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Old February 21st, 2002, 12:45 PM   #1
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batteries and charge time

my XL1S manual states that the BP-930 battery needs 3h30 for a full recharge and its maximum recording time is 1h55. shouldn't this be the other way around?

(for the BP-945 it states : 5h needed for full recharge ; maximum recording time 2h55.)


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Old February 21st, 2002, 12:54 PM   #2
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Nope, the manual is right. Recording times will always be shorter than charging times. You can say that in another way; charging times will always be longer than recording times. That's the way it is. At least they're Lithium-Ion batteries, we should all be thankful for that!
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Old February 21st, 2002, 02:27 PM   #3
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Should the batteries be fully discharged before recharging? Since they are usually down to about 1/4 left by the time I finish filming, I usually go ahead and let them run all the way down before recharging. Is this step unnecessary?
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Old February 21st, 2002, 04:06 PM   #4
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Nothing wrong with this practice, but not required thanks to Lithium-Ion technology.
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