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Old 4th November 2008, 00:56   #91
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Eneloops would seem to be the answer for someone like me who keeps their camera on the shelf most days, only taking out for special occasions, but who doesn't want to find is discharged the day that UFO lands in their garden!

I don't have any yet. What I do is to keep a set of batteries on permanent trickle-charge, and when I know I'm going out, put them in the camera, putting the other set on charge, the night before, so I have two sets charged. It doesn't, of course, guarantee me a pick-up-and-shoot situation, but if that UFO hangs around a few minutes, I can manage. My UFOs usually being birds, sometimes it does; sometimes it doesn't!

I have read, and very likely here, so I may be repeating information here, that, for everyday users they are not the best choice, as their total power capacity is less
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Hi Guys,
I got these nifty Ni-Mh rechargeable batteries from planet M that need no charger, they split open and can bee charged from any USB port available.

quite cool huh ?!?
not tested them out yet...
but they were too cool not to buy
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I am looking at nb-2lh rechargeable batteries for my Canon Camcorder. Any idea if they are easily available in India, esp in Chennai ?
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How are the Foton charger and Kodak 2500mh Ni-mh batteries which are listed on JJ Mehta??
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delhi! they are available! dunno about chennai
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How are the Foton charger and Kodak 2500mh Ni-mh batteries which are listed on JJ Mehta??
What prices are they offering and do they have a link for it. ??
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What prices are they offering and do they have a link for it. ??
Foton Charger+4Kodak batteries(2500) =1150
GpAuto cutoff fast charger +4GP(2300)batteries=800

here is the link jjmehta.com eShop
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Old 11th February 2009, 13:40   #98
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Found some interesting graphs based on the battery type.

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Found some interesting graphs based on the battery type.
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Correct me if im wrong, but aren't eneloop's Ni-MH ?

So howcome the Ni-MH are worst off in the first two graphs and the Eneloops are the best??

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Correct me if im wrong, but aren't eneloop's Ni-MH ?

So howcome the Ni-MH are worst off in the first two graphs and the Eneloops are the best??

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Again from the same website:

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Sanyo's eneloop batteries have essentially solved the high self-discharge problem of NiMH batteries, with the side benefit of an increased number of charge/discharge cycles (Sanyo claims 1000 cycles).

The technology used by Sanyo is as follows (according to marketing literature)
  • The cathode (negative electrode) is constructed from a "new super lattice alloy" that reduces its chemical decomposition
  • The anode (positive electrode) uses a new material that slows its separation
  • The separator material was changed to slow its decomposition
  • The electrolyte was "improved"
"Sanyo Energy Twicell brought together and used previous technological developments in their development of a material that would control the self-discharge induction mode, development of a new-composition, super-lattice hydrogen absorbing alloy, and optimization of the composition of electrolyte solution, registering several patents in the process."

While the eneloop, and other low self-discharge cells, solve one of the major problems with NiMH cells, they still have most of the drawbacks of AA cells in general, and NiMH cells in particular.
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Again from the same website:
Ah!

I was looking for a mention of the source all over the graphs but didn't find anything! Totally missed the link below.

Thanks. Useful site too.

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Hi Folks,

Where do we get Energizer rechargeable batteries in Bangalore? I bought my Canon camera and a set of batteries while in US in 2007. The batteries are dead now. Even after charging for 8 - 10 hours, they are unusable.

I tried searching the Energizer site to locate the stores but nowhere is India mentioned.
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Where do we get Energizer rechargeable batteries in Bangalore?
Why are you particular about Energizer? There are many brands or rechargables easily available in the market. I'll suggest Sanyo Eneloops.
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Why are you particular about Energizer? There are many brands or rechargables easily available in the market. I'll suggest Sanyo Eneloops.
Thanks Jaguar for mentioning Eneloops.

Nothing particular about Energizer rechargables except that ones I had provided good battery life and so wanted to continue using them.

I called up Sanyo center in Museum Road, Bangalore only to be told that Eneloops are not provided by Sanyo now but by Panasonic. I was given Panasonic numbers and I called them but the Panasonic center in Rajajinagar asked me to go to Basaveshwaranagar Service Center. He also told me they had Panasonic rechargables but not Sanyo ones and did not mention anything else.

Are Sanyo Eneloops now sold by Panasonic? I went through all this because I do not want to end up buying fakes. Are there any stores where I can buy original ones?
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Old 28th February 2013, 21:15   #105
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Try flipkart
I have bought from FotoCircle (Jayesh). He has shops in Koramangala and Anand Rao Circle.

The last set I bought was in Nov. Don't know anything about Sanyo selling the Eneloop brand to Panasonic. Seems highly unlikely.

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