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Subject: Best NiMH Batteries, and proper use/charging information.
From: SteamShip (
Date: 2003-12-27

This is in response to the messages about the thread below.

As far as I have been able to find after spending many hours researching
this topic, the best batteries are the Maha PowerEx 2200 mAh AA's. This
looks like a very comprehensive comparison of all the major brands, and
Powerex came out way on top.

I bought two sets of 4, and can vouch for their quality. This site has a
lot of useful information about this issue of "conditioning" NiMH
batteries. The only pain in the ass is how long it takes to discharge them
following their guidelines.

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 26, 2003 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: HD register error

> You should "prime" NimH batteries by complete charge, complete discharge,
> complete charge, complete discharge, complete charge, use normally
> At 02:33 27/12/03, you wrote:
> >On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 20:26:34 -0500, "Frank Incensed"
> ><> wrote:
> >
> > >well when i plug into dc power it does the same thing wouldnt that be
> > >same as replacing the batteries?
> > >the msg on the the screen says
> > >HD register error
> > >SC1 (85) 227
> > >SN1 (170) 0
> > >SC2 (170) 18
> > >SN2 (85) 211
> >
> >No. The wall wart cannot supply enough power to spin up the drive. The
> >batteries have to help.
> >

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