Are there any good Energizer batteries and chargers?

johnny13oi

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Hey guys, I was wondering if there are any good Energizer rechargeable batteries and chargers out there? I really like Energizer and trust them.
 

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the AA cells from japan stink, the C and D size are just C and D cans with AAs stuffed into them. Their 15 minute charger is pretty good... and can be modified to be a more reliable any-cell 30 minute charger. So far I have had better luck with cheaper cells than my energizers....
 

johnny13oi

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mdocod said:
the AA cells from japan stink, the C and D size are just C and D cans with AAs stuffed into them. Their 15 minute charger is pretty good... and can be modified to be a more reliable any-cell 30 minute charger. So far I have had better luck with cheaper cells than my energizers....

I hear to stay away from the 2500mah ones from Energizer. How are their other ones like 2200 or 2300 I believe. Their 15 minute charger seems good from the reviews but I don't really care about how long it takes but rather their life. I would like these batteries to last a while as I also have some Rayovac hybrids that I am going to be charging in them too. Their 15 min charger is like $35 as well which seems pretty high. Is there any cheaper chargers from Energizer that doesn't fry batteries and knows when to correctly stop charging when full? I am also sticking with Energizer because they can easily be had at any store like WalMart. Thank you.
 

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I see the 15 minute charger at $27 at Target I think..Plus it comes with some
2200 AAs that work well and keep a good charge for a decent amount of time.
I have also seen an overnight energizer charger with 4 AA 2000mah for $10 at
Family Dollar stores.
 

johnny13oi

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Robstorch said:
I see the 15 minute charger at $27 at Target I think..Plus it comes with some
2200 AAs that work well and keep a good charge for a decent amount of time.
I have also seen an overnight energizer charger with 4 AA 2000mah for $10 at
Family Dollar stores.

How good are the overnight chargers for energizer?
 

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You have to check, but the overnight charger if it is cheap is probably timer based. If so not very good.

The 15 minute charger is pretty good. I got one more than a year ago at Sam's with 2200 mAh cells. Those are still going strong with fair amount of use, but I haven't heard such good things about the newer 2500 mAh cells.

I like the new Rayovac Hybrid cells. There is a $5 coupon off the batteries, you can find the coupon online but it ends 3/31 so you may not be able to get coupons on time. A search may find members with them willing to send you some.

Do yourself a favor and figure out how you use your batteries. If you use the devices infrequently, the Hybrid or Eneloops are a real bonus. If you use them daily then it isn't much of an advantage.

Edit Kodak rechargeables, read this post.
http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=157560
 
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johnny13oi

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Gator762 said:
You have to check, but the overnight charger if it is cheap is probably timer based. If so not very good.

The 15 minute charger is pretty good. I got one more than a year ago at Sam's with 2200 mAh cells. Those are still going strong with fair amount of use, but I haven't heard such good things about the newer 2500 mAh cells.

I like the new Rayovac Hybrid cells. There is a $5 coupon off the batteries, you can find the coupon online but it ends 3/31 so you may not be able to get coupons on time. A search may find members with them willing to send you some.

Do yourself a favor and figure out how you use your batteries. If you use the devices infrequently, the Hybrid or Eneloops are a real bonus. If you use them daily then it isn't much of an advantage.

Edit Kodak rechargeables, read this post.
http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=157560

Yeah I got in on the Rayovacs but the charger that it came with is just a timer based charger I believe. I was looking for a charger and some more batteries and I knew that Energizer can be had locally so I was asking if there is any good smart chargers from Energizer out there.
 

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I do not know about their rechargeables but I have bad experience with their top line energizer alkalines. Although they supposedly have long shelf lives but twice already it has failed me. As for rechargeables, I personally use the sanyo Twicell range from 1600, 1700, 2000 to up to 2700mah very reliable..
 

dk0013

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I've had Energizer 2500mah and Sanyo 2700mah batteries now with the self discharge problem. My last pack of Sanyos drains to .9v after just 1 week.
 

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Energizer is killing their batteries. First their design is very fragile. As soon as you try to pull out more than minimal current they get damaged. I threw away all my AAs and Cs will have to go as well. They are all dead after only 20ish cycles.
Then they make 15 min charger which again doesn't help make batteries last longer. It reduces batteries life some. Hard to tell how much.

Bottom line, you have to replace Energizer NiMHs much more often than others.
 

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Hmmm, interesting. I have been using the same energizer 2500 Mah AA's for over a year now with no problems. They don't seem to have an excessively fast self discharge rate. After coming off the charger with 1.38 volts, they still measure about 1.32 volts after sitting for 2 months. I usually drain them in a flashlight for a couple hours and recharge them at that point.

I am not using the energizer charger tho. I have the Universal Smart charger from Battery Junction. Takes 60 to 90 minutes to charge a pair. Longer if I use all 4 slots.
 
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