Kodak battery charging

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by certsnsearches, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Is it ok to top up the Kodak KLIC 500 1 battery at any time or should it be
    fully run down first before re-charging?

    certsnsearches, Apr 3, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    You should be able to top off any of today's batteries with no problems.
    That said, most batteries do like a bit of exercise now and then to get the
    most out of them -- much like people. I would run it down every now and
    then, but you don't have to do it every time or worry about it. The problem
    you are addressing was back in the good old days of NiCads, and few cameras
    use NiCads today. It was called "memory effect."
    Sheldon, Apr 3, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Just use and charge. No memory problem, and the charger will not
    overcharge it.
    Ron Hunter, Apr 3, 2005
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    Dave Guest

    Is that true for both the dock and the rapid charger? My 6490 didn't
    come with a dock, just the rapid charger. The book is pretty vague
    about charging, just saying the battery will recharge in about 3 hrs.
    I'd like to let it charge overnight, but I don't want to cook the
    battery either.

    Dave, Apr 4, 2005
  5. Many thanks for that guys.


    certsnsearches, Apr 4, 2005
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    In the case of LIthium batteries, the charger MUST sense the charge
    status and shut down or there could be unpleasant (explosive) results.
    I believe the control logic is actually in the camera.
    NIMH batteries just get hot, which isn't good for the batteries, or the
    camera if they are recharged in the camera. I use the dock for
    recharging my DX6440, and keep a disposable lithium for backup.
    Ron Hunter, Apr 4, 2005
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    Ronald Baird Guest

    Greetings Brian,

    Sure you can, the battery is able to charged at any time to full capacity. I
    have a DX6490 that I keep handy and I leave it on the dock until I need it.
    I do pick it up every once in a while and take some pictures then replace it
    on the dock. I have yet to use it without a full charge. No problem with
    charging the battery, and you can't over charge.

    Talk to you soon,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company
    Ronald Baird, Apr 6, 2005
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