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Battery Life; About The "infolithium" Battery Pack - Sony HANDYCAM DCR-SR40 Handbook

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About the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack

This unit is compatible with an
"InfoLITHIUM" battery pack (P series).
Your camcorder operates only with an
"InfoLITHIUM" battery pack.
"InfoLITHIUM" P series battery packs have
What is an "InfoLITHIUM" battery
An "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your
camcorder and an optional AC Adaptor/
charger (optional).
The "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack calculates
the power consumption according to the
operating conditions of your camcorder, and
displays the remaining battery time in
Charging the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before you start
using your camcorder.
• It is recommended that you charge the battery
pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C
to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) until CHG (Charge) lamp
turns off. If you charge the battery pack outside
of this temperature range, you may not be able to
charge the battery pack efficiently.
• After charging is complete, either remove the
cable from the DC IN jack on the Handycam
Station or your camcorder and remove the battery
Effective use of the battery pack
• Battery pack performance decreases when the
surrounding temperature is 10°C (50°F) or below,
and the length of time you can use the battery pack
becomes shorter. In that case, do one of the
following to use the battery pack for a longer time.
– Put the battery pack in a pocket to warm it up,
and insert it in your camcorder right before you
start taking shots.
– Use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FP71/
NP-FP90 (optional).
• Frequent use of the LCD screen or a frequent
playback, fast forward or reverse operation wears
out the battery pack faster. It is recommended that
you use a large capacity battery pack: NP-FP71/
NP-FP90 (optional).
• Be sure to slide the POWER switch to OFF (CHG)
when not shooting or playing back on your
camcorder. The battery pack is also consumed
when your camcorder is in the standby mode or
playback is paused.
• Have spare battery packs ready for two or three
times the expected recording time, and make trial
recordings before making the actual recording.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water-resistant.
Remaining battery time indicator
• If the power goes off even though the remaining
battery time indicator indicates that the battery
pack has enough power to operate, charge the
battery pack fully again so that the indication on
the remaining battery time indicator is correct.
Note, however, that the correct battery indication
sometimes will not be restored if the battery is
used in high temperatures for a long time or left
in a fully charged state, or the battery pack is used
frequently. Regard the remaining battery time
indication as the approximate shooting time.
• The E mark indicating that there is little
remaining battery time sometimes flashes
depending on the operating conditions or ambient
temperature and environment even if the
remaining battery time is approximately 20
How to store the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not used for a long time, fully
charge the battery pack and discharge it on your
camcorder once a year to maintain the proper
function. To store the battery pack, remove it from
your camcorder and put it in a dry, cool place.
• To use the battery pack up on your camcorder,
leave your camcorder in the recording standby
with the [A.SHUT OFF] to [NEVER] in
STANDARD SET in the SETUP screen until the
power goes off (p.63).

Battery life

• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity drops
little by little as you use it more and more, and as
time passes. When the available battery time is
shortened considerably, a probable cause is that
the battery pack has reached the end of its life.
Please buy a new battery pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it is
stored, the operating conditions, and environment
in which each battery pack is used.


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