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Subject: RE: Eveready 1850 NiMh
From: Simon, Wesley (wsimon_at_lsil.com)
Date: 2002-12-05


 
Yesterday afternoon I ordered 12 Sanyo 1850 mAh NiMh batteries for $34.95
and a charger for $24.95 (Power Charger II, AC and 12 V car adapter
included). With shipping (US), it totaled $65.40. I picked them up from
greenbatteries.com. It seems that $20-$25 is the going rate for a decent
charger, but I've seen them listed for $40 or more.
 
Does the built-in Archos Jukebox charger work fine with these batteries? I
was also wondering about you guys that are changing them out. I bought the
JB 5000 at Best Buy. The only way to take out the batteries is to take the
unit apart (and void the warranty). Are the other units the same way?
 
Wes
 
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Simon, Wesley [mailto:wsimon_at_lsil.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 3:21 PM
To: 'rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se'
Subject: RE: Eveready 1850 NiMh

Good job Chris! I must have read that article a week or two ago and it was
updated two days ago. I have been negotiating a deal with a guy on Ebay for
12 of the PowerEx batteries. We haven't reached any kind of deal as of
today. He normally lists auctions with 8 batteries and the MaHa charger as
one auction. I was trying to get him to sell me 12 and the charger or
create an auction so that I could do a "Buy it Now." But now, I think I'll
price the Sanyo batteries.

thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Holt [ mailto:amiga2k_at_cox.net <mailto:amiga2k_at_cox.net> ]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 2:00 PM
To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
Subject: Re: Eveready 1850 NiMh

I saw that article too. I noticed that the Eveready 1800Mah cells came in
around third place, and they have the added advantage of being readily
available in department stores and such. That is why I pointed them out.
Just found the page. Seems he has been doing some more testing and the
Sanyo and Energizer 1850s came out on top. Of course the testing is ongoing

so this may change.

Here's the link:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/ACCS/BATTS/BATTS.HTM
<http://www.imaging-resource.com/ACCS/BATTS/BATTS.HTM>

I like this in particular because this guy developed his own test setup and
does not rely on Manuf. hype at all.

Like you, I was pretty satisfied with the runtime of the included batteries,

but I wanted to see how these "off the shelf" models worked out. I'm using
the green ones in my little NomadIIc player, so there is no loss there. :)

Chris

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon, Wesley" <wsimon_at_lsil.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:54 AM
Subject: RE: Eveready 1850 NiMh

>
> Just a note here on batteries. I'm happy with the lifetime of my archos
> batteries. However, I recently purchased a digital camera that takes AA
> batteries. So, I researched to find the best NiMh batteries. In this
> process, I discovered that they are making 2400 Mah NiMh AA batteries now.

> I'm not sure what company makes these. I read a review of NiMh batteries
> and they claimed that PowerEx 1800 Mah has the best qualities as far as
> lifecycle and memory effects. I'd point everyone to the article if I
still
> had the link. The article convinced me to pick up this brand for my
camera.
> I'm sure they would work equally well in a jukebox.
>
> Thanks,



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