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08-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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GP2700 MaH batteries NiMh not accept on my K-50

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QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
I got my new AA Batery Holder for my K-50. I put 4 GP 2700 MaH but it say "Battery Depleted". They are not working. so I put AA regular batteries and it works. Why not GP 2700 mah NiMh?
What battery type have you set in the camera's menu system?
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AA Battery Type

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Nickel--Metal Hydride
Alkaline

I recently changed to NiMh and it work but when I turn it on and it open slowly. I saw Battery was full so I took a picture then Battery go down half left. I think GP2700 was 3 years old. or too much 2700 mah??

I put AA Duracell batteries, it works and fast enough for turn it on and take a pictures. So weird.
Sounds like bad batteries.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Danny Delcambre Quote
Ok but stranger. I put GP2700 mah in my flash and no problem. they are still full battery. I click the flash more but fine. not understand why K-50's AA Battery Type. I guess K-50 not accept too high 2700 mah maybe 1800 mah . I don't know why.
The battery capacity is not the issue (mah), but the battery's ability to keep up with how fast the camera needs the battery's power. Think of the battery as a tank of water on a stand. A bigger tank holds more water, correct? Of equal importance is the size of the spigot at the bottom of the tank. If you have a really small spigot the water will last a long time, but you might die of thirst before you get enough. If the spigot is bigger the tank drains faster, but at least you won't be thirsty.

It sounds like the brand of battery you have chosen has a small spigot. If you do a search here in the Pentax Forums on AA batteries, you will find almost universally that people recommend Sanyo eneloop AA batteries as best for your camera.

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