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How long for a new battery to charge??

 
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Jan 23, 2009 21:51 |  #1

I just received my brand new 50D today. I've had the battery charging since about noon today but it's still showing the amber light on the charger. When I first plugged it in, the charge light was flashing for a while before it became solid amber. It's been about 7 hrs but the charge light is still amber. Does it take this long for a brand new battery to charge??? I'm dying to use my new 50d but I want to make sure the battery is fully charged the first time!




  
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Jan 23, 2009 21:53 |  #2

Don't know about the 50D, but the ones for the XS only take a couple of hours. It should tell you in the manual, probably in the getting started section at the beginning.


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Jan 23, 2009 21:53 |  #3

If it's anything like the charger for my 30D, flashing indicates stages of charging; solid light indicates complete. Check your manual.




  
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Jan 23, 2009 21:55 |  #4

Hehehe, it's done charging. I think these batteries usually takes around 90 minutes to fully charge, then you should leave it plugged in for another hour or so. For the charger, the scale is, if I remember correctly:

3 quick flashes = low charge

2 flashes = 50% charge

1 slow flash = 75% charge

no flash, light is on constant = 100% charge


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Jan 23, 2009 21:58 |  #5

Per the 50D manual:
It takes about 100 min. to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery.

Recharge Level Charge Lamp
0-50% Blinks once per second
50-75% Blinks twice per second
75-90% Blinks three times per second
90% or Higher Lights on


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Jan 23, 2009 22:01 as a reply to  @ Jark89's post |  #6

Man...I knew I should've read that manual! LOL! Here I am waiting for the amber light to turn green. That's what I'm use to with my chargers for my canon video camera! Thanks for the help! I've been lurking for a few months and just joined the forum recently! You guys have alot to share and I have alot to learn!

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Jan 23, 2009 22:03 |  #7
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normally put mine on for 24 hours to be certain whenever i have a new one.


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Jan 23, 2009 22:14 |  #8

5 minutes. I can never wait longer then that.


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Jan 24, 2009 00:58 |  #9

If you have time, let it charge for 1 hour after light turns solid. I read that somewhere, possibly in Canon literature.


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