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by joseph motto on Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:14 am
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I was reading E.J.'s recent newsletter and was interested that he recommended charging one's camera batteries every month so as not to risk losing the camera settings and customizations. Does this mean that it is unwise to remove the batteries from your camera if it is not going to be used for several weeks or months? I have seen the damage that leaking AA or AAA batteries can do. Perhaps that is not a concern with standard camera batteries.
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by SantaFeJoe on Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:23 am
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Here’s some info on that subject:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00012769

I always used lithium a or aa batteries in cameras that could use them. I have yet to see a lithium battery corrode like alkaline or others do.

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:32 pm
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joseph motto wrote:
I was reading E.J.'s recent newsletter and was interested that he recommended charging one's camera batteries every month so as not to risk losing the camera settings and customizations. Does this mean that it is unwise to remove the batteries from your camera if it is not going to be used for several weeks or months? I have seen the damage that leaking AA or AAA batteries can do. Perhaps that is not a concern with standard camera batteries.


Definitely do not remove the batteries.  You will only end up resetting your camera and reducing the life of the internal backup battery.  Alkaline batteries and Lithium Ion batteries are completely different beasts.
 

by joseph motto on Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:39 am
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by Jeff Colburn on Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:47 pm
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Hi,

I don't remove the batteries from my cameras unless they won't be used for 6 months or more. I've never had them leak, but I grew up with batteries that leak all the time, so I err on the side of caution.

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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:00 pm
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A lithium ion battery will never leak. When a LiIon battery has a catastrophic failure they get hot and in a worst case scenario catch on fire but this doesn't happen unless it is shorted by something - all batteries can catch on fire in that scenario. It's a completely different chemistry and there is essentially nothing from Alkaline batteries other than the fact that they are a DC power source that carries forward.
 

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