I need to replace my NiMH (AA size} camera batteries & think this could be the opportunity to change to Lithium batteries as I believe they should last longer & not self discharge. I would appreciate comments from anyone who's done the change & whether they consider it worthwhile.
My understanding of Lithium batteries is that they're not rechargable. On the other hand lithium- on(Li-ion)are, but not available in AA format.
I use dedicated Li-ion batteries for my cameras and NiMH AAs for my flash guns. I doubt I would invest in a Li-ion AA rechargable even if they where available, as they're more expensive and would require a dedicated charger.
Lithium secondary cells (rechargeable) as far as I know have a higher terminal voltage (around 3.6 volts) compared to NiMH The charging requirements are also very strict.
Lithium ion are similar.
If you have seen "Lithium" AA rechargeables that are 1.5 volt I would be interested to see them if you could post a link. As far as I know the chemistry doesn't support this. Have just done a quick search of battery specialist wholesalers and find no mention of this either.
Are you thinking of "Lithium primary cells"... disposable batteries.
My apologies, I went off half cocked when I submitted this question. However, I knew nothing about Eneloop, Hybrio or Vapextech batteries & this looks the way I shall now go. I presume I will be able to use my existing NiMH charger with these or will I need to buy a special one?