Best Batteries?

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  1. daymouse

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    Reet my plug and play battery pack has died after just over a year! :mad:

    Anyway was thinking i need a couple of rechargable batteries for my wireless headphones and thought may aswell use a couple in my controller instead of getting another plug and play battery!

    So just wanted to see if anyone is using rechargable batteries on here and what they think of them? How many hours do you get? which ones do you recommend?

    Thanks:thumbsup:
     
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    Hey,

    When getting rechargeable batteries the higher the mah the longer they will last.

    Id recommend some 2700+ id recommend 8 batteries. If your like me you will start out just using them for xbox, then they go into your tv remote, then your misses ends up nicking the rest lol.

    My 2700 mah last around 2 weeks and thats about 3/4 hours of cod each night.
     
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    I've always used rechargeable AA's in my 360 controller. The make doesn't really matter (- rather make sure you get ones with a high mAh - I tend to use 2500mAh. Whatever you do, stay away from poundland-type ones, with ratings of 700mAh or so, as they'll last no more than a few days.

    My batteries tend to last a week or so, though of course it depends how long you play for, and the batteries do over time need recharging more frequently.

    Best recommendation is to have a couple of sets spare and charged - that way you just swap 'em straight over when required.
     
  4. RPD_UK

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    I use Uniross re-chargables (2500mah) and a fast charger with my 360 controller (s). Never had a problem with them - and they worked out cheaper than the official Xbox charger & battery kits - plus you can use the batteries with other devices.

    I get many hours out of each charge. Being that they come in packs of 4 you can leave one pair on charge whilst you use the others in your controller - and therefor you are never without batteries.

    A decent investment in a fast charger is important too as the cheaper, slower one's can take hours just to charge a set of AA's.

    Maplin do a good selection at reasonable prices on the High Street - though if you hunt around online you will probably find even better deals.

    This is a good deal on a charger...

    1-Hour Fast Battery Charger with LCD Display > Maplin

    ...and even comes with 4 2400maH batteries.


    NB: The latest 'Hybrid' batteries are worth a look too.
     
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    I have 3 rechargable battery phones in house in charging base units

    I use same rechargable batteries in controller (and my mouse & my keyboard)

    When the batteries run out i just swap them with one of the phones

    Phones still work with low power and recharge them back up again :D

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    mine are 2600 one's and last for about a week ish depending on how much time I put in but as a rule of thumb they last about 10 hours.

    I have 4 so 2 are on charge whilst using the others and vice versa.

    To think i'd of had to buy about 100 batteries by now the savings are definately worth it!!
     
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    I use 2000mah jessops rechargable batterys and charger.

    I think it was £12 odd for four and a charger in Jessops about 2 years ago now maybe longer. They seem to last me about a week and a half, and last me on average 4-6 hours+ play a day.

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    I personally use the official packs, but I am getting fed-up with the quality of them now. I used to get 2years out of the packs, but the last few I bought have barely lasted 3charges.

    I personally like Energizer batteries the best, out of Uniross, Duracell, Energizer and no-Name I find lower mAh Enegizers out last higher mAh from the other brands.

    A set of 2500mAh+ energizers would get my vote.

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/97598

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/148845

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/97612
     
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    I've been wondering whether you could use the play and charge kit cable to recharge batteries in your controller.


    Anybody want to risk it?
     
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    i've tried it & it doesn't seem to charge
     
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    I've got a couple of these and never had any issues!
     
  14. daymouse

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    I would have one of these if they did them in black! It will annoy me knowing my sexy black controller is showing its bare white arse!!! ;)

    Anyway way just want to say soddin useless Argos, legged it on my dinner to get the Uniross ones. I paid waited a few mintues for the women to bring some dodgy ones called camlink? so i explained they should be uniross ones to which she replies it says they may be a different brand!!! :mad::eek::mad::eek: so told her where to shove that cheapo make and give my money back!!

    Its like going in to buy a 360 and her coming out with a PS3 and saying it says it maybe a different brand!!! No Thanks!!! :smashin:
     
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    Found these ones. What do you think for less than a tenner?

    ULTRA Compact Energizer Charger + 6 batteries 4x AA 2500 mAh and 2x AAA 850mAh batteries

    EuroBatteries
     
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    An Engergizer 15 Minute Charger with the supplied batteries has worked well for me since my first Play and Charge Kit battery died (I think the supplied batteries are 2200 mAh). I charge the other pair when the controller has been flashing the low battery warning for a while.
     
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    how long do they last you? :)
     
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    Argos have done that to me a few times.

    BT phone extension was Argos own brand.

    Philex Scart Lead was Hitachi.

    Alphason TV Stand was Sorano.

    Probably some more I can't remember. How they can charge you for Uniross batteries and then say they can give you any brand is ridiculous, by that logic they could charge for an Xbox 360 and give you a NES.
     
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    With a couple of hours use each day, Monday to Friday, I get at least two weeks out of them, usually more.
     
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    Uniross hybro or Vapextech for me, I've never found the rating to make any difference on a controller.
     
  22. daymouse

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    Thanks for help guys

    Ended up going for the ones from the EuroBatteries for £9.50 delivered cant argue! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    My local Aldi was doing rechargeables for £1.99 a pack for 4 AA's, reaonably high mAh too, something like 2700. At that price even if they don't last as long as branded ones you can have two packs for back up.
     

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