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Old Dec 14, 2002, 2:40 PM   #1
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Walmart is offering a package with 4 1800 mAh NiMH batteries and a charger for less thn $10. The charger has one LED to tell when charging is complete. The brand is Ronpoche.

It's so cheap I am skeptical. Has anyone ventured into this brand?
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Old Dec 14, 2002, 5:19 PM   #2
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WalMart has been doing this for a while in their camera section with various brands:
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4249

You can also get 4 Sunpak brand of 1800mAh NiMh @ Ritz for $9.99 (with charger $14.99).
http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5108
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Yes. I picked up two sets, each has a very nice charger and (4 )1800 mah batts. So far I'm extremely pleased. The batteries perform as you would expect and they don't get hot when charging. I prefer slow charging and you can't beat these for $9.99 a set.

They stand up very well to my Olympus 2020. I've been averaging 50-60 flash/no-flash shots before they run out.
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I've tried the Rinpoche and am marginally satisfied. Like others I get about 50 shots or so on my Minolta S404 which is only about two-thirds of what I get from Pansonic or Duracells with 1800 Ma.
Then again the Rinpoche cost a bit less. Yo do get what you pay for.
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Old Feb 10, 2003, 1:25 PM   #5
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Default Rinpoche Battery Charger.

Does any know if the Rinpoche charger damages the batteries if left in longer than the time to recharge them? Or is there some kind of trickle charge that won't hurt them?

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