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Old 22nd of February 2011 (Tue)   #1
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Default First time battery charge, how long?

Just got my first camera (60D) **WOOT** and now im wondering about the first time charging the battery. the green light on the charger came on just now after around 2 hours of charging, but the dude who sold me the camera said that the first charge must be 5-6 hours. Is this true? Will i either harm or prolong my battery life by doing this? Im sure this is old school methods but my charger is still plugged on as im writing this. Should i turn it off now or listen to what the dude said?
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Old 22nd of February 2011 (Tue)   #2
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i dont think it matters with the batterys these days, when i got my 7d it had some charge, i played with it untill it went flat, charged it untill the green light and played with it some more.
i havnt had any ill effects ( they use teh same battery IIRC )

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Old 22nd of February 2011 (Tue)   #3
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I would imagine if the green light is on, the battery is charged. If it is charged, it isn't going to get any more power in it.

He may have said that just in case, if the battery if fully empty, it could take 5-6 hours to charge, like he said.
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Ya well the green light is on so im just gonna start using it. i cant wait anymore to start snapping away, so excited to get going.
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How long?

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When the light goes steady about 90% charged. Another hour will top it off. Ok to use it however.
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When you get three steady flashes, you should be good to go the rest of the day!! It holds a charge for a long time.Welcome to the 60D club!!
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