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Old Jun 30, 2008, 5:39 AM   #1
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looking for AA batteries I noted that rechargeables (like eneloops) are only 1.2 volt, rather then the 1.5 volt of ordinary AA's. Does this matter; does it affect their function in the camera? (pentax slr) Can it do any harm?
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Old Jun 30, 2008, 5:46 PM   #2
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Hello Wittetulp,

The voltages listed refer to different things. It doesn't matter. The 1.2 volt NiMh cell will work fine in place of the 1.5 volt alkaline cell.

The 1.5 volts refers to a nominal starting voltage for alkaline cells. The 1.2 volts refers to the mid point voltage for NiMh cells. Under a moderate load, the alkaline cell will drop below the 1.2 volts of the NiMh cell very quickly.

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