Do rechargeable batteries lose their charge?

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Chris 222 Senior Member • Posts: 1,704
Re: Do rechargeable batteries lose their charge?

sbw123 wrote:

I use rechargeable Eneloop brand AAA and Duracell brand AA batteries in my Meike twin macro flash set up. In the last few days, the flashes simply stop "flashing" and shut off after a very few number of uses/flashes. When I place the Eneloops in the charger, a green LED light tells me they are full charged. Yet, fresh out of the charger, again the flashes simply stop "flashing" after only a few uses.

Do rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge after a lot of use? I don't know if this is a battery issue a flash issue. I think the batteries are just a little over 1 year old, but to be fair, I use the flash unit a lot.



Hi Steven,

The answer is yes. It takes just a very little change to the chemistry inside for this to happen.

But just to be sure, what is the exact voltage you see after seeing that green LED?

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