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  Reply # 1241120 17-Feb-2015 21:10
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I don't like Eneloop chargers - they're cheap high power things, roast batteries. My cells last 5 years in flashes at weddings with good Maha chargers, I think I have some going on 8 years old.

BDFL if you want to borrow a C9000 or C801D to have a play with just message me. I don't use them all that often.




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  Reply # 1241158 17-Feb-2015 22:21
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If you are traveling to Aus in the near future pop in to an Aldi supermarket. They do an own brand LSD (low self discharge) AA for $6 for a pack of four. That's about 1/4 of NZ retail.

I've had a Camelion charger like this.
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/batteries/rechargeable/chargers/auction-846814670.htm
For years and it's super fast and reliable.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1241192 17-Feb-2015 23:32
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I'm convinced, and thanks Timmay for the information. I'll order a Maha charger. Any gain from getting Maha AA NiMh 2400/2700 batteries, or the Eneloop 2000's?

 

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  Reply # 1241238 18-Feb-2015 07:51
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I won't get the Maha batteries because we have a load of Eneloops. But will try the charger on loan from Timmmay soon to see which batteries can stay or go...






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  Reply # 1241243 18-Feb-2015 08:07
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I use 2500mah PowerEx for my main flashes, but I charge them in the few days leading up to a shoot. For everything else I use eneloop, and if I was buying now I'd buy all eneloop white.




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  Reply # 1241246 18-Feb-2015 08:16
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Interested to hear results.

Ordered a C9000 from ecobatteries.co.nz and a 4 Pack of AA 2400, that will do for the camera. I'll also get some Eneloops soon for a second set and everything else here



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  Reply # 1241658 18-Feb-2015 14:11
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Ordered C9000 and a 4 pack for now, paid, received, dispatching today, good service from ecobatteries.co.nz



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  Reply # 1242307 19-Feb-2015 13:45
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And arrived, thanks all for the info and help and recommendations



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  Reply # 1244071 22-Feb-2015 11:46
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Dang. I have the C-9000 and a 4 pack of Maha batts, I now see after reading the manual, that as these are new batts that I need to use the Break In mode, which is 39-45 hours.
But daughter needs the camera tomorrow for Photography class. How much charge will be in the new batteries. Enough for a reasonable amount of use? She wont be taking a high number of shots.

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