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Best rechargable batteries (aa, aaa etc)

Hi there,

Apologies for the large amount of questions recently, but we are jsut back from a trip and lots of stuff to work on.

Can anyone recommend some heavy duty rechargable batteries. I found the ones we were using rather weak. I can't remember the name off the top of my head, but will check when I get home later.

Again thanks to anyone who can offer advice?

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Energizer rechargeables are quite good also Hama does excellent stuff.
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What do you mean 'weak'?

Remember that ALL rechargeable batteries (NiCd and NiMH) start out at only 1.2 volts when Alkaline batteries start out at 1.5 volts. Don't Garmin stick a battery type option in their eTrex models to better manage the power expectation/consumption?

To make them last the longest, just buy the highest capacity Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries you can find - at least 2200 mAh for AA and 1000 mAh for AAA and then charge them using a NiMH-optimised charger.

(To the best of my knowledge it's a limitation placed by the chemical nature of the battery and the metals used therein). That's why mobile phones with their Lithium-Ion batteries are typically 3.7 volt - it's a different chemistry again.

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NiMH batteries are great. In the states, I recommend buying through these guys:
Rechargeable Batteries Battery Chargers Rechargeable Lithium Digital Camera Batteries Maha Ansmann Energizer Sanyo ZTS

You can't beat the Maha charger.
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