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Re: Battery not showing as fully charged

"Seems again we are talking about two different things."

 

OK, even so, but I do not agree with you, "I doubt seriously many folks will put their battery is a plastic bag with a silica packet. So, even if it did help, how many would do that?"

 

Battery chemicals are battery chemicals. The biggest battery makers recommend room temperature.

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I can find nothing on the Canon USA web site advising storing batteries in a plastic bag with a silica gel in the freezer or refrigerator. 

 

Nikon says, "Store the battery in a cool, dry place (room temperature). Replace the terminal cover before putting the battery away."

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Why not just do what I wrote before? Take a look at Battery University about Li-ion. It should be easier for you to read the articles than it was for me. If you have more questions after that you are welcome tomorrow and in a new thread.
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Peter it is just something two gentlemen have a difference of opinion on. Both of us are free to do as we see fit.  It seems you have a source that confirms your idea and I think I have an overwhelming amount of advice form several of the biggest battery makers and Canon USA and Nikon that differs.

 

I have never stored batteries in the freezer or fridge and don't intend to.  It has worked for me. Plus I still doubt you are going to convince many folks to put their batteries in a plastic bag with silica gel and keep them in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge let them warm up to room temperature before use. You know low temps reduce the output of even Canon batteries. 

 

 

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Thank you for the imput everyone.  Concensus is that I may have a faulty battery charges, or an older camera that may not be reflecting accurate info from the battery.  I will follow up with Canon directly about a Canon charger.  Thanks again for the thoughtful responses and efforts to help me get to the root of the problem.

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Peter it is just something two gentlemen have a difference of opinion on. Both of us are free to do as we see fit.  It seems you have a source that confirms your idea and I think I have an overwhelming amount of advice form several of the biggest battery makers and Canon USA and Nikon that differs.

 

I have never stored batteries in the freezer or fridge and don't intend to.  It has worked for me. Plus I still doubt you are going to convince many folks to put their batteries in a plastic bag with silica gel and keep them in the fridge. Take them out of the fridge let them warm up to room temperature before use. You know low temps reduce the output of even Canon batteries. 

 

 


1. No one but you has talked about freezer.

2. The topic has been Li-ion. You have talked about everything else.

3. No one has talked about the fridge as an everyday use. This is for storing during months or years.

4. You have learned something new about Li-ion. Be happy with the new knowledge you gained instead.

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Fine, Peter thank you.
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FYI, as long as the discussion is about batteries, I recently bought 2 spare genuine Canon batteries for my Canon SL2. I bought them from B&H Photo in NYC. The B&H price was significantly lower than Amazon's price for genuine Canon batteries and shipping was free!

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I am curious, are you storing them in the refrigerator? Smiley Very Happy

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@ebiggs1 wrote:

I am curious, are you storing them in the refrigerator? Smiley Very Happy


Smiley Very HappyNo, they're in my camera bag! Smiley Very Happy

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