Anyone experiencing battery drain in their R6

RickD

EOS R6
Aug 27, 2016
25
18
I'm only using my camera sporadically at the moment, and for the last few months I've noticed the battery seems to drain during the periods I'm not using it. I'll fully charge the battery, take a couple of shots, then when I come back to the camera two weeks later, the battery is either very low, or completely dead. I always ensure it's switched off before I put it in it's bag. Issue happens on multiple batteries. Camera is updated to latest firmware

I'm pretty sure it wasn't like this until a few months ago. Anyone else experienced similar issues?
 

jprusa

EOS RP
CR Pro
Apr 29, 2013
600
569
Regardless of the switch position, power is supplied and can be used by the processor and wireless transciever to run Bluetooth and WiFi .Keeping Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections in operation will drain battery power to keep the transceiver alive.
 
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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
9,723
14,940
Regardless of the switch position, power is supplied and can be used by the processor and wireless transciever to run Bluetooth and WiFi .Keeping Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections in operation will drain battery power to keep the transceiver alive.
Mine is left in airplane mode and doesn't drain.
 
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Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
1,581
772
36
Pune
Regardless of the switch position, power is supplied and can be used by the processor and wireless transciever to run Bluetooth and WiFi .Keeping Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections in operation will drain battery power to keep the transceiver alive.
There is also power drain for top info LCD on some R cameras which drains batteries.
 
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koenkooi

EOS 5D Mark IV
CR Pro
Feb 25, 2015
2,066
2,056
Mine is left in airplane mode and doesn't drain.
MIne kept draining when not being used for a few days and after enabling airplane mode it stopped draining. I hadn't expected leaving bluetooth enabled would cause such a drain, it doesn't do that on my M6II.
 
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