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How to maintain your digital camera? Battery Usage and Maintenance
- Oct 22, 2018 -

Unlike traditional cameras, digital camera has a particularly high demand for power supply. Therefore, lithium batteries and Ni-MH battery batteries(mainly for digital kids camera), which are rechargeable and with enough power are more and more popular among digital camera users. However, whether it is a lithium battery or a Ni-MH battery, attentions needs to be paid to their usage, storage and carrying .

The memory effect of Ni-MH batteries, although low, still exists, and this effect reduces the total capacity and usage time of the battery. With time goes by, the amount of stored energy will be less and less, and the battery will be consumed faster and faster. Therefore, you should try to ran out its power before recharge it. If you are using lithium battery, you don't need to think about the memory effect. Battery life will be reduced per charge and discharge.

During daily use, pay attention to maintain the integrity of the battery insulation. Once find it is damaged, it should be adhered with a tape. Check the battery's electrode to see if it is oxidated. Wipe it off if mild oxidation, but if it is severely oxidized or peeled off, don’t use and replace a new battery. What’s more, in order to avoid power loss, it is necessary to keep the contact points at both ends of the battery and in the camera. If necessary, gently wipe the battery with a soft, clean dry cloth. Use a small eraser (such as the one on the pencil head) to reach the battery compartment to clean the metal contacts, but never use a detergent which is soluble.

In addition, when a digital camera has not been used for a long time, remove the battery from the digital camera or the charger, and keep 70% of the power, then store it in a dry, cool environment, and make sure the battery and metal items are not stored together, which is especially important for non-rechargeable batteries. Lithium rechargeable batteries should be charged and discharged at least once every six months during long-term storage.