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    I go thru a lot of AAA and AA batteries.

    Does anyone have a good recomendation for rechargeables?

    How well do they hold up as compared to the use once/ throw away batteries we all love and use?


    Thanks

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    my company supplies all the batteries we need,for our instuments,flashlights,etc. We charge it all to customers through our 'hardware' charge that goes on every bill.

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    We bought an Energizer 15 minute charger and AA and AAA batteries and have been very pleased. We've got 8AA and 4AAA's and are adding more.

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    Nicad batterys are good only if they have just been charged. If you leave it in your tool box for a month without charging and try to use it they will probiably not last very long.

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    I think this is a question better answered by the ladies.

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    Originally posted by madeinusa
    I think this is a question better answered by the ladies.
    Right. There should be experience there with their bob's(battery operated boyfriends)

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    Just get the highest mAH (milliamp-hour) rated ones you can find. The brand and price usually doesn't matter. 2300mAH is about the highest capacity for AA batteries. I have a set of 2050mAH ones in my DVD home theater reciever remote and they have been going strong for several months now. Also get a good quality charger. I would recommend one from radio shack or this one from C. Crane company http://www.ccrane.com/more-categorie...y-charger.aspx

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    I don't care how long it takes to charge'em.

    I don't care how long they hold the charge.

    I don't care how many years they last.

    4 years ago I bought a charger and a bunch of AAAs for the kids and they don't eat the Energizers for my work lights anymore.
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    Originally posted by danielthechskid
    Just get the highest mAH (milliamp-hour) rated ones you can find. The brand and price usually doesn't matter. 2300mAH is about the highest capacity for AA batteries. I have a set of 2050mAH ones in my DVD home theater reciever remote and they have been going strong for several months now. Also get a good quality charger. I would recommend one from radio shack or this one from C. Crane company http://www.ccrane.com/more-categorie...y-charger.aspx
    I've got 2300 AA's. They SUCK in test equipment. Sometimes, they won't even turn the meter on with a full charge.

    I do like rechargeables, though.

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    We bought a couple packs of AA's and AAA's and a charger a few months ago. Been adding a pack here and there ever since.

    I think they're great. One brand (I forget which one - green batteries)puts the AH ratings on the batteries. You can get AA's from 1800mAH to 2500AHs so look ofr the highest ratings.

    Two complaints:

    (1) They seem to drain over time in occasional use items. If they sit for a couple of months, they're dead.

    (2) They don't work in my GPS. They must have a slightly lower voltage than regular AA's because if I put them in my GPS, I get constant low battery alarms.
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    Regular AAs don't last.
    Alkaline AAs do MUCH better.
    Rechargables last MUCH MUCH longer, IF:
    you let them COMPLETELY discharge between charges.
    don't overcharge - don't leave them in the charger too long
    don't store charged batterys for long periods of time.

    The same goes for the rechargables in your drills, saws, flashlights, etc.....

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    You might notice on your charger the letters NIMH or something. These are not the same as NICAD which had to be drained or they would lose the memory

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    I use the AA's for the camera and every now and then I catch my son using them in in portable cd player. Does it hurt a battery for it to be used for rap music?

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