View Full Version : how about those rechargeable CR-V3 batteries?

12-07-2007, 11:34 PM
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-Ion-BATTERY-CHARGER-For-KODAK-CR-V3-CRV3_W0QQitemZ160188434436QQihZ006QQcategoryZ48518 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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.

12-08-2007, 12:15 AM
There are also have 2-packs of CR-V3 rechargeables without the charger, for $11.96 shipped: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-X-RECHARGEABLE-BATTERY-FOR-KODAK-OLYMPUS-CRV3-CR-V3_W0QQitemZ290182203209QQihZ019QQcategoryZ48518QQ rdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

I'm really wondering who the OEM of all these CR-V3s is.

12-10-2007, 09:30 AM
Anybody? Anybody used rechargeable CR-V3s? :)

12-13-2007, 04:24 AM
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.

12-13-2007, 12:03 PM

12-31-2007, 10:53 PM
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:eek:. 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?:D
Edit: These are the same type of NIMH batteries but from Duracell, that Yoshiguy writes about in his post.