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08/23/2019 01:58:53 PM · #1
Need to pick up new batteries as mine barely hold a charge anymore.

Right now the top two that keep getting recommended are Eneloop Pro's and AmazonBasics' High-Capacity for AA batteries. The cost difference is approximately double ($100CAD) for 32 batteries. Anyone have experience using both brands to justify the increase in cost? Or any other recommendations?

08/23/2019 04:44:46 PM · #2
The Eneloop Pro is a rechargeable battery, The Amazon Basics doesn't seem to be unless I am missing something...

ETA: I see I was looking at the wrong AB, both are rechargeable. Eneloop takes a bigger charge though (2550 v 2400). Is it worth it? I have no clue... LOL

Message edited by author 2019-08-23 16:46:38.
08/23/2019 04:54:00 PM · #3
I've been using Enloop AAs for while. The ones with colored wrappers supposedly retain a charge while in storage better than "regular" rechargables. I got them in a package of 8 with a 4-slot charger; FWIW I think they're made by Sanyo.

You might want to comparison-shop at GreenBatteries.com -- they have/had some good technical information posted in addition to sales; I was even able to talk to the proprietor on the phone when I had a question.
08/23/2019 10:59:15 PM · #4
AA or AAA Rechargable always used Eveready with no problems used them over 30 odd years ...
08/23/2019 11:16:20 PM · #5
Originally posted by kiwinick:

AA or AAA Rechargable always used Eveready with no problems used them over 30 odd years ...

*Supposedly* the Eneloop Pro stores more charge and holds it longer. It's a different generation of battery. I have no personal experience with it. Nothing critical in my life at this point relies on AA battery power.
08/23/2019 11:37:41 PM · #6
Here's a test I saw on Youtube a few days ago. The point of this was to see which batteries charged up closest to their stated capacity, but it doesn't appear to evaluate any other criteria, such as charge/discharge cycles.
08/24/2019 02:52:48 PM · #7
This is what I have and I am very happy with this

I do wedding and event photography and there I use two flashes and two AD200 and the flashes that I use have these batteries and works like charm. I usually have an event for about 4-5 hours and approx 700 photographs and battery is all good.
08/24/2019 07:03:47 PM · #8
I bought the godox flash with a lithium battery. It's amazing!!! I can go forever and the recycle time doesn't slow down.
08/26/2019 07:24:39 PM · #9
I've been using Eneloops for quite a few years and they have been very reliable. I've been using some of the same batteries for at least 5 years (probably longer).
08/26/2019 08:07:08 PM · #10
All indications are that certain versions of Amazon Basic ARE Eneloop.

And, FYI, I have several versions of AB rechargable. They are fantastic
08/26/2019 08:08:05 PM · #11
Originally posted by vawendy:

I bought the godox flash with a lithium battery. It's amazing!!! I can go forever and the recycle time doesn't slow down.


You too huh? That freaking 1/4000th wireless sync is pretty cool too. (1/8000th HSS on my Canon)
09/05/2019 01:42:28 AM · #12
I bought a La Crosse BC-700 charger last week. It charged all the batteries my other chargers didn't.
Tonight I found out that none of old batteries can hold a charge longer than a handful of flash bursts. Tomorrow I'll purchasing four dozen of the Amazon high capacity rechargeables. So many others point to the fact that they could be relabelled Eneloops without the price tag.
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