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Old April 22nd, 2014, 08:51 AM   #1
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recharging of internal NX5U battery

My use of the NX5U is sporadic…and to avoid losing my clock settings and other internal settings, I usually take the camera out every 3 months and connect it to the AC adaptor (not on the charge setting, but the camera setting). I make sure the NX5U is powered off…and then I let the camera sit for 24 hours. This is the suggested info per the manual.

Lately I find that 3 months is not doing the trick, because when I take the camera out for a shoot, it has lost the internal settings.

So I tried doing the recharge of the internal battery every 2 months…and the internal battery won't last that long.

Am about to try every 5 weeks and see if that can retain the settings.

The internal battery is now about 3 years old…and probably can't retain a charge like it used to.

I am wondering if others have had similar results? I could always attach a fully charged battery and let it do a slow drain while attached to the camera in storage…that of course will retain internal settings for as long as the battery would last.

Thanks for any advice others can share…John
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Old August 12th, 2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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Re: recharging of internal NX5U battery

John,

I just ran across your post and I am having the same issues. I see nobody ever responded. Did you ever find a solution to your problem?

Thanks.

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Old August 14th, 2015, 12:16 PM   #3
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Re: recharging of internal NX5U battery

I'm curious now?

I was talking to a Sony tech only yesterday and he mentioned something odd about a number of Sony camera models and that is that they WILL NOT charge the backup battery from the mains. You have to put a fully charged battery on the cameras to charge the backup battery. I can't recall now as I didn't really need the info but he said the battery had to be on the camera for quite some time. I seem to recall it was a fairly lengthy period. If you don't have any luck leaving a fully charged battery on the camera for a day or so post back and I will try and chase this tech down. This info partially stayed in my mind because it just sounded odd at the time. Go figure!

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