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thetrickster
26-01-2013, 12:10 PM
When to get some replacement CR-P2 batteries today.

No one had any (well any in date!), no camera shops, supermarkets or pharmacies. I found a shop with a couple in stock but went out of date in 2009.

So I went online and found this from a UK company:

Battery Chargers, 223, CR-P2, CR-P2S, CRP2P, DL223A, EL223AP, K223LA (http://www.global-batteries.co.uk/battery-chargers-cPath-6_113-products_id-4223.html?osCsid=3e321fb5519b0525b0da4a24aa0e3c58)

http://www.global-batteries.co.uk/images/UK-I-GB-ZENLARGED-CFR003LB-450x300x0.jpg

I see they are only rated at 500mAh, where as the Duracell CRP2 is 1400mAh and the Energizer are 1500mAh, but obviously you can recharge these.

Anyone tried it?

Paul r s
26-01-2013, 01:52 PM
Personally I'd stay we'll clear of rechargeable batteries on the box.
I buy 8 at a time for me and my buddy from a wholesaler and able to get a decent price.

JPTaylor
26-01-2013, 01:57 PM
Martin Parker has posted many times on Inspo List tells divers NOT to use rechargeable batteries. They drop off to quick & you end up with a dead unit, these only have a 1/3 of the power of regular cells.

I also buy on-line in bulk to get a decent price.

If you want to use rechargeable batteries, you should have got a Sentinel!!! But it was designed around them (and fitted at factory only)

thetrickster
26-01-2013, 02:44 PM
Thanks, I thought this would be the case...

I've ordered some proper Energizer's off the interweb - 3.89 each.

flyingfisheye
26-01-2013, 03:37 PM
Step away from the rechargeable! You must look at a rebreather as life support so buy the best stuff don't scrimp. When the batteries drop! drop them in a bin!!

essexbloke
26-01-2013, 04:09 PM
What you need too do is post this question on the inspo list
Sit back and watch the fracas erupted ;)

thetrickster
26-01-2013, 04:10 PM
It's not about going cheap. :-) heck if they were 20 each I would of got them

It's about trying to find the bloody things, I've covered over 100miles today looking for them. Not a sausage.

I know that I could of (I did in the end) order them online from the UK, but was hoping for a local supplier instead of waiting for the Spanish postie, to decide if he wants to deliver them or not. Even CR123 were hard to come by.

I blame it on camera manufacturers, using their own funky rechargeable batteries these days.


Regards

Rich.

essexbloke
26-01-2013, 04:15 PM
What you need to do is get the new type battery box:-)

Simon A
26-01-2013, 07:51 PM
The rechargeable batteries seem to work in a classic, But I would rather use the proper batteries. The rechargeable batteries completely defeat the power monitoring and die without warning. If you prepared to charge them overnight and use them for 1 day or when you replace the scrubber (whichever comes first) then charge them again, they can get you out of a jam, but I wouldn't rely on them all the time.
I'd rather buy cheap CR-P2's from 7DAYSHOP.COM (http://www.7dayshop.com)
HTH
Simon A

JPTaylor
26-01-2013, 09:02 PM
The rechargeable batteries seem to work in a classic,

Visions put much more demands on the batteries, think OP dives an Evo. Panasonics worked fine in my Classic, but wouldn't use them with a Vision or rechargeables for that matter.

LMDA1
26-01-2013, 09:04 PM
Don't risk it you can pick up Sony's at 2 each they last around 20-30 hours in warm or 10hrs in the cold

dwhitlow
26-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Jumped in today with battery 1 showing 2 bars (5.2 volts) and battery 2 looking happy. A few minutes later, after I switched to high set point, battery 1 immediately failed to zero bars and "Low battery" started. This was Energizers (in 4c water).

Lower power rechargeables would not perform better!

pblack3631
13-01-2014, 02:11 PM
don't even go there, the rechargers drop off far too fast and you could end up dead.#




When to get some replacement CR-P2 batteries today.

No one had any (well any in date!), no camera shops, supermarkets or pharmacies. I found a shop with a couple in stock but went out of date in 2009.

So I went online and found this from a UK company:

Battery Chargers, 223, CR-P2, CR-P2S, CRP2P, DL223A, EL223AP, K223LA (http://www.global-batteries.co.uk/battery-chargers-cPath-6_113-products_id-4223.html?osCsid=3e321fb5519b0525b0da4a24aa0e3c58)

http://www.global-batteries.co.uk/images/UK-I-GB-ZENLARGED-CFR003LB-450x300x0.jpg

I see they are only rated at 500mAh, where as the Duracell CRP2 is 1400mAh and the Energizer are 1500mAh, but obviously you can recharge these.

Anyone tried it?

dwhitlow
13-01-2014, 02:18 PM
don't even go there, the rechargers drop off far too fast and you could end up dead.#
completely agree. it is enough that the recommedned batteries can sometimes die too suddenly