Recommendations For Good C&D NiMH Cells?

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Recommendations For Good C&D NiMH Cells?

I need to replace my 10-12 year old C&D NiMH cells. Any advice on good cells that are hi-cap, slow discharge and priced right?

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I’ve never had any luck with any of them. AA-to-D or C adapters work better for me. I just load them up with Eneloops.

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emarkd wrote:

AA-to-D or C adapters work better for me.

Can anyone recommend some of these adapters for me?

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I’ve been using these, you can use 1,2 or 3 AA cells, and the back connector works properly with a Maglite, unlike the 2 cell ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/272508350062

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I asked the same question when I bought my Fenix TK-70 a few years ago.

I ended up buying Tenergy Centura 8000mAh D cells. They are good quality and low self discharge. I bought them either from Amazon or from a seller on ebay (I can’t remember)…

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I have both Powerex Imedion and Tenergy Centura LSD cells bought for my Fenix TK70s back then. I wasted the extra money buying the much more expensive Imedions for the Centuras retain their capacities much higher over a period of time over the Imedions.

I don’t know if there is connection here, but I also bought 16 Imedion AA cells for my Fenix TK41 during that time and all have them are now junk due to leakage and poor capacity retention.

Eneloop is king.

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raccoon city wrote:

emarkd wrote:

AA-to-D or C adapters work better for me.


Can anyone recommend some of these adapters for me?

Syndicate wrote:
I’ve been using these, you can use 1,2 or 3 AA cells, and the back connector works properly with a Maglite, unlike the 2 cell ones. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272508350062

I can’t remember exactly where I got mine (I think it was one of the Chinese websites, maybe Fasttech?) but they look just like these. They’re parallel so you can run them with only a single AA Eneloop loaded up if you want, or add more for longer runtime. And yes they work great in series applications like longer Maglites.

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raccoon city wrote:

emarkd wrote:

AA-to-D or C adapters work better for me.


Can anyone recommend some of these adapters for me?


If you want, you can get the official Eneloop adapters, but they only hold a single AA cell, not 3…

http://a.co/1xmTJVW

Otherwise, here are some that take 3 AAs… http://a.co/0Mdm3Fc

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Pete7874 wrote:

Otherwise, here are some that take 3 AAs… http://a.co/0Mdm3Fc

Those look great!

Even cheaper on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-Plastic-Parallel-AA-Battery-Adapters-Holder-1-5V-Converter-3-AA-To-1-D-Size/371696689246

 

(By the way, I am only looking at adapters in the U.S.)

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I like the Tenergy Centura cells, too. Good sales don’t happen often, though. I got my D cells through Newegg’s marketplace a few years ago at a great price.