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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #181
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I have a three-battery charger (actually 2 of them) that was made by Sony for the DSR-200 cameras that use the 3 large batteries. It will also power the camera if you have the normal charger to camera cable. I"ve used them for all the Sony batteries with no problems.

I could be persuaded to sell one or both if you are interested.

e-mail me if you are interested.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #182
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Thanks for the replies! The one at BH is probably exactly what I've been looking for, but unfortunately I wasn't able to find it from Ebay :( I will have to see if there are any shops selling it in Europe.
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Old December 1st, 2005, 11:50 PM   #183
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Battery Charger & Battery Question

Hello.

Is this battery charger acceptable to use with the pd170 batteries? I am planning on buying a NP-F970 and this particular battery is not mentioned in the add. Would it still work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/AC-DC-Dual-Charg...QQcmdZViewItem

What makes me worried is the charger is for Sony F828 F717 F707 S85.


I think one of my sony batteries for the pd170 is about to die soon. The battery is fine for the 2hrs or so but when it read 30 minutes it suddenly dies. Is this a sign that the battery is old and should be replaced? The battery is a NP F950 that I bought 9 years ago for my Hi8 but since have been using with the pd170.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 04:16 AM   #184
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is this a record?

i reckon most of my batteries die (or rather, become unreliable) after a couple of years or so generally.

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 07:19 AM   #185
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if I got 9 years from a battery I would not only retire it I would put it in the old batterys home and treat it like royalty.

It soulds like one of the cells is going (gone) put that battery aside and buy a new one.

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Old December 2nd, 2005, 12:40 PM   #186
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Sorry for sounding like a record. I will retire the battery and give it props.

Does anyone have any opinions on the charger in the link?
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Old December 6th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #187
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Odd, I searched the forums and a definitive answer to the charger question was never given.

Someone did post the charger question but it was never answered. Someone wrote an article about another battery charger but the link to buy that charger doesn't work.

So Leslie, I don't understand the sarcasm because yes the battery life question has been asked before but the charger question was never answered in my search.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #188
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I have problems with a Sony Battery

I have a "near new" Sony NP-F970 Info-Lithium Battery that I let about one year without use....Now it can't get charge at all...It looks like totally dead....

Is there a way to recovery it?

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Old June 11th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #189
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I doubt that it can be saved. I had an NP-F960 which I also didn't use for a long time that did the exact same thing. But a second NPF-960 bought at the same time (2002) and treated similarly is still going strong today. But now I try to make it a point to rotate my batteries and fully discharge/recharge them on a regular basis. No problems since then, but it's probably more about blind luck than anything else :-)
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Old June 11th, 2006, 01:43 PM   #190
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Hello Boyd:

I was affraid about...hehehehehehe....well, like the Zep blues There's nothing I can do....From now I will be more carefully with the batt....Like ever, thanks a lot for your support.....

warm regards

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Old June 11th, 2006, 08:12 PM   #191
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Im curios...

Do you guys leave your batteries at full charge or completely empty when you don't have any plans to used them in the near future?
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Old June 11th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #192
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Fully charged and I recharge them every 30 days. I have LiOn batteries that are almost 10 years old and still can do a good day's work.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 10:18 PM   #193
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Fully charged and I recharge them every 30 days. I have LiOn batteries that are almost 10 years old and still can do a good day's work.
Well this is the tip of the day....indeed....Thanks a lot Mike

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Old June 13th, 2006, 05:41 AM   #194
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And there again, Sony's words from the Z1's book is to leave them discharged and only charge them when needed. I never do this though, prefering to know that I can grab kit and leg it at a moment's notice.

Sounds like you have a dead cell Federico, in the battery of cells that make up your 970. I'd be tempted to send it back to Sony - they know even the oldest 970s are only 13 months old so should happily replace it. Tell 'em I said so.

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Old June 13th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #195
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I read on a general battery-oriented site that LiIon batteries should not be stored fully charged. I don't remember the physics, but I distinctly remember that they were somewhat like the opposite of lead-acid batteries. Keep lead batteries fully charged and keep lithium partially discharged. There didn't seem to be a problem bringing them to full charge, but they said not to leave them that way. NiCads are neither. They need to be cycled to remove the "memory" effect.
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