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Old Sep 14, 2006, 3:49 PM   #1
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I found these on the rack at Wal-Mart's camera section and thought I'd give them a try, since they were only $4.99 a pack. Bad news. On my LaCrosse, they only came up from 650 to 700 mAH,similar tomy 4-pack of 3 year old worn out from daily use Duracell 750s that came up in the 600s. This was after a few cycles in "refresh" mode. I don't know the manufacturer, but they're blue and made in China with white tops.

By comparison, a pack of Duracell 1000sfrom Wal-Mart came up in the mid 900s on their first charge/discharge.

A side note: I've been analyzing batteries for 25 years in the two-way radio business, and have seen the good, bad, and ugly of batteries sincethe state of the art was425 mAH AA NiCad. I remember giving a "thumbs down" to NiMH 10 years ago when they first came out (average lifespan 6 months!) and seeing my first Nexcell 1200s melt down in the charger. Things have sure come a long way!

Now if we could just get rid of mislabeled junk batteries and return AAs to their normal height and width, life would be perfect...


Update: The manufacturer's name on the package was Sakar.
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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I bought these as well under the Digital brand name. they last slightly longer In my Sandisk Mp3 player than my rayovac 750's, but only by about 30 minutes.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 12:08 PM   #3
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Let the buyer beware when purchasing geneic NiMH batteries. If it does not list the capacity avoid them. Stick with brand names like Sanyo, PowerEx, MAHA, AccuPower, Ray-o-Vac and Duracell. Good batteries and chargers. I avoid Energizer alkaline and NiMH batteries because of leaking issues.
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Old Oct 1, 2006, 4:49 PM   #4
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I avoid Energizer alkaline and NiMH batteries because of leaking issues.
I've never had normal Energizer batteries leak, but I have had Energizer "industrial" batteries leak (a mysterious "ticking" sound) when sitting discharged on a shelf.

Ray-O-Leak alkaline batteries, however, are a different story. And who can forget the corroded contacts caused by their stupid green taped yellow and blue batteries when we were kids...

And Sony lithium batteries...they just go boom.
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