Battery precautions PowerShot S60, S70, and S80

Article ID: ART160246 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Battery precautions PowerShot S60, S70, and S80


Lithium Battery Handling Precautions

  • Keep the battery pack terminals () clean at all times. Dirty terminals may cause poor contact between the battery pack and camera. Polish the terminals with a tissue or a dry cloth before charging or using the battery pack.
  • Do not rapidly overturn or wave the battery charger around when it contains the battery pack. The battery pack could fly out.
  • At low temperatures, battery pack performance may be reduced and the low battery icon may appear earlier than usual. Under these conditions, resuscitate the battery pack by warming it in a pocket immediately before use. However, ensure that there are no metallic items in the pocket that could cause a short circuit, such as a key holder, etc.
  • Do not place anything, such as tablecloths, carpets, bedding or cushions, on top of the battery charger while it is charging. Heat will build up and could result in a fire.
  • Do not charge batteries other than Battery Pack NB-2LH or NB-2L (sold separately) in this charger.
  • The battery pack continues to discharge a minimal portion of its power while installed in the camera, even with the power off, or in the charger. This will shorten battery life.
  • Do not allow any metal objects such as keyrings to touch the "+" and "-" terminals (Fig. A), as this can damage the battery pack. To carry the battery pack or store it during periods of disuse, always replace the terminal cover (Fig.B) or place it in the supplied case and store it in a cool, dry place. Recharge it fully before using it again.
  • Even charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. You are advised to charge the battery on the day of use, or one day before, to ensure a full charge.
  • Since storing a fully charged battery pack for long periods of time (about 1 year) can shorten its life cycle or affect performance, you are recommended to use the battery pack in the camera until it is completely discharged and to store it at normal temperature (23oC/73oF) or lower. If you do not use the battery pack for long periods of time, charge it fully and discharge it fully in the camera at least once a year before returning it to storage.
  • If the performance of the battery pack diminishes substantially even when it is fully charged, its life has been exceeded and it should be replaced.



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