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Subject: [Leica] DMR Battery Information
From: gpinkcp at (Gary Pinkerton)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:08:06 -0500
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Wish I knew Jim.
I'm going to try out a re-celled battery over the week-end. 
I just got it from Michael B.
He and I are both anxious to see how it performs :)
> From: jnelon at
> To: lug at
> Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:46:10 -0400
> CC: MichaelBass at
> Subject: [Leica] DMR Battery Information
> I want to share some information with the LUG about DMR batteries. I've got
> four DMR batteries, two of which are showing signs of fatigue. I had an
> interesting conversation with Michael Bass about rebuilding the batteries
> with fresh cells. One of the DMR batteries reads half full after a full
> fresh charge. Using that battery, I squeezed off over four hundred (nearly)
> continuous shots before the battery expired. Yet in the field the battery
> dies within an hour or so of shooting polo a couple of Sunday's ago. And I
> don't chimp. That tells me that the main battery drain using an R8/DMR
> combination is not so much the shutter power requirements as it is the 
> "just
> being on" requirements. I'm going to send the battery to Michael to have 
> him
> replace the cells. But I'd like any other insights anyone has as to why the
> freshly charged battery shows a half charge, yet it can provide over 400
> quick shots yet die in the field in less than an hour.
> Jim Nelon
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