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Old Dec 12, 2009, 6:27 PM   #1
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Today I recieved my batteries should I charge them or not or go a head and use them. For Canon speedlite 430ex ll. Also I have MAHA C401FS charger for these batteries. Should I stay away from the fast charge and just stay with slow charge for better use?
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 6:36 PM   #2
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I'd follow the instructions that came with them.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 6:43 PM   #3
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No, instructions came with them. I bought them from Thomas Batteries. First time owning Eneloops 2000.
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No, instructions came with them. I bought them from Thomas Batteries. First time owning Eneloops 2000.
Charge 'em.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 6:48 PM   #5
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you really do not need to they are ready to go, it is better to drain them then recharge them.
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I stand corrected. Here ya go:

http://www.eneloop.info/home/eneloop-user-guide.html
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 7:41 PM   #7
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thanks, so much been very helpful.
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Old Dec 17, 2009, 11:58 PM   #8
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Hey, thanks a heap fellows. Glad to see the Eneloop instructions.
I also just got my first Eneloops from Thomas D. Have also started
some battery testing under heavy drain at 500 ma., by accident the
same high drain as in the literature. Also tested to 1.15 volt cut off.
My Powerizer cells are about a year old, and the Fuji cells about 6
months. The Eneloops and Enercells are new. Here are the test
results in minutes at 500 ma.


Eneloop 26.1 grams Rated 2,000 204 minutes

Fuji 28.6 grams Rated 2,700 49 minutes
2nd Fuji 140 minutes

Powerizer 27.3 grams Rated 2,600 34 minutes
2nd Powerizer 202 minutes

Enercell 30.3 grams Rated 2,500 225 minutes


Cannot explain the wide variation in the Fuji and Powerizer. May be
recent discharge history or age.

WOW, the Enercell from Radio Shack. I tested it just for giggles since
it came with my new charger. Am impressed both by the WEIGHT and
the minutes. Have found weight is important in battery quality. On-line
pricing is about $5.00 each, or twice the Eneloop price. Do not know
store pricing, Radio Shack is funky. Will do more testing.

Do not know if I should get an Eneloop charger as suggested in their
literature. If anyone is interested in my tester let me know. Cuts off
with a 10 mili-volt accuracy and drives a quartz clock for timing. About
$1.50 in parts cost. Gene Smith

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