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Old Feb 15, 2007, 7:19 PM   #1
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Picked up two sets of AA's at Target tonight. Before putting them in my cameras, I checked the voltage of each cell using a DVM (no load):

1st set.
1.308; 1.306; 1.308; 1.307

2nd set.
1.308; 1.308; 1.307; 1.307

I will try to remember to to check voltages when I run them down. One set is in my DS and the other in my K100D

They are rated at 2100mAh--higher than the Eneloops.
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 9:44 AM   #2
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I have been thinking about picking some of these up. I'd love to hear how they hold up and how many shots you get on a charge.

I have some Duracell 2650mah nimh rechargables that work pretty well, except they discharge over the period of a few weeks so I am constantly recharging sets of batteries right before I go out. These sound like a better way to go, as long as I don't run through a set of batteries within a few dozen shots.
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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I have had bad luck with Rayovac regular batteries as they have leaked and messed up some of my Maglights before they were dead.

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:54 PM   #4
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i had 3 $5 off coupons and bought 3 sets for a total of 12.50usd. they tested
2 @ 1.300v
1 @ 1.301v
1 @ 1.302v
right out of the package they showed full in my DS. i haven't shot anything yet but will post results later.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 12:04 AM   #5
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The only good way to test batteries is under load. Unloaded, there isn't a huge difference between a fully charged battery and one that you would otherwise consider dead.

These new batteries have gotten my attention though. I'm looking forward to some long term use reviews!! I've never been a big fan of the NiMH batteries. Seems like my "spare" batteries need charging more often than my in-use set. Maybe that's just because they allways seem to be nearly discharged when I need them most, so a battery that holds it's charge for a longer period of time sounds great to me.
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Old Feb 17, 2007, 6:07 PM   #6
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had mine installed out of the package since the 12th. shot 64 PEFs today and they are still showing full. all my NMH would have bit the dust by now.. so far i'm impressed.

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Old Mar 1, 2007, 6:55 PM   #7
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WOW!! these have been in the cam for 16 days and i've shot 282 shots. battery meter still shows FULL. i'm convinced. i also wonder if i'll ever get to recharge them.

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Old Mar 1, 2007, 10:20 PM   #8
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This is probably a dumb question, but do you need a special charger for charging these, or would my Sanyo Ni-MH/Ni-Cd battery charger work with these batteries?
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What does Rayovac claim for usefull liftime of their hybids????

I noted the other day looking to get new rechargeables.... the rechargeable Alkalines are 100 to maybe 200 charge cycles vs the TYPICAL 1000 for NiMH.

Anyway ended up going for 2500mah NiMH.... at about $1/cell shipped. (Plus already had the NiMH chargers)
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This is probably a dumb question, but do you need a special charger for charging these, or would my Sanyo Ni-MH/Ni-Cd battery charger work with these batteries?
harriet, your charger will work fine for up to 1000 charges.

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