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Hi Folks,

 

Seems like most of the rechargeable batteries I have purchased last only about 10 recharges.....

 

Made in PRC probably but it's getting hard to tell these days what isn't made in PRC. Companies put their non-chinese headquarters address but don't say where the products are made.

 

The only way I can tell is if the product actually states where it's made which is getting very rare.

 

In any case, please turn me on to some reliable "long-lasting" non-PRC rechargeable batteries...AAA, AA, C, D and so fourth....

 

Thanks,

 

Wolfe

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Guest kevin

i have a few AA and AAA but have noticed the same problem.

 

what i have a surplus of is 6 volt rechargeables ....do to my maintenance work i am required to replace the emergency lights at the local movies theaters (107 lights 1 battery per light) every year, whether they have "gone bad" or not.....leaves me with an excess, but i am working on away to use them if the shtf......good problem to have i guess.

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JMO, but the eneloops are great. One bad thing I've only found

them in AA and AAA.

 

 

yep these are the best out so far look on the site below they make battery sizers that allow you to use AA in a D cell system FYI

 

you can find battery holders to make higher voltages 8 of them makes 12 volts

depending on amps needed you can run in series or parallel to get what you need.

 

http://us.sanyo.com/Battery-Products

 

 

as far as boat car or anything else Optima is the best hands down

 

http://shop.optimabatteries.com/products/productdetail/OPTIMA+Batteries+8016-103+D34M+BLUETOP+Marine+Boat+Deep-Cycle+Starti/part_number=D34M/1737.0.1.1.54219.54060.0.0.0?pp=8&

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Guest kevin

hey snake....just caught your boy sucking eggs.

 

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I'm 6'1 and this sucker was a good bit longer than me.

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it was a Texas rat snake...this one was to nice to kill so i relocated him to an oil field site i work at from time to time. we usually don't kill'em even the coral snakes. I just take them away.....not their fault i have easy calories around.

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OK, contributing to a high jacked thread -

 

Kevin, I agree - first time I find a snake (or any predator for that matter) I tend to simply relocate them (or cause them to relocate) if possible. If they come back or are aggressive (hence a threat to me and mine) they are history. My understanding of the critters nature does NOT extend to threatening me.

 

Back to the thread -

If you hook those 6 volts up in series you get a 12 volt battery that can be recharged fairly easily. There are plenty of trickle chargers out there for boats, golf carts and such. You can also check out electronics vendors - lots of hams have battery backups that stay on slow charge or use a solar panel to charge them etc. Since 12 volts is standard in most of these applications, two in series works well. Just monitor them to make sure there isn't a bad cell in one that is generating heat. If there is you get 'boom' and that is no fun.

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here are some visuals of how and what to do in different formats and explanations to ease the

 

mental strain of figuring this out I would print it because you never know what you might scrounge that

 

needs special voltages.

 

http://www.zbattery.com/Connecting-Batteries-in-Series-or-Parallel

 

http://www.bristolwatch.com/ele/batt.htm

 

http://www.rverscorner.com/rvmultiplebatterytip.html

 

http://www.atbatt.com/blog/20.asp

 

http://batterytender.com/resources/connecting-batteries-chargers.htm

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here are some visuals of how and what to do in different formats and explanations to ease the

 

mental strain of figuring this out I would print it because you never know what you might scrounge that

 

needs special voltages.

 

http://www.zbattery.com/Connecting-Batteries-in-Series-or-Parallel

 

http://www.bristolwatch.com/ele/batt.htm

 

http://www.rverscorner.com/rvmultiplebatterytip.html

 

http://www.atbatt.com/blog/20.asp

 

http://batterytender.com/resources/connecting-batteries-chargers.htm

 

Good links, Snake. Thank you.

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As for rechargeables, I have always had excellent luck with Sanyo. My digital camera came with a pair of AA in Sanyo. I wanted more, so I bought several pairs of Energizers and Duracell recrageables. I get nowhere near the # pics per charge from them as I do the Sanyos. Also, way back in the day, I ran R/C caars and planes. Just about everyone used Sanyo cells because they were by far the best.

 

AS for the Optimas for the car... I used to work at a short time Optima dealer. EVERY ONE of the batteries that we sold over six months came back. EVERY ONE! We dropped them like a hot rock. Picked up Interstate. Over the next few years, we only had a half dozen or so go bad... Not pushing Interstate (I dont have one) but I wouldn't depend on a optima if it was free... They left a real bad taste in my mouth... And cost me ALOT of money. We didn't get paid to test and replace them...

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Ready?4What?

 

good to know the ones my bud gives me are the ones that are replaced on a time schedule

 

yellow and blue top they seem to be fine but I know that does not matter any company can have a run of bad

 

items and some times it is due to quality control or bad worker relations.

 

I do like interstate I liked the way they used to come dry you added the acid from a bag in a box

 

if I had to buy a battery it would more than likely be interstate.

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