NIMH RECHARGABLE BATTERIES AND CHARGERS
My batteries and charger documentation told me I didn't need to go through a couple charge / discharge cycles. Silly me, I read and paid attention to the manual. After finding short run-times with my rechargable AAs, I cycled them twice (full discharge / full charge), and now my batteries are lasting much
longer. I now cycle my batteries every 10 uses or so which seems to maintain my batteries' performance.
AA Maha Powerex 2000 mAH
C Maha 3500 mAH
D Powerex 7500 mAH
9v Maha 160 maH *
9v Plainview 170 mAH (9.6v) *
* Note: Not all 9v rechargables are actually 9v. They generally range in voltages 7.2v - 9.6v. Some devices work on less than 9v, some don't. Make sure you get a voltage that will work for you 9v operation! Safest bet, get a true 9+ volt battery.
Lots of other options for chargers. Some key features for tapers: fast charge rate for quick turnaround, float charge so you can't overcharge your batteries, ability to run on 12v DC to run in your car. The charger I use:
Charges 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries FAST and then trickle charges to top them off.
Won't fry them if you leave them in too long accidentally. There are newer models and other comparable products on the market now, so look around.
Some places to find rechargable batteries and chargers:Thomas DistributingBatterySpaceNIMHBatteries