BG-E3 & Batteries


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Killer_Jay

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Hello,

Can I ask anyone who use the batteries grip for the Canon 400D/350D use rechargable NiMH batteries?

I discovered tat when I use the Canon orignal batteries for the grip, the batt indicator is full (if the original batt is fully charged) even if I only put 1 battery in the casing.

However, when I put fully charged NiMH batteries in the grip, the batt indicator only indicate 1 bar of batteries nia..... this is the same when I use Eneloop, Energizer, Panasonic, or other brands of NiMH in the grip.

But if I use any brand of alkaline batteries in the grip, it will indicate full bar on the batt indicator even I use 4 brand new with 2 slightly used batteries....

Is there a problems with all my rechargable batteries or is it tat we can only use alkaline batteries with the BG-E3?

Thank you in advance.

Jay the Killer
 

Fragnatic

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u can use any sort of AA batteries i suppose.

i tink the reason behind using alkaline batteries and showing a full bar is due to the voltage.
rechargables are 1.2V each, as opposed to 1.5V each for alkaline ones.

either that or ur rechargables are not fully charged. old rechargables might lose their capability to hold a full charge even after charging.
 

LancerCK

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Hello,

Can I ask anyone who use the batteries grip for the Canon 400D/350D use rechargable NiMH batteries?

I discovered tat when I use the Canon orignal batteries for the grip, the batt indicator is full (if the original batt is fully charged) even if I only put 1 battery in the casing.

However, when I put fully charged NiMH batteries in the grip, the batt indicator only indicate 1 bar of batteries nia..... this is the same when I use Eneloop, Energizer, Panasonic, or other brands of NiMH in the grip.

But if I use any brand of alkaline batteries in the grip, it will indicate full bar on the batt indicator even I use 4 brand new with 2 slightly used batteries....

Is there a problems with all my rechargable batteries or is it tat we can only use alkaline batteries with the BG-E3?

Thank you in advance.

Jay the Killer
You might want to sent your set to CSC to check. Mine's using Eneloop and it'll indicate full bar. However, the same cannot be said for my 20D and the BG-E2n.
 

Lenscapes

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same problem u have.. only get full bars with AA akalines. using the akalines as backup only.
 

Killer_Jay

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u can use any sort of AA batteries i suppose.

i tink the reason behind using alkaline batteries and showing a full bar is due to the voltage.
rechargables are 1.2V each, as opposed to 1.5V each for alkaline ones.

either that or ur rechargables are not fully charged. old rechargables might lose their capability to hold a full charge even after charging.
bro,

thanks for the reply. but i am using brand new rechargable to test leh.

jay
 

Killer_Jay

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You might want to sent your set to CSC to check. Mine's using Eneloop and it'll indicate full bar. However, the same cannot be said for my 20D and the BG-E2n.
bro,

thanks for the reply. u mean sent the body to CSC to check or sent the grip to CSC to check?

jay
 

LancerCK

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bro,

thanks for the reply. u mean sent the body to CSC to check or sent the grip to CSC to check?

jay
Both. They need both to sort out the problem (I believe its due to the voltage sensitivity like what bro Fragnatic had replied).
 

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same problem u have.. only get full bars with AA akalines. using the akalines as backup only.
bro,

did u resolve the problem? if not, does it still be able to shoot at least 700 photos with the rechargable batts?

jay
 

JerrySH

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so far no such problem with mine, suggest u sent in for servicing
 

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so far no such problem with mine, suggest u sent in for servicing
hi,

thank you for your reply. had sent in for service and check liao. but the grip do n0t come with any warranty so see wats the verdic.... :(

jay
 

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