Originally Posted by bob_ninja
Couple of comments:
Powerex 2700 are a great choice. However, if the external battery pack is not used often then you may want to go with LSD type NiMH AAs like Eneloops. Depends on your usage pattern.
I would suggest a decent AA charger like BC900 or BC700
Try not to drain the external pack with AAs completely. AAs will last longer if they are recharged before they are completely empty. Using 2 sets of 4AAs and simply swapping them betwee the pack and charger would work well. That way you never wait.
I agree. I'm also going to try it w/ Imedion 2100 Low-Self-Discharge batteries. (LSD? watch those acronyms
I have a very nice 8 battery charger w/ conditioning and all, but I'm not going to haul that one along, so it's good to be able to recharge them on the go in the pack (and it's not quick-charge, so that should be easier on the batteries too)