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kg9qm

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I found some 2500 mAh AA Energizers in a 12 pack at Home Depot. I forget what I paid now, but after looking in several places, those were by far the best price.

I found some really low priced 'Digital' brand at Big Lots a couple years ago and they were good performers. I think they were about $1.50 each. Worked fine but only for a couple years, then went downhill fast.

I bought some MaHa PowerEx from Thomas Distributing once, but their prices have gone way up AND there's the shipping charges on top of that.

http://thomasdistributing.com/shop/-nimh-rechargeable--aa-nimh-batteries-c-122_104_106.html
 

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As the 250 is a 'battery pack' of AA's, you can make your own if you don't mind doing a bit of soldering (and you make sure to keep the lead to the scanner).

I've started using the Sanyo Enoloops. I've found a package (with a charger I didn't need) at Costco. Think there were eight AA and a couple of AAA's plus charger for about $25.

The Encoloops do hold their charge a lot longer than regular rechargeables (but if you're running the scanner all the time that really isn't all that important).
 

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Duracell 2650's are on sale at Kroger's (dont know if you have one near you or not) for $7.99. Coupled with the Maha 9000, they're running like champs for me.

On a full charge, leaving the backlight alone, I get 10-12 hours per set.
 

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The BEST Batteries I have Found....

For the second year in-a-row, I bought a package of 12 NiMH AA batteries at the Dayton Hamvention from a dealer in the flea market. The dozen only cost $20 and are rated at 2900 mah. The dozen I bought a year ago have been in daily use in my scanners and digital cameras (I do photography for a living).

The brand name is: Power2000 "Professional" (made in China) They are black, orange and yellow in color

I have seen them offered on the internet at a slightly higher price. Unfortunately, I did not get the dealer's name that had them in Dayton....BUT I can vouch for their superiority to everything else I have found.

By the way, they last for about 20 hours in my Pro-97 on a single charge and will last all day in a heavily used digital camera.
 

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enloops by Sanyo.
Take and hold a charge better than anything I have tried.
If you have a Costco near you they have package that includes a holder(like a little briefcase), charger, 8 AA's, 4 AAA's and adapters for charging C's and D's.
Costs around $24.
You may find it at www.costco.com if you are not near one.
 

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BigJimbo said:
Duracell 2650's are on sale at Kroger's (dont know if you have one near you or not) for $7.99.
$6.99 at the kroger store here, they have been for quite a few months now, needless to say i now own SEVERAL packages
 
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