Thanks for the feedback on the cough*ENERGIZER*cough. :-)
Glad to hear the Eneloops are so consistent.
Garth Wood wrote:
> Chuck Norcutt wrote:
>> I find the best flash batteries these days to be Sanyo Eneloop. If I'm
>> shooting an event where I need fast recycling I will use a high voltage
>> battery pack. Other than that I'll use the Eneloops. You can find much
>> more capacity in other NiMH batteries (I hear they're up to 2800 mah
>> now) but two sets of 2000 mah Eneloops is more than enough for any
>> shooting situation I've ever seen and they can sit on the shelf for
>> months (maybe even a year) without worrying about whether they still
>> have a charge or not.
> I recently bought the MAHA MH-C9000 battery charger (the one that has
> the high-tech digital readout LCD on the front and does capacity
> anlaysis of batteries). I ran my three sets of Eneloops through it --
> each set is *very* close to the stated capacity of 2000 mAh (within 50
> mAh, typically), and all the batteries in the set are within about 2% to
> 3% of each other's capacity (so capacity-matching isn't a problem).
> Other brands which won't be named (*COUGH*Energizer*COUGH*) claim a
> capacity of 2500 mAh, but aren't even close (best I saw was just a hair
> over 2200 mAh, with one cell below 1900 mAh), but much more worrying
> from a capacity-matching point of view was that the little buggers'
> capacities were all over the place. A single set I had showed a
> capacity range of almost 8% across 4 different cells -- that's enough to
> deep-discharge the lowest-capacity cell when using all four of 'em in
> one application for a long time, and possibly even reverse-charge the
> lowest-capacity one.
> I'll stick to Eneloops. I'm now using the Energizers as test sets only.
> Haven't tried the Imedion cells yet, but they seem to be the same idea
> as the Eneloops (and about the same capacity, too).
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