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Old Jul 25, 2006, 3:29 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have Energizer AA 2500 mAH with the charger. I bought it 3 months ago, the batteriesseems to discharge very fast. I would like to purchase a new battery and my question is can i use my existing Energizer charger or buy a new charger together withthe new battery of the same brand. I'm thinking of purchasing Sanyo battery 2500mAH. Need some advice please

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Old Jul 26, 2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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Hello Wan,

Keep in mind that NiMh cells self discharge at a faster rate in higher temperatures.

You should be able to use your existing charger with other brands of cells.

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Old Jul 27, 2006, 1:10 AM   #3
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Hi Tom ,

Thank you for the info. I lives in Sabah Malaysia and it is hot here, I can feel the heat on the camera body whenever itook it out from the camera bag. Do you think the heat inside the camera bag can cause theNIMh rechargeablebaterries to self discharge very fast.

My camera bag is Tamrac Velocity 7

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Old Jul 27, 2006, 9:02 AM   #4
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Hello Wan,

Here is some information from Sanyo on the effects of heat on self discharge.

http://www.sanyo.com/batteries/pdfs/twicellT_E.pdf

Check out Figure 13 on page 7.

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Old Aug 12, 2006, 9:09 AM   #5
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Hello Wan

Yes, you will be able to charge Sanyo cells in your Energizer charger. Do you have a fast charger or a timer charger? The back of the label will help you answer this.

I also have an energizer charger. If you have the same charger, have a read of this and you will see that your charger may not be fully charging your energizer batteries. This would explain why your batteries are going flat fast:

http://servaas.com.au/blog/can-any-b...imh-batteries/

In this case, buying new batteries is not the answer. The Energizer 2500's may be fine. A new charger would be the answer.
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