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Even Better Batteries

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From an environmental perspective, I love rechargeable batteries.

Not throwing old used batteries in a land file is very nice thing. Also, when I some day put solar panels on my roof, there won't even be a carbon cost on the back end to get them juiced up. And, of course, there is the financial aspect that once you pay much less for a set of rechargeables and the electricity for a decent number of charges than you would for a comparable number of one time sets.

The one gotcha that the rechargeables I own have is that they don't really hold a charge. The main thing I use the batteries for is to power my small on and off camera flashes. When they are fully charged up, the NiMH batteries do a great job of this. The problem is that I don't shoot that often and with the battery leak, I pretty much have to plan a day in advance if I want to be able to use them. Otherwise, the last charge that I have given them is likely to be a few weeks in the past and the batteries won't have enough juice in them to provide more than a few bursts of light.

Enter: Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries

I recently saw about them in this Cool Tools post. Looks to have almost all the good parts, but the ability to hold a charge. I haven't purchased any yet, but they will be on the way soon enough. I'm sure the technology will continue to improve, but for me, this is a really significant improvement and hopefully will be the start of a sea change that also means less stress on the environment and less toxic shit leaking from batteries into our ground water.

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Even Better Batteries

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From an environmental perspective, I love rechargeable batteries.

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Not throwing old used batteries in a land file is very nice thing. Also, when I some day put solar panels on my roof, there won't even be a carbon cost on the back end to get them juiced up. And, of course, there is the financial aspect that once you pay much less for a set of rechargeables and the electricity for a decent number of charges than you would for a comparable number of one time sets.

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The one gotcha that the rechargeables I own have is that they don't really hold a charge. The main thing I use the batteries for is to power my small on and off camera flashes. When they are fully charged up, the NiMH batteries do a great job of this. The problem is that I don't shoot that often and with the battery leak, I pretty much have to plan a day in advance if I want to be able to use them. Otherwise, the last charge that I have given them is likely to be a few weeks in the past and the batteries won't have enough juice in them to provide more than a few bursts of light.

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Enter: <<link|Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries|http://www.eneloop.info/>>

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I recently saw about them in <<link|this Cool Tools post|http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001921.php>>. Looks to have almost all the good parts, but the ability to hold a charge. I haven't purchased any yet, but they will be on the way
soon enough. I'm sure the technology will continue to improve, but for me, this is a really significant improvement and hopefully will be the start of a sea change that also means less stress on the environment and less toxic shit leaking from batteries into our ground water.


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