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Charged and ready to shoot

The rechargable batteries, that were included with my camera upon reciept, have expired. I am currently using 2 AA Duracell batteries and they work well, but their "power" doesn't last as long as the rechargables. Where can I purchase another set of rechargable batteries? Or better yet, is there a docking station that is available to correspond to my camera type? FinePix E550. Thanks, Angela

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Re: Charged and ready to shoot

Rechargables do not last for 1000 charges because of memory effect loss each use. a nicad r/c must be allowed to cool before recharging- 6 hrs- and must be taken down to zero capacity before recharging.memory effect does not affect m/h's but they must be reconditioned with a few cycles of charge/discharge after steady use. i just bought 16 aaa's and 16 aa's from PLUS 8 units for converting the aa's to d'use for $60 CAD "BOXINGDAY2006" IS THE CODE TO GET 50%OFF alky batts can be recharged- refilled, but they are not designed to do so. cameras take a high capacity battery- big sudden drain in each must use good batteries,not cheap ones!!!

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Re: Charged and ready to shoot

Why do you say they've expired? Rechargeables last for 1000 cycles, which should give most people several years use. If they're corroded, go to Radio Shack or Best Buy for replacements. Be sure to charge AT LEAST 14 hours to get the most out of the batteries.

Posted on Dec 06, 2006

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