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D800 Battery Management

GiantTristan

Stamford, US
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"RE: D800 Battery Management"

GiantTristan Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006
Sun 14-Jul-13 10:08 PM

I have just two batteries for my D800 which I alternate. I do not believe that it makes much sense to keep multiple spare batteries. The capacity and the ability to hold a charge of Li ion batteries decrease with time, regardless whether they are being used or not. The service life of Li batteries is severely reduced, if they are kept at high temperatures. You get the best longevity, if you keep your spare batteries at about 0 degree C with a charge of about 40%. With these conditions, the battery retains close to 100% capacity for one year. During use, complete discharge should be avoided, since this shortens the life time of the battery.

I have used two batteries with my D700 for five years, and they are still usable although the capacity is somewhat reduced. I also once bought a non-Nikon battery which burst into flames upon charging...

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