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How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:52:08 PM »
I just got the camera today and as I put in the first battery the green charge light goes on but after about 2 minutes all of the three outer green lights start blinking fast all ayt once and it won't charge, same for the second battery...

Does it take overnite for the vert first charge?
The manual says 120 minutes.

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How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« on: August 23, 2012, 11:52:08 PM »

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 12:13:14 AM »
Yeah it only took me about 1.5 hours.  Let me look at mine and try to figure out what is going on with yours.
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 12:15:00 AM »
thanks...I think this charger ain't no good...

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 12:18:03 AM »
Pompo, how long do all of the lights flash at once? Mine did when I slid the battery on, but it quit, and the first light began blinking and the battery began charging.  I gave it about 10 seconds is all.
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2012, 12:24:39 AM »
when I first slide in the two batteries each single "charge" light by each battery lights up for a few seconds then all of them (3 for each battery) 50% 80% 100% blink forever all at once...never stop...

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 12:49:22 AM »
Mine takes less than 2 hours usually

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 03:47:32 AM »
Not sure about Canon chargers in particular but many will pulse charge for a while if the cell voltage is very low, I'd leave it at least a few hours to see what happens, maybe even overnight before sending it back. Also I'm guessing it wouldn't be the case but if somewhere outside 0-40C most chargers shut down so if your climate is somewhere near those extremes maybe locate the charger elsewhere.

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 03:47:32 AM »

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 04:50:44 AM »
when I first slide in the two batteries each single "charge" light by each battery lights up for a few seconds then all of them (3 for each battery) 50% 80% 100% blink forever all at once...never stop...

Which color do they flash? if they're red, push the CAL button...
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 05:59:13 AM »
According to the manual (p.33), if all 3 lamps blink green, you should remove the battery and call Canon Service.
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 06:01:38 AM »
Did you use the old 1d charger on the X batteries?
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 09:49:58 AM »
no I didnt use the the old canon charger, I left the suckers in all nite and the green lights still blinks

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2012, 09:54:01 AM »
You have to call Canon Services, meaning, "We don't know what the hell's wrong, but we'll send you a new one."
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2012, 09:56:22 AM »
wonder if its the charger or the batteries, hope the charger ...

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2012, 09:58:14 AM »
I'm sure it's the charger.
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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 11:15:10 AM »
the guy at cps says it may be a combo of the camera and charger since while I was talking to him one battery dropped from 11% to 8% (now is 4%)  $7000 BRICK ...

no  chargers in stock at canon and no 1DXs where I bought it from

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Re: How long to charge 1DX batteries?
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2012, 11:15:10 AM »