SAMSUNG Digimax Industrial Rechargeable 750 mAh AAA x 2 batteries
I was having a problem with my cordless DECT phone. The first sign of a problem was that I couldn't hear people as clearly as on the other phones in the set. This continued for a while then seemed to be better. However more signs were to come - the next sign was that I would lift the phone from the charger to dial a number and before it connected the line went dead & the screen blank. All seemed OK when I replaced on the charger but of course it was connected to the electricity then, the problem was when I lifted it off & needed battery power. Suddenly out of the blue the time came when as soon as I lifted the phone from the cradle/charger it went completely dead.
The other two phones in the set were fine so why had these batteries gone in this handset?
I thought back to my usage & realised why this was. On quite a lot of occasions over the last four or five years of ownership it had been left 'off the hook'. Very often I would go out or fall asleep & it would be the middle of the night or even morning before I realised it was still showing 'in use'. Of course years ago when the phone was only connected to the mains no harm was done by leaving it off the hook, but the misuse I had put my lovely DECT phone through had totally killed the batteries.
I needed to replace the batteries & looked at Google lists but as usual ended up with Amazon. They had quite a few different makes but most came in packs of four or more & I only needed two. After scrolling down the Amazon selection looking at price & amount in pack. I decided on these
Digimax Industrial Rechargeable 750 mAh AAA x 2 batteries after reading the product description. They matched all the criteria written on the original phone manufacturers batteries & are apparently suitable for DECT phones as well as other things such as digital cameras, CD players, torches, radios & MP3 players to name but a few. Although they are called 'industrial' in their title which concerned me a little, the product description does say for both consumer & industrial use. They do them in different packs depending on how many you need. They were about the only make that I could by in a two pack & the cost was a sale price reduced from £3.49 to £2.49 a saving of 29%. Plus it was a free post service even though they came from a market place trader (Q.D.) & not direct from Amazon. The final thing which decided me to have trust in these batteries was the name of Samsung which I did not at first notice as it is only shown in small letters underneath the Amazon heading of Digimax.
I placed my order at 14.10 & subsequently received an email to say they had been dispatched. The following morning they plopped through my letterbox. I think that's pretty amazing service!
The batteries come in a plain see through wrapper which I think is good as I didn't have to pay for fancy plastic bubble & cardboard with big manufacturer's logo in big letters on extra highly coloured cardboard at the top above the actual battery packaging. These Samsung Digimax batteries are a sort of silvery white background with black writing telling us the make, size, type 750 mAh, rechargeable etc. Otherwise they look the same as any other similar batteries with the usual connection points.
I replaced the old batteries with these new ones & the phone immediately sprung into life with a beep & the complete display on the screen & pad with dialing buttons lit up as it should. I replaced it on the cradle/charger & left it. The phone rang an hour or so later & without thinking to go for a different phone I used this one. The voice at the other end came through crystal clear & the caller had no problems either. It was completely charged & working brilliantly.
I have learnt my lesson after killing the original batteries & will be more careful in future.
There is not a lot to say about batteries really. These work well doing all that is required of them. Should I need this type of battery in the future I won't hesitate to buy the same ones again from the same supplier. I would definitely recommend especially at this price & with free post.
update - 18/3/2012.
I needed more batteries as the other handset went dead. I had no hesitation in buying the same batteries from the same Amazon marketplace seller as before & still at the same price.