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Okay, cheapest place I can find these and if you have bought your kids toys that need AAA time to get them while they are this price.
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#1
bought these a few months ago from jessops for £1 a pack
#2
Happened to notice these in Wilkinsons today, eight AAA or AA for £4.
#3
Wilkinsons were doing 16 for £5 a month ago (i.e. 2 packs of 8 for £5)
#4
How many more of these hopelessly expensive battery deals are there going to be today? :-(

More to waste money on, as well as pollute & drain the planet.

Low self discharge rechargables win every time, save a lot in a very short time - Best offer currently:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=544820
#5
nihcaj
How many more of these hopelessly expensive battery deals are there going to be today? :-(

More to waste money on, as well as pollute & drain the planet.

Low self discharge rechargables win every time, save a lot in a very short time - Best offer currently:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=544820


Gives you something to do with your time though doesn't it :-D
#6
nihcaj
How many more of these hopelessly expensive battery deals are there going to be today? :-(

More to waste money on, as well as pollute & drain the planet.

Low self discharge rechargables win every time, save a lot in a very short time - Best offer currently:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=544820


lol, but those batteries are useless. Do not last as long and it is a pain having to keep recharging them. After about 4 months of constent use you need to bin them. I prefer to use the lithium ones myself last about 6 months
#7
achapman;7152498
lol, but those batteries are useless. Do not last as long and it is a pain having to keep recharging them. After about 4 months of constent use you need to bin them. I prefer to use the lithium ones myself last about 6 months


Not talking about standard rechargables.

Clearly you haven't tried them then.
Still, you are not the first one to jump in and say something like that without even so much as picking one up :-(
#8
nihcaj
Not talking about standard rechargables.

Clearly you haven't tried them then.
Still, you are not the first one to jump in and say something like that without even so much as picking one up :-(


Have used several different rechargable batteries, those being one of them. But using them for 6 hrs a day, they just do not last very long. Actually the best rechargable batteries I have had were fuji. They are still going after 10 months for my camera (so they only get recharged once a month as do not use the camera that much).
#9
achapman;7161899
Have used several different rechargable batteries, those being one of them. But using them for 6 hrs a day, they just do not last very long. Actually the best rechargable batteries I have had were fuji. They are still going after 10 months for my camera (so they only get recharged once a month as do not use the camera that much).


So, you use them in your camera for 6 hours a day; but as you don't use the camera very much you only charge them once a month? :?

If you really use any product six hour a day, odds on it would be one of the very rare situations that standard high capacity rechargeables would be the best option, with 2700mah to 3000mah types offering longer use, and in the same way disposables would not last very long in this situation either, and need changing constantly, they would probably need charging every day, and in fact carrying more than one set would be needed - just as with disposables!
Oddly enough this is precisely the situation where most money is to be saved with rechargeables.
Lithium rechargeable in standard AA and AAA sizes might well do better than any NiMH types, but they are so less available, expensive and even more so as they need particular chargers so for most people are not an option.
We are now talking about particular special uses, not the type of use that most households put their batteries to.

Incidentally, Low Self Discharge batteries would probably not need to have been charged again at all in 10 months, let alone once a month if you weren't using them!
Just yesterday I needed my camera, and the LSD batteries in that have been more than 3 months since they were charged (probably 4 or 5 months now I think about it), and it was ready for use. I haven't bothered to charge them afterwards either, as it wasn't heavily used then, so I know it will be up for the same sort of use for some time to come.

You must have been doing pretty well to have been using the batteries I linked to, as they are an entirely new product from that company! So much so that no-one else on here seems to have tried them yet, and in that sense they are a little bit of a gamble, although their other standard rechargeable batteries have been fine, so many are happy to be taking that slight gamble. Other LSD types you could have tried, yes, but not those, many of the older LSD types have been much lower capacity too, but with most being 2100mah, and they tend to perform more like even higher capacity ones, even though I have no idea why they do!

Like I said, clearly you haven't tried them or you would be well aware of the characteristics that make them a complete revelation compared to other rechargeables :-(
#10
You have mis understood me. The rechargable batteries I now only use in my camera as they last longer in there as I do not use the camera on a regualr basis, so in answer to your question YES they are suited for things that are not used in a constant basis. The lithium batteries I use are not rechargable (as you say the rechargable ones are a fortune). I use the lithium batteries for paintballing and for use within the hopper, it is very hard to charge batteries out in a field especially when you need 6 at a time to run the hopper. Your on the field for about 8hrs at a time. As I say this is just one instance that I cannot turn to rechargable batteries regretfully. Now for every day use, the kids toys etc do not see a big problem expect for have more than 1 charger and use more electricity to charge the batteries. But each to their own, everyone has their own preference in what they would like to use.
#11
achapman;7171170
You have mis understood me. The rechargable batteries I now only use in my camera as they last longer in there as I do not use the camera on a regualr basis, so in answer to your question YES they are suited for things that are not used in a constant basis. The lithium batteries I use are not rechargable (as you say the rechargable ones are a fortune). I use the lithium batteries for paintballing and for use within the hopper, it is very hard to charge batteries out in a field especially when you need 6 at a time to run the hopper. Your on the field for about 8hrs at a time. As I say this is just one instance that I cannot turn to rechargable batteries regretfully. Now for every day use, the kids toys etc do not see a big problem expect for have more than 1 charger and use more electricity to charge the batteries. But each to their own, everyone has their own preference in what they would like to use.


I agree there are odd circumstances that mean other options are necessary, looks as though you might have one of them there. Although disposable Lithium is VERY expensive any way!
Very few situations now can't be got around with rechargeables, and I have to admit before the new technology LSD cells came around, I was a regular buyer of disposables too, as the standard NiMH ones just do not have the same flexibility, and I often had a drawer full of nearly flat ones

Charging isn't a big user of mains electricity though... each charging costs very little, and a faster charger as well as just having more batteries to swap with gets round specific needs for very frequent changing of batteries, (easier now as the cost has dropped) although for most people a pretty cheap charger will do, and fast chargers are best avoided to stop battery damage.
I use a Lidl charger that cost about 12 quid, will charge 6 AAs or AAAs at a time, and in practice takes a couple of hours unless the cells are very flat (which is not often the case) it also doesn't overcharge them or heat them up.

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