Canon Battery Pack

Canon digital batteries correspond to each Canon camera or camcorder, as is the case with replacement batteries and chargers. The Canon battery packs are lithium-ion and rechargeable and it is recommended that you keep a spare battery ready for those experiences you cannot replicate. Some battery packs are designed to be lightweight and easy to carry. Certain batteries also maintain their full capacity despite the memory requirements of the Canon camera or camcorder.

To make sure your Canon battery pack lasts as long as possible, use the lowest brightness and screen displays. Store batteries not in use in he refrigerator. Turn off your Canon camera or camcorder when you’re not using it, and don’t make the camera work harder than it needs to by keeping photos stored on there that don’t need to be.

While for most batteries recommend that you fully charge your batteries, and let them fully run out of juice before recharging, lithium-based batteries such as those in the Canon battery packs are an exception. Non-lithium batteries have what is called a “memory effect,” in which their battery’s power capacity diminished each time you do not fully charge or discharge the battery.

So, what does it mean to have a lithium battery? What is the difference between non-lithium and lithium based? Batteries in portable devices such as the cell phone or camera come in three types: Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH), Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) and Lithium Ion (Li-Ion). The difference between them is chemistry. The lithium battery has become the battery of choice in recent years when it comes to portable devices because they’re about 20 to 30 percent lighter than the NiMH battery, but it puts out the same amount of power. They are also not affected by memory and are environmentally friendlier because they don’t contain Cadmium or Mercury.

When you first purchase rechargeable batteries, they will be fully discharged and should be fully charged before use. An overnight charge of at least 12 hours is generally recommended when routinely charging your battery, however with a new battery the charger can often indicate that the battery is charged after only 10 to 15 minutes. This is normal, as new batteries are typically more difficult to charge; they most be broken in. In this case, remove the batteries from the charger and reinsert. This may have to take place a few times during the first charge cycle.

Other tips for keeping your battery pack lasting long it to keep it clean. If you do get your battery pack dirty, clean it with rubbing alcohol and cotton. Do not let the battery back go unused for long periods of time — aim for using the batteries once every two or three weeks. If you do go longer than this time before using your battery, go through the charge process that you would use when charging the batteries for the first time (see above). If you know you won’t use the batteries in a long time, store in a clean, dry and cool place away from metals.

The life of a typical battery is about 500 to 900 charge-discharge cycles, or one and a half to three years for the average user. You will tell the battery is dying when it doesn’t stay charged as long as it used to. Then your battery can’t last 30 minutes without dying, it’s time to get a new battery. Be sure to recycle your battery once you discharge it. Contact your local city’s recycling program or your designated waste disposal company to get more information.

Make sure not to drop, hit, impact the batteries in any sort of way. Keep away from moisture, rain and extreme heat. Dropping batteries can expose its contents, and overheating can make the batteries combustible.

This Canon Battery Pack Review is Written/Updated on Apr 12th, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Canon Battery Pack”

  1. Kelli says:

    Can any canon camera work with a battery pack?

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