- Rechargeable AA Batteries
I need to get some new rechargeable AA batteries to use in my Hope Vision 1, all the ones I’ve used in the past have been a bit rubbish. Are there any that anybody would recommend, and does the milliamp amount matter?Posted 6 years ago
I only got a tiny amount of charge at full level with any others I’ve tried.
I’ve used these guys several times and found them good. Not the cheapest though. 7dayshop are good too.
does the milliamp amount matter?
Assuming you mean the mAh figure, then yes – that’s the capacity so a higher number (assuming it’s accurate – many less reputable brands massively over-claim on that figure) means your lights will run longer.Posted 6 years ago
Great cheers clubber, I thought that was the case with milliamps but thought I would check.Posted 6 years ago
Eneloops are regarded very highly. Will have to check if they work well in bike lights though.Posted 6 years ago
Eneloops would be good if you used your lights with long breaks inbetween (since they self-discharge very slowly) but less good otherwise as the capacity seems to be less than other available for similar/less money.Posted 6 years ago
The best rechargeable batteries I’ve used are Vapex ones. Here, the NIMH+ ‘New technology’ ones, green and grey with ‘INSTANT’ on them. I run a couple of rear lights on them, among other things, and they hold charge well and last for much longer than any other rechargeable I’ve used.
Good for kids toys too, they’ll sit unused in the cupboard for months and still work when they get dug out again…Posted 6 years ago
Another huge plus for using Eneloops – they aren’t temperature sensitive like nicads.
pretty import if using in bike lights over the winter.
Eneloop XXX black series are a bit more money but worth every penny.Posted 6 years ago
Eneloops by the bucket in our house.Posted 6 years ago
But use something like a Technoline BL-700 Battery Charger to really get the best out of any battery.
Enloops again. I leave them in a drawer most of the year and only seem to use them in the winter for my lights. They are one of my best biking investments (along with m520 pedals).Posted 6 years ago
basically, what they ^ said.
but don’t overlook the ansmann 2850’s – for a little more run time than eneloops, if a little less great at holding charge for weeks/months.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve ended up with several sets of 7dayshop 2900mAh and the BL-700 charger SC links to keep my pair of Vision 1’s going. They need recharging about once a week, so I can live without the Eneloops clever internals for the higher capacity and lower cost. All IMHO, obv!Posted 6 years ago
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