Use Your Digital Camera Charger
Correctly to Preserve Battery Life
After purchasing the right digital camera charger for your make and model, make sure you use it properly to preserve battery life. In addition to reading your user's manual, follow these simple tips to get the best results from your camera battery charger:
- Don't Use the Charger in Extreme Temperatures - Refrain from using the charger in temperatures that fall below freezing or exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme temperatures may reduce charge acceptance or damage the batteries.
- Let the Batteries Cool - If you attempt to recharge your batteries immediately after use, they may be too hot for the charger to handle. Let the batteries cool off before recharging them.
- Unplug the Charger After Use - One of the easiest ways to threaten the longevity of your digital camera charger and batteries is to leave the charger plugged in all the time. Unplug the unit as soon as you're finished recharging your batteries.
- Properly Connect the Charger - Some digital camera chargers feature electrical prongs that connect into a USB port, which features an attachment to plug directly into the wall. Others include a USB port that plugs into a USB adapter. Understand specifically how your unit works so you can use it safely.