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Tristan944

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LP-E6 shelf life
« on: January 06, 2013, 01:26:39 AM »
I have a new, never been opened LP-E6 battery. I don't intend on using it for several years. How long do these batteries stay good unopened?
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LP-E6 shelf life
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Re: LP-E6 shelf life
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 09:27:11 AM »
Not a good idea, IMO. Li-ion batteries need to be used frequently to maintain performance.  A typical Li-ion battery will last ~4 years or ~300 charge cycles, whichever comes first.
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Re: LP-E6 shelf life
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 10:43:28 AM »
All batteries self discharge, but Li-On batteries have a circuit in the case that shuts down the battery when the charge level gets low.  It is then dead and cannot be recharged.
I'd expect this to happen in about 3 years or less, depending on how long it was stored before you bought it..

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Re: LP-E6 shelf life
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 10:43:28 AM »