2 ?s about Energizer e2 rechargeable batteries

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  1. bethc

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    Two weeks ago bought a package "deal" at Sam's for an Ener. compact charger and four AAA's and eight AA's (2450mah). Been taking lots of pics and the low battery light on my sx10is (takes four AA's) just came on. Two questions:

    The literature (of which there wasn't much) states that it is okay to leave them in the charger. I wanted more info so I called and was told not to leave them in longer than 24 hours. Now I have them rubber banded together, positive side up, in my case. What do you think?

    Read that the self discharge rate is about .5 to 1% daily. So that means that my next 4 AA's have, at most, lost 14% of their power. Should I use them as is, or recharge to the max?

    Thanks for any advice! Beth
     
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    Thanks John. My original intent was the Sanyo Eneloops but there were none to be had after four places so we picked up the Energizer set at Sam's. Thanks for the link - I'll check it out.

    Beth
     
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    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Eneloops are hard to find in stores. I bought mine at Amazon.com
     
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    Andy, I understand that I can use the Energizer compact charger for the Sanyo Eneloops - is that right?

    Thanks, Beth
     
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    Hi.

    Any charger that can charge NiMh battery`s will charge Eneloops, your Energizer charger will be fine.

    Just adjust the charging time for a 2000mah battery.

    John.
     
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    Thanks John - and for directing me to the "candle power" site! Beth
     
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    Hi.

    What country are you in beth?

    As you should really buy yourself a smart charger.

    John
     
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    I'm in the US.

    Beth
     
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    Beth here again. I just reread what Mr. Happy said in the candlepower forum. According to him, mine must be smart batteries as they charge in less than six hours.
     
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