On the few occasions I bought unknown brand, made in China dollar store
batteries, they were useless garbage. If you can find decent brand name
batteries, they're ok. But those packages of 24 AA cells for a buck,
forget about it!
I also saw the show that listed the extensive tests done with
everready and duracells and store brand akaline batteries. Since
then, I won't buy anything but walgreen akaline batteries. I will
only pay between 25 cents and 37.5 cents per AA or AAA battery.
And the worst batteries made which you should avoid if at all
possible are always marked 'HEAVY DUTY'. The only reason I might
use one of them is they put out more voltage (not power) than either
akaline or nicad and some appliances work better with higher voltage.
I have given up on buying these things.
Get a charger and some NiMH recharables in the size you want. I'm a
fairly heavy user - digital cameras etc, and they pay for themseves
in a few months. Also a 2500 mAh rechargeable will last a whole lot
longer than an alkaline cell in any appliance.
I have a cordless mouse. It has a constant standby drain even when the
computer is turned off. I get a month of use with alkalines, a week with
1800 mah. NiMh. NiMh go dead quickly below about 1.2 volts. There is a lot
of life left in an alkaline below that level. So, in some devices, alkaline
will be more convenient even though more expensive to use. But some digital
cameras will not function when the voltage drops below 1.2 and using
alkalines leads to quick frustration.
I use nimh all over my house. Only time I don't use rechargables is in
trickle drain things like smoke detectors. AA are everywhere and I keep
tons of them. In 2 years only 1 has gone bad. Thats much better for
the environment than having thrown away 50+ by now otherwise.
NiMh tend to drain when stored whereas NiCD can last longer between
uses. NiCD are supposed to have stronger current delivering capacity.
youll have to test to see which gives the most live in a particular
usage. For a camera, you will have to be sure to charge the nimh
whereas lithium has longer shelf life without charge i believe.
"Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor
Some cameras have a menu select for the type of battery being used. I'm
thinking of a Nikon I worked on.
Otherwise I use rechargeable Alkalines for my wireless headphones that
need the higher voltage. Fully charged the batteries are 1.68 Volts. I
have 4 and use 2 at a time. I bought the charger and batteries for a $1
at a garage sale. They're not supposed to have the current capacity of
NiMHs, NiCADs or LiPolys but they work fine and can't beat the price.
The ones at the dollar store usually generate Japanese electricity.
This will work with Japanese and most other Asian appliances, but
American radios etc. may not understand it.
It is possible to get a converter, designed to fit in the battery
holder, between the Japanese batteries and the springs of the battery
connector. The PVC contact piece is thin with wide copper traces on
both sides and the electronic part fits off to the side a bit, in the
unused space between cylindrical batteries.
Send $39.95 plus 10 S&H to P.O.B. 11420, Wilmington Delaware, 22374
for one, Or only 49.95 plus 10 S&H for two. Satisfaction
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me know if you have posted also.
I have bought them and seem to have good luck.
panasonics seem to last only 75% as long as duracell, but I can buy
twice the amount and still save Good luck!
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