Whenever I buy any camera or gear that uses batteries I always buy extra batteries for it, no matter how good the storage capacity or rating of it would be. And with all the batteries, I then label them in numbers.
Am I just being OCD or is there some method to my madness.
I want to share some of my tips that will help you with battery management.
I label my batteries so that I can cycle through them all when I am using my camera. So if I remove battery #1 I will insert #2 and then swap it with #3 in that order and so on. This ensures that I am using my batteries equally and not overworking a particular battery not knowing I am.
My Simple Practice
All batteries have a set life and to get the most out of it you want to follow some simple practices:
- Discharge them fully as much as possible, like when there is no juice left for it to turn on the camera
- Charge them fully up to 100% before using them again as much as possible
- Cycle through your batteries
Even my AA batteries are labelled in groups of four. I use these mostly in my speedlights so I cycle through 1 set at a time. This means all 4 sets are cycled through equally hence keeping them at their best performance.
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