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Re: [Rollei] Ni Me Hy Batteries on 3003

I cannot second this.

You can use NiCds with higher capacity as well as Nickel Metal Hydride 

However, you must NOT charge the NiMHs in the Rollei quick charger. They 
will be destroyed. If  you use other NiCds, you must check whether they are 
approved for fast charge, i.e. charge with at least 500 mA. This is the 
charge current , maybe also a little bit more , the quick charger is using.

The most important thing for the 2000/3003 batterie use is not the capacity 
of the batteries, but the internal resistans. If the internal resistance is 
took high, they may not deliver enough current the motor of the camera 
needs. So it is more important for good performance to look to the current 
a batterry can supply (even at low temperatures) than looking to its capacity.
 From m knowledge, Rollei used Sanyo NiCd 600 mAh batteries for the battery 
packs because they found out that those batteries gave a good performance. 
However, products are changing and other brands could be taken into 
consideration, too.
I personnally made extremely bad experience with Varta NiCd batteries. The 
huge amount of the batteries I bought from them and I needed to discard 
half a year or one year later must have subsidized the whole company. I now 
switched to Panasonic and  Sanyo with good exerience.

If you use lithium batteries with 1,5 V, you cannot damage anything. 
However, their use maybe limited because they cannot deliver enough 
current. I made tests a couple of years ago and found out that those I had 
did have had a too high internal resistance. Maybe the newer batteries have 
been improved, but I do doubt this.


At 00:07 15.01.02, you wrote:
> > I would be intersted in the INFO on using regular lithium batteries to 
> power
> > the Rollei 3003camera.
> >
> > Can I use also Nickel Metal Hydride AA bateries. They come in various
> > versions of 1.2v and 1300-1600mAh. Which are correct to use with Rollei
> > 3003?
>The answer is no, you should not use NiMH batteries in the 3003, 3001 or 
>SL2000F. In anticipation of your next question, you shouldn't use "high 
>capacity" Ni-Cd's either, or alkalines.
>The only batteries which are compatible with these cameras are regular 
>Ni-Cd's rated at 600 mAh or so.
>This information was given to me by Rollei staff.
>As it happens, 600mAh NiCd's are quite cheap, and the camera even sounds 
>happier with them.


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