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Sony AA/AAA recharger £3.81@Sainsbury's

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Sony Compact Charger. The advantage of this particular charger apart from being cheap is that the 2 AA batteries it comes with are the newer Ni-MH type that hold 85% of their charge up to a year after being charged unlike normal Ni-MH batteries. I have actually found 2 variants, some come with 1700mAh batteries and some 2000mAh, the one with the 1700mAh batteries are the normal Ni-MH not the long lasting ones. There were also packs of the long lasting Sony rechargeable batteries for about £3(AA and AAA)
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If those batteries are Made in Japan then they are rebadged Sanyo Eneloops so a good deal.

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Yes the bateries are made in Japan.

lukewarm for me slightly cheaper at 7dayshop but with 2x900mah AAA batteries hotukdeals.com/ite…at/

In general, when buying rechargeable batteries, how do you know if they are the new long-lasting Ni-MH ones rather than the old Ni-MH type?

they'll generally use the word hybrid on there to show that, talk about it on the pack, and cost about double!

Sanyo do Eneloop, GP have Recyko, Uniross Hybrio and Panasonic Infinium - from memory. Well worth the extra money if they are going to be used relatively infrequently (I have them in the boy's toys - those he'll play with endlessly for a day and then leave alone for ages).

For high-drain/frequent use use normal NiMH batteries as these ones can't handle high-drain and only go up to 2100mAh for AAs, and for frequent use you'd be paying an unnecessary premium.

Bought one of these last week, the version with 2x 2000mAh batteries as here at Amazon -
amazon.co.uk/Son…-13

Paid £3.81 as the OP said. There were only 3 on the shelf - all gone next day.

Voted hot.

SirHugo

Computerman;5917823

lukewarm for me slightly cheaper at 7dayshop but with 2x900mah AAA … lukewarm for me slightly cheaper at 7dayshop but with 2x900mah AAA batteries http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/450007/sony-compact-charger-for-aa-aaa-bat/

It doesn't say those are hybrid batteries, so I doubt they are. Therefore it's not comparable.

Sid Harper;5918714

For high-drain/frequent use use normal NiMH batteries as these ones can't … For high-drain/frequent use use normal NiMH batteries as these ones can't handle high-drain

I think they can - I don't think there's any difference in internal resistance; just a lower capacity.

pibpob;5918865

I think they can - I don't think there's any difference in internal … I think they can - I don't think there's any difference in internal resistance; just a lower capacity.



Pibpob is right, they are just lower capacity.

Perhaps that's the reason they don't recommend them for high drain then - i.e. capacity means quick discharge rather than the cell not being capable of handling it... I stand corrected (if I'm wrong :))

They don't not recommend them for high-drain applications, it's just that you're less likely to be taking advantage of the special feature of low self-discharge rate in these situations, so the extra cost is wasted.

thanks to pibpop and sid harper for the clarification. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

SirHugo;5918758

Bought one of these last week, the version with 2x 2000mAh batteries as … Bought one of these last week, the version with 2x 2000mAh batteries as here at Amazon - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-Energy-Compact-Charger-Batteries/dp/B000VIA8UI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1249289055&sr=8-13Paid £3.81 as the OP said. There were only 3 on the shelf - all gone next day.Voted hot.SirHugo



Yes thats the one, you'll notice on the packaging just above the batteries it says about the batteries holding 85% charge even after a year.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…-13

Thanks.
Just got the last 2 packs at local sainsburys, 2000mAh.
H&R

I found that Kodak 2000mah hybrids last longer than Uniross 2700mah in my dab radio, so I'm going hybrid for everything.

That may be much more to do with the fact that they are Kodak and not Uniross than anything else. Approximately how often do you recharge them?

would these be ideal to the xbox 360 controller?
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