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What's the best system of rechargeable AA batteries (+ charger)? I'm mostly using them for things like camera flashes, remotes, and radios.

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asked Oct 17 '11 at 11:10

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No doubt, the best I've used are Sanyo's Eneloop cells. They're NiMH but the self-discharge problem is pretty well licked; they're the ones who solved the problem.

Eneloops are still the best, but there are more makers now of LSD (Low Self Discharge) NiMH cells. Usually marketed as "ready to use", their initial charge should still be available at time of purchase.

Sanyo has a fairly broad range of chargers available to go with these things, of which I have a couple. But to really get the most from my cells, I use the LaCrosse Technology BC700 Alpha Power charger. A very good combination for me.

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 07:41

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2nd vote for the eneloops - have been using them for a few years and still on first set of 8. Have had very good luck with batteryjunction.com for both batteries & chargers

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 14:24

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3rd-ing Eneloops. Available at Amazon.com. Reasonably priced, great for the Wiimotes at our house.

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 15:39

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4th Eneloops. I also quite like Apple's Batter charger (which comes with what the community believes to be rebadged eneloop batteries). It's a very nice, very compact charger which for $29 includes six batteries. It's not the cheapest, but it is the smallest charger I've ever owned, and it works great with the eneloop batteries I use.

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 15:46

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I've had one of these Maha chargers for the last few years and they are great. I've revived batteries with it that have been used in other cheap chargers and it keeps my camera flashes and my kids' toys in a seemingly endless supply of charged batteries.

http://www.mahaenergy.com/store/viewItem.asp?idProduct=408

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 16:30

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another voye for eneloop! fantastic batteries. made me switch back to rechargables!

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 18:16

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2nd vote for enloop and the LaCrosse.

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 19:38

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2nd Vote for Enloop & lacrosse charger

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 19:38

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Another vote for Eneloops and La Crosse.

Eneloop is coming out with several different types of new batteries soon so take a look at their site to see which best meet your needs.

We have dozens of chargers out in classrooms and La Crosse smart chargers keep batteries from being overcharged, deal with batteries that are put in backwards and turn off if alkalines are put in them.

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answered Oct 23 '11 at 23:21

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USBcells are great since they charge, natch, from a USB port.

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answered Oct 24 '11 at 09:55

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