Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10-29-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
New Member




Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: belgium
Posts: 14
pentax K10D battery removal question

hello people,

i have a maybe stupid question but here i go annyway...i was wondering if i should remove my battery from the camera when i'm not using it for a long time to not have risk that the batery starts to leak...at the moment i'm too bussy writing my essay for school and no time to go shoot pictures, i'm guessing i won't be shooting for around 2 months.

reasson i ask is when i came back home from a litl vacation the battery's from my pc mouse were leaking...

thnx for the help

10-29-2008, 06:38 AM   #2
Veteran Member
kurt's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hyvinkää, Suomi (Finland)
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 670
Hi,

It is always a safe thing to remove the battery when not using a machine for a while. So, yes, I would recommend to remove the battery and load it to full capacity.
10-29-2008, 08:09 AM   #3
Pentaxian
Wheatfield's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: The wheatfields of Canada
Posts: 10,058
It certainly won't hurt, although one of the hallmarks of Lithium Ion Batteries is that they don't leak.
10-29-2008, 08:22 AM   #4
Inactive Account




Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 20
And make sure you will not leave that type of battery discharged especially for that long. With Lithium Ion just charge them to more-less half of capacity (or more) and they will be happy .

10-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
Site Supporter
LeoTaylor's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Connecticut
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 679
The only problem I can think of is leaving out the battery long enough may cause the camera to forget the time. I'm not going to experiment with my K100D to see how long it retains the time.

Many electronic devices have a high value capacitor that retains time while the battery is replaced if you install the replacement battery soon enough. If you leave the battery out too long they forgets the time. Perhaps someone knows from experience?

When my K110D returned from Pentax repair that capability no longer worked. Any time the battery is replaced I have to reset the time. Even a good set of cells replaced quickly will lose the time. It is a minor bug, not worth sending it back for re-repair. Especially since the K110D is used on external power most of the time.

OTOH hand if you are going to store the camera a LONG time then simply re-entering the date is a minor inconvenience. My Eneloops will go dead anyway after a month. But, I never know how long it will be to the next usage so I leave the cells in all the time.

Last edited by LeoTaylor; 10-29-2008 at 06:53 PM. Reason: added sentence
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, camera, dslr, pentax k10d battery, photography, question, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax D-BG2 battery grip for K10D or K20D (battery included) (US) pswann Sold Items 1 11-01-2010 11:37 AM
For Sale - Sold: Brand New Pentax BG2 Battery Grip for K10D and K20D + aftermarket battery jjdgti Sold Items 3 05-07-2009 10:43 AM
K10D battery question AML Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 5 06-11-2008 09:48 AM
k10d, grip, and battery question ronald_durst Pentax DSLR Discussion 8 05-16-2008 02:07 PM
K10D battery question Time Freeze Pentax DSLR Discussion 5 12-15-2007 11:49 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:43 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top