8 x NiMh+ Rechargeable low discharge (stay ready) Batteries £10.50 @ Vapextech
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8 x NiMh+ Rechargeable low discharge (stay ready) Batteries £10.50 @ Vapextech

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Found 5th Jun 2011Made hot 6th Jun 2011
Also available 4 for £5.40 all with free delivery

New style low discharge (stay ready) batteries that stay charged for a lot longer, Bought for my upcoming holidays and so far have been very imperesed.

What's New?

1. The batteries are ready to use as soon as you have removed them from their packing.
2. They will stay ready for use for over a year without the need to recharge.

Type AA Nimh+ (any nimh charger will work)
Capacity Nominal 2300mAh (about the same as a good non-rechargeable)
Capacity Rated 2200mAh
Weight 27g
6 months About 80% of charge is held
12 months About 70% of charge is held (normal nimh would be empty)

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do you need a special charger for these?

GAZZAHUTCH

do you need a special charger for these?


no but best not to use a fast charger with them

Original Poster Banned

Nope standard charger is all that is needed, ( or at least i hope so lol)

Can anyone recommend a decent cheap charger to go with these?

The title is not strictly true. I thought it was odd that Vapextech were selling Eneloop batteries. They actually sell their own brand of low discharge (stay ready) batteries. In tests they seem to better than Eneloop batteries though.

EDIT : This post may seem odd now that the title has been changed so it doesn't say "Eneloop" ! :-)
Edited by: "Searcher2" 5th Jun 2011

Original Poster Banned

teambintip

Can anyone recommend a decent cheap charger to go with these?



This is the one 1 use, I got it for £6 but is still a bargain @ £8.25
amazon.co.uk/dp/…ZFY

Are these any better than normal rechargeables for a digital camera? I've had no luck with standard rechargeables. They don't seem to last very long between charges.

Thx

nossa

Are these any better than normal rechargeables for a digital camera? I've … Are these any better than normal rechargeables for a digital camera? I've had no luck with standard rechargeables. They don't seem to last very long between charges.




It's probably your charger that is the problem rather than the batteries.

If you use your camera frequently you would be better with high capacity normal rechargeable batteries. If you use your camera sporadically (e.g. a a month between shoots) you would be better with low discharge batteries such as these.

Normal rechargeables = higher capacity but discharge relatively quickly
Low Discharge = lower capacity but slow discharge rate.
Edited by: "Searcher2" 5th Jun 2011

Excellent batteries, been using vapex for years.

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12087

They come up top of the heap in this guy's testing. Going to start dumping my awful Tronics off and get these.

Searcher2

It's probably your charger that is the problem rather than the … It's probably your charger that is the problem rather than the batteries.If you use your camera frequently you would be better with high capacity normal rechargeable batteries. If you use your camera sporadically (e.g. a a month between shoots) you would be better with low discharge batteries such as these.Normal rechargeables = higher capacity but discharge relatively quicklyLow Discharge = lower capacity but low discharge period.


Thanks for the info. I may try a new charger rather than new batteries.

supermod

These are brilliant batteries - I bought some after the first time they were listed on HUKD and ended up stocking up on them. No more complaints about loss of connection from Xbox360 controllers from the family and they need charging far less than the previous Duracell rechargeables I had which were quite old. Highly recommended though. I also invested in a Duracell CEF22 battery charger as it has individual charging indicators and I found some of the old batteries had reached their end of their recharge cycle. The vapextech came top in a recharge test as well whe compared to the other next gen brands.

Good deal, you may also consider these 7dayshop.com/cat…341 .Manufactured using the same technology and 8 will cost you £8.18 delivered ,so even cheaper

nossa

Thanks for the info. I may try a new charger rather than new batteries.



Look to getting an intelligent charger, that way it will fully charge the batteries before it shuts off.
I would also avoid the rapid chargers. Any that claim to charge in 15-30 minutes probably wont be a full charge and will most likely cook them.

I have a rapid charger but very rarely use it after having a bad experience. One of the batteries gto so hot it was making and cracking noise even after being taken out of the charger.

I can also vouch for Vapex Tech being excellent!

