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High capacity rechargeable NIMH batteries
High capacity rechargeable NIMH batteries

High capacity rechargeable NIMH batteries

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Cut and pasted from their website; Half their normal price.

Value-for-money packs of Maplin's top quality NiMH rechargeable batteries
· Recharge up to 1000 times
· 0% mercury, 0% lead, 0% cadmium
· Save money & save the environment!

Ideal for frequent and high drain use such as digital cameras and walkmen

Technical Specification
Order Battery Capacity Pack
Code Size (mAh) Size
L29BJ AAA 900 12
L30BJ AA 2000 12
L32BJ AA 2400 8
L31BJ 9V 200 3

Best bang per buck would probably be the 12 x 2000 mAh AA s . Price seems about a third cheaper than most places online, and can be picked up in store.

4% Quidco cashback if ordered online but you'd need to spend over £35 for free shipping.

edit: Link as direct doesn't seem to work
maplin.co.uk/Mod…414

18 Comments

good for a high street shop....i prefer the instants though from vapextech on ebay...trustworthy 43000 100% feedback seller

they hold the charge for much much longer, i have about 200 rechargeables of varying makes (inc some from maplin) and these are the best

otherwise they sell 2900mah aa batteries for about £1.25 per battery delivered

Cheer Op good spot.
Heat & Rep Added.

Also cheers Royals for the info.
The big problem i've had with rechargeables is the fact that they flatten without use and these
new Instant sound very interesting!
4 for £4 + £1 postage too!

All rechargeable batteries lose charge over time. Depending on which tables you believe they lose 1% to 4% per day so you should charge the batteries just before you use them rather than charge and store.

See these tables for more details

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ery

ciwmb.ca.gov/WPW…htm

and this guide to Ni-MH battery optimisation connevans.com/inf…htm

Coldfinger;2979699

All rechargeable batteries lose charge over time. Depending on which … All rechargeable batteries lose charge over time. Depending on which tables you believe they lose 1% to 4% per day so you should charge the batteries just before you use them rather than charge and store.


Some of the newer batteries do much better than that, for example:

eneloop.info/218…tml

royals;2979148

good for a high street shop....i prefer the instants though from … good for a high street shop....i prefer the instants though from vapextech on ebay...trustworthy 43000 100% feedback sellerthey hold the charge for much much longer, i have about 200 rechargeables of varying makes (inc some from maplin) and these are the bestotherwise they sell 2900mah aa batteries for about £1.25 per battery delivered



these look good - but how do you recharge them? they dont look like they fit into a standard battery charger? can you recharge the instants?

http://i3.ebayimg.com/01/i/000/fe/32/ce0a_1_sbl.JPG

miss money saver;2980674

these look good - but how do you recharge them? they dont look like they … these look good - but how do you recharge them? they dont look like they fit into a standard battery charger? can you recharge the instants?



It says that the pack is made up of 8 standard AA batteries, so presumably you can just open the pack up and remove the batteries. Then you'd use and charge them as normal rechargeables.

Or you could just buy these:
Item number: 320299302457

Sorry, URL wouldn't work, so you'll have to do a bit of work!

if that link worked you could

Links to ebay dont work - but its worth noting there are many AA and AAA batteries for sale on ebay that claim capacities well above that currently available, and few people have the equipment to confirm the capacity.

These Maplin ones show here are not high capacity - as the standard for AAA (non ready charged, hybrio/eneloop) is 1000mAh, and the standard for AA is 2500-2700mAh.

However in saying that - its a good deal as it would save a fortune compared to using primaries and 4 rechargeable AAA batteries saves a large shoebox worth of primaries becoming poisonous little chemical bullets in a landfill.

H&R

Stompa;2980597

Some of the newer batteries do much better than that, for … Some of the newer batteries do much better than that, for example:http://www.eneloop.info/218.html



Looks good, the reviews on Amazon are OK and they are not ridiculously expensive either
amazon.co.uk/San…OQO

Banned

I bought the Duracell Supreme AA 2650mah which come in a pack of 4 from Sainsbury's for £6.99 a couple of months ago. I use the charger that came with the Energizer rechargeable batteries and although it takes a while for them to charge - they seem to last forever in my 360 & Wii controllers.
The build quality of the batteries is quite solid and the pack mentions that they were made in Japan...

Unfortunately, the Sainsbury's price has gone up, but they seem to available here for the same price - I am not sure but delivery seems to be free:

Coldfinger;2981164

Looks good, the reviews on Amazon are OK and they are not ridiculously … Looks good, the reviews on Amazon are OK and they are not ridiculously expensive either



I should add that several other manufacturers produce something similar, for example:

Uniross Hybrio
Panasonic Infinium
Vapex Instant

I just thought I'd let you know that I bought 4 packs of these mostly to use with my digital camera and apple mac computer (wireless mouse and keyboard) but for some reason none of the batteries would work with my mouse or keyboard, but were fine in the camera!!!

Many things are designed to use non-rechargeable batteries which develop 1.5 volts. Rechargeables only deliver 1.2 volts. "Better" equipment (technically better rather than necessarily more expensive) uses something called a switched mode regulator, which work right down to not-many-volts-at-all.

Also some devices chuck a shrouding on the connectors and play with the size of the AA cell, extended tip shorter cell so only their cells fit. It's done alot with BT freestyle phone that use 2X AAA cells

darul;2985282

I just thought I'd let you know that I bought 4 packs of these mostly to … I just thought I'd let you know that I bought 4 packs of these mostly to use with my digital camera and apple mac computer (wireless mouse and keyboard) but for some reason none of the batteries would work with my mouse or keyboard, but were fine in the camera!!!


Look closely andyou will probably find the positive tip of the battery (nipple:whistling:) is not touching the metal terminal on the mouse.

Usually because the tip is not long enough or too large a diameter to fit in the shoulders that sometimes surround the the positive connector. You can use a stanley knife to remove some of the plastic so that the battery makes proper contact.

HTHs Scat

royals;2979148

good for a high street shop....i prefer the instants though from … good for a high street shop....i prefer the instants though from vapextech on ebay...trustworthy 43000 100% feedback sellerthey hold the charge for much much longer, i have about 200 rechargeables of varying makes (inc some from maplin) and these are the bestotherwise they sell 2900mah aa batteries for about £1.25 per battery delivered



Thanks, I may well go for some of these.
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