How many spare batteries do you need?

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Guy Parsons
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What I need and what I use are different things....


Nah, not that many.

Out and about for a quiet day I carry one spare. When on holidays in places with lots of shots looming I carry two spares but so far never have quite had to use the second spare.

The front two are cheap clones and came with the useful end caps. All BLS-1/5 and all get cycled through E-PL1/E-PL5/E-P3 and use either charger or a clone charger and no problems.

I label the dates when I get them so I can track any deterioration. The 2010 batteries still seem to work fine.

I'd probably pay and keep the two extras, but arrange to cycle them all through the cameras over time. Never let one just sit and never get used.

Regards.... Guy

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