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Old January 16th, 2004, 01:03 PM   #1
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Life of Sony Lithium-Ion Batteries

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I'm just fishing for you opinions/experiences/thoughts etc about the life-span of a lithium/ion battery. I recently read an article where the aurthor said that they were subject to failure after only a few years, perhaps tow or so. I hadn't heard anything like that before.

Admittedly, the article was about digital cameras and not video, but he seemed to generalize about the battery type enough that I became curious. Anyone have personal experience with batteries failing? I've had none myself...
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Old January 16th, 2004, 02:39 PM   #2
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They're good for about 200 charges---more, if you're lucky.
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Old January 16th, 2004, 03:52 PM   #3
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Frank, have you had one fail at that point?
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Old January 16th, 2004, 05:58 PM   #4
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I have two NPF-960's that were purchased in September 2001. They're still going great, although they don't get a lot of use anymore.
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Old January 17th, 2004, 12:09 AM   #5
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I personally have had no problems with these batteries. I got my trv950 early last summer and it stays on the charger unless I'm out filming. I haven't noticed any changes in its run time at all yet. Sometimes it goes for a couple days sitting on the charger and nothing has really happened too it. I know it's probably bad for my camera but I just get careless sometimes and forget untill I got to pick it back up again. = ]
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Old January 17th, 2004, 01:28 AM   #6
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I haven't yet have any fail, but I have a good supply of batteries---some are still new.
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Old February 1st, 2004, 09:37 PM   #7
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Frank, did that 200 charges info come from Sony? Usually Li-ion is good for at least 500 charges, and realistically, 700-800.
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Old March 7th, 2004, 09:32 PM   #8
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Here's a good link for info on lithium batteries. I've yet to try it though. Anyone already do this?

http://www.bealecorner.com/trv900/battery/lithium.html
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