As for NiMH cells, about a month is how long they last out of the charger.
NiMH are for items which are charged more frequently.
The no name NiMH batteries I've had, not worth the trouble. I went through a
couple different Ebay purchases, I use a lot of AA cells. The Ebay batteries
would go flat, unpredictably. And one out of several would go bad, which is
even more trouble. Finally got some Duracell 2650 AA, and been very pleased
with them. Digital camera, and mini mag light. I exchange them nearly every
day with the ones in the charger, and mix em up, one goes in the camera, one
in the light. So they aren't paired up permanantly.
I'd use alkalines in your flash light. Sounds like you don't use it often
enough to cycle the batteries through your charger. Instant action, and
unpredictable when that will be. That's where alkalines do well. I have two
Garrity 3-D flash lights. One in each vehicle. Both on the first set of
batteries. I know they are dependable, and will light up mail boxes, etc,
while I'm trying to find a house. Not much waste, when I'm on the first set
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