This is most helpful since I only shoot for a short period of time and
spend most of the time editing and then shooting a bit more. This save me a
lot of money because with an expensive battery I will run into the same
issue and $15-$20 a pop seems more reasonable.

Thanks

Dominic

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Jean-Louis Seguin <bolext...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> If you're not using the camera often, you can power it from a 12V lantern
> battery available everywhere for around $15.
> They are not rechargeable but rated at 7Ah, so you have plenty of power
> for hours and hours of running.
>
> Jean-Louis
>
> On 2014-09-19, at 11:40 AM, Dominic Angerame wrote:
>
> Thanks all for your suggestions. I had the battery fully charged yesterday
> and tried to run the camera. The camera would not pull a 100 ft roll of
> film. I just heard a clicking sound sort of like a Rex5 doing single
> frames. However, the camera was on 18fps. This morning I plug in the
> battery once more and the camera lite indicated no charge. So it appears to
> be a batery issue. I have not used this camera in more than two years. I
> never realized that a NiCad battery would just go bad when not used often.
> I guess its like a battery in a car going bad if not turned over in a long
> time. Is that correct and forgive my ignorance. I am just not up to speed,
> so to speak, with electronics.
>
>
> Dominic
>
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 6:50 PM, Scott Dorsey <klu...@panix.com> wrote:
>
>> What does the charge meter do when you turn the camera on?
>> Don't worry about what it does when the camera isn't rolling, worry about
>> what it does when the motor is on.
>>
>> If you have left that AGM battery on the shelf for a year or two without
>> keeping it charged, it will be time to replace it.
>> --scott
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