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Battery Bleed Off!
May 18, 2011
3:52 pm
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phild31
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I don't see how the cover can be affecting it unless it's dirty or contaminated somehow and causing a partial connection between the batteries.
Make sure there is no dust or dried moisture stains anywhere in the battery compartment, the inside of the cover and around the battery connection clips.
Also the batteries should be clean, the sides and ends.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

May 18, 2011
2:47 pm
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Phil, I also discovered that if I removed the battery cover, the battery drain was small. However, with the cover on and latched the problem still existed.

So it was easier for me to just remove the batteries.

May 18, 2011
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Like wise, 33 years in the telecommunication industry mainly fixing Ericsson Telephone Exchange equipment. Not a programmer but faults finding in their software which is made easier when you have a copy of the software.

Graham.

May 18, 2011
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The camera takes very good pictures, I figured why mess with something that works fine.
And I would rather clean/replace a protective cover than a lens.

Yes, I was a technician in an earlier life.
38 years as electrician/electronics technician for the railroad.
Lead HVAC technician, instructor/technician in Train Control safety devices, lead trouble shooter locomotive electronics & control systems.
I was one of the guys that found practical solutions to fix the new equipment they bought.
Usually by arguing with factory reps and engineers about design flaws and never keeping my mouth shut.
Every new batch of factory techs would look down their noses at those "dirty, ignorant, uneducated workers" until we figured out why their wonderful new equipment wouldn't work.

I am mostly self taught, my formal training in electronics was in the 60s on vacuum tubes and surplus Navy equipment!

I always like figuring out what makes things tick, being retired doesn't change that.
But I'm way behind the curve with computer programing.

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May 18, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

OK, I just tried a quick test with my 710.
The unit is off.
I put a slip of paper between the battery and the post.
Then measured any current flow by putting my meter leads on the battery and the post.

It showed .47 milliamps.

If that is normal with it shut off it would take over 4,000 hours to drain the batteries.

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Phil,

You certain you were not a technician in an earlier life???

I noticed you still have the protective cover over the camera lens.

Graham.

May 18, 2011
5:11 am
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OK, I just tried a quick test with my 710.
The unit is off.
I put a slip of paper between the battery and the post.
Then measured any current flow by putting my meter leads on the battery and the post.

It showed .47 milliamps.

If that is normal with it shut off it would take over 4,000 hours to drain the batteries.

Some pictures;

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

May 18, 2011
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I put a set of 2650mA NI-MH's in mine, it'll sit for a week or 2, and when I do use it, it's connected to the 12v power of the pickup for the most part. I do 2 weeks with my batteries, and I change them well before they die. I don't suspect I have this issue. I'm quite sure that my unit shuts of completely.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

May 17, 2011
9:12 pm
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David, please add me to your battery drainage list.

I have noticed that a new set of AA Alkaline or 2750 mAh rechargeables completely drain when my 610 is stored for less than two weeks. I tried to power down my unit with the back door ajar and the unit keeps tell me that suspend will not work. Yet suspend is set to NEVER. It is apparent that the unit does not do a complete shut down as my Triton's do. This may be a firmware or hardware problem. Has anyone else run across this battery drain problem? My solution is that I have to remove my batteries after I power the unit off.

May 17, 2011
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Hello All,

I know that there was a thread a while back concerning the batteries on the eX10s being drained while the units were turned off. If you have experienced this please let me know, because this is something that has has come up again and I need any details I can gather about this.

Thanks,
David


 

 

 

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