Saturday, February 27, 2010

Best Rechargeable Batteries

Really, rechargeable batteries have improved, retain their charge much longer, and, according to Tree Hugger, are much less damaging than disposable batteries to the environment over the entire life of the battery. They are also a good price. It is essential that one gets the right batteries (most recommended: hybrid Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) cells) and a good charger.

According to Metaefficient, here are the best rechargeable batteries:
1) Eneloop Rechargeable Batteries by Sanyo
2) Hybrio Rechargeable Batteries by Uniross

Here are the best chargers:
1) LaCrosse Technology BC-900 Alpha Battery Charger
2) Ansmann Deluxe “Energy 8″ Charger
3) Maha PowerEx “Ultimate Professional” Charger

Remember that rechargeable batteries must be recycled, rather than dumped. Luckily, DC has many options for this: Radio Shack at Eastern Market and other locations found at Call2Recycle.


  1. I just ordered Sanyo Eneloop AAA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack) for $9.42 and La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger for $29.99. The charger seems to take both AA and AAA. I will send a full report when I have tried it out.

  2. I have purchased a sizable number of Craftsman 19.2v Li Ion tool batteries that have never been in a tool.batteries for remote controls