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Bodyman

best batteries

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I would like to get opinions on the best cold weather batteries. I use AA rechargebles in my GPS but they really slow down in the cold?? Any suggestions? Thanks

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Perhaps you could get them tested for output, compared with over-the-counter disposable batteries. I just use the heavy duty Duracells or Energizers with my Etrex, and it doesn't function any slower in the cold than when it's warm. Is it possible your rechargeables aren't holding a full charge?

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It states right in my Magellan manual that rechargeables will not last as long as convential batteries.

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One of the latest issues of Consumer Reports had an article on alkaline batteries. They found that the only difference between the cheap and expensive ones was the price.

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I've gotta disagree with the above (to a point).

If you don't mind lugging around extra batteries or for non-critical applications, I would go with the cheapies.

But for critical applications go with the "better" batteries, like the Duracell w/ M3 or the Energizer max. I would also use better batteries with equipment with a high draw - Zenon type flashlights, etc. (I learned the hardway those)

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