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02-01-2014, 10:59 AM   #1
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D-BG4 grip question

Hi everyone,
I have a BG4 grip with my K5IIs and when I try to use 6 AA lithium batteries, the camera does not turn on !

If I use the regular battery with grip and the battery type to lithium instead of auto, then remove the battery and re-insert the 6 lithium AAs, it works.

Should the AUTO part not work ???

I am using "Energizer Ultimate Lithium" batteries.... supposedly good for 15 years if not being used.

Strangely, when I measure the voltage of the AAs, it says 1.8v instead of 1.5v..... coult the accumulation to 10.4 volts cause a problem ?

02-03-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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What setting are you using initially with the lithium batteries?
02-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #3
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Originally, the "battery type" option is not shown, I only see the body or grip selection

with 6 aa alkaline batteries, I see the "battery": type set to Auto
with 6 lithium batteries, the camera does NOT turn on..... did not leave it in on position more that about 4-5 seconds by fear of maybe breaking something
with 6 aa alkaline batteries, I can set the "battery type" option to Li for lithium ( camera still works and turns on ok even though setting is wrong)
Now, if I remove alkalines and put in lithium batteries, camera turns on ok and seems to work well.

What I find strange is that when set to AUTO, with lithium aa batteries, camera just does not turn on.

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