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The brand-new (or rather a factory-new) battery will not charge.A few years ago, I bought an original battery for the Leica M10. It lay in the closet for several years, and finally, I decided to use it. However, my disappointment is considerable. The battery won't charge. After inserting it into the charger, the green diode flashes slowly first. Then this LED flashes faster. Again after a while, the green and orange LEDs flash quickly, and it has been going on for hours. Should I assume that a reasonably expensive battery has broken from disuse? Maybe someone knows some method to revive such a battery?
I have just started using a universal charger for one of my M batteries since I forgot the original charger in a rural area of Argentina. Its a Unipal plus that seems to be working ok. Should I be worried about battery performance?
M8 charger went bang and died
mnsh posted a topic in Leica M8 / Leica M8.2I was on holiday this week and put a partly-used battery into the M8 charger (original chunky version) and there was a little bang and a smell and the charger lights went out. Nothing I hadn't been doing for a long time. Testing the charger in another socket confirmed its demise. Fortunately I have a spare charger and the battery seems fine, and I managed ok for the rest of the trip. I shall get the replacement which I think can charge two batteries mentioned on nearby thread. Anyone had this problem? The only possible cause i can think of is some dirt or a hair getting on the terminals causing a short - unless transformers just die sometimes, it was over 3yr old and well-used. Matthew Hunt Cottenham, Cambridge, UK Matthew Hunt
Leica Travel Charger - Eureka Moment!
diranne posted a topic in Leica M9 / M-EJust thought I would share a eureka moment I had some time ago! After years of searching endlessly for a simple travel charger and then being disappointed when I upgrade my gear and have to start again I realised that I have been carrying the solution with me all the time! So throw your charger cables from your suitcase... attached is the solution! Enjoy!
D-Lux 4 Battery Charger
Picturetaker66 posted a topic in Digital ForumI need a battery charger for the D-Lux 4 and cannot find one. Does anyone have suggestions for a US source? Thank you!
Universal charger for M8/9 Batteries