I've done a little searching but was open to recommendations. a lot of people seem to prefer the sanyo rechargeable but they are a little pricey. are there any others that someone can recommend?
I've heard nothing but good things about the Eneloop.
I have used all the cheaper ones IE: Ultrafire, Trustfire and several different kinds of "unbranded" ones. It makes you think, when a company does not put, (and probably doesn't want) their name on their product.:thinking:
I plan on buying some Eneloop's. ,but only when my present supply runs short.
I have as much $$ in batteries and chargers, as I do lasers. It seems that way anyhow!:crackup:
I am so looking forward to Hydrogen or Nuclear power cells hitting the market.
Imagine, filling your "battery" with water, getting run times of >100 hours. No discharge between uses (even 10 years)
Then when it finally runs down, refill it W/H2O, within 5 minutes you are good to go again.
Batteries have always been the weakest link to portability, and also, power supply vs. demand. (performance of device)
Can you tell, I hate batteries,:gun:HATE,HATE. OK, I feel better now:wave::thanks:
For slightly more money you can get: DealExtreme: $8.39 Gsyuasa Enitime Pre-Charged 750mAh 1.2V Rechargeable NiMH AAA Batteries (4-Pack)
These are actually rated correctly, and I find them to be significantly more reliable than the previous ones. In 8 test cycles all 4 resulted in >720mAh.
These also feature the LSD (Low Self-Discharge) technology similar to Eneloops; depending on how much you believe the manufacturers claims, LSD can increase total capacity, double number of possible charge/discharges, and significantly reduce the the amount a battery discharges whilst not in use.
There are MANY more expensive options not on DX, in my experience pretty much all AAAs from respectable manufacturers will give you adequate performance.
Enitimes are made by GS Yuasa, they are a reliable battery company...most of their batteries are made in Japan and are IMO of comparable quality to Eneloops. They both use the same Low Self-Discharge technology.