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NiMH : Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries

Following the publication of the page "Batteries", we now have this extra piece of money-saving advice, which has been sent-in...

Hi :)

Just reading your articles on batteries with interest.

I have a small money saving tip, which may be of
interest.  I've been using a digital camera for a
while, and tried many types of batteries, but found a
type that works particularly well in digital cameras
especially.

The manufacturers recommend using Alkaline types,
which yield about 50 pictures before the 'low battery'
alert, and the same with NiCd types.

I managed to pick up some Nickel Metal Hydride types,
which give me about 200 pictures! As you'll probably
know, they don't have a 'memory' like NiCds, and can
be 'top up charged'. They also don't cost a lot either
(and can sometimes be nabbed out of certain mobile
phones). Much better results than any other method
I've found.

Am I being cynical I wonder when I believe that the
manufacturers of these digital cameras (companies like
FUJI, KODAK etc), also manufacture Alkaline batteries,
and deliberately don't inform us that NiMH batteries
are great for this use?   :)

best wishes,

Simon
CHAOSMONGERS


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