Fuji Finepix S602 Query

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by philip.starling, May 22, 2004.

  1. Is it normal for the Fuji Finepix S602Z to run down a freshly charged set of
    Ni MH batteries in about 10 days or so when it is sitting on the shelf
    turned off?
    It does say in the book to remove the batteries if not using for a long
    period, is this why? or does mine have a fault.
    Removing batteries for longer periods entails having to reset date, time etc
    on replacement.
    I haven't tried putting a new set of normal disposable AA's in it and
    leaving it off but I've no reason to believe that the rechargeables should
    discharge of their own accord.

    Any help would be appreciated,

    Phil
     
    philip.starling, May 22, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. philip.starling

    Faolan Guest

    NIMH batteries fade over time this true how depends on Brand/NiMH
    Mixture, however there was a issue with the S7000 when it came out that
    drained the batteries when a CF was inserted. Try storing the camera
    without the CF card in. Also do a quick charge on the batteries before a
    critical event the night before...

    I had a 602 and never had this problem. I think the longest I left it
    without usage was 2 weeks. I loved this camera, but unfortunately it
    went for a swim so have now get a S602 Pro.
     
    Faolan, May 23, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Thanks,
    I'll try that......
     
    philip.starling, May 23, 2004
    #3
  4. philip.starling

    Dr Fish Guest

    : NIMH batteries fade over time this true how depends on Brand/NiMH
    : Mixture, however there was a issue with the S7000 when it came out
    that
    : drained the batteries when a CF was inserted. Try storing the camera
    : without the CF card in. Also do a quick charge on the batteries
    before a
    : critical event the night before...

    I heard that CF problem affects the S7000, so it would be no surprise
    if it affected the s602 also.
    I believe it depends on the CF card.

    NO harm storing without CF cards in, unless you pick up your camera in
    a rush for a days shooting and forget the media :eek:)
     
    Dr Fish, May 23, 2004
    #4
  5. philip.starling

    Mike Hunter Guest

    NiMh batteries have quite a high self-discharge rate : higher than NiCads. I
    believe that I read somewhere that they can loose 5% of their charge every
    day just by themselves (without any current drain through the camera). I
    suspect that this is even worse when a) they are brand new, b) they are very
    high capacity, c) they are a cheapy make.

    I was using GP 1600mAh cells which after discharging quickly at first,
    settled down to being very good. On the other hand some recently bought
    no-name (chinese) 2300mAh cells seem to go flat in a few days and no sign
    (yet) that they are "running in" and beginning to behave.

    Hope this helps

    Mike
     
    Mike Hunter, May 23, 2004
    #5
  6. philip.starling

    Alex Butcher Guest

    Also...

    "02 : SINGLE CELL "shorting". (aka "single cell anemia") This is currently
    occurring in EPIDEMIC proportions ! and is wiping out whole cane
    plantations ... ok, the last part was embellished, I got carried away. BUT
    it IS SERIOUS. Refer to R1C2 and R1C3. The pretty black colour is derived
    from "conductive" carbon mixed into the plasic. A "seal" coat is applied
    to stop it shorting. With time, sometimes NOT that much, the SPRING rubs
    this coating OFF the TAB. Since the SPRING is part of the BATTERY circuit,
    VIOLA, we have a short (110ohms) to FRAME. It's easy to diagnose - your
    batteries will seem to last 1-2 days ONLY, and you'll find ONLY 1 is flat
    !! (The bottom right one). The fix is easy. Slip approx 1/2" of heatshrink
    plastic over the end of the SPRING section (Toggle part). Heat to secure
    it. That'll hold you for a while. In a pinch, just cover the TAB with tape
    or varnish."
    - <http://www.digsys.com.au/S602/S602.html>

    Best Regards,
    Alex.
     
    Alex Butcher, May 25, 2004
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.