Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > Batteries or Power Packs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 14, 2006, 1:14 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 339

The trickle charge may be the problem, i.e. if the charger does not apply one and drains the cells slowly instead. Besides, it is not recommended to leave your cells to trickle charge for long periods. What I do is leave them for no more than several hours, depending on the trickle charge current of the charger. This serves more as a top-off charge than a maintance charge. If the cells have been sitting for more than a couple of weeks, I just top them off. Healty NiMH cells, at normal room temperature,shoud not lose more than 20% of their capacity in a two weeks period, so even without the top-off charge they should be OK.

In any case, if you doubt that your charger is deffective and it's still waranty covered send it for check/repair.
blr is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 PM.