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four eighty sparky Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Apr 2011Sun 24-Feb-13 02:59 AM
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"Battery Age"
Sun 24-Feb-13 03:09 AM by four eighty sparky

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When I got my D7000 two years ago, I noticed that the battery age indicator in the monitor had a scale of 1-4. I assumed this meant years. However, after two years of solid use, they're both (I purchased a second battery with the camera) still at 0.

Anyone have solid intel on the meaning of the numbers? (Other than what's on page 242 of the manual)

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 24-Feb-13 05:16 AM
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Hi Ken,

I have several EN-EL3e batteries that are over 6 years old that are still at 0. I have two EN-EL4's that are about 7 years old that are at 3 on the life scale and a few EN-EL4a's at 1 and 2 on the life scale. Obviously I use the EN-EL4(a)'s much more than the EN-EL3e's.
When the battery gets to 4 it is time to start considering getting a replacement.
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BWPaterson Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2009Wed 27-Feb-13 04:43 PM
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If Nikon counters work as apple counts battery cycles then this would be normal. Apple counts and what wears on a battery are complete charges from a completely discharged battery. My guess is that you probably do not run out of battery before charging. I know that I will make sure I charge the battery before the shoot though it might have 80% charge. I would not worry about this as my expierence is a new camera will come along with a new battery. I must admit though my original spare battery that I bought for D100 went to D200, to D700 and my nephew is still using the battery after all of these years.

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jec6613 Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Feb 2013Wed 27-Feb-13 05:43 PM
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Each increment indicates about 10% of battery capacity gone, permanently. There is a SBS chip on each pack that carefully measures everything going in or out of the battery, charging, discharging, everything, and tracks the capacity (the body doesn't have a method of determining capacity on the pack, the pack tells the body). It really just means you've taken good care of your batteries.

  

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atsf616 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2010Mon 09-Sep-13 02:09 PM
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Interesting thread. I have a D80 (bought new), D200 (used), and a D7000 bought new in May 2013. I have a pool of 5 EN-EL3e cells that I use interchangeably with the D80/D200, and after dozens of charge cycles all still show "new" condition. But after less than 10 charges of the D7000's EN-EL15, the battery age meter has already clicked over to "1". Disappointing, to say the least.

  

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I've had my D7000 since last Christmas. It's had fairly light use and I've never fully discharged the battery. A couple of months ago it suddenly jumped from 0 to 3.
I haven't sent it back yet as I've been out of the country but have been in contact with the supplier and they've asked me to return it to them.
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