Do I need to break in a EN-EL4A battery?
My eight year old battery that came with my D2H reads 4 on the meter. It charges up in half the time as my other EN-EL4's. Since it's 8 years old I think I got the most out of this battery. I'm replacing it with a EN-EL4A which I just ordered from Adorama. Do I need to break in a new battery? Do I charge it up and use it? Do I need to cycle the battery and refresh it?
Sorry for all the questions, I'd love to get another 8 years out of a new battery.
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#1. "RE: Do I need to break in a EN-EL4A battery?" | In response to Reply # 0SRFast Nikonian since 22nd Dec 2004Fri 08-Feb-13 12:20 AM
The EN-EL4a can be charged and used without any conditioning. The D2H's battery condition menu will let you know when the battery needs to be calibrated/reconditioned.
Hope this helps...JL
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#2. "RE: Do I need to break in a EN-EL4A battery?" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Fri 08-Feb-13 06:10 AM
While it may take a few charge/discharge cycles to get the battery up to maximum capacity, there is no break in period.
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#3. "RE: Do I need to break in a EN-EL4A battery?" | In response to Reply # 2