Battery storage

Old Jun 11, 15, 12:00 pm
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Battery storage

While I wish I traveled more often there's usually a few month gap in between escapes so should I be removing my battery from my Canon T3 Rebel during this time or is it safe to leave it in?
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Old Jun 11, 15, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
While I wish I traveled more often there's usually a few month gap in between escapes so should I be removing my battery from my Canon T3 Rebel during this time or is it safe to leave it in?
I don't know what that camera uses but I assume a Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack. If so, I don't think there is a problem leaving it in place for a couple of months. Any longer and I'd take it out. I've never faced that problem as my cameras are in use all the time, travel or not. Of course, you will want to charge the battery before leaving on a trip in any case. I carry 2 extras but that may not be necessary for a casual user.

If, on the other hand, the camera uses AA rechargeable batteries, I'd definitely take them out between uses. They bleed power like crazy and will drain out in a period of months.
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Old Jun 11, 15, 1:18 pm
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It's a LP-E10 battery and is lithium. I recharge it after returning home but wasn't sure if I should store the battery separately. Maybe I will for anything longer than 2 -3 months.
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