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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging


@wq9nsc wrote:

 

 

.... leading test and measurements company Tektronix. 


Tektronix.  Now that name is a blast from the distant past.  Ever use one of their space heaters?

 

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Seriously, a couple of these old oscilloscopes could heat a room.

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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

Wadizzle,

 

I own and use several different Tektronix scopes and my least "green" one is a Type 555 true dual beam scope with dual plug in vertical channels and dual plug in time bases.  The power supply sits on the bottom of the scopemobile cart and both are loaded with vacuum tubes and cooled by separate very large fans.  In operation the 555 draws close to one kilowatt.  It is still in perfect working order and like other 500 series lab scopes it is reliable and easy to maintain although adjusting the lumped constant delay line is a tedious process.

 

My primary bench scope is a pair of somewhat newer Tektronix 7854 scopes although I do also have a smaller but less capable new Tektronix LCD screen scope that is convenient but there are times when I need the versatility of the multiple plug-ins which provide so much versatility with the older models.

 

Nobody wrote better technical manuals that the folks in Beaverton and Tektronix documentation puts most other manuals to shame in terms of content, organization, and overall clarity.  The construction quality of the older scopes was also a thing of beauty with their ceramic strips with silver contact points and in the interior photo of the 555 you can see the roll of special silver bearing solder that Tektronix shipped inside of each of their instruments.  It was truly a world class organization from design through manufacturing and customer followup.

 

Rodger

 

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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

I use to use that "HOG" every day at work (45 years ago).  Use to work on "Big Iron" computers.  What fun.

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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

Excellent post. Had cheap copies of Canon LP-E6N sent to me wen I ordered Canon batteries, and they died in months. Help yourself in the future: get a silver Sharpie marker and write the date you purchased the batteries on each: oldest are least reliable.
Chris P. Bacon
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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

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@Waddizzle wrote:  

Make sure to only buy your battery gear from an authorized Canon dealer, like B&H Photo Video in Manhattan.`  

 

 

I unwisely asked to be sent two more LP-E6N batteries when I placed an order for B&H. They sent me two Watson LP-E6N batteries, both of which died quickly as they’re lousy batteries.

 

i should have specified Canon LP-E6N batteries.

Chris P. Bacon
F-1; AE-1; EOS 1V, 6D, 6D Mk II, 7D, and 7D Mk II.
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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging


@ChrisPBacon wrote:

 


@Waddizzle wrote:  

Make sure to only buy your battery gear from an authorized Canon dealer, like B&H Photo Video in Manhattan.`  

 

 

I unwisely asked to be sent two more LP-E6N batteries when I placed an order for B&H. They sent me two Watson LP-E6N batteries, both of which died quickly as they’re lousy batteries.

 

i should have specified Canon LP-E6N batteries.


If you didn't want the Watson batteries, why didn't you just send them back insted of using them? B&H is very good about allowing returns.

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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

"...Watson LP-E6N batteries, ... they’re lousy batteries."

 

Watson is probably the best of the lousy third world batteries. 

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Re: Canon 80D LP-E6N battery not fully charging

I have never tried Watson batteries but I did buy a Watson charger for my Canon XF-400 camcorder batteries instead of waiting MANY hours for them to charge mounted to the camcorder which is the Canon stock solution.  In the year that I have had it, the Watson charger has worked well without fail and I used its ability to charge from its 12 volt adapter for the first time last weekend at a soccer tournament and that also worked well.

 

The XF-400 didn't cost as much as my EOS 1 series bodies but they really should have included a decent charger with the camcorder but I guess they are doing like every other company in cutting costs when possible.  My EOS 1D Mark II came from the factory with the power adapter and DC coupler unlike my 1DX and 1DX II bodies...

 

But I am sticking with OEM Canon batteries because those are well worth the extra cost to me.

 

Rodger

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