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Rechargable batteries?

Hi, I have just bought a Wii U and I can see that im going to go through a lot of batteries
I was looking on Amazon for a rechargeable plug ect, then realised I have to buy it from CH or it wont charge correctly (right?)
So I had a quick look on line for this:
DURACELL 15 Min.-Ladegerät CEF 15

and its coming up on Toppreise as 69chf is that right?? I couldn't find it on the MediaMarkt website...


But really?? the UK version is 12 pounds and in Germany 39Euro???


Whats with the massive prise hike? or am I not looking in the right place?


Thanks for any advice
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Old 12.08.2015, 10:23
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I was looking on Amazon for a rechargeable plug ect, then realised I have to buy it from CH or it wont charge correctly (right?)
Wrong.

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Re: Rechargable batteries?

Looks like Duracell CEF 14 is more readily available:
http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_112999.html

Ikea also sell rechargeable batteries and charger:
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/80241307/
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/30240584/
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Old 12.08.2015, 10:40
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Looks like Duracell CEF 14 is more readily available:
http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_112999.html

Ikea also sell rechargeable batteries and charger:
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/80241307/
http://www.ikea.com/ch/de/catalog/products/30240584/

Ah ah! thankyou, that looks far more reasonable! I didn't realise there was a different model.
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Old 12.08.2015, 10:42
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Wrong.

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Oh? I assumed (obviously with my huge knowledge of Voltage/technical gadgets) that the adapter would not supply enough voltage to recharge them optimality.

Ok cool. good to know. Thanks
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

Voltage should not be a problem but you might have to spend for adapter.

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Oh? I assumed (obviously with my huge knowledge of Voltage/technical gadgets) that the adapter would not supply enough voltage to recharge them optimality.

Ok cool. good to know. Thanks
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Old 12.08.2015, 13:06
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

I normally bring back a few packs of rechargeable batteries from the UK each time I go over. cheap as chips off of amazon and some sellers even deliver here
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Old 12.08.2015, 13:36
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

You can buy simple battery chargers from Amazon.de and they will ship to Switzerland.

You can try & buy batteries, (Accumulators or Akkus) and they will probably not ship to Switzerland. The postal organisations refuse to take batteries, & this is because the Lithium Ion batteries are able to spontaneously ignite, (so it's one rule fixes all problems!)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery#Transport_restrictions

Note in the above link, spare Lion batteries are only allowed in cabin & hand baggage, because short circuiting them may cause a fire.
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

Please don't buy them. They s*ck big time! I bought a set some time ago and they stopped working shortly after. Then I thought, could have been a 'lemon' and bought them again. Silly me. Same result! The batteries keep charging, the light never turns but even after a night in the charger the batteries won't work. Big disappointment.
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

Plus yes .. Batteries are much more expensive here due to the disposal tax you pay up front!

Some stores have a sign beside the batteries explaining it.
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Please don't buy them. They s*ck big time! I bought a set some time ago and they stopped working shortly after. Then I thought, could have been a 'lemon' and bought them again. Silly me. Same result! The batteries keep charging, the light never turns but even after a night in the charger the batteries won't work. Big disappointment.
Like everything (Besides Swiss market prices): you normally get what you pay for... I switched to Eneloops a couple of years back and honestly never bought a replacement as they seem to be going forever. Both for the wii as well as camera flashes and similar. But they cost more than the IKEA ones.
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Plus yes .. Batteries are much more expensive here due to the disposal tax you pay up front!

Some stores have a sign beside the batteries explaining it.

thanks for that info , I did wonder why they are so much more, my german vocab doesnt quite cut when reading stuff like that!

I will get the charger pack from here, 22,95 seems reasonable, but the batteries ill get from the uk!

thanks for all the tips
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

These are sold near Basel, they are high powered and cheap,

http://www.pearl.ch/ch-a-PE6215-1411.shtml?query=Akku

mail order is an extra CHF 9,--

lower powered and cheaper, http://www.pearl.ch/ch-a-PE6216-1411.shtml
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

3000mah 12 pac for 10$ free shipping! good brand!



http://www.aliexpress.com/item/12-x-...282739860.html


or a 4 pac for 5$
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-...327159634.html

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... and delivery takes just 3 months!
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Oh? I assumed (obviously with my huge knowledge of Voltage/technical gadgets) that the adapter would not supply enough voltage to recharge them optimality.

Ok cool. good to know. Thanks
Mains voltage across the EU and Switzerland are essentially the same. You only need an adapter for the different plugs/sockets. Not to alter voltage.
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

I strongly suggest choosing a charger carefully. Good chargers have two desirable traits:
  1. Very low power consumption in standby (so you can leave it plugged in all the time, with charged batteries in it)
  2. Can charge any number of batteries, not just 2 or 4

The cheaper models generally fail at both these things.

Apple sells a charger at a very good price that includes 6 batteries. The downside is that it can only charge 1 or 2 batteries -- it doesn't have 4 slots like most. But it's so cheap you can get two of them and have a bunch of batteries.

Also, the predecessor model to these chargers got the best rating in a product comparison here in Switzerland. The updated model is unlikely to be worse: http://www.sistech.com/categories-24...0Akkubatterien

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Mains voltage across the EU and Switzerland are essentially the same. You only need an adapter for the different plugs/sockets. Not to alter voltage.
Nearly all modern chargers on the market now use modern switching power supplies that can accept damned near any power you can feed into them, generally 90-250V.

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Like everything (Besides Swiss market prices): you normally get what you pay for... I switched to Eneloops a couple of years back and honestly never bought a replacement as they seem to be going forever. Both for the wii as well as camera flashes and similar. But they cost more than the IKEA ones.
With rechargeable batteries, this is so very, very true. Cheap ones absolutely suck. Eneloops are pretty much the best on the market. I wouldn't waste my time on cheap ones. Stick to Eneloop, Panasonic, Sony, and maybe Energizer.

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Please don't buy them. They s*ck big time! I bought a set some time ago and they stopped working shortly after. Then I thought, could have been a 'lemon' and bought them again. Silly me. Same result! The batteries keep charging, the light never turns but even after a night in the charger the batteries won't work. Big disappointment.
OK, so actually I have used the Ikea ones too (for something non-demanding where I need a ton of batteries at the same time). I've had no trouble with them -- could it be an incompatible charger? (I use a Sony "smart" charger, but it appears to be discontinued.)
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Re: Rechargable batteries?

http://www.distrelec.ch/en/charger-n...=25&simi=99.79
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... and delivery takes just 3 months!
7 to 10 working days for a top quality product
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7 to 10 working days for a top quality product
Yeah, if you are willing to pay 60$ for delivery

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