Which batteries to use in Pronto?

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  1. manuel vasquez

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    I'd like to pick up some rechargable batteries for my Pronto to use on the base unit. I'd like to get your input on which ones I should get. I have no clue if one works better than the other.
     
  2. Kevin P

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    If you're referring to the charging stand you can get for the Pronto, the stand comes with a NiMH battery pack that is inserted into the Pronto.
    If you're referring to AA rechargeable batteries that you put in a separate charger, I'd probably go for the NiMH type since NiCds won't last long in a Pronto. But if you're putting these in a Pronto I'd just spring for the charging stand/battery pack. It's so much more convenient.
    As for me, I get about 6 months out of a set of alkaline AAs in my Pronto.
    KJP
     
  3. Todd Hochard

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    I've had a set of M3 Duracells in my Pronto for about 7 months now, and battery capacity is just one tick down from full. It gets used heavily everyday.
    Todd
     
  4. manuel vasquez

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    The thing is that I already had a stand before, when i got my first Pronto. That Pronto was stolen along with the rechargables inside. I went and purchased another Pronto but wanted the rechargable batteries to go with it. I haven't been able to find any that will recharge on the base unit.
     
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    I've been using the Energizer Lithium AA's exclusively for a while now. I think they are fabulous. They do cost about $10 for 4 of them but they last me 8-9 months on average, and they are 2-3 times lighter than alkaline or NiMH batteries. The Pronto weighs a good 6 ounces less with the lithiums in it, and it really does make a difference.
    I don't think that ~$20 a year is too much to pay for batteries and convenience.
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