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Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:52 AM   #1
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They flipped the Polarity so it does not accept CRV-3's!

Am I doomed to use NiMh?



Yuck! Me and NiMh have a history. They die very fast, get worse and worse with every charge, and pack much less punch than a Li-on.

Where can I get a Li-on AA battery or a reverse CRV-3 to fit into my S700?

I miss my Kodak.



Thanks for your advice.:?

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Old Nov 30, 2006, 5:08 PM   #2
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If you don't like Ni-MH, you can find lithium AA's (not rechargeable) just about everywhere. They are a direct replacement for alkaline AA's and they have a longer shelf life, and longer service life. they are not, however rechargeable. There may be some rechargeable lithium AA's out there, but I haven't noticed any (of course, I haven't been looking , either!)
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 6:08 PM   #3
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Why should it be so hard to make them?
CRV-3 Li-On rechargeables have been around for ages!
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 7:09 AM   #4
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LiIon rechargeable cells are 3.6 Volts, so you will not find them in the AA/AAA form factor.
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 7:12 AM   #5
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Yet the cameras that take them also use AA batteries!
Whay can't they swap around the polarity on a CRV3 to fit this camera?
Ya gotta admit - it makes no sense.
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Old Dec 1, 2006, 4:52 PM   #6
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Yet the cameras that take them also use AA batteries!
A AA battery is 1.2 Volts (NiMH) or 1.5 Volts (alkaline). Your camera takes two (or 4) of them.

A AA form factor LiIon would be 3.6 Volts and two would add up to 7.2 Volts.

My suggestion is to get the Lithium AA batteries. These are NOT rechargable.

What's wrong with NiMH? I have been using them for years without any problems. If you get a good brand and a GOOD charger, you should have very few problems.
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Old Dec 4, 2006, 12:38 AM   #7
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I don't know what bad experience you have had with NiMH, but IMO they are very easy to maintain and use. You are obviously limited to AA form factor. If you don't want to use NiMH, stick with AA lithiums (not rechargeable). The cost will be high though.


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