Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

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Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

Postby haring on Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:54 am

Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AA batteries fro your flashes before an assignment?

I usually simply recharge my batteries in the "Soft Charge Mode". Do you recondition your batteries?

I use a maha mh 800s charger and Eneloop batteries.
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Re: Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

Postby gstark on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:58 am

Nope. Not necessary.

Just charge them after you return from the previous assignment, and they'll be ready for you next time they're needed.
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Re: Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

Postby aim54x on Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:40 pm

The only time I recondition my batteries if I find that they are not holding charge, then the recondition mode is called in. Other than that I just use the normal recharge (I use a C9000 and stick to the rule of charging at rate of 0.5 the capacity)
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Re: Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:52 pm

I do a conditioning charge now and again. Always if the battery has been FULLY discharged.

Your sig says wedding photographer, so I question your use of eneloops. These are low power low discharge batteries. great for the occaisional user like me, but not for high demand users. Most wedding 'togs I know use high power, rapid drain batteries like the PowerEx & charge them just before the assignment. This gives them more bangs. when they need them. But you have to remember to recharge them prior to the event.

Personally I use imedions which are similar to the eneloops, but then I am an occasional user and want them to be working whenever I grab the flash. The high power ones are not good in my scenario.
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Re: Do you always do a conditioning full charge of your AAs?

Postby Matt. K on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:44 pm

I've been using the same set of Eneloops for 6 years and never had to condition them yet. They work as good as the day I got them. Great product Sanyo!
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