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Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by magra11 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:48 pm

Does anyone know of a good set of rechargeable batteries and a charger for them. Preferably Nimh batteries. Not too expensive and under 5 hour charging time.
Thanks , magra11 :mrgreen:

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by barraseaclaid » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:50 pm

eric always recommends the 7dayshop.com and get anything with over 2000mAH but dont know about the five hourcharge though...best to get a few sets and have one in gps set one spare and two charging sets ie two (i.e. 4 batteries) to carry with and two to charge

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by dino » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:51 pm

barraseaclaid wrote:eric always recommends the 7dayshop.com and get anything with over 2000mAH but dont know about the five hourcharge though...best to get a few sets and have one in gps set one spare and two charging sets ie two (i.e. 4 batteries) to carry with and two to charge
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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by Spark_ie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:56 pm

5hr charging time shouldn't come into it....

You should charge your batteries when it is cheapest to use electricity (11pm - 7am)

Coincidently, this is the same time that you sleep (Normally 7-8 hours)

So this is plenty of time to charge any capacity batteries you may have...

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by barraseaclaid » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:16 pm

perhaps our local friendly geocaching shop man has some in stock? (or should buy loads and sell em on???) [-o< :wink:


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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by Hezekiah » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:28 pm

barraseaclaid wrote:perhaps our local friendly geocaching shop man has some in stock? (or should buy loads and sell em on???) [-o< :wink:
I use 7dayshop 2800 myself - I'd cheerfully stock 'em, but they're so easy to get from http://www.7dayshop.com, I'd only be making them a bit more expensive!
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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by medic143 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:42 am

barraseaclaid wrote:eric always recommends the 7dayshop.com and get anything with over 2000mAH but dont know about the five hourcharge though...best to get a few sets and have one in gps set one spare and two charging sets ie two (i.e. 4 batteries) to carry with and two to charge
7day is still my prefered source. :D

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=102043

This one meets your charging requirements (although there are slower ones that are cheaper) and has the advantage of having a car adaptor as well.

If you know anyone up the North (maybe someone coming to the Cork Event ?) they can order your stuff post free.

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by Spark_ie » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:59 am

medic143 wrote: If you know anyone up the North (maybe someone coming to the Cork Event ?) they can order your stuff post free.
You could send to me in Glasgow... I'll be at the Cork event...?
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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by johnrm » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:44 pm

7dayshop also do little plastic battery boxes, perfect for keeping 4xAA or even 4xAAA batteries safe in the knapsack.

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by medic143 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:32 pm

johnrm wrote:7dayshop also do little plastic battery boxes, perfect for keeping 4xAA or even 4xAAA batteries safe in the knapsack.
Last time I ordered batteries from them the boxes came free with purchase thought they're cheap and make good cache swaps if you order spares

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by SargeNI » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:14 pm

7dayshop the place to deal

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=107341 their "Good to Go" range will hold their charge for months, very useful if your forgetful like me.

or

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=108409 these ones if you're after sheer power, some of the highest capacity batteries on the market.

or

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product ... _id=108606 if you must have the top brand named product, but remember they are rechargable and don't dispose of them like standard batteries after a single use - now who would do a thing like that :oops:
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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by magra11 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:45 am

Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions but while in Sligo over the weekend I popped in to NCF and there at the front were batteries and a charger half price, so I bought them.

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by medic143 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:06 pm

Tesco have Duracell Rechargeable Supreme 4 AA (2450 & 2650). There shelf labels are not always right. I got them (well a friend got them for me because I can't find stuff even with hints #-o ) for €1.40 a pack :lol:

STandard Duracell AAA 4+4 are 56c but you need to price check them as some packs (which look identical) are scanning much higher.

SD 4GB cards (HP) are also (depending on packaging) either €3 or €14 - guess which I'm recommending. =P~

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Re: Rechargeable Batteriies

Post by klossner » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:43 pm

medic143 wrote:SD 4GB cards (HP) are also (depending on packaging) either €3 or €14.
That could be a difference in speed grade. Class 2 SD cards are so slow that it can take your camera quite some time to save a photo. The higher the class number, the faster the card can store new data. Look for a number inside a capital C. Here are class 2 and class 6 cards:
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