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#284865 - 07/04/17 10:25 PM Re: Cheaper rechargeable aa/aaa's [Re: dougwalkabout]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout

I have never had a NiMH leak, BTW. I have dozens, cheapies and top-shelf, and have used them constantly for years and years.

I had "titanium" brand and RadioShack NiMH's leak so it is possible for NiMH to leak.

#284871 - 07/05/17 11:47 PM Re: Cheaper rechargeable aa/aaa's [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2562
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Fair enough, I don't doubt that it's possible. But my experience indicates that it's not probable. Unlike AlkaDestroyers.

Personally, I have no qualms whatsoever about leaving NiMH's in equipment. YMMV of course.

#284952 - 07/11/17 06:58 PM Re: Cheaper rechargeable aa/aaa's [Re: dougwalkabout]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1874
Loc: Colorado
In the past, I used to get cheaper NiMH than Eneloops for devices like cordless phones. Those don't need the Eneloops ability to hold a charge for a really long time, since they sit in the charger most of the time anyway. So I went for non-Eneloops for those devices. Not because the alternates were cheaper than Eneloops, but because they had higher total capacity than the Eneloops (at least that was the case at the time I bought them). But nowadays, I just buy Eneloops for everything that doesn't also support LiIon rechargeables (my preferred battery type). But even those LiIon devices, the 14500 sized ones, also have AA sized Eneloops available for long-term storage backups.

#284995 - 07/14/17 11:52 PM Re: Cheaper rechargeable aa/aaa's [Re: TeacherRO]
Eugene Offline
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I still haven't found a Lithium Ion that will last a decade like NiMH so I still stay away from those.
My kids still use my Sanyo 1650mAH (pre-eneloop) from 1999.

#285026 - 07/18/17 06:37 AM Re: Cheaper rechargeable aa/aaa's [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 411
Loc: UK
For UK subscribers 'Which?' magazine regularily tests rechargables. The mag is available at libraries. There were some suprising results from what I remember. Price was a very poor guide to how well they did.
And they had their longest storage after being charged, then used up, about 5 times. If you want ones for a survival kit.

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