Ion Lithiun Batteries

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Ion Lithiun Batteries

Post by ricardotilim » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi there!
I work as Editor at a small TV Station and we have four Sony Nx5 and we have a discussion about its opperation. Some cameramen say we have to fully discharge the battery before recharge it again to increase its lifetime. Is it correct?

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Re: Ion Lithiun Batteries

Post by Kelly » Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:24 pm

If you're using Lithium Ion batteries, no you don't. Old Nickel Cadmium batteries used to have memory issues, where (as an example) you recharged the battery to 50%, then charged it back up to 100% on a regular basis, eventually the battery would lose 50% of its available charge. Lithium Ion, Lithium Polymer, and other modern rechargeable batteries, don't have memory problems to the same extent.
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Re: Ion Lithiun Batteries

Post by Deep Thought » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:32 pm

It is a good idea to discharge them below 50% every now and then but definitely not to 0. That can result in the charging circuit declaring it dead and not allowing it to charge at all.
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Re: Ion Lithiun Batteries

Post by grich » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:11 pm

Deep Thought wrote:It is a good idea to discharge them below 50% every now and then but definitely not to 0. That can result in the charging circuit declaring it dead and not allowing it to charge at all.
Very true, and I've had to resurrect a couple of Anton-Bauer Dionics that this happened to.

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