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Old Sep 25, 2003, 3:16 AM   #1
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Default A70 Battery power management

I do not understand the way A70 is measuring batteries power. I think the camera is automatically turning off too soon. Instead of throwing away the “empty” batteries I have used them to power an electric motor my daughter used to play. It ran continuously for more than 30 minutes. I can assure you this motor has a very low efficiency, so you cannot blame its quality. Is this normal?

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Old Sep 26, 2003, 4:35 AM   #2
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Hi

The A70 needs full power on the batteries to run. When the output starts to drop, it turns off.

It's quite normal.

The way to go is with rechargeables NiMH batteries (1800 maH or higher). They last about 4 times as long as "normal" batteries. When the "low battery warning" appears, there is normally 2 shots left.

The output of NiMh batteries don't drop before they are allmost empty - and then the drop fast!
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 5:24 AM   #3
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The A70 needs...
Thanks, Fly! It makes sense.

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