Looking after your batteries during lockdown

If you are currently unable to work as a result of the global pandemic, then you need to make sure that your Li-Ion camera batteries are in good health when it becomes possible to return to work.

Batteries naturally self-discharge over time. If their state-of-charge is less than 10% before an extended period of inactivity, they could become difficult for you to recover.

It is also undesirable for batteries to be 100% charged for storage as this can damage the cells and lead to a shorter overall life.

PAG recommends that you charge your Li-Ion batteries to 50% (anywhere between 20% and 80% is desirable) prior to long term storage of more than 2 weeks. PAGlink batteries should also be in an unlinked state during this period.

 

PAGlink Sleep Mode for Storage

PAGlink Batteries can be put into Sleep Mode for long term storage, using the battery display menu system. It shuts down the internal electronics and greatly reduces battery self-discharge. The battery can be woken-up with 2 presses of the display button.

Please refer to Section 6 of the User Guide for PAGlink Batteries via the links below:

PAGlink V-Mount Sleep Mode Instructions

PAGlink Gold Mount Sleep Mode Instructions

PAGlink Gold Mount Batteries have an automatic sleep mode feature that initiates after 2 weeks of inactivity.

To maintain good battery capacity, it is beneficial to cycle batteries every 6 weeks (discharge followed by a full-charge).

The PAG team wishes you all good health and a safe return to work when that day finally arrives.

 

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