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|Here's some advice on how to make your batteries last longer
Treat your NB2L Battery well
When you buy rechargeable batteries, or get some with your camera,
make sure you read the instructions that came with them. The most
critical issue is whether there is some conditioning you should do
when you first get your nb2l. For example, we've seen instructions
to charge your batteries before you use them the first time, give
them a chance to cool down, then charge them again, give them a
chance to cool down again, and then charge them again.
More common is the instruction to charge
them and then run them completely into the ground before recharging
at least the first two times, and in some cases the first three
times, that you charge them. Whatever the directions for
conditioning, if you follow them, the batteries will perform better
and live longer. If you didn't get any directions with the
batteries, but they have a recognizable manufacturer name and model,
you can try looking for the battery model on the manufacturer's
website, and see if there are conditioning instructions there.
When you recharge your nb-2l, you're
using up a recharge cycle, and coming one cycle closer to not being
able to recharge anymore. Lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries
need very different treatment, and often come with instructions to
charge the battery every chance you get. With no memory effect,
there's no need to run the batteries down, ever. Keep in mind,
however, that the best way to maximize battery life varies even from
one battery model to another. The rule remains: read the directions
that came with the batteries.
There are also some dos and don'ts
to keep in mind about the NB-2L
- Do make a point of storing
batteries in a cool, dry place at normal room temperature.
- Do make sure that the contacts
on your rechargeable batteries and in your camera stay clean and
make good electrical contact. If they seem dirty, use a pencil
eraser to clean them.
- Do make a point of giving the
nb-2l battery a chance to cool down after recharging instead of
popping them into your camera immediately.
- Don't leave your camcorder
battery nb-2l — or your camera with batteries in it — sitting in
places like a hot car in direct sunlight for extended periods of
time. Heat raises the self-discharge rate — and it isn't a good
thing for the electronics inside your camera, either.
- Don't leave batteries — or your
camera with batteries in it — sitting in places like a cold car
sitting in an unheated garage in the middle of a New England
winter with temperatures at 17 degrees below zero. Cold also
drains batteries quickly.
- Don't try to recharge the nb-2l
in a battery charger that's not designed for them. Match the
charger to the battery type.
- Don't be cheap. Buy an extra set
or two — or three — of rechargeable batteries, and charge them
all to bring with you. When one set dies, start recharging it if
you have a place to plug in, and move on to the next set. By the
time you've run through all your batteries, the first nb-2l
camcorder battery should be recharged.