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Which rechargeables and charger?
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:10:04 pm »
Having recently spend the entire GDP of Montenegro on Duracells for my Etrex I am looking for suitables rechargeable cells and a charger.

What would you recommend?

Bryn

Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 08:13:59 pm »

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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 04:15:30 pm »
I'm with sizbut, Eneloop XX batteries and a Technoline BL700 charger, they've been working well in my GPSr and lights for over a year now/

Si_Co

Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 04:19:12 pm »
Recommended cells: http://www.7dayshop.com/aa-rechargeable-batteries

How do those stack up against the vapextechs I bought on your recommendation a couple of years ago? Been pretty happy with them performance wise.

Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 04:23:34 pm »
I've used both and the vape are better.
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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2014, 04:41:23 pm »
Thanks mrcharly

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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2014, 04:43:41 pm »
Seem the same for me, though I've done no scientific tests.
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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 02:16:21 pm »
I'm with sizbut, Eneloop XX batteries and a Technoline BL700 charger, they've been working well in my GPSr and lights for over a year now/
If the Tecnoline BL700 is too expensive, the 7dayshop LCD600 is a suitable cheap (£10) charger with 4 separate channels and a discharge function.

Sanyo Eneloop XX are now Panasonic Eneloop Pro (subject to old stock etc).
The Eneloop XX/Pro are minimum capacity 2450 mAh, but are a fair bit more expensive than the regular 2050 Eneloops (or Hybrios, Recykos etc). Consider whether you'll actually need the extra capacity. If you want to take just 4 spare cells to last a week's cyclyng holiday, they are probably worthwhile, but if all your riding is weekend day rides where the regular cells last easily and you can charge before next weekend, they may not be.
You also don't get something for nothing, and in this case what you've paid for the extra capacity is the number of charge/discharge cycles they will do.

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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 03:41:50 pm »
Capacity drops with time, so it is good to buy the most capacity you can afford in the first place if you want them to last you a long time without inconveniently frequent charging.
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Re: Which rechargeables and charger?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 08:14:09 pm »
Thanks for all the replies.  BL700 and Eneloops in the post.

Bryn