Re: Backup battery for Canon NB-2L?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Digibattery.co.uk, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. You could get a separate Li-ion charger for the second battery so that it
    can be kept topped up out of the camera, such as Hahnel's MCL Canon type.

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    "Robert A. Book" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have a Canon S45 that takes the Canon NB-2L Lithium-Ion battery.
    > Since there's no battery indicator on the camera (except when it's time
    > to change), I got a second battery, and when I can I take a second
    > battery charged up with me when shooting.
    >
    > Trouble is, these Lithium-Ion batterys don't hold a charge for all that
    > long when they're unused (the manual says not to count on more then a
    > week or so) and you're also not supposed to keep them on the charger for
    > more than 24 hours at a time.
    >
    > What I'd like is a battery that I can have always ready for emergencies,
    > without having to think too much about it -- in particular, without
    > having to recharge the spear every week whether I use it or not, and
    > without having an 80-minute wait for a battery to charge if a
    > picture-taking opportunity suddenly appears (e.g., the time a tree fell
    > on my car and I thought I might need insurance documenation, or e.g.,
    > the kids start doing something really cute and I discover the battery
    > has gone dead since I haven't taken pictures in a couple of week).
    >
    > Does anyone know of a long-lasting rechargeable, or even a
    > NON-RECHARGEABLE battery (say, something like a Duracell DL345) that
    > might work in place of the NB-2L battery? I'd love to have, say, a
    > Duracell with a five-year shelf life to carry around for those times
    > when the rechargeables are discharged, and the power outlet or the time
    > to wait is not available.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > --Robert
     
    Digibattery.co.uk, Jul 28, 2003
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