Among my prized acquisitions from Tokyo was a set of Sanyo charger together with four rechargeable batteries and two packs of four rechargeable batteries each. These are all for use with Wuan’s and my digital cameras. I favour digital cameras using AA rechargeable batteries over those using proprietary battery packs for convenience’s sake. If the rechargeable batteries go flat, they can easily be replaced with widely available alkaline batteries.
Sanyo NC-MR58 Quick Charger with refresh and battery check functions.
The Sanyo NC-MR58 Quick Charger has a refresh and battery check function. The refresh function is for conditioning rechargeable batteries. It discharges and then automatically charges the batteries to its full capacity. Each battery is individually charged. The charger came with four Sanyo (HR-3UG) 2700mAh Ni-MH batteries.
Top L-R: Sanyo HR-3U 2500mAh, Panasonic ZR6XT Oxyride, Sanyo HR-3UG 2700mAh, Sanyo HR-3UTG Eneloop 2000mAh and Panasonic LR6T Alkalines.
I also bought one pack of four Sanyo 2700mAh Ni-Mh batteries and one pack of Sanyo Eneloop Ni-NH batteries. The Eneloop batteries are unique. They come fully charged and can be used out of the pack as opposed to normal Ni-MH batteries that needed to be charged before use. The other plus point about Eneloop batteries is that they can be recharged one thousand times whereas the normal Ni-Mh batteries can only last approximately four hundred charges. When I last checked, the charger and batteries were still not available in Malaysia.
L-R: Wuan’s Sanyo NC-MQH01, Sanyo NC-MQR02U and Sanyo NC-MR58.
Sanyo chargers and batteries are reliable. I have been using them for nearly as long as I have owned digital cameras. My first charger was the Sanyo NC-MQR02U Quick Charger. I used it to charge two Sanyo 1800mAh Ni-MH batteries for my first digital camera, the Nikon 3100. The batteries did not last very long. I switched to 2100mAh and then 2500mAh.
Amazingly, the four 2500mAh used in my Canon A610 lasted over two hundred shots on a single charge. I had used the A610 extensively when I was in Tokyo and Bangkok with the 2500mAh and did not miss a single shot due to flat batteries. Now, I am itching to test the other batteries that are in my possession, namely the Sanyo Eneloop 2000mAh Ni-MH and Panasonic’s new generation disposable batteries called the Oxyride. Panasonic claimed that the Oxyride are good for 315 shots in the Panasonic DMC-LC43 digital camera as compared to 144 using Panasonic Alkaline Plus.