Charging the Battery

Article ID: ART105988 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Use the included charger to charge the battery.


Be sure to charge the battery as it is not charged at the time of purchase.

1. Remove the cover.

2. Align the [ [ ] marks on the battery and charger, then insert the battery by sliding it in and down .

3. Plug the charger into a power outlet.

  • For CB-2LY: Flip out the plug and plug the charger into a power outlet .
  • For CB-2LYE: Plug the power cord into the charger, then plug the other end into a power outlet.

4. The charge lamp lights red and charging starts.

The charge lamp will light green when charging has finished. Charging takes approx. 1 hour and 55 minutes.

5. Unplug the battery charger from the power outlet.

6. Remove the battery by sliding it in and up .


  • To protect the battery and prolong its life, do not charge it for longer than 24 hours continuously.
  • To store the battery for long periods, deplete and remove the battery from the camera. Attach the terminal cover and store the battery. Storing a battery for long periods of time (about a year) without depleting it may shorten its life span or affect its performance.
  • Do not use electrical transformers for foreign travel as they will cause damage.


  • Charged batteries continue to discharge naturally even if they are not used. Charge the battery on the day, or the day before, it will be used.
  • Attach the cover to a charged battery so that the [ ] mark is visible for convenience.


  • The charger can be used in regions that have 100 – 240 V (50/60 Hz) AC power. If the plug does not fit the outlet, use a commercially available plug adapter.
  • The battery may develop a bulge. This is a normal characteristic of the battery and does not indicate a problem. However, if the battery bulges to the point where it will no longer fit into the camera, please contact a Canon Customer Support Help Desk.
  • If the battery is quickly depleted even after charging, it has reached the end of its life span. Purchase a new battery.



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