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Can i use nimh rechargeable batteries with an old film camera

The manual says to use AAA alkaline or carbon-zinc batteries and not to use nickel cadmium NiCA (not sure why)

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Yes you may. The caution against NiCads is that they have a different discharge curve and won't last very long in a camera. NiMHs are much better, though they still won't last as long as alkalines.

In any case, don't leave the batteries in the camera if you're not going to be using it for a long period (weeks or longer).

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Try using NiMH rechargeable batteries. Even alkaline batteries reform worse. And never use manganese (Zinc-Carbon) batteries. They not only can't deliver enough power on the right voltage long enough. They easy start leaking and can damage the camera.

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Depending of what you use, always be sure all batteries are the same, charged and suited for your camera. Most of the time even new Ni-CD rechargeable batteries won't work, because the voltage is to low, according to NiMH or alkaline batteries.
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Always charge NiMH batteries before using them for the first time, or if they have not been used for a long period. 3 months is a very long period.
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sure your batteries are still tip top?
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Using nimh in old film camera?


Yes you may. The caution against NiCads is that they have a different discharge curve and won't last very long in a camera. NiMHs are much better, though they still won't last as long as alkalines.

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Which EXACT make and model of batteries are you using?

There are batteries which will fit, and there are those which actually work. If you're using cheap zinc carbon batteries, market/boot sale fakes, or generic pound store/dollar store batteries then you'll have this problem.

Your camera must use two AA size batteries, either alkaline cells (e.g. Duracell) or NiMH rechargeables. Fully charged NiMH cells will far last longer in your camera than non-rechargeable alkaline cells; according to Canon it's approximately 220 shots for alkalines and 500 for NiMH.

If you're using the correct batteries then the next thing to do is to check that the battery contacts in the camera are clean, bright and grease free, and that the same is true of the batteries. If you're using NiMH's then bear in mind that like all rechargeables the performance drops over time and eventually they need replacing, but they're widely available and not expensive.

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