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Old Feb 21, 2005, 8:46 PM   #1
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I have an olympus c2100 camera that seems to have a problem. It will go through batteries extremely fast. The voltage of the batteries after the camera can no longer even turn on is 1.395V. They should drain down to 1.1V at least, right? Any ideas why the voltage demand would go up like this? Thanks for any advice you can give.

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Old Feb 21, 2005, 10:29 PM   #2
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Are all of your batteries at 1.395v after the camera turns off ? If yes, then there is a problem with your camera... If you find a battery is particularly low, its probably a defective cell.
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:29 PM   #3
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Yes, all four are between 1.395 and 1.398. If the camera is bad, anyone know if there is a fix?
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 11:43 PM   #4
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Sounds like you are using alkalines - forget them - use NiMH rechargeables!

http://www.steves-digicams.com/nimh_batteries.html
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 1:42 AM   #5
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I guess I could try a new set of high quality NiMHout. If it turns out that there is something fundamentally wrong with the camera, I guess I could return them. I usedthe CamediaNiMHrechargables for a year (came with the cam)untilthey would literally last only 2-3 last minutes. Then I bought a set of generic NiMHthatweren't reallyany better right out of the package (charged of course).



I guess I was hoping for an answer to: "What'sthe minimum voltage that a battery will drain to before it will no longer power your average camera?". It has to be lower then 1.4V.
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