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New batteries will not charge

I have tried to charge several new sony np-fp50 batties on my hc-30. The Charge Light comes on briefly , then after several minutes, it goes out and the battery has very little charge. The same thing has occured on several batteries. The hc will work when plugged into electrical outlet. Any suggestions?

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A technician ' s adjustable bench power supply - set for 9 volts at 1 amp - for a minute or so , will initialize most new lithium batteries ( a charger update may also be available ) ;

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