Hello everyone. I have been using rechargeable batteries for 25 years now. My first setup was a GE charger and batteries in the mid 80's. I learned from a young age that they saved me a lot of money in my Walkman and boombox. I moved on as batteries changed a bit and now I still have and use my Rayovac 3in1 charger with Rayovac NMAH batteries. I did not know about Eneloops or AW until this forum.
I have never had an issue other than the battery wearing out with my setup. My question is (in the real world) what makes Eneloops and AW so loved here? I mean a graph is nice but in the real world can you "see" the difference? Are the slightly better runtimes worth the money so to speak? What is wrong with a setup like this: http://www.batteryjunction.com/6rcr123a-combo.html
I am certainly no expert but I have been looking online and it seems like there is no AW charger meaning you are still using XYZ brand charger (which is made in China) to charge a quality battery. I am not trying to cause a flame war, I am just trying to understand and learn. Why pay more if that $27 will do the same thing? I will buy AW's and a good charger if there is a legit reason for it if I find that primaries are not meeting my CR123 needs. I use CR123 batteries in my Fenix P3d and my Quark 123 regular and I have no modded lights. Thanks for the help with this.