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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 12:04:54 AM »
I've got a bunch of Lenmar 2500mah AA cells.  like these....

http://www.amazon.com/Nimh-Rechargeable-Batteries-Count-Pack/dp/B000BNHPRC/ref=pd_sim_e_3

Had good luck with them although after 2 years the capacity is not 2500mah any more and I have had a few cells fail.  I mainly use them in my camera flash so don't have real solid statistics on the capacity when new, but I do use one of the LaCrosse chargers which I HIGHLY reccomend(
http://www.amazon.com/Crosse-Technology-BC-700-Battery-Charger/dp/B000RSOV50/ref=pd_sim_dbs_e_7 ) now and they still get close to 1900mah.  I would certainly purchase them again and likely will if their capacity begins to really fall off. Seems like a lot of people on Amazon have not had the luck I have with them however.


FWIW, I've heard nothing but good things about the Sanyo Enloops which can be picked up for less than the price of the Lenmar's from the site you linked.  The big plus with them is the much better retention of charge when on the shelf which is common to all normal NiMh cells including the LenMar's I have.  Most of the reviewers say the major brand LSD NiMh batts all preform nearly identically so also check out the Duracell and RayOVac versions to find the best price.

http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B000LNI5VC/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_0

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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 12:29:11 AM »
thanks for the info!
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 08:57:49 AM »
I have 8 of the 2500mah that I got from Thomas Distributing about 5 years ago. Only one of them has significantly decreased in capacity. Of the others there are a couple that hold more than 2500. While I am happy with my purchase of them, it seems like the quality control could be better.

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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 11:25:19 AM »
I have 8 of the 2500mah that I got from Thomas Distributing about 5 years ago. Only one of them has significantly decreased in capacity. Of the others there are a couple that hold more than 2500. While I am happy with my purchase of them, it seems like the quality control could be better.

It seems amazing to me that after 5 years, 7 of the 8 hold more charge than their original specifications even if you are using one of chargers that recondition the batteries like the LaCrosse BC-700. It seems quality control is excellent.

Personally I use the Sanyo Eneoops mentioned previously and have only good things to say about them. Besides holding their charge much longer than regular NiMh's they seem to have a longer lifespan as well. 
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 11:42:36 AM »
Low self-discharge is a good way to go for peace of mind IMO, as you don't have to worry about them if they've been off the charger for a while.  They have a charged shelf-life similar to Alkalines.  I use Maha Imedions and they rock, the Sanyo Eneloops are almost as good from everyting I've read.  There are now other brands as well, but those are the big two.

BTW, the battery issue that I had which I warned you about previously was with the Maha 9.6Vs which are not low-self discharge.  I got two years of heavy use out of them though, bought at the same time as the Imedions which are still going strong.
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 11:49:15 AM »
where did you get your Mahas Lee?
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 11:59:40 AM »
these?
http://www.thomasdistributing.com/shop/maha-imedion-aa-2400mah-rechargeable-batteriesbrultra-low-dischargebr4-battery-pack-nimhbr1-free-four-cell-battery-case-p-2096.html?SP_id=

Wow-those are great batteries. My Eneloops last a long time at 2100 and these are 2400! I thought the imedions were 2200. I may need to replace some of my Eneloops.
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 12:52:13 PM »
these?
http://www.thomasdistributing.com/shop/maha-imedion-aa-2400mah-rechargeable-batteriesbrultra-low-dischargebr4-battery-pack-nimhbr1-free-four-cell-battery-case-p-2096.html?SP_id=

Yep.  I bought them from Thomas Distributing along with the Maha charger.  The ones I have are 2100mAh but they've continued to improve them over time with more capacity. I dig the charger since it has four idependant circuits, a simple fast/slow charge program switch and runs off a 12VDC plug-in wall-wart transformer or a cig-lighter adapter so I can charge in the car or off a separate boat battery when camping for festivals.
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 12:57:04 PM »
thanks Lee!
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 04:48:34 AM »
^ I've been looking for a new charger and some AA's, looking forward to recommendations on the above deals.
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 07:39:51 AM »
For the batteries, get the Imedions. Low self discharge NiMh's are way better than regular ones. They don't seem to bad nearly as fast as the regular ones, not to mention the fact that the hold their charge for a long time. I use the 2100 Eneloops, but the new Imedions are 2400 and have great reviews from users.
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Re: Lenmar AA Rechargeables
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 09:15:44 AM »

I may wind up with the "Low self-discharge" batteries in the future but for now I am very happy with the Sanyo 2700mAh.


I went this route for the AA rechargeable batteries and charger:

Sanyo 2700mAh rechargeables:

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/shop/sanyo-2700mah-aa-nimh-rechargeable-batteriesbr4-batteriesbrincludes-free-4-cell-battery-holderbrone-year-manufacturers-warranty-p-386.html?SP_id=78&osCsid=a98rm8a91donrsllit8gi3gna7 


MAHA MH-C801D AA - AAA BATTERY CHARGER
DELUXE 8 CELL PROFESSIONAL BATTERY CHARGER W/ FULL LCD DISPLAY - FREE ACCESSORY BAG - 2 FREE EIGHT CELL BATTERY HOLDERS:

http://www.thomasdistributing.com/shop/maha-mhc801d-aa-aaa-battery-chargerbrdeluxe-8-cell-professional-battery-charger-w-full-lcd-displaybrbrfree-accessory-bag-2-free-eight-cell-battery-holdersbrspecial-price-6897-p-437.html?SP_id=&osCsid=krc5cn1udfhei9p1ksdlhm4j13

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