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Old Dec 15, 2012, 5:33 PM   #1
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I purchased some Energizer rechargeable 2450 mAh AA nickel metal hydride batteries. These batteries do not seem to hold their charge. I can fully charge them. Put them in my camera bag. Get them out in 2 - 3 weeks and the charge is gone. Can anyone recommend some good rechargeable AA nickel metal hydride batteries? Thanks!!
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 5:43 PM   #2
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sanyo eneloop, low discharge are the to go. Sony also has low discharge that are good as well.
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Sanyo Enelopps are great they can hold their charge for months. Get the highest mha rating you can, which means the higher the number the longer they will last.
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Thank you -- I'll check out the Sanyo Enelopps -- can't wait to trash the crappy Energizers!!! I found an 8 pack of 1500's for $18 on Amazon.

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mine are 2000's and I got them 2 years ago........ I did a quick *****h and can only find them in 16 packs or you can get 2500mha in smaller packs.

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The newer eneloop are 2000 the older ones are 1500. But even at 1500 they are very long lasting in a dslr.
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heres another vote for the sanyo enloop
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 2:13 PM   #8
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G'day Linda

Another vote for Eneloops & another agreement with you re- the Energizers
I have been using AA rechargeables since 1986 and the 2x packs of Energizers were the worst performing of any I have bought > and soon got chucked away

I am still using the 1986 batteries - a set of 4, Radio Shack x 1300mAh batteries
I use AA rechargeables in cameras, tranny radio, torches, 2-way radios etc etc and have only needed to replace non-Energizer batteries when I lose a set by lending them to someone else who likes them too much !!

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eneloops loose 1% of charge per month ... others 30%
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