Canon 6D battery charger flashing
Even if you won't or can't believe this, your battery can be completely dead. Or just one cell does not work anymore, but that with the same result.
When the charger is flashing it is saying I'm charging. It starts with slow flashing (once a second) then when about half charged twice a second and above 75 % three times a second. The blinking will be with orange. And after the battery is charged, the LED will turn green. Could be the battery has a bad contact or the charger.
But if al the contacts are clean and shiny the charger should start charging directly. Never leave the battery blinking for such a long time. Normal charging of a complete discharged battery can be done within 3 hours. (at room temperature)
To make sure the battery is not ok, use a multi meter and check the voltage. When measuring the voltage it should be above the working voltage that is printed on the battery. Although Canon does not print the voltage in its manual, I think he voltage will be around 7 V. Read the battery and if the voltage is only one tenth of a volt below what is printed, your battery has to be replaced.
You could try, placing the battery on the charger and after a few minuter remove and replace several times. But be aware even if this works, your battery can be over due in a little while. (unless you find something on the contacts, and you can remove this) To clean contacts never use sharp tools. Only a dry cloth.
Jan 07, 2014 |
Canon EOS 6D DSLR Camera Body Only