BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

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yovwmon Regular Member • Posts: 131
BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

This is a genuine Canon Grip and I thought it was supposed to display remaining life for both batteries, can someone please explain to me how to see, perhaps I need to turn on a setting or I'm doing something wrong?  Thanks!

AShimon Contributing Member • Posts: 797
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

If you are using genuine Canon batteries, then yes, it should show remaining charge.

hotdog321
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,754
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

Yes. Though I sometimes have to pull and reinsert my batteries to show the two charge states, but it works fine on both my 5DII grips. (For some reason, sometimes only one battery will show up unless I do a "pull and replace.")

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yovwmon OP Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

Is there a setting that should be turned on?
What path in the menu do I take to view the remaining power?

My 5D II is new and the grip is lightly used, not sure why it wouldn't work.

hotdog321
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,754
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

I just scroll over to "Battery Info" and the two battery states and charge appear on the screen.

Does your camera show individual battery information without the grip? Perhaps we can narrow down the problem.

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yovwmon OP Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

Yes, I actually registered both Canon brand batteries when inserted directly into the camera.  I discovered yesterday that with the grip inserted the total battery life seen in the top display reads 100% even when there is less than 50% life remaining.

hotdog321
hotdog321 Forum Pro • Posts: 16,754
Re: BG-E6 Battery Grip Not Showing Remaining Life, Should it?

Well, that IS weird. I'm out of ideas. I own two of the Canon grips and, while I find the construction rather flimsy, the battery readings are fine.

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