Rechargeable AA Batteries

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Hello,

For some years I've been using Ansmann rechargeable AA batteries, which at first were good, but over the past few years or so, I've been finding that cells have been failing.

The issues I've been having are my Ansmann Powerline Pro 4 will not be able to charge some of the batteries at all, neither will my Nitecore i4. A 'dumb' charger will appear to charge the failed battery, but the cell won't really work well at all. After some time in a dumb charger, it will be ok in the Ansmann for a while, then fail again.

I've had a high rate of Ansmann batteries fail, should I make the move to eneloop?

Also I could use another charger, is there something else worth having over the ones mentioned above?

Thanks.
 
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Go with Eneloops they are the best bang for the buck. I like the original eneloops not the pro version as they last longer (more cycles).
 
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If you can spare the change, there is no reason not to.
 
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Anybody mentioned Eneloops ?
 
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Thanks guys.

Can I improve on the chargers at all?
 
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I'll get another ansmann charger then. I can't find any others which do the discharge, test, refresh etc anyway.
 
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get litokala 500 charger, it works with nimh, and li ion, does discharging\capacity test too, one of the best for the money
 
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The Nitcore is a good all around charger all well for different chemistry and size
 

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