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Old 16th March 2008, 22:40   #31
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.... my main question is whether should i get powerex from newegg or camelion locally??
If powerex quality is much better than camelion then i would go for former otherwise not.
Didnt you just answer your own question >>

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I used camelion today but i could get only 2-3shots beofre my canon S5IS started giving low battery indication.
I can guarantee you that you will get more than 2-3 shots with the powerex.... but, on a serious note - check out the ratings for the powerex batteries on newegg! Almost a perfect score. >

Newegg.com - POWEREX MH-8AA270BH Batteries w/ Carrying Case 8-pack 2700mAh

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Old 5th May 2008, 14:09   #32
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hi guys,

i am looking for NiMh 2700 batteries for my canon A720IS.
also i am not sure if i can bet on sprint chargers. so please let me know which charger and batteries to buy in bangalore.
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Do you have chroma stores in bangalore?
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Old 11th May 2008, 16:01   #34
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Finally i got LaCrosse charger which came with 4AA ,4AAA and a nice travel bag for just under $40.
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Might be a little off topic but i am on the lookout for a charger which can also discharge ( drain ) the batteries before charging them and also cutoff after they are charged.
Had seen a relative from abroad using something like that a long time back. there was a toggle switch ( charge / discharge ). anybody seen something like that in bangalrore ?

also : anybody made your own charger ? i assembelled a kit which i bought from vegakit. dint get a chance to use it cause its now lying at my parents place.
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I thought most modern ones did that?

My Chennai-bought Sanyo charger has a button to 'condition' (drain and then charge) the batteries, and if left plugged in, I think it just trickle-charges them to keep them topped up.
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Didnt you just answer your own question >>



I can guarantee you that you will get more than 2-3 shots with the powerex.... but, on a serious note - check out the ratings for the powerex batteries on newegg! Almost a perfect score. >

Newegg.com - POWEREX MH-8AA270BH Batteries w/ Carrying Case 8-pack 2700mAh

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The powerex battery kit - is it available in croma or other stores in mumbai ?
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Guys, here's a few points to consider when buying NiMh:

1 ) Look at the self discharge fugures ( most important ). Most of us don't realize that fully charged NiMh batteries get drained in a few months and need to be maintained ( i.e regularly charged )
2 ) Try to find out if you can about the actual capacity of the battery if you have a battery analyzer with you. Else, just take a tried and tested battery and compare runtimes in a flashlight
3 ) Ensure that the batteries do not drop below 1 V in storage. This usually causes irreversible damage to the batteries
4 ) Insist on a bill. Most of the popular brands available in shady markets are fakes.
5 ) If you want an always ready battery buy the LSD type which is now easily available like the Uniross Hybrio, Sanyo Eneloop, GP ReCyKo etc
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Just picked up eight 2700mAH Sanyo rechargeables yesterday for 500 bucks.
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Continuing the above post, I would like to post my list of good and avoidable brands

Good brands :

Ansmann
Powerex
Duracell
Kodak
GP
Sanyo ( some of the best batteries ever made were by sanyo )
Uniross ( older, pre 2006 stock )
Sony
Camelion ( I have a few 5 year old batteries, and they still hold their voltage at 2A loads )

Avoid :

Sony ( without b/w, too many fakes )
Sanyo ( same reason as sony )
Energizer ( just google energizer 2500, you will be surprised )
Uniross ( The newer ones. Uniross bought out NABC and since then shifted it's production to china and also QC was relaxed a bit. Recent uniross products are nothing to talk about )
Any unbranded battery ( you can never be sure of quality )

The above lists are not exhaustive by any means.

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Just picked up eight 2700mAH Sanyo rechargeables yesterday for 500 bucks.
Where did you get such good pricing on Sanyo ?
Are you sure it's original ?

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original. Grey market.
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original. Grey market.
Congrats

How do you know they are original ?
Did you check the capacity ?
Did you check the voltage at a 2C or 3C load ?
Make sure that you were not fooled into buying fake batteries.
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Just picked up eight 2700mAH Sanyo rechargeables yesterday for 500 bucks.
I hope you can use these batteries for atleast one month. My brother recently done same mistake and now bought new set from Sony World.
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Continuing the above post, I would like to post my list of good and avoidable brands

Good brands :

Ansmann
Powerex
Duracell
Kodak
GP
Sanyo ( some of the best batteries ever made were by sanyo )
Uniross ( older, pre 2006 stock )
Sony
Camelion ( I have a few 5 year old batteries, and they still hold their voltage at 2A loads )
I would scratch Duracell off your list. I had 2 lots of batteries off them and used them in their 15 minute charger. The batteries started to ooze some sort of liquid on the first charge after 10 minutes and you could hear a hissing noise coming from them. Like most others they are made in China and are not very good quality.

In the end I took them back to the shop for a refund and Gillette (they own Duracell) gave me 15 in vouchers.
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Just picked up eight 2700mAH Sanyo rechargeables yesterday for 500 bucks.
Am too sure they are duplicates.

I picked up 2 2700mAh Uniross for Rs.225, Sanyos were going for Rs.250/ a pair.

These uniross are just too good. The first charge has lasted for more than 20 days & still going strong on my digicam.

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