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Rechargeable Batteries

Risottogirl's picture

We are looking to swicth as completely as possible to rechargeable batteries. I'd like to buy chargers or a charging system for several sizes that we use most often in flash lights and other stuff.

Any recommedatiods for brands or a set up you like or those you don't like?

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Canuck's picture

(post #52334, reply #1 of 5)

We've just expanded our collection since I realize how many batteries we've been going through. We already had a charger from Costco so I went back for more AAs and AAAs. The package I bought had those along with some outer "shells" that slip over the AAs and allow them to substitute for Cs. I think it's a great idea because now I don't need to buy another set for those.


BossHog's picture

(post #52334, reply #2 of 5)

I love 'em.

My only suggestion is to mark pairs of them with a sharpie. That way you don't get old ones mixed in with newer ones. That can be handy as they near the end of their useful life.

They're especially great for flashes and digital cameras, where you go through lots of batteries. I'll bet I've saved buying over 100 sets of AA batteries.

msm-s's picture

(post #52334, reply #3 of 5)

Great tip about marking them!

Gretchen's picture

(post #52334, reply #4 of 5)

The other thing to remember is that they don't hold their charge "forever", at least in my experience.

I bought an Energizer charger and batteries at Costco for my AAs, and it is not worth a tinker's dam. It may be just  a lemon, but there is something wrong with it.  Many AA chargers will also do AAAs.  I carry two sets of AAs for my camera plus a set of regular batteries as a final backup.

Gary's picture

(post #52334, reply #5 of 5)

I have always had great luck with Duracell. Seem to last a long time and have never had a corrosion problem. On the other hand EverReady's have been a pain. Several times they have corroded the insides of my gadget. I refuse to buy them anymore. This charger handles AA and AAA.

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