7777777

Good deal, you may also consider these … Good deal, you may also consider these http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107341 .Manufactured using the same technology and 8 will cost you £8.18 delivered ,so even cheaper


fair few reports that those are weak in comparison

brilly

fair few reports that those are weak in comparison



Hope you are wrong, bought some for my Mum

7777777

Hope you are wrong, bought some for my Mum


she'll probably not notice, just last a bit less.
not really the sort of thing you notice when using normally.

brilly

fair few reports that those are weak in comparison



They don't seem bad value; I've got a set of AAAs in a Logitech Harmony remote, and they lasted a few months. Likewise sets of AAs in a Nikon SB-600 speedlight and an old Olympus bridge camera.

I've also been using Vapextech for years now..... I only ever buy the low discharge ones.... GREAT for Photography/Flash Guns..... you can charge them up and keep a few spare sets in you bag....

gavjbrown

Excellent batteries, been using vapex for years.



You've been lucky. I've had a high failure rate with this brand. And I use a decent harger (Ansmann).

Decentbloke

You've been lucky. I've had a high failure rate with this brand. And I … You've been lucky. I've had a high failure rate with this brand. And I use a decent harger (Ansmann).



I think its you thats been unlucky.

brilly

no but best not to use a fast charger with them



They work just fine for me with a 1hr Uniross Sprint charger...

thanks got them for my camera

Had these 2 months now and worth every penny.

Good batteries but this is the normal price for them, is it not?

joshm

They work just fine for me with a 1hr Uniross Sprint charger...


But they might not last as long (i.e. number of charge cycles) compared with treating them more gently by using a slower charger. How hot do they get in the charger?

What, no Quidco??? oO

Joking, hot! Ordered 8x AAA's as well while I was at it, needed some new batteries so this was well timed. Thanks!

Any good for using in landline phones.

I'll stick to my Sanyo ENELOOP's. May be pricier but never let me down. Would put anything else in my flashguns.

F1_Fanatic

I'll stick to my Sanyo ENELOOP's. May be pricier but never let me down. … I'll stick to my Sanyo ENELOOP's. May be pricier but never let me down. Would put anything else in my flashguns.


Thanks for sharing.

Decentbloke

You've been lucky. I've had a high failure rate with this brand. And I … You've been lucky. I've had a high failure rate with this brand. And I use a decent harger (Ansmann).



I have had a high failure rate with this make as well, a couple of other problems the center contact is very low and does not make contact in some equipment, also some chargers with sensing circuits read these as faulty if fully discharged and will not charge them. pay extra for a better make.

I'm beginning to think it must be my charger at fault. I'll take a look at Duracell Rechargeable CEF22 Multi-Battery Charger posted earlier but does anyone else have any recommendations? I only ever charge AA batteries and it would be perfect if it can be charged from car cigarette lighter as well as mains.

solidamber

I have had a high failure rate with this make as well, a couple of other … I have had a high failure rate with this make as well, a couple of other problems the center contact is very low and does not make contact in some equipment, also some chargers with sensing circuits read these as faulty if fully discharged and will not charge them. pay extra for a better make.

Sounds plausible except the last point - does that not happen with any other cell too?

Duelling Duck

Thanks for sharing.


An attempt at sarcasm? I gave my view on a similar product but one which I have found to be very reliable. I see you have contributed alot to this thread.


Edited by: "F1_Fanatic" 6th Jun 2011

willdashwood

I'm beginning to think it must be my charger at fault. I'll take a look … I'm beginning to think it must be my charger at fault. I'll take a look at Duracell Rechargeable CEF22 Multi-Battery Charger posted earlier but does anyone else have any recommendations? I only ever charge AA batteries and it would be perfect if it can be charged from car cigarette lighter as well as mains.


I use this one:

7dayshop.com/cat…php?cPath=777_3&products_id=105029]

IMO the important things to consider when buying a charger are:
* Intelligent Delta V (charges until full, rather than for a set time).
* Charging in singles (charge 1, 2, 3, or 4 at a time, no need to charge pairs).
* Flexibility (charges from mains, car, or USB).

Thanks wibbleboy, that's spot on.

solidamber

I have had a high failure rate with this make as well, a couple of other … I have had a high failure rate with this make as well, a couple of other problems the center contact is very low and does not make contact in some equipment, also some chargers with sensing circuits read these as faulty if fully discharged and will not charge them. pay extra for a better make.



Actually you just reminded me there, I had one where the center contact was short. I emailed them and they sent another.

pibpob

Sounds plausible except the last point - does that not happen with any … Sounds plausible except the last point - does that not happen with any other cell too?


dosent seem to I have to give them a quick charge in a cheap charger to give them a blast then put them in my ansmann unit.
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