Saturday, October 13, 2007

Just got in my Sanyo Eneloop batteries! My new digital camera hates old rechargeable batteries. While they work well, they seem to output 0.9 volts after the first few snaps, and the camera shuts down when the voltage drops under 1.1v. The Eneloops are supposed to sustain 1.17v, and the biggest thing is that they come pre-charged and lose their charge much more slowly than traditional NiMH rechargeables. Suposedly they only lose 15% of their charge over the course of a year just sitting around, whereas trad NiMH lose up to 1%/day while inactive. This means they can be used in slow drain devices like clocks and TV remotes. There is really no reason to buy disposable batteries again.

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