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Rechargeable Batteries and Charger - Any deals around?

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Found 17th May 2010
Looking to get a rechargeable battery pack. Went to my local LIDL but they had sold out.

Need the rechargeables as my camera seems to eat up normal batteries!

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try the pound shops, they are usually a good place to get them

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DAVE3652;8629238

try the pound shops, they are usually a good place to get them



They have the charger as well? I'll be at the Metro Centre this week so will be able to have a look.

These eneloop batteries are amongst the best - cheaper standard NiMH batteries don't hold their charge so well, so if you don't use your camera for a couple of months then the batteries may well be drained when you come back to it. Also, worth getting 4 batteries (assuming your camera takes 2) so that you always have a spare set ready to go, just make sure you have a camera bag that fits a couple of spare AA's in it.

I use these in my Canon A720is and probably get about 300+ photos from a set.

7dayshop.com/cat…183

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DAVE3652;8629238

try the pound shops, they are usually a good place to get them



coerce86;8629257

if it takes 2 … if it takes 2 batterieshttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Duracell-Mini-charger-including-Batteries/dp/B000TQEXX0/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1274118319&sr=8-7or 4:http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002BEPXNW/ref=nosim/?tag=hotukdeals-21And just checked this website for deals XDhttp://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/gp-batts-powerbank-universal-battery-charger-00851739-pdt.html



Mike73;8629259

These eneloop batteries are amongst the best - cheaper standard NiMH … These eneloop batteries are amongst the best - cheaper standard NiMH batteries don't hold their charge so well, so if you don't use your camera for a couple of months then the batteries may well be drained when you come back to it. Also, worth getting 4 batteries (assuming your camera takes 2) so that you always have a spare set ready to go, just make sure you have a camera bag that fits a couple of spare AA's in it.I use these in my Canon A720is and probably get about 300+ photos from a set.http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_3&products_id=107183



Many thanks for the advice. As mentioned yesterday I'll have a look tomorrow and see if anything is there.

xcookx;8638363

Many thanks for the advice. As mentioned yesterday I'll have a look … Many thanks for the advice. As mentioned yesterday I'll have a look tomorrow and see if anything is there.



Fair enough, I would seriously recommend not getting the cheapest that you find though, and getting some low self dicharge NiMH batteries (Sanyo Eneloop, Uniross Hybrio or many others, often called ready-to-go). If you intend to have a spare set of batteries to carry around with you, then ordinary rechargeables will lose their charge very quickly (as much as 1% per day!) so if they are sat in your bag for a couple of months then you may well find that they're almost as dead as the ones you're replacing. For the sake of a few quid get some decent ones.
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