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digicamCameron
01-23-2008, 06:35 PM
Hey guys,

First time poster, long time lurker here.

I just wanted to ask what you guys think of Eneloop batteries? I just bought some through http://www.eneloops.com and should be getting them in like a week I guess, and I'm really excited. I've heard good things but I figured I'd come ask the experts.

Thanks in advance for any opinions :)

Rooz
01-23-2008, 06:51 PM
i have eneloops, imedions and powerex batteries. they are all awesome. you'll love their longevity. get a good charger btw. i recently upgraded my charger and am getting much better life out of them.

this is where i buy my stuff. very reliable and fast delivery. (Australian based though).
http://servaas.com.au/maha-powerex-mhc9000-wizardone-battery-charger-analyzer-p-52.html

AdamW
01-23-2008, 08:18 PM
i have eneloops, imedions and powerex batteries. they are all awesome. you'll love their longevity. get a good charger btw. i recently upgraded my charger and am getting much better life out of them.]

Hey, Rooz, are the other two similar to Eneloops in that they hold their charge in storage?

Rooz
01-23-2008, 08:58 PM
Hey, Rooz, are the other two similar to Eneloops in that they hold their charge in storage?

yepp exactly the same. if there is actually a difference in performance then its too small for me to notice.

AdamW
01-23-2008, 10:33 PM
Any price difference?

And can they all be used in the same charger?

canon_A620
01-25-2008, 02:13 AM
Although I've not tried the Imedion cells, I can say the eneloop cells appear to be better than the Rayovac Hybrids both in terms of self-discharge rate and voltage under load. Regarding a charger, I highly recommend the MH-C9000 (http://www.thomas-distributing.com/maha-mh-c9000-battery-charger.php).

I can also vouch for the Powerex cells, more specifically the 2700 mAh cells.

Rooz
01-25-2008, 03:10 AM
Any price difference?

And can they all be used in the same charger?

i use the same charger than canon_a620, (just above my post), recommended. it charges any type of battery pretty much. but even better than that, it analyses the Mah prior to charging and charges accordingly per individual battery. its a brilliant charger. costs a little but it's worth it imo.

the price is pretty much the same. maybe a dollar difference or so.

canon_A620
01-25-2008, 05:25 AM
I couldn't agree more. If you end up going with the C9000, charge your eneloops at 1000 mA and you'll be good to go. As a rule of thumb (and this is one of the best features of this charger), I charge at .5 C and discharge at .2C. C=rated capacity of the cell, and with the eneloop, 1000 mA is .5C.

digicamCameron
01-25-2008, 01:58 PM
Thanks so much for you guys' input... I appreciate it :)

also, I like that site you linked to, but I'm in the US so shipping from Australia isn't economical for me :)