Archive for June, 2012

24
Jun

Ansmann C and D Cell Rechargeable Batteries

ansmann d cell rechargeable batteriesWe’ve looked at the AA Ansmann rechargeable battery, and were pleasantly surprised. We’ve looked at the performance of Ansmann rechargeable battery packs and their R/C line of products, all with great interest and delight. They have proven themselves time and again to be the hot new kid in town. We wanted to see if they could keep this trend running; so now we’re setting our sites on the larger rechargeable battery sizes: C and D cells.

Back to the Drawing Board

To the casual observer, it might seem repetitive to continue checking similar products from the same company, but nothing could be further from the truth. The power draw and usage of C and D cell batteries is significantly different than that of AA. For those of you that live and die by your rechargeable batteries, this is not news. However, for the uninitiated, we’d like to take a moment to explain.

A standard AA battery usually has an capacity of 2000mAh with a 50mA drain rate at a standard measurement of 1 amp. To determine how long a battery is going to last, you use the following formula:

Capacity (mAh) / Drain rate (mA)

The 50mA is the number of milliamperes a battery puts out over the course of an hour. The mAh is the overall capacity the battery has. So, a AA with a 50mA drain and a 2000mAh capacity will last an approximate 40 hours of continuous use (2000/50 = 40). Continue reading ‘Ansmann C and D Cell Rechargeable Batteries’

19
Jun

Ansmann: The Total RC Car Package

 

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If you’re passionate about remote controlled cars, then you know how critical it is to have a reliable set of rc batteries. Read our article about what Ansmann brings to the rc car — and battery — scene:

The good people at Ansmann have proven that they care about batteries. They’ve shown they can make a solid product for a fair price. But they have taken their dedication one step further. Rather than just churning out a solid, reliable, powerful rechargeable battery that can be used in a multitude of devices with excellent results, they have proven they want to be the one and only stop for someone that wants outstanding R/C gear across the board.

A Comprehensive Business

Ansmann rechargeable batteries are quality in their own right. They can stand alone in a field of fierce competition. The people at Ansmann are not willing to rest on their laurels and simply let their products get plugged into inferior machines, where their power could be totally wasted. They wanted more. They wanted a business plan that takes the R/C racing world in its totality.

Now introducing, in the first lane: Ansmann Racing. Continue reading ‘Ansmann: The Total RC Car Package’

16
Jun

RC Enthusiasts Rejoice

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If you’re a fan of Remote Control (RC) devices, or even just a weekend warrior, you know how important your battery is. You would not spend painstaking hours refining your vehicle, be it boat, plane, car, or helicopter and then not put premium petrol into it. Nor do you want an inferior battery in your RC equipment.

The people at Ansmann agree.

If you have been buying your rc batteries from an inferior retailer, and then upgraded to a premium battery, you know how much better your RC devices perform. You know that to get the best response time, power, performance, and durability out of your machine, you need a batttery that can make it purr, make it hum, or make it roar. You also know that a bargain battery will give you less power over less time.

Continue reading ‘RC Enthusiasts Rejoice’

02
Jun

The Ansmann Cometh

Most rechargeable battery users know that there is always a tradeoff between the price of a rechargeable battery, and the output as well as the lifespan of that battery. Typically, batteries are either in the elite category, such as the Sanyo Eneloop, or they bear a cheap price tag and a generic label. This polarization (pun intended) has left a huge niche in the middle of the market where the moderate user either pays for a premium battery at a premium price, or they are forced to use greatly inferior products that do not satisfy.

 

Enter the Ansmann Rechargeable Battery

Every battery might not be created equal, but each has their place in the market. For those individuals that only need a low-output, short-lived rechargeable, there are several options that will suit their needs while also keeping extra money in their pocket. For heavy users, they often need the power and reliability that comes from the higher end. A battery is only as good as your need for it.

But after testing, it is hard for anyone not to love the Ansmann, both for its price and its capacity.

 

Specs

Rather than wax poetic about the Ansmann, we’re going to give you a breakdown of the out of the box specifications. In a later blog, we’re going to put them head to head against some of the top batteries on the market. For now, we are going to give you an exact investigation of their high-end AA rechargeable battery. If you aren’t a numbers person, fear not, we’ll tell you more, but these stats are too good to keep to ourselves. Now feast your eyes:

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Product: Ansmann AA 2850 mAH

mAh: 2850 max with a 2600 min.

Capacity After 100 Charge Cycles: 99.70%

Watt Hours: 2.78897

Best Measured mAh: 2427.64

Price: AUD $21.99

Cost Per Charge Cycle: <1¢

 

Breakdown

For those of you that skimmed those numbers and found them meaningless, here’s what they mean – The Ansmann rechargeable battery performed fantastically. It had high power output, which is perfect for high-energy, draining devices such as digital cameras, torches, digital music players, and remote control cars, planes, and boats. It also performed for a long period of time, which is better for low drain, everyday devices such as clocks or television remote controls.

The number that everyone should notice is the price. It is a little steep for your average person to pay for a battery. But remember, this is the best rechargeable that Ansmann makes, so a very casual user probably is not going to see the full benefits. Here is where Ansmann really starts to shine.

 

Buy Only What You Need

It is common for rechargeable battery manufacturers to stick to either one end of the spectrum or the other. Ansmann has not limited themselves. They have a wide array of product choices that run the gamut from AUD $16.99 for their AA line to the AUD $21.99 referred to above. This gives the user a wide range of options, depending on how much power they need.

 

Good and Green

No environmental hazards can be found in these little powerhouses. They are not made with Mercury, Cadmium, or Lead, so you can use them and dispose of them without worrying that they will seep into the water table and that children somewhere will then be born with gills.

These German-designed juggernauts are a marvel for anyone looking for cost-effective alternatives to some of the other high end rechargeable batteries. If you are looking to blaze a new trail, Ansmann is a safe bet.

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