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Tips to Help Your Camcorder Battery Last Longer

Tips to help your camcorder battery last longer.Whether you are recording your kids ball game or a dance recital, no one wants their camcorder battery to die in the middle of that once in a lifetime opportunity.  If your battery is not lasting as long as you need it to, it may be time to replace the battery on your camcorder.  Once you have a working battery, follow the tips below to get the most out of your camcorder battery.

Charging your Camcorder Battery

When you charge your camcorder battery you may either charge the battery using a cord attached your camcorder or a separate battery charger. To make your battery charge the best you will want to make sure have a good connection between your charger and battery.  If you need to clean your contact points, dip a cotton swab in alcohol and rub it on the contact points of the battery and camcorder.  Let air dry.  Place battery in charger and charge according to manufacturing recommendations.

Extending the Life of your Camcorder Battery

  • Avoid extreme temperatures.  Extreme heat or extreme cold will shorten the life of your battery.  Be aware of the temperature and do your best to reduce the time your battery is exposed to the extremes.
  • Avoid overcharging the battery.  Once your battery is charged, take it off of the charger.  You can check your camcorder manual for recommendations on charging your battery.
  • Store your battery correctly.  Take the battery off of the charger or out of the camera.  Store the battery in a cool, dry place with a full charge.  If the battery is stored without having a charge it may damage the battery and make it unable to take a charge.
  • Purchase a back-up battery.  You never know when your battery is going to die, so it is always good to have a back up plan.  Batteryheads offers a wide selection of camcorder batteries.  Our TechFuel batteries are guaranteed to work with your camcorder and are usually less expensive than OEM batteries.

What to do When my Battery Dies

Once your battery will no longer take a charge, it is time to dispose of your battery. You can recycle most camcorder batteries.  You can check with Call2Recycle to find a local drop off.

Enjoy making your movies!

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