From: John Bean on
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:31:12 -0700, Daytona
<junk721176(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

>On 11 Jun, 01:05, ransley <Mark_Rans...(a)Yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>How do I know what is and what isn't a good charger ? I was thinking
>of getting the LaCrosse charger because everyone seems to think that
>it's good and since hopefully it's going to last a long time, I don't
>mind the relatively high price (�38/$74).

Any "smart" charger that monitors the individual cells will
be fine. I use the Maha C-401FS and can recommend it without
hesitation. Wonderful little charger, runs cool as well.

>I'm in the UK, so I don't know whether some of the batteries mentioned
>are available

Buy Uniross Hybrios, you won't be disappointed. You can buy
them in many outlets, even places like Maplins.


--
John Bean
From: Irwin Peckinloomer on
In article <1181510880.476780.152600(a)r19g2000prf.googlegroups.com>,
cassiadenton(a)gmail.com says...
> On Jun 10, 3:07 pm, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10 Jun, 22:05, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > >Since I don't use my camera that often,
> > >which is the best type of battery to use ?
> >
> > The camera is a basic point and shoot Canon A70.
>
> These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
> Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
> and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
> reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
> ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.
>
>
In my experience, totally wrong!
Rechargeable AA NimH batteries are fantastic as to life in the camera
and cost.
From: Irwin Peckinloomer on
In article <1181519946.716695.220530(a)h2g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>,
junk721176(a)hotmail.com says...
> On 10 Jun, 22:28, cassia <cassiaden...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
> > Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
> > and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
> > reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
> > ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.
>
> Yes they're AA, I've just checked and the camera can take NiMH, but I
> don't know about lithium - are they better ?
>
> Daytona
>
>
Just get some cheap NinH rechargeables, you'll love them
From: SMS on
Daytona wrote:
> My 4 cheap nicad battaries have failed after only about 10 cycles, at
> least, the power output on 1 is well down and the net result is that I
> can only manage 2 pictures. Since I don't use my camera that often,
> which is the best type of battery to use ?
>
> I've got a cheap 2 hour fast charger and I'm wondering whether that
> could be part of the problem, as before I used to have a trickle
> charger. I bought cheap stuff 2 years ago because I thought that NiCd
> was established technology and so price didn't make much difference to
> quality.
>
> I was looking at converting to NiMH and using the La Crosse BC 900 /
> LaCrosse RS900 / Technoline iCharger as at least it gives some
> information on the battery condition.
>
> I don't really understand what I need, so any thoughts would be
> appreciated :-)

For rechargeable batteries, use Sanyo eneloop batteries, and the Maha
MH-C401FS. I'd pass on the LaCrosse charger. The eneloop batteries have
essentially solved the self-discharge problem of NiMH batteries.

Since you don't use it often, you might even just buy some Energizer
lithium non-rechargeable cells (4/$10). These have a very long shelf
life and a very slow self-discharge cycle.

Steve
http://batterydata.com/
From: SMS on
cassia wrote:
> On Jun 10, 3:07 pm, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10 Jun, 22:05, Daytona <junk721...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Since I don't use my camera that often,
>>> which is the best type of battery to use ?
>> The camera is a basic point and shoot Canon A70.
>
> These are just AA right? So far, I've had the BEST experience with the
> Duracell Ultra Digital batteries. I use them in my flash (the SB800)
> and the recycle time and life has been dramatically better. For future
> reference, never buy a camera that takes anything other that a lithium
> ion battery; you'll be much happier. Good luck.

Yeah, that's the bottom line, though the low-end cameras like the Canom
A series use AA batteries because it saves the manufacturer money. With
the Sanyo eneloop batteries, at least one of the many problems of AA
batteries is solved (self-discharge) though the other problems remain.