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Old May 17, 2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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I've read that the EN-EL3e batteries should be stored in a discharged state.

With the excellent capacity of these batteries in the Nikon D80, it doesn't seem necessary to have the spare battery fully charged.

Anyone have any thoughts about recharging a depleted battery to about 50% rather than to full charge before putting it into the camera bag as a spare?

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Old May 18, 2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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Why would anyone want to go tgo a shoot with one of their batteries half charged that sounds like asking for trouble or at least egging it on.

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Old May 18, 2007, 2:51 PM   #3
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Hello Bill,

I think that is an excellent thing to do.

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Old May 18, 2007, 2:58 PM   #4
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Hello Dave,

I might suggest that you visit www.batteryuniversity.com and read up on how storing Li-Ion cells in a full state of charge candamage them...

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Old May 19, 2007, 9:26 AM   #5
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When I have multiple batteries for a camera, I rotate the batteries through the camera. That way all batteries get used and get approximately the same amount of use.

I have read that it is recommended to store (long term) LiIon batteries at about 80% charge. Since no battery charger that I know of has an 80% charge position/switch, I just store fully charged. I do not think storing flat (empty) is a good idea.
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