Battery lifespan under cold climate: below 10 degrees


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tamade

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Hi guys,

It seems that battery lifespan decreases under cold climate (below 10 degrees)? I tried to take photos in Korea last week (temp between -10 to 10 degrees) & seems that my battery kept running out real fast.

Is it normal? Any way to prolong the battery life? It seems that I had to use 4 battery packs to shoot 50 photos a day(approx). I'm using Canon IXUS V3.

Any ideas?

Thanks & Happy New Year! ;)
 

nuts

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Thats normal, although using 4 batteries for 50 shots sounds bad..
In any case, the batteries in your bag should be kept warm to maximise their charge (I keep them in a separate sealed pouch) and your camera should not be left in the open cold too long...


tamade said:
Hi guys,

It seems that battery lifespan decreases under cold climate (below 10 degrees)? I tried to take photos in Korea last week (temp between -10 to 10 degrees) & seems that my battery kept running out real fast.

Is it normal? Any way to prolong the battery life? It seems that I had to use 4 battery packs to shoot 50 photos a day(approx). I'm using Canon IXUS V3.

Any ideas?

Thanks & Happy New Year! ;)
 

tamade

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I kept my batteries in my jeans, perhaps that explained why the batteries lifespan got shortened. Couldn't keep my camera warm for long too. :cry:

At least I'm better prepared next time :D

Thanks for the reply :)
 

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