This is one of the posts I’ve written when I was learning about SEO and online writing way back maybe five years ago.
Instead of only letting it take up space on the hard drive why not let it loose on the blogosphere. I proofread it but I can’t do much about the tone. Hmmm . . . so excuse the lack of conversational voice.
When buying a camera, you should also consider other necessary peripherals: battery charger and battery.
I was paying more attention to pixels, resolution, and price of the camera. I forgot about these invaluable gadgets, especially the battery, the source of life of any device.
As a result, I spend much later on.
First in two (size AA) Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, then I bought the battery charger (for AA/AAA) that comes with another two AA batteries.
Because I wasn’t satisfied especially with the latter (long charging time yet brief usage), I’ve tried another one that I’m satisfied and would like to share my opinions for others to figure out if it fits their need.
You can avoid my costly mistakes.
Sanyo Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger (affiliate link) comes with two Eneloop rechargeable batteries (size AA HR6).
The duo’s price is higher than the preceding purchases combined, yet have been yielding benefits:
I can save money, energy, and take more photos and videos with my digital camera.
The Sanyo Battery Charger (NC-MQR02NU) looks like your typical charger; at a first glance, it’s hard to tell the difference from other common rechargeable batteries.
The Sanyo Battery Charger can charge AA and AAA Ni-MH/Ni-Cd batteries known as Eneloop.
What is Eneloop Anyway?
Eneloop is a combination of the technologies of rechargeable batteries (recyclable, reusable, and durable) and of a dry cell (you can use it right after purchasing and storing for a long time).
With this innovation, people can save money and most importantly make a favour for our planet by not dumping more waste.
- Sanyo Charger has quick charge portions (farthest left and right). I use them if I need to use my digital camera in an instant and for a short while. If not in a quick charging mode, I was able to charge two Eneloop in two hours.
- Sanyo Quick Charger (NC-MQR02NU) can charge Sanyo AA and AAA batteries (Ni-MH/Ni-Cd) at the same time. The charging time varies depending on the size, type, and number of items being charged.
- You can use Eneloop in various devices from the necessary radio, clock, torch light, remote controller, electric shaver, flash light, electric toothbrush, cassette recorder, IC recorder, radio tranceiver, to somewhat less important remote control car, MP3 player, portable game, CD player, and Nintendo Wii remotes.
- Eneloop has a low self-discharge (lose its charge when not in use); after three years of disuse, it’s still 75% charged.
- AA Eneloop batteries can be used in other devices requiring C and D batteries. To do so, you can use Sanyo adapter; however, this cannot change the electrical specification but only the mechanical dimensions of the battery. (Sorry. I get lost just by reading #5. Can we move on to the next.)
To make Sanyo battery charger and Eneloop last longer—not just because of being costly—proper care and use must be applied.
How to Use and Care for Eneloop and Sanyo Battery Charger
- Disconnect charger from outlet once charging is complete. You’ll notice that the LED indicator will turn off; otherwise, it will turn red as the charging continues.
- Eneloop may be charged with other Ni-MH battery chargers, but warranty is only applied if it is used with Sanyo Ni-MH chargers that similarly must only charge Sanyo batteries as recommended by the company.
- When not in use, remove the batteries from the device.
- Do not drop the battery.
- Do not expose Eneloop to heat or fire.
In our house, I use the other Ni-MH batteries in TV remote control and clocks, but my digital camera only use Eneloop charged via Sanyo Ni-MH/Ni-Cd Battery Charger.
By keeping in mind and practicing the proper use of this indispensable duo, I know I can take more photos and reap the advantages—but most importantly while taking care of nature.
I no longer have with me these gadgets and the camera but I was informed that they are still working as expected. If I’m going to buy Sanyo or Eneloop, I’ll probably use it for a clock or something else.
For now I’m looking for a DSLR (that uses lithium ion battery) for beginners. If you can recommend any, leave a comment.