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    My kingdom for a battery.

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    My cheapo rechargable AA,s finally bit the dust and I,m in the market for a new set.The local camera shop wants to sell me their high end Ansmann NiMH AA while the business supply shop has Duracells for 1/2 the price.Just thought I ask my fellow APUGers for their opinion.
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    buy the duracells in a package if they run out you'll have extras

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    I guess that the Duracells are non rechargeable. If yes then there is no comparison. In the long run it will cost you more than the Ansmanns.
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    Darn,I should of added that the Duracells ARE rechargable.
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    I know that Ansmann are very good, but Duracell are also one of the top brands. If the capacity is the same then I would probably go for them.

    (Anyway, if the duracell rechargeables are as good as their standard batteries then they are great.)

    Of course all this from a man that mainly uses single charge batteries
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    I bought some 2300mAH batteries off Ebay. Made in china. Fairly cheap. 18 batteries ended up being about $30US with shipping to Canada. So far so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
    Good Day,
    My cheapo rechargable AA,s finally bit the dust and I,m in the market for a new set.The local camera shop wants to sell me their high end Ansmann NiMH AA while the business supply shop has Duracells for 1/2 the price.Just thought I ask my fellow APUGers for their opinion.
    Cheers,
    Mike
    Mike,

    In what kind of device are these batteries being used? Camera? Motordrive? Flash?

    The reason I ask is certain devices don't like NiMH...
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    I have had good luck with the Panasonic kits from Costco. The Energizer ones are also quite good. I would probably go with the Duracells, assuming the capacity is roughly the same.

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    i'm all about lithium batteries for anything, they last longer than NiMH and don't discharge.
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    If the Duracells are the same mAH rating I would go with them. As said, they are a decent make, but you may want to convince yourself that they ARE Duracell: lots of fakes about on the world markets (though I suspect non-rechargeables are the main target for the counterfeiters).

    Bob.

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