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Aa batteries

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by mikey, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. mikey

    mikey Pro Poster

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    Scarborough north yorkshire
    What brand of rechargeable aa batteries are the best to buy?
  2. timmaaah

    timmaaah Engaging Member

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    Nowwich (Reepham)
    Eneloop mate - best by far.
  3. Egg

    Egg Major Poster

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  4. stevemandm

    stevemandm Honorary Member

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    in a distant galaxy, far far away ....... actually
  5. That hurts

    That hurts Barely Active

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  6. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    We have GP ones which are good,2700 mah I think,Eneloop are great at holding a charge over time but the best I ave used are Vapextech but a lot of rechargeable batteries are oversized and won't fit in torches etc.
  7. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    I prefer lithium batteries. They last longer IMO. Atb Paul.
  8. David M

    David M Donator

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    I've used loads of different Ni-Cads and now NimH cells in my RC hobby and the best and most reliable are the ones I currently use from ComponentShop.co.uk, they are the low self discharge ones, NimH cells in the past are annoying in that they self discharge very quickly if left, unlike Alkaline batteries like Duracells that hold their charge for years. Low self discharge NimH cells are similar to Duracells only losing minimal charge over long periods. Something to watch though is NimH cells have a nominal operating voltage of 1.2v as opposed to Alkaline batteries that run at 1.5v. There are two main types of low self discharge NimH, 'Eneloop' that are produced by Sanyo and are a lot dearer than the ones I use that are called 'Instants'. I haven't had one fail yet in about 4+ years regular use in radio equipment, so are my battery of choice now..:up:

  9. SW-Novice

    SW-Novice Engaging Member

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    Caerphilly South Wales
    try overlander batteries
    I used to buy all mine for my RC planes and Cars from there, they are fast delivery and the high capacity AA cells lasted a lot longer
    than all others and also didn't just die all of a sudden either like the normal Sanyo ones

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