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12-09-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Battery care & usage

When you have multiple batteries, what is the best way to care for them? Leave them in storage, discharged; keep them charged & alternate usage?

Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Long-term storage is apparently best at 1/2 charge.
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I write the date I purchased the batteries, rotate their usage, and try to allow full discharge before recharging.
I have yet noticed any diminished performance/longevity for 6+ years for K20 and 4+ years for K5iis, having 2 batteries (grip+body) for each camera.
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I agree rotate them just as you should with owning multiple SD cards.

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I do rotate my batteries, but was not sure as to what charge capacity they should be, when stored.

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