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Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« on: May 22, 2010, 07:09:04 AM »
Hey guys, I have a bit of money so I'm looking to solidify my rig more.

First step - clamp. (Buying tomorrow).
Second step - batteries. (Here's where I am)
Third step - better mics (I'll get there...lol)

So, batteries. What would you say is the best out there right now? Just looking for AA's to power the R-09 right now.

I'm looking at 2 different possibilities:
1 - http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Energy-Rechargeable-Batteries-4-Pack/dp/B000PHMN44/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274525756&sr=1-2
2 - http://www.amazon.com/SANYO-eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B000IV2WAW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274525756&sr=1-4

The Sony seem better from the reviews, even though they're just rebranded Sanyo's. What are you guys running?

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 08:16:52 AM »
It's possible that the Sony's are even better, but the Sanyo's are GREAT and have been frequently discussed favorably here. I don't remember anyone talking about using the Sony's, but maybe this will bring them out of the woodwork.

I love the eneloops. I've had some of mine for 2 years or so and haven't shown any signs of losing capacity unlike the regular NiMH's I used to use. They last plenty long enough for my purposes and it's great to be able to use them 2-4 weeks after charging them without having to recharge.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 01:12:09 PM »
A second vote for the Sanyos. By far the best rechargeable batteries I've ever used.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 02:00:01 PM »
Don't forget the importance of a good charger. That seems to be the important, and expensive, part.

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 02:33:11 PM »
Don't forget the importance of a good charger. That seems to be the important, and expensive, part.

Good point. Probably my use of the highly regarded LaCrosse BC-900 charger has more than a little to do with how well my eneloops have performed.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 04:02:37 PM »
Don't forget the importance of a good charger. That seems to be the important, and expensive, part.

Good point. Probably my use of the highly regarded LaCrosse BC-900 charger has more than a little to do with how well my eneloops have performed.
I've got the same charger.  I love the enerloops too, but it is fun for "geeks like us" to have a cool charger too.

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 05:24:16 PM »
Don't forget the importance of a good charger. That seems to be the important, and expensive, part.

Good point. Probably my use of the highly regarded LaCrosse BC-900 charger has more than a little to do with how well my eneloops have performed.
I've got the same charger.  I love the enerloops too, but it is fun for "geeks like us" to have a cool charger too.

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2010, 06:07:35 PM »
It sounded like the Eneloops were a good choice...that's what we bought my brother for his digicam just based on Amazon ratings and he's been happy.

I have a Sony battery charger, the one that came with my DSC-H1. I doubt there's that much room for damaging them by using that for a while ya think?

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2010, 06:56:42 PM »
Kirklands.

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2010, 09:21:24 PM »
$70 for a charger is approximately 25% of the cost of an m10... that seems like too much profit.  Where's the green love when we don't even have good cheap battery chargers yet?

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2010, 11:30:12 PM »
Consumer Reports said Kirkland (Costco) alkalines were the best alkilines.  It might be worth a cruise by the library to see what the results of CR tests indicate.  One test is worth a thousand opinions.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2010, 12:06:59 AM »
Consumer Reports said Kirkland (Costco) alkalines were the best alkilines.  It might be worth a cruise by the library to see what the results of CR tests indicate.  One test is worth a thousand opinions.
We use them at the theatre I run sound for and they are truly great batteries for the price.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 09:01:36 AM »
$70 for a charger is approximately 25% of the cost of an m10... that seems like too much profit.  Where's the green love when we don't even have good cheap battery chargers yet?

It depends what you want out of a charger. Among other things, the LaCrosse BC-900 and those of it's ilk will often bring batteries back to life that have lost a lot of capacity and you can use it to see if your 2700 mA battery is providing anywhere near that or just 2100 mA, etc. You can also use it to pair your batteries with similar capacities to get longer runs times (if you are using multiple batteries in a device, they will normally only power the device until the one with the lowest capacity is expended).

For me and many others this charger is well worth the money.
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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2010, 10:06:26 AM »
$70 for a charger is approximately 25% of the cost of an m10... that seems like too much profit.  Where's the green love when we don't even have good cheap battery chargers yet?

It depends what you want out of a charger. Among other things, the LaCrosse BC-9100 and those of it's ilk will often bring batteries back to life that have lost a lot of capacity and you can use it to see if your 2700 mA battery is providing anywhere near that or just 2100 mA, etc. You can also use it to pair your batteries with similar capacities to get longer runs times (if you are using multiple batteries in a device, they will normally only power the device until the one with the lowest capacity is expended).

For me and many others this charger is well worth the money.
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Agreed.  You said it beter than I would have.  My thanks to Jason Sobel for recommending the Maha charger to me.  +T

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Re: Best AA batteries out at the moment (R-09)
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2010, 04:35:58 PM »
what are the best 9 volts out there in everyone's opinion? both single-use and/or rechargeable?

 

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