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Old 11-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Batteries: Which AAs rate an A?
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AAs are still the most widely sold battery type, used in many toys, radios, flashlights, and remote controls, and in some digital cameras, though more of those are using tiny rechargeables. We tested nonrechargeable lithium, nickel oxhydroxide, and alkaline types.

The longest-lasting was…
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 AM   #2
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Good info for us camera users! I hear the lithium hold up best under low low temperatures too!
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I use rechargeables in my old digital camera and they last much, much longer than disposable AAs and I get to reuse them again and again. I hated throwing out old batteries so often, they don't recycle them here. It was mandatory to recycle batteries when we lived in Canada.
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I too use the rechargeables. I've been in search of rechargeable lithiums but was told they did not have them.
Do they even exist in a rechargeable version??? If so, where can a person buy them?
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Lithium ion batteries are rechargeable, not lithium. Try here.
FAQ's on lithium batteries, lithium ion batteries, and rechargeable lithium batteries
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I think I was using regular energizer batteries in my camera before I switched over to rechargeables. I was maybe getting 3-400 photos before the batteries would crap out and even less if I was taking photos with flash. I haven't kept track of how many my rechargeables are taking before they need to be recharged or even which brands can take the most recharges over their lifetime but.... I'd for sure be interested in knowing that since I think there's quite a few brands of rechargeables now.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:25 PM   #7
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Lithium ion batteries are rechargeable, not lithium. Try here.
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Great, but It says
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Lithium ion batteries are not available in standard cells sizes (AA, C and D) like NiMH and NiCd batteries.
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Lithium-ion batteries are not available in standard sizes because it would be too easy for users to inadvertently put them in a charger not designed for Lithium-ion batteries creating a potentially dangerous situation. They may leak, burst,or ignite!
So one must go with the lithium as the lithium ion are unavailable.
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Right, I have an old digital camera that takes AAs but I think the newer cameras don't use them anymore, is that correct? My camera's from 2003, a dinosaur of digital cameras. I use the standard Energizer AA rechargeables.
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My current fujifilm uses the AA's but the Panasonic FZ47 I've been thinking about buying (until Sage recommended looking into their newest version) will not take the AA's. THAT one needs a special, more strong version of a battery ($25.00) AND a special charger. Most of the others I looked into also seem to need them. I suppose with all the extras the new cameras feature the MORE juice they need.
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Yup, Sage has me looking at the Panasonic FZ150 too! Hope I get one under the tree this year!
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