The NZ purchased batteries and the LaCrosse free ones (AA) are still doing very good. The Sanyo Industrial ones, I set the charger to discharge then charge until it says FULL. 3 of the 4 so far in charge says FULL. They each only had 50mah injected. The 4th is still going.
All the batteries are the same age. The NZ ones a bit newer, ie Energizers, GP. The LaCrosse were bought with the Sanyo at the same day online (shipped here together). Back in 2006 when I went overseas with my Garmin GPS which takes AA I used the Sanyo yeah .. it would go into battery saving mode after 2 or so hours. Generally the Garmin should last for a day or two.
The other issue is that with one of the AAA LaCrosse battery it refuses to charge on my other speed charger, on the top of the battery there is like 3mm that the color is a bit darker. One or two others have that as well but still charge but a lot less like 1 or 2mm. Is that indicating the battery is going bad?
Thanks for your help.