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posted on Dec, 27 2004 @ 11:21 PM
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I am so tired of being scammed by companies who make what they call heavy duty batteries. I spent a ton of money on them thinking I was getting a good deal. WRONG!!!!! There is nothing heavy duty about them. I think that someone should do something about false advertising so people who are strapped for cash arent wasting their money on batteries that need to be replaced in a couple hours.




posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 01:08 AM
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Go to the store and try to return them. Just tell them the truth, maybe they'll listen. I know what you mean though, I hate false advertising.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:46 AM
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yes, I know what you mean..Best way is to use rechargeable batteries..You have to take a look on the mili ampere per hour (mah) e.g. 2100mah or 2300mah is fine! another example, mate:
Both NiCd and NiMH batteries are rechargeable. The main difference between the two is the fact that NIMH batteries offer higher energy densities than NiCads. In other words, pound for pound, NIMH delivers approximately 30% more capacity than its NiCad counterpart. What this translates into is increased runtime from the battery with no additional bulk. NIMH also offers another major advantage: NiCad batteries tend to suffer from what is called a "memory effect". What this means is that when a NiCad battery is only partially discharged before charging, the battery "forgets" that it has the capacity to further discharge all the way down.

regards
maui



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 09:50 AM
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I have found buying batteries from the dollar store last just as long as batteries bought from let's say Walgreens or Walmart.

also store brands are just as comparable to duracell/energizer and other known brands.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 03:13 PM
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If you do buy nicad or nimh batteries, buy a battery cycler. You can find one at most hobby stores. It will cycle the batteries and help to reduce the effectes of crystaliztion(the memory effect on nicads). NIMH are expensive but worth it IMO.



posted on Dec, 28 2004 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by mauigateway
yes, I know what you mean..Best way is to use rechargeable batteries..You have to take a look on the mili ampere per hour (mah) e.g. 2100mah or 2300mah is fine! another example, mate:
Both NiCd and NiMH batteries are rechargeable. The main difference between the two is the fact that NIMH batteries offer higher energy densities than NiCads. In other words, pound for pound, NIMH delivers approximately 30% more capacity than its NiCad counterpart. What this translates into is increased runtime from the battery with no additional bulk. NIMH also offers another major advantage: NiCad batteries tend to suffer from what is called a "memory effect". What this means is that when a NiCad battery is only partially discharged before charging, the battery "forgets" that it has the capacity to further discharge all the way down.

regards
maui


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