iGo Charger w/ 12 AA & 4 AAA Batteries


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#2

The write-up description story is so naughty. You are naughty, woot, so naughty :B


#3

“Same 1.5 volts as disposable alkalines”

Isn’t NiMH 1.2V? I realize that alkaline batteries drop in voltage as they are discharged though and NiMH holds steady


#4

:wink:


#5

Third time I’ve seen this deal on Woot, second time (after buying the first time) that I’m recommending it :wink: 12 AA batteries themselves are expensive, so rechargeable ones with some AAA are extra nice.

I keep hearing they don’t work well in very demanding devices and whatnot, I guess like high-power cameras? I use mine in Xbox controllers and they work wonders, so yeah.


#6

Yes n both counts, so if you have a weird device that needs more than an NiMH battery provides then this will work, but only for half or less of its charge.

I don’t have anything that won’t work with NiMH batteries.


#7

The description is priceless! Priceless, I tell ya

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#8

Looks like somebody got carte blanche to write whatever description they wanted to about these things. That or the head copy editor is out with a bad flu.


#9

Dont waste your money the charge only holds for about 20 pics in my digital camera yea its only $20.00 but save it or send me the $20.00 its a piece of junk


#10

The AAA were unusually wide, too wide for my TIVO remote.


#11

I think you just explained why I’m not having great luck in my Flashlights… they work fine for a while but then just go to nothing.(Enveloops)


#12

Eneloops are NiMH and should maintain steady voltage. It’s alkaline batteries that drop voltage as they discharge.


#13

If they worked well with Mac wireless keyboard and mouse I would be all over these…


#14

Bought 3 last time offered, got 3 more this time. That almost takes care of christmas gifts for family. If woot would next offer the Energizer Weather Ready flashlight ($9.99), my shopping would be 3/4 complete!


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When I radio reviewed a (quickly discontinued) brand name version of these 12 years ago on my show, it was pointed out that each time they are recharged, the capacity drops a certain percentage.

If I recall correctly, they are shot after 25 charges, and at about 12 charges, they only held 50% of their capacity.

Perhaps a Wooter who has had these for a while can update us on this?


#17

I’ve bought 3 rounds of these from woot - the last time was this same set with the larger charger. I’m not going to get a sciency on you, but they have worked well for everything I’ve used them for. I quite like that the hold the charge, whereas my experience with nimh is they are dead in a couple weeks, used or not. We’ve has some of these over a year an no real issues. Lots of charges. For the price you’re even after just a few uses.


#18

They die very quickly and then they leak. Had to throw out 8 AAA batteries after 2 months of use.


#19

How about iGo and get a real charger and batteries.


#20

Okay, so what about the charger. Can I use it with other batteries?