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Sep 26, 2013 12:01 |  #16

I carry an extra 5D/50D battery in my pants pocket on an everyday basis, and have done so for years . . . and I always have a lot of pocket change in that pocket. I never even thought about the potential danger of the batteries shorting out. I guess I'd better start to find a better way to always have a spare battery handy, or I'll end up in flames!


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Sep 26, 2013 16:07 |  #17

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Sep 26, 2013 17:26 |  #18

Been there... Done that! Learned the hard way too.

I use the same Store-A-Cells that Samgoit uses, same way too, upright they are good, upside down they are discharged. I have about a dozen or so for different sized batteries, can beat them.


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Sep 28, 2013 02:25 |  #19

The plastic insert that comes with some batteries also works well for insulating the terminals from shorting. I thought it was trash and left it in the box when I got everything. However, I discovered it would be useful due to the regulations when flying a few months ago.


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Sep 28, 2013 03:42 |  #20

I heard about this in Physics at school but had forgotten ... I don't carry loose change but I did recently put some batteries loose in a jacket pocket at a wedding - I needed to change them out of the flash and keep shooting. Worth being reminded to be careful with them, we get used to thinking they're harmless little things ...


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Sep 28, 2013 09:14 |  #21

Happened to me once too. Caught it when the battery was just warm though. Live and learn!


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Sep 29, 2013 19:24 |  #22

I usually have 1 or 2 sets of NIMH 2500 on their own in a pocket of my Fuji HS20 camera's case. Nothing else, just those batteries. I take it that's a risk too, or do you need metal inbetween?


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Sep 29, 2013 20:05 |  #23

Colin Glover wrote in post #16334254 (external link)
I usually have 1 or 2 sets of NIMH 2500 on their own in a pocket of my Fuji HS20 camera's case. Nothing else, just those batteries. I take it that's a risk too, or do you need metal inbetween?

I've never had a problem with just batteries. Hard to see how you'd short them without something conductive to connect the +ve to the -ve terminals.


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Sep 29, 2013 20:05 |  #24

Colin Glover wrote in post #16334254 (external link)
I usually have 1 or 2 sets of NIMH 2500 on their own in a pocket of my Fuji HS20 camera's case. Nothing else, just those batteries. I take it that's a risk too, or do you need metal inbetween?

You need a piece of conductive material of low resistance that makes contact with both the positive and negative terminal for some length of time.


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Sep 30, 2013 10:07 |  #25

Luxornv wrote in post #16330749 (external link)
The plastic insert that comes with some batteries also works well for insulating the terminals from shorting. I thought it was trash and left it in the box when I got everything. However, I discovered it would be useful due to the regulations when flying a few months ago.

This^^

I always keep my spare battery with the plastic keeper in place. It protects the terminals from possible damage and ensures that nothing will close the connection across the terminals.


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Sep 30, 2013 12:28 |  #26

Dang it, I'm gonna stop reading these boards. Every time I do I end up spending $$ on stuff I didn't know I needed. At least I had points on my Amazon card and the battery holder is one of the cheaper things I have bought :P




  
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Sep 30, 2013 22:32 |  #27

I use this style. They come in packs of clear and red. Clear good - red spent.

http://www.batteriesin​aflash.com …-holds-4-aa-aaa-batteries (external link)


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Oct 01, 2013 00:49 |  #28

I've had that happen too. You sure look like a fool when you're sitting there listening to someone talk and then explode into action by trying to drag everything in your pocket out in fits of what must look like a seizure of some kind ;D

incidentally... I still carry batts in my pocket... but i put the change in the other one. And no, I don't forget sometimes! I still think about it every time I dump a set in there.


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