In bolivia my Maha/powerex AA Battery charger I've had for many years broke and it made me sad… and there was absolutely no doubt that when i got home I'd get another one.
Today the new one arrived and I have lots of AA batteries jumping up for joy that they will once again recieve the nourishment they long for so much.
100+ AA batteries
That's right… I own over 100 AA batteries.
I stocked up before I left to Bolivia because I knew that there would be days without power and I could use the AA adapter in the D800 grip to keep the camera running for days.
12 – I have 3 flash units each use 4 batteries
16 – 2 battery packs for my flash units using 8 each
16 – Both the D700 and D800 have adapters that allow the cameras to run on AA batteries
8 – 2 walky talkies that use batteries (specially when hiking)
4 – a cell phone / iPad charger that uses AA batteries
10 – Remote flash radio triggers 5 of them that use 2 each
Others – Keyboards and mice for computers
Backup – And all those devices need to be changed… some quicker than others
No Waiting – Then I don't want to have to be stuck always charging and barely having enough batteries… so finally I just bought a bunch extra so I could go through several shoots without worrying about charging.
I just bought the MH-C9000 battery charger (top right) to go along with my old friend the 8-bay MH-C801D
This 4bay bulky charger says it does crazy stuff like:
Match battery capacities
Bring back to life old batteries
Find weakest links in sets of batteries
Besides having another trusted charger will just plain help me get through my charging quicker. I trust the brand and I geekily look forward to what it can do
So anyone as Geeky about AA batteries as me?
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