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Zeidora

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Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:32:11 AM »
I have to replace my rechargeables for my MT24EX and my 580. I am looking for quick recycle time. Eneloop Pro or XX (2550 mAh) get good reviews. EBL 2800 mAh may be an option but are said to be thicker so a tight fit in some electronics. Anybody try those on Canon speedlights? Any other options?

I do have one of those fancy analyzer chargers (Powerex MH-C9000 WizardOne Charger-Analyzer).
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Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« on: January 31, 2017, 01:32:11 AM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 01:56:54 AM »
Any Eneloop will do.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 02:19:02 AM »
Try Eneloop  or Eneloop, otherwise Eneloop.
Since I got those I never bought any other brand.
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 03:45:20 AM »
I use both Eneloop and Energizer AA rechargeables.  Both work fine.
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 04:53:09 AM »
I used to buy brand name ones. I have since switched to the amazon brand. They are around 2300-2500mAh.
I purchase about 30 and they are all still working great after approx 1 year.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 05:17:17 AM »
I have Eneloops, Duracell rechargeable and the black Amazon batteries. The Eneloops and Duracell are both equally good and reliable, the Amazon batteries don't last as well or have the same recycle time, but they work fine in my Yongnuo triggers.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 06:40:10 AM »
Most of my batteries are now Eneloop Pro's over Eneloop, not much different but the Pro's get less hot from high demand usage and also feature a bit more power over the standard batteries from memory.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 06:40:10 AM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 08:00:45 AM »
this and also they are slow discharge batteries meaning you do not need to recharge them every month to keep the charge topped up.I used Eneloops Pro until I found out that IKEA LADDA 2450 mAh (white) rechargable batteries are in fact rebranded Eneloops Pro and available from your local IKEA store at half the cost of the Eneloops Pro. ( actually, at 1/6 of the cost. $6.00 vs 36.00 for pack of 4 Eneloops Pro)

http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/70303876/

some folks tested these IKEA batteries and found that their chemistry, cells, charge and discharge curve is identical to Eneloops Pro. I am not supprised...

http://www.provideocoalition.com/ikea-batteries-eneloops-disguise/

I own 40 of them in total. Very happy so far.

Most of my batteries are now Eneloop Pro's over Eneloop, not much different but the Pro's get less hot from high demand usage and also feature a bit more power over the standard batteries from memory.
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 08:14:36 AM »
Try Eneloop  or Eneloop, otherwise Eneloop.

No, don't get any of those.  Get Eneloop.   :D
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 08:19:59 AM »
Try Eneloop  or Eneloop, otherwise Eneloop.

No, don't get any of those.  Get Eneloop.   :D
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 09:04:22 AM »
Wait...What? There are people out there not using Eneloops?

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 09:09:44 AM »
Fujitsu AA 2550mAh High Capacity.
Fujitsu is the one that makes the good quality Eneloops in Japan.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817109007&Tpk=N82E16817109007

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 10:24:32 AM »
Thanks for the laughs guys,-I mean "Eneloops" . (i.e. Pro)  ;D
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 10:24:32 AM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 10:58:31 AM »
Thanks for all the replies, which seem to have a certain refrain, or should I say loop?
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 10:58:31 AM »