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12-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Bigma battery drain.

My new Bigma works great with my K5 and Pentax lithium Dl-190 battery but It will not fire with my replacement non Pentax battery that works well with all my other lenses.The battery is a couple of years old.Any suggestions? I would think that a new battery is in order.--charliezap

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charlie that is strange..i have 2 non oem batteries and they work fine with the bigma..i'm sure you know that the os will drain your battery when it is in position 1 or 2 .. amy
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charlie that is strange..i have 2 non oem batteries and they work fine with the bigma..i'm sure you know that the os will drain your battery when it is in position 1 or 2 .. amy
The Pentax battery checks out 8.1 volts at full charge.The other is 7.9 volts-not a big diffence I think.The mirror hangs up with the non Pentax battery using the Bigma.--charliezap
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charlie, i have no idea why that is occurring..i think the ones i have are maxell and cost about $15..amy

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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
The Pentax battery checks out 8.1 volts at full charge.The other is 7.9 volts-not a big diffence I think.The mirror hangs up with the non Pentax battery using the Bigma.--charliezap
That is actually a very big and significant difference, the battery is ready for replacement.
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I tested the Bigma with my third party no-name battery and it works fine.
Probably just a bad one on your end?
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I tested the Bigma with my third party no-name battery and it works fine.
Probably just a bad one on your end?
you got it!!! congrats!!!!! did you use it yet ? amy
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Thanks Amy.
Just a little testing in the backyard, I think I'm going to like it.

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You can tell if the battery capacity is low by how long it takes to charge from (almost) flat. The longer the better.
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