries.
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That brand came with my Dinotte.
The wrappings came off the batteries in 3 months.
They only have a three mount warranty.
I didn't even know you could get a warranty with batteries. Still, how can a guy go wrong with 30 of these things at this price anyway? And what does it matter if wrappings come off? I know it may be a sign of cheapness but they are cheap.
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I didn't even know you could get a warranty with batteries. Still, how can a guy go wrong with 30 of these things at this price anyway? And what does it matter if wrappings come off? I know it may be a sign of cheapness but they are cheap.
How can you go wrong? If the batteries are way over rated, if they have a high rate of self discharge, or if they just plain don't hold a charge after a few months. I've had all these things happen with 'bargain' batteries.

Like the old saying goes, I don't have enough money to buy cheap things.
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Buy 60 of them and be much happier.
I would not buy them.
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How can you go wrong? If the batteries are way over rated, if they have a high rate of self discharge, or if they just plain don't hold a charge after a few months. I've had all these things happen with 'bargain' batteries.

Like the old saying goes, I don't have enough money to buy cheap things.
OK, I understand. So do you have any recommendations?
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Still, how can a guy go wrong with 30 of these things at this price anyway? And what does it matter if wrappings come off? I know it may be a sign of cheapness but they are cheap.
I had the wrapper come off a rechargeable AA battery.

Not all of it, just one end where it folds over.

When I used it the end was against a spring terminal, the spring touched the tip and the case resulting in a fire which destroyed the appliance.

Expensive mistake.

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OK, I understand. So do you have any recommendations?
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I had the wrapper come off a rechargeable AA battery.

Not all of it, just one end where it folds over.

When I used it the end was against a spring terminal, the spring touched the tip and the case resulting in a fire which destroyed the appliance.

Expensive mistake.

Now there's some useful info. Thanks.
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OK, I understand. So do you have any recommendations?
I've had good luck with Sanyo and Maha Powerizer. IIRC, Maha offers a five year guarantee on their cells.

BTW, what do you use to charge them with?
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I am familiar with Eneloops as we use them in our cameras. You are probably right to go for the quality.
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Ziemas Knows best. I would go with whatever he recommends.
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FWIW I use Eneloops in the torches I have around the house, and I used Maha and Sanyo 2700 cells when I commuted with Fenix LD2 lights. If I had to choose I'd give the edge to Maha as they seem to have a bit better capacity. They also have a surprisingly low self discharge.
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FWIW I use Eneloops in the torches I have around the house, and I used Maha and Sanyo 2700 cells when I commuted with Fenix LD2 lights. If I had to choose I'd give the edge to Maha as they seem to have a bit better capacity. They also have a surprisingly low self discharge.
Thanks Ziemas. btw, the flashlights we use around the house we use often, so I fairly frequently top off those batteries. I understand the problem with leaving batteries with a high discharge rate in a torch not used much.

I might add that I don't really mind having the charger going a lot. It seems I'm always rotating some battery into it.

I'm looking at these now:

http://thomasdistributing.com/shop/p...=1020&SP_id=68
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^^^

I've never used those, but have read good things about them. If you are using them while commuting why not go for the higher capacity cell for longer runtime?
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