Battery Shootout page updated! (UPDATED)|
(Friday, July 25, 2003 - 18:03 EDT)
After way too long an interval, I've once again updated my "Battery Shootout" page, this time adding new or updated results for no less than 9 different manufacturer/capacity combinations.
The new champs are Maha's PowerEx 2200s, but as noted in the article, I'm a little hesitant to proclaim that particular result too strongly as it's based on results from a single set of cells. I'm hoping to test more samples of the Powerex 2200s soon, will update the page as soon as I have that data to include. The good news though, is that top-rated 2100 mAh cells from Sanyo and Uniross tested very good as well, so there are a number of excellent power solutions out there now for AA-powered digicams.
As is the way with such things, just as I finally manage to get the results of various 2100 and 2200 mAh units posted, several makers have begun shipping "2300" models. I'll try to get another update done a bit more quickly this time, but please note the following:
All this just to say please don't start emailing me next week, asking when the next update will be posted. Best-case, it's likely to be at least 6 weeks, probably longer. Meanwhile though, there's now 9 more battery types listed, so check it out!
UPDATED 2003-07-29 17:33ET Thanks to Robert Niesen for catching the fact that we missed linking to the article in question. That has now been corrected...
- These tests take a lot of calendar time to execute, as my test protocol involves trickle-charging for at least 24 hours, to "top off" the cells, and I've found that I need to run a minimum of 10 cycles on several sets of cells to get numbers I can be confident in. So it takes a minimum of a couple of weeks to turn around results on any particular new cell, if there are no interruptions.
- This is more or less a hobby-level thing for me, as the battery page doesn't generate any support for the site, so it's a catch-as-catch-can sort of thing, perpetually taking a back seat to the ongoing flood of digicam review work.