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  1. #1
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    What do you think of CR-V3 Li-Ion rechargeable batteries?

    I've been seeing a lot of kits on eBay recently which include 2 CR-V3 batteries and a home/car charger for about $17: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-NEW-Lithium-Io...QQcmdZViewItem

    They all seem to include the same model of 1600 mAh lithium-ion CR-V3 battery. How are these? How do they compare to using a set of two good NiMH AA batteries? How do they compare to non-rechargeable CR-V3 lithium batteries?

    My parents and sister both have cameras that can use CR-V3 batteries in place of AAs, and I've been unable to convince them to stop using wasteful and inefficient alkaline batteries... Rechargeable CR-V3s might be better if they're effective.
    Last edited by moxfyre; 12-07-2007 at 10:53 PM.

  2. #2
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    There are also have 2-packs of CR-V3 rechargeables without the charger, for $11.96 shipped: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-X-RECHARGEABLE...QQcmdZViewItem

    I'm really wondering who the OEM of all these CR-V3s is.
    Cameras: Olympus C-740 UZ (12x, 3.2mp), Oregon Scientific credit-card-cam (1.3mp), Pentax K10D on its way

  3. #3
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    *bump*

    Anybody? Anybody used rechargeable CR-V3s?
    Cameras: Olympus C-740 UZ (12x, 3.2mp), Oregon Scientific credit-card-cam (1.3mp), Pentax K10D on its way

  4. #4
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    Sorry, just got back from being away for 2 weeks.

    I use a Uniross rechargeable Li-ion CR-V3 with my Olympus SP-350. I found that the slightly lower voltage of 2x NiMH AAs was insufficient to run the camera. The low self discharge is great, I use the SP-350 as a pocket camera when I don't want to lug all my gear with me, so it only gets used occasionally, and I think I last had to charge it about 6 months ago.

    I'd hate to be reliant on alkaline AAs! I have a spare non-rechargeable CR-V3 in case it does run out at an inconvenient moment.

  5. #5
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    I HAVE BEEN USING NiMH FORYEARS ,,JUST KEEPS A SPARE SET HANDY AND YOUR FINE

  6. #6
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    Exclamation Duracel NIMH 15 minute charge

    Duracel has a new, to me anyway, AA NIMH 1.2V 2000mAh, cells with a 15 minute charger. claims to have extended shelf life charged up to a year. Cool thing is the Batteries come PRE-Charged. I confirmed this by putting my 4-cell set in the charger and they were in the unit less than 5 minutes when it shut down with the batteries fully charged. Got it locally at K-Mart, here in the States for $32. The only thing bad that I noticed is that the charger comes in two pieces! the power brick with a removable power cord and cord to the charger module itself. The charger has a cooling fan that blows on the batteries in the charger. Cool huh?
    Edit: These are the same type of NIMH batteries but from Duracell, that Yoshiguy writes about in his post.
    Last edited by Falconest174; 01-01-2008 at 01:10 PM.

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