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Rechargeable batteries

I was thinking about buying some rechargeable batteries and a battery charger just to try to save some money, since they can be recharged around 1,000 times, instead of just buying the regular, non-rechargeable, disposable batteries. Also, the rechargeable batteries are environmentally-friendly as they do not end up in a landfill so quickly.

I was looking on Amazon at a few brands, and there were a good/decent amount of complaints: they are just junk and a waste of money, they explode, they leak battery acid, they won't recharge, they won't hold a charge/need constant recharging, etc.

Has anybody had any luck with these?

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https://www.businessinsider.com/best...able-batteries

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No luck. I quit buying them.
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Never worked well for me.
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Originally Posted by ud2 View Post
I was thinking about buying some rechargeable batteries and a battery charger just to try to save some money, since they can be recharged around 1,000 times, instead of just buying the regular, non-rechargeable, disposable batteries. Also, the rechargeable batteries are environmentally-friendly as they do not end up in a landfill so quickly.

I was looking on Amazon at a few brands, and there were a good/decent amount of complaints: they are just junk and a waste of money, they explode, they leak battery acid, they won't recharge, they won't hold a charge/need constant recharging, etc.

Has anybody had any luck with these?

A quick overview:


https://www.businessinsider.com/best...able-batteries
Have used them for years(~10) without any problems whatsoever. They drain a little faster than alkaline batteries but we just keep the reserves charged and ready to go. Have used panasonic eneloops, amazon basics, and bonais. All have worked just fine with the the eneloops and basics lasting longer than the bonais.
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I use rechargeables in everything. I use Panasonic Eneloop. They are about the best out there and live up to billing. I use a NteCore battery charger for them. Can get both on Amazon.
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A local company in Springboro called Parts Express has a nice selection of recharge batteries at nice prices. :-)
http://www.parts-express.com/cat/pho...batteries/1368
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I use rechargeables in everything. I use Panasonic Eneloop. They are about the best out there and live up to billing. I use a NteCore battery charger for them. Can get both on Amazon.
How old are your rechargeable batteries? I read one comment on Amazon that said that these rechargeable batteries used to be made in Japan, and the batteries coming out of Japan were good, but the manufacturing has since been moved to China, and now the quality has gone to pot.
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Originally Posted by charlestonflyer15 View Post
Have used them for years(~10) without any problems whatsoever. They drain a little faster than alkaline batteries but we just keep the reserves charged and ready to go. Have used panasonic eneloops, amazon basics, and bonais. All have worked just fine with the the eneloops and basics lasting longer than the bonais.
Have you bought any rechargeable batteries recently?
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How old are your rechargeable batteries? I read one comment on Amazon that said that these rechargeable batteries used to be made in Japan, and the batteries coming out of Japan were good, but the manufacturing has since been moved to China, and now the quality has gone to pot.
Many years old. Still charge fine.
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Have you bought any rechargeable batteries recently?

Just went back to look at my Amazon purchase history and the last purchase was from 2017. I don't know if I would consider that recently.

You could probably start small, say a charger and a 4 pack, to see what you think and if successful order more, otherwise you're not out much.
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