Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 Motor/Battery
From: McFadden Peter <>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 10:59:23 +0100 (BST)

This battery situation is ridiculous. The meter and
display should use almost no power and should be able
to be left switched on for months, particularly if
stored in a bag or in a dark cupboard.  Re-chargeables
seem cost effective but are amazingly unreliable they
seem to discharge over quite a short time even when
not in a device. Yet sometimes they seem to last for
ages!. You may guess I'm frustrated by this subject.
What is going on?  Real tips appreciated.

- --- Wilber Jeffcoat <>
wrote: > Is anyone having trouble with the
> batteries for the R8 motor.
> Getting ready to do some shooting and brought a
> fresh charge up on a battery
> for today. Did this by discharging the battery (by
> the book) and then
> letting it full recharge (three lights indicated)
> That was yesterday. Put it
> in the camera all was fine. Today it was totally
> dead. Just sitting
> overnight-camera was in the "A" mode-thumb advance
> in. Battery has had
> little hard use-has a full charge about 8 time in
> the past yr.
> Any thoughts.
> Cheers Wilber
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