Best NiMh C LSD

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Best NiMh C LSD

I have so far not found a good review in the C size. I found a real nice set of tests by Torchy the Battery Boy, but they are all D cells.

Is it reasonable to assume that a C cell from the same manufacturer will be the same quality as the Ds? Ignoring the ones with an AA inside.

If any of them are just someone selling some re-brands, I suspect that plan will not be useful.

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HKJ did a review of “Tensai NiMH C-cells”
https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Tensai%20C%20TR-C4000%204000m....

NKON in Europe sells NiMH C cells made by Maha and Ansmann.

Kaidomain sells Soshine C cell. These might be low self discharge (LSD).

Why not just use high quality Eneloop/Ikealoop AA cells in combination with a cheap AA-to-C cell convert/adapter, something like this or this ?

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Thanks, but I am looking for tests across a wide range of cells. Or just “the best ones”. Not using AA cells in an adapter; primarily because I have had no real success with the adapters. I have a bunch of Eneloops, but I have not seen C cells from them that are not an AA stuck in a fake battery case. And I would really rather recharge 4 batteries instead of 12. I am also in the US (the PNW means I am at the upper left corner).

I am seeing Tenergy rated at 5000 mAH. But a failed 4000 mAH battery from them is why I am looking for replacements. So I am a bit leery of Tenergy. And I want a matched set. And if 5000 is real, I would like to go there.

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Check AccuPower’s AccuLoop C Cell. I’m currently using them in 2 Maglite ML50LX 3C cell for work and you can tell the brightness difference switching from alkaleaks to the LSD NiMH.

https://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=15079.60&cat1=14&uid=2021

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Thanks everyone. I went through the AA and D tests from HKJ and torchy. I recorded the results from both where they each had batteries but not necessarily the same ones. Then I looked at D and AA results for consistency of power available.

PowerX looked good, but I only found AA specs.

I finally settled on Soshine. A bit obscure it seems. They came out near the top of tests for D and AA. 9300 mAH and 2600 mAH. The manufacturer states they are LSD.

I see what I get in a few weeks.

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alternety wrote:
I finally settled on Soshine.

Did you order them from Kaidomain or were you able to find them somewhere else for less?

Keep us posted how you like them. Curious to know their actual capacity.

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Got them from Aliexpress.

$5 each, free shipping.

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If I were buying NiMH Ds and/or Cs, it would either be the Tenergy Centuras (LSDish) or their Premiums. They’re the best bang for your buck, IMO.

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