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LP-E6 Battery Errors on EOS 5D Mark III

Chankra
Apprentice

Hello everybody, my LP-E6 battery shows 100% on the charger but when I put it into the camera and check the percentage from "battery info" it says that it is at 75% (approximately). Is my battery fake or is there another problem, does anybody know?

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deebatman316
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If this is the original LP-E6 series battery it's time to replace it. As batteries age there recharge performance goes down. Also battery life takes a hit too. It could also be a defective LC-E6 battery charger. 


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

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No. Some of older camera batteries will charge. But it won't fully charge to 100%. The will stop at a certain percentage. For instance my one of my batteries for my old EOS 40D will only charge to 65%. It won't charge anymore than that because the battery life has been degraded. 


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

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deebatman316
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If this is the original LP-E6 series battery it's time to replace it. As batteries age there recharge performance goes down. Also battery life takes a hit too. It could also be a defective LC-E6 battery charger. 


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D

You are right, the battery life is probably really bad and in recharging performance it is at the lowest level. But wouldn't it still show 100% even if battery life is low, because battery life still charges to 100% it just goes down quicker.

No. Some of older camera batteries will charge. But it won't fully charge to 100%. The will stop at a certain percentage. For instance my one of my batteries for my old EOS 40D will only charge to 65%. It won't charge anymore than that because the battery life has been degraded. 


-Demetrius

Current Gear: EOS 5D Mark IV, EF F/2.8 Trinity, EF 50mm F/1.8 STM, EF 85mm F/1.8 USM, 470EX-AI & 600EX II-RT

Retired Gear: EOS 40D
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