A7r2 - charging orange light?

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mattjp1
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A7r2 - charging orange light?

Hello

I just picked-up a used a7r2. It didn't come with an external charger so I charge it with the micro usb plugged to the wall.

It seems the orange light indicates the device is charging. However I thought it would either turn green or disappears, when the battery is fully charged?

On my camera, the orange light stays on even though the battery is at 100%. So I don't know when to stop charging and have to check "manually".

I'm new to Sony. Is that normal or is there a problem?

Thanks

matt

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Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

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moficera Regular Member • Posts: 206
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It stays orange a little longer even when the battery shows 100%. Give it more time and the orange light disappears.

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moficera wrote:

It stays orange a little longer even when the battery shows 100%. Give it more time and the orange light disappears.

I agree with this my Sonys seem to take an age to charge fully  the light stays on for a long time after the battery appears to be fully charged.

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maltmoose Senior Member • Posts: 1,495
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For what its worth one of my third party a7r2 batterys the orange light never turns off using the charger, the sony one does. not sure what happens in camera though.

Paul Barnard
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Re: A7r2 - charging orange light?

bobhp wrote:

moficera wrote:

It stays orange a little longer even when the battery shows 100%. Give it more time and the orange light disappears.

I agree with this my Sonys seem to take an age to charge fully the light stays on for a long time after the battery appears to be fully charged.

The percentage is whole numbers only so it probably showing 100% when it is 99.5% charged.

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Snapsh0t wrote:

Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

Reading my post is also often helpful.

I bought it used and there was no manual. It also seems others have the same issue, how about you give them the same attitude?

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Re: A7r2 - charging orange light?

moficera wrote:

It stays orange a little longer even when the battery shows 100%. Give it more time and the orange light disappears.

Thank you.

What do you mean by more time though?

As I bought used, I am not sure if I have a defective unit. It seems normal though, if there is a way I can test that would reassure me.

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Re: A7r2 - charging orange light?

Paul Barnard wrote:

bobhp wrote:

moficera wrote:

It stays orange a little longer even when the battery shows 100%. Give it more time and the orange light disappears.

I agree with this my Sonys seem to take an age to charge fully the light stays on for a long time after the battery appears to be fully charged.

The percentage is whole numbers only so it probably showing 100% when it is 99.5% charged.

Interesting thank you. I would have been very unlucky if I unplugged it at 99.5%!

I am trying again though.

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mattjp1 wrote:

Snapsh0t wrote:

Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

Reading my post is also often helpful.

I bought it used and there was no manual. It also seems others have the same issue, how about you give them the same attitude?

Matt, I didn’t think snapsh0t displayed attitude, but gave a reasonable reply. You did not mention you had no manual either. Besides, you are best to download the full manuals with Sony cameras anyway.

As a longer term Sony user, I suggest you purchase a W battery quick charger and spare battery anyway. The A7RII can be heavy on batteries if shooting all day. Also note that in an emergency, you can power your camera from a battery bank as well as charge in camera. The battery only charges when the camera is off too.

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Foto4x4 wrote:

mattjp1 wrote:

Snapsh0t wrote:

Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

Reading my post is also often helpful.

I bought it used and there was no manual. It also seems others have the same issue, how about you give them the same attitude?

Matt, I didn’t think snapsh0t displayed attitude, but gave a reasonable reply. You did not mention you had no manual either. Besides, you are best to download the full manuals with Sony cameras anyway.

As a longer term Sony user, I suggest you purchase a W battery quick charger and spare battery anyway. The A7RII can be heavy on batteries if shooting all day. Also note that in an emergency, you can power your camera from a battery bank as well as charge in camera. The battery only charges when the camera is off too.

Sorry but I have a different opinion. And it's pretty common for used cameras not to come with the manual. Plus there are several technical questions on forums that could be answered by the manual (even though I do not have it). Picking on one especially is strange to say the least.

Thank you for your suggestions. Coming from a long term Sony shooter, it certainly helps and I will check this charger now. I'm leaving for a trip in a few hours so perhaps have it deliver in the country I visit. Indeed I will be out the whole day and haven't thought of a powerbank... thanks again!

SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 7,684
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mattjp1 wrote:

Snapsh0t wrote:

Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

Reading my post is also often helpful.

I bought it used and there was no manual. It also seems others have the same issue, how about you give them the same attitude?

Sony battery or 3rd party?

The manual is here: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7rm2/manuals

The Help Guide is a good one to read, too.

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SQLGuy wrote:

mattjp1 wrote:

Snapsh0t wrote:

Reading the manual is often helpful as it clearly states that the light should turn off when the charging has finished.

Reading my post is also often helpful.

I bought it used and there was no manual. It also seems others have the same issue, how about you give them the same attitude?

Sony battery or 3rd party?

The manual is here: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/e-mount-body-ilce-7-series/ilce-7rm2/manuals

The Help Guide is a good one to read, too.

Thank you for the link, I did not know it is available online for free.

I have two Sony batteries.

SQLGuy Veteran Member • Posts: 7,684
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Just tried mine. After a couple of hours the light went off.

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