Batteries

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    tjones8611 TPF Noob!

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    I searched the forum and have read many threads regarding rechargeable batteries for the flash, however I have been unable to determine which brands/type provides the quickest recycle times for the flash.

    From what I have gathered so far, the Eneloop batteries hold a charge the longest (while not is use) and the Powerex discharges fairly rapidly, but provides better flash recycle times. Is Powerex the best/quickest for faster flash cycle times?
     
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    Does anyone have expereince with the new nizn batteries?
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The difference between brands will absolutely pale compared to the difference between technologies. And that is somewhat ordered Lithium, NiMha, Alkaline, NiCad, with Lithium providing the highest on demand peak current. Even then unless you get truly dodgy batteries you'll be splitting hairs with millisecond differences.

    The difference between brands will likely affect charge vs lifespan more than anything.
     
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    I just bought Duracell NiMH batteries for... eh idk its on amazon tho.~

    Got the charger with it.

    that way you will save a lot of money if you buy even 3 packs of 4
    and the flash only takes 4 batteries so you have 8 spares which should be left fully charged.
     
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