Rechargeable Battery Help? Answered
I'm sick of throwing away AA batteries, and I go through a lot with my camera flash. The only rechargeable, multi purpose batteries I've used were some generic energizer ones I got some years ago, so I need your recommendations.
I'm willing to spend a bit more for a quality charger/batteries that will last.
For batteries, I'd like to support Eneloop, as they sponsored an instructables contest in the past. They are significantly better than Energizer/Duracell, right? How does Rayovac compare in price/power?
For a charger, I was looking at the the BC-9009 by La Crosse. It has good reviews, charges slowly for a slower drain, prevents overcharging and has all sorts of other features. It comes with 4 AA, 4 AAA batteries and a case for $40. See it here:
I don't know how good the la crosse batteries that it comes with are, though. The BC-700 would work fine and can be bought alone for $30.
For packaging reference, I need to have at least 8 AA batteries, but would definitely use any extra AA or AAA that might come with it.
So, what do you have to suggest? Thanks!
Update: I read that energizers may be better than eneloops for things that use a lot of power quickly (like a camera flash) while the eneloops are better for things that use it slowly (like a remote control). Is that true? I'm concerned about getting batteries that will store a lot of electricity over many charge cycles, but not so much about them holding a charge during storage.