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    Canon LP E6N batteries losing charge.

    I have 3 x Canon LP E6N batteries. One came with the camera and the other two I have bought new, all three are genuine Canon.
    All three batteries have been fully charge using the genuine Canon charger.
    After leaving the batteries in my camera bag (not in the camera) for a couple of months (maybe a little longer) they have lost between 20% and 30% of their charge.
    Is this normal?

    I leave the batteries in their orange holders until I want to use them, they are kept in my camera bag which is always kept indoors.
    When planning a trip out (not very often) I always double check my batteries and other equipment the day before.
    I check the batteries in camera using the battery info.

    Thanks
    Stephen
    Please note: I do not have or use Photoshop
    Also note: I currently do not own a camera, hopefully will be back in 2021


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    #2
    Quite normal if you are leaving them for that amount of time.

    You could consider a routine of charging monthly, or charging the day before you go out with the camera. Better still .......... both! :smile:
    Colin

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      #3
      Originally posted by colin C View Post
      Quite normal if you are leaving them for that amount of time.

      You could consider a routine of charging monthly, or charging the day before you go out with the camera. Better still .......... both! :smile:
      Thanks Colin
      Glad it's normal.
      I do double check the day before going out and re-charge the batteries so that they are 100% charged.
      I rarely need to change the battery but keep two spare to play safe. :wink:
      Please note: I do not have or use Photoshop
      Also note: I currently do not own a camera, hopefully will be back in 2021


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        #4
        According to my electronics engineer brother, Li ion batteries are best stored part charged at around 70% and then topped up just before use. You should stick to this as Li ion cells have a limited number of charge/discharge cycles so don't charge them fully until you need them.
        Alan

        2 5D Mk IVs, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.4, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro.

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          #5
          Sound advice Alan, I wasn't aware of that.
          Colin

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            #6
            I'm never too old to learn, thank you Alan and Colin :thumbsup:
            Please note: I do not have or use Photoshop
            Also note: I currently do not own a camera, hopefully will be back in 2021


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              #7
              Not sure but I seem to remember reading somewhere that canon cameras do not have an onboard battery anymore to maintain camera settings and the camera battery is used to keep date and time etc also if the GPS is turned on it will use battery power when the camera is turned off
              Alex

              EOS 5D Mk 1V EOS 7D Mk ii Lenses EFS 18-55mm EFS 55-250mm EF 50mm 24-105mm Sigma EX 70-200 Sigma 150-600c

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