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  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL
  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL

    Currently, we've got a Canon Powershot A530, and use (and always have done) Uniross 2700mAh Rechargeable Batteries.

    For about the last 3-6 months, we've noticed that the batteries are hardly lasting at all, and not sure whether it could be the camera or the batteries (I did read the Uniross are quite good for cameras).

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Have you fully discharged the batteries Chris - and then recharged for say 12 hours in one go - to get them full?

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  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL
  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL

    We've recharged the batteries overnight, but still does the same thing.

    However, Mr Shuggs, could you explain about discharging batteries (do you mean fully wear them down?)?

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Aye - fully and completely. Sit with the camera and use the flash, wacth videos - just get them til they operate it no more. Then wait 5 mins and do it again - and again, until zilch power.

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

    My battery charger completely discharges batteries before charging them and it makes a massive difference, especially on things like cordless phones which are normally charging all the time. probably cheaper you just buy some new batteries though.

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  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion
  • Location: Evesham, Worcs, Albion

    The basic rules are:

    1) Don't recharge until batteries are totally (or very nearly) dead

    2) Always ensure batteries are fully recharged before use

    But all rechargeables will reduce in efficiency over time

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  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL
  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL

    Cheers Peeps.

    Just thinking about it, we have on occassion fully removed all power (to the point the camera wouldnt turn on), but still get the same problem.

    Have tried some other rechargables from MR SB1 Senior, but exactly the same.

    I think we'll try some std non-rechargeables, and if it does the same, might look for a new camera.

    Roughly speaking, we're getting about 100 photos out of a set of batteries, maybe 150 tops. Take some video footage, and a few minutes of that, and the warning light comes on.

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    I bet it's a red light and it's not referring to the batteries :D

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