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    Hmmmmm..... well... Christmas is coming soon... It served pretty well for about a year-and-a-half... and the price was right - free. So hopefully, I can upgrade to a better system, soon. Thanks for the guidance.

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    Sanyo Eneloops are the batteries that the camera forums I haunt say are the best right now, at least the ones made in Japan.
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    Skimmed over this quickly.

    I use a lot of rechargeable batteries and had a cheap charger and batteries at first.

    Quick chargers are a killers of rechargeable batteries.

    The Lacrosse charger in the above post is the one I use. Great charger.

    As stated above get Sanyo Eneloop batteries. Most NiMh batteries lose charge just still on the shelf not in use. The Eneloop batteries will retain like 80% of there charge sitting for a year. Most other batteries are dead in 2 months.


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    The Eneloop also have more charging cycles then most of the others out there. They came out with a new formula not long ago which is supposed to be even better.

    Fast chargers produce more heat in the batteries which accelerates the decomposition of the chemical compounds in the battery. And many of the cheap chargers don't switch off when the battery is charged. Overcharging is not good either.
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    Yup, buy Eneloops or other low self discharge (LSD) batteries. Use a smart charger like the LaCrosse charger. I've also tried the lsd batteries from Rayovac and they seem to be pretty good.
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    I'll put that on the Christmas list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Do rechargeable batteries eventually lose their capability of recharging. I've been using the same 4 batteries for the past 22 months and in the past few months they lhave enough life for a few pictures.

    I use NmHi batteries and they last a few years before they stop holding a charge. Thomas Distributing on the web sells good ones. Some brands (like everything else) will stink, others are great. I use a Maha 4 cell charger.
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