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Old 30-05-2005, 09:49   #1
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Rechargable batteries

I have a Pentax Optio S30, uses 2 AA batteries, any recommendations for rechargable batteries?
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I use 2300 mAh Ni-MH rechargables seem to get a couple of hundred shots from them bought them from Maplins, anything over 2000 mAh are OK
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Sorry to sound dopey but I was given a battery charger with 4 1300 mah batteries,

could I buy some higher power batteries (2000+) and use the same charger?
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I have a Uniross charger which came with 4 1800 mAh and I charge the 2300 with it no problem.
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7DayShop have some 2300mAh AA's on half price at the moment, but its a pack pf 8 and you may not want that many.

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Sorry to sound dopey but I was given a battery charger with 4 1300 mah batteries,

could I buy some higher power batteries (2000+) and use the same charger?
I had the same and contacted uniross they suggested I charge them twice each time, once on Ni-mh and one on Ni-ch to give them nearer the correct charge.
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Sorry to sound dopey but I was given a battery charger with 4 1300 mah batteries,

could I buy some higher power batteries (2000+) and use the same charger?
It depends very much on the charger. Some have a degree of intelligence built in and will keep charging until the battery is full, whether it only needs a top up or a full charge and regardless of battery capacity. The really cheap ones just charge for a fixed amount of time and pay no attention to the charge state or capacity of the battery. If your charger is of the timed type then I would run empty high capacity batteries through a full charge twice. Note these sorts of chargers often have to be removed from the mains and then plugged back in to reset the timer. It is not sufficient to simply remove and replace the batteries. I know - I've got one.
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