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SL 1200 Battery Maintenance

Discussion in 'SeaLife' started by trailblazer1229, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. trailblazer1229

    trailblazer1229 Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Kailua, HI
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    After reading some of the reviews, I purchased an extra battery for my new 1200. I have not used it yet, but in reading the manual, it seems to make reference to the battery having a "memory." Is this accurate? On first use, the manual recommends fully charging and then discharging (I just left my camera on all night and it eventually ran out of juice). If I am not going to use my camera until the weekend, should I leave the battery completely dead and charge it the night before a dive? Or, charge the battery full and take it out of the charger (as it recommends) and leave it full in the camera until the dive? Will it loose much of a charge after a week? Then should I completely discharge it after a dive? The manual wasn't too helpful on this. Just trying to extend the life of the battery. With our other cameras, we just leave them in the charger, fully charged until we plop them in the camera.

    Any advice/experience with this?
     
  2. SeaLife Joe

    SeaLife Joe Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Trailblazer1229,

    Now that you have charged and discharged the battery you are good to charge it up and leave it whenever you would like. I personally like to through mine in the night before a dive anyways just to make sure it is "topped up" but charging the week before and then just diving with it should be OK, no "leakage".
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
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    Mine leaks in the camera, not out of it.
     

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