Wednesday, April 11

Rechargable Batteries

Once upon a time, a long time ago, my dad brought home a battery charger. This was when batteries were transitioning from carbon to alkaline. And I remember being disappointed in how sorry the charge was from a rechargeable.

But I've been thinking of all the ways that re-chargeable are part of my life today... my cell phone, my cordless phone, my laptop at work, my iPod ... all things that use rechargeable batteries that I don't think twice about.

So, what about those rechargeable AAs (flashlight, camera) and AAAs (led headlamp, calculator)? Now that I have gone through my ultra-mega box of AAs from Costco, I picked up an Energizer compact charger from Office Depot ($21+tax).

I put the AAs on to charge last night. They charged overnight and went in my camera this morning. I'm shooting RAW format at 7.1 megapixels and my camera sucks batteries dry. It will be interesting to see how many shots I get and how long these last. The camera behaved like a champ for the 6 shots I took this morning, so I'm pleased so far.

2 comments:

Caroline said...

I'll be interested in hearing how well the rechargeables hold up. I've been considering trying them again myself.

sarah said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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