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meli

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 11:16:46 AM »
Eneloops over Ene Pros. Despite the larger capacity i find the flash recharge times of pros to be slightly slower.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 11:16:46 AM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2017, 05:11:08 PM »
the pros also can't be recharged as many times  :-\

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2017, 06:27:41 PM »
Ene Pros worked much better than Apple units for me w/ Canon 600 EX-RTs.
All theories are wrong, but some are useful, eh?

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2017, 10:49:31 PM »
I would go for the Eneloop Pro and get a decent charger for them, like the Youshiko Intellegent Charger YC4000. It will charge, discharge up to four cells individually and collectively, with many settings.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2017, 01:00:42 AM »
Enloops XXX
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2017, 01:06:58 AM »
Enloops XXX

Only for specific style of shoots.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2017, 11:22:32 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.

I haven't tried the more powerful ones because they are enought larger that they literally will not fit in many electronic items that were designed for a standard battery dimension.  I have plenty of the standard eneloops, I love them.  I have so many that I purchased a expensive charger which measures capacity so I could toss any which were losing capacity.  Surprisingly, even 6 or 7 year old ones still take a full charge.  Other rechargables I had took half a charge or less after a year or two.

I'm glad to hear they fit in the Canon flash.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2017, 11:22:32 AM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2017, 12:26:29 PM »
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Surprisingly, even 6 or 7 year old ones still take a full charge.  Other rechargables I had took half a charge or less after a year or two.
Yes! I can confirm that, too.

The (standard) Eneloops in the beginning had the exactly same charging current and the same capacity, meaning their internal chemistry is so close to each other (having low tolerances) that internal resistance and therefore the charging current are so similar.
Even after two or more years the currents are differing by just a few milli Amps. That's fascinating.
I've never seen that before with any other brand.
sometimes you have to close your eyes to see properly.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2017, 10:35:50 AM »
Eneloop

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2017, 02:42:14 AM »
Chargers that can discharge batteries? Sounds like something I'd enjoy!

I used to only purchase Hahnel but those hold memory and don't work unless all batteries are holding the same charge
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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2017, 08:34:33 AM »
I have so many that I purchased a expensive charger which measures capacity so I could toss any which were losing capacity. 

Which charger is that?

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2017, 09:35:28 AM »
I have so many that I purchased a expensive charger which measures capacity so I could toss any which were losing capacity. 

Which charger is that?

Yeah, apologize for hijacking the thread, but what's a good charger that helps analyze the batteries?

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 02:35:18 PM »
I highly recommend La Crosse 700 or better. They are amazing, do discharge/recharge/refresh, measure capacity etc. I have 2 of those as I have too many eneloops :p

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2017, 02:35:18 PM »

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2017, 04:29:24 PM »
I've had no problems with eneloops, energizers or the B&H Watson ones.  For context I don't use them every day but I have no reason to feel bad about any of them.

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »
Yeah, apologize for hijacking the thread, but what's a good charger that helps analyze the batteries?

I use one of these, though there's likely much better out there:

http://www.batterylogic.co.uk/technoline/technoline-BL700.asp

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Re: Which rechargeable AA batteries for Speedlights?
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2017, 05:13:58 PM »