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  1. Guest

  2. I especially like (and agree with):
    "Mainstream consumers are remarkably gullible,
    and few understand any technical specs at all."

    This "AA-stuffed-into-a-D-cylinder" cheat goes way back to the Olde
    NiCad days. I've also seen NiCad C cells stuffed into D cylinders, too.

    Jonesy
     
  3. jakdedert

    jakdedert Guest

    I've got a pair (each) of AA -- C, and AA - D adapters. You just slip
    the AA into the appropriate adapter...instant C or D cell. Of course,
    they only supply AA current and amp-hours, but for some apps they can be
    handy. They came with a set of Nimh 's and charger package I bought.

    jak
     
  4. Ken G.

    Ken G. Guest

    Those batterys are made in one big place and get different covers put on
    them . They are all he same just different grades , they put out voltage
    into your ``toys``
     
  5. JANA

    JANA Guest

    Energizer and Mallory are both very good batteries. There is no big
    difference. There are only a few manufactures that make the chemicals that
    these batteries are made out of.

    --

    JANA
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    www.newstarget.com/PhotoTour_Energizer_Batteries_1.html

    I never have bought any Energizer batteries before,,, because I don't
    like that Energizer Bunny.I always buy Ray O Vac Alkaline Batteries.
    www.rayovac.com
    cuhulin
     
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Years ago Consumer Reports did a test of many different brands of batteries
    and Energizer consistently came out lower, Duracell was one of the better
    ones as I recall, but many store brands did as well or nearly so for much
    lower cost. There is, or was at the time, a measurable difference and it
    matched my personal experience, now that everything is made in China that
    may not be true anymore.

    That said, I use NiMH rechareables almost exclusively now.
     
  7. Years ago Consumer Reports did a test of many different brands of
    batteries
    Their most-recent tests gave top value to Costco Kirkland, which are
    actually Toshiba.

    Great for photoflashes, or any high-drain application. Not so good for
    remote controls or low-drain devices.

    MAHA makes a great computer-controlled charger-conditioner.
     
  8. clifto

    clifto Guest

  9. clifto

    clifto Guest

    Every few years I buy a few Duracells, to remind me why I don't buy Duracells.
    I have never gotten as long life out of any Duracell as I get out of the
    cheapest no-name battery.
     
  10. UCLAN

    UCLAN Guest

    Have you tried the new "low discharge" NiMH batteries yet? All the pluses
    of NiMH cells, without the problem of rapid self discharge. I've been
    running a pair in my cordless mouse for over a month now, and the software
    reports they still have a 98% charge. Never got more than a week or two
    from the old style NiMH cells. Only downside is that the maximum capacity
    is 2100 mAh for now.
     
  11. UCLAN

    UCLAN Guest

    The new "low discharge" NiMH cells will change your mind about that.
    Love my MH-C401FS. It's been a workhorse for over a year...closer to two.
     
  12. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    I haven't, I should pick some up for the flashlights though, the clocks and
    receiver remote can stick with alkalines, I'd get carbon zincs for those if
    I could find them anymore, they don't tend to leak.

    I finally modified all my digital clocks with 9V batteries to use NiCds and
    charge them, all it takes is adding a resistor across the isolation diode.
    Those stupid things were dead every time I needed them until I did that. I
    added a warning label to the back just in case they end up in someone else's
    hands.
     
  13. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    You must be buying chinese knockoffs!

    I`ve seen what look exactly like Duracell goldtop PP3`s which on
    dismantling are stack of flat cells and not made up of cylindrical cells
    as in a real duracell.

    I use a lot of PP3 and AA cells for radio microphone work, and Procells
    outlast all other makes with the possible exception of Varta Industrial
    (Blue) PP3`s which are much cheaper and last last just as long as a
    Duracell PP3.
    The downside is that I`ve had a few early failures with Vartas

    Ron(UK)
     
  14. UCLAN

    UCLAN Guest

    I have a small LED flashlight that uses two AA batteries. My Kodak 2100 mAh
    low discharge NiMH cells last longer than Duracell or Energizer AA cells.
    They charge fine in my MH-C401FS as well.
     
  15. clifto

    clifto Guest

    Nope. This ranges as far back as I can recall Duracell being around, long
    before Chinese knockoffs were widespread.
    I have, too. But the brand name is different enough that it catches my
    attention.

    One typical incident I remember was in the very early eighties, when we
    were on a little outing about 50 miles from home. I forgot batteries for
    my boom box, which we were depending on for picnic music, so when we all
    stopped at a hardware store out that way, I picked up the only D cells
    they had, Duracells. The boom box would reliably run for four hours at
    high volume on eight D cells from Eveready or RayOVac, and I could get
    two hours out of it on cheapo batteries like Walgreen's house brand or
    that ilk. The Duracells lasted almost a whole hour.
     
  16. Ron(UK)

    Ron(UK) Guest

    I`ve seen Duracell ripoffs that are absolutely indistinguishable from
    the real thing until you take them apart. They even come in packaging
    that`s exactly like the real thing! If there`s one thing the Chinese are
    good at it`s cosmetic copying.
    I`m not doubting you, and I have little experience with Duracell D
    cells, but you never know how long those Duracells have been sitting on
    a shelf and in what conditions they were stored. Don't get me wrong, I`m
    not championing Duracell for any other reason than that they serve us
    well when used in radio microphones, where a failure can be very very
    embarrassing.
    Some wireless kit is very fussy about what you feed it. Our Sennheiser
    mikes for example refuse to work for more than a few minutes on brand
    new Panasonic heavy duty PP3`s but run for at least eight hours on a
    single Procell. That might be an impedance thing, I don't know.

    When I was a kid, maybe 9 or 10, my dad bought me a Heathkit Jr
    electronics workshop for Christmas, Included in the box were four C
    sized red and yellow RayOVac cells. Here in England, I'd never seen that
    make of batteries before, and those four cells lasted for years,
    whatever they made them from, they should reintroduce it!

    Ron(UK)
     
  17. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    I remember when I grabbed what I thought was a great deal, a brick of
    AA's copper tops.
    I didn't look close enough..,
    it's amazing how the eye can get fooled while not thinking of getting
    a screwing..
    They turned out to be Duraking not Duracell.
    They were no more than carbon cells at best in a cardboard tube that
    didn't last long at all.
     
  18. The D battery has a "Sub-C" or "2/3 C" cell inside, not a AA. These
    Sub-C cells are commonly used in rechargeable power tool battery
    packs.

    Incidentally, the adapter was patented in 1983:
    <http://www.google.com/patents?id=_UcuAAAAEBAJ&dq=4397920>
     
  19. clifto

    clifto Guest

    RayOVac is my main brand these days. I find the quality to be as high as
    any other battery, and the price is attractive.

    I remember them way back when, too, with a cat and a lightning bolt on the
    package.
     
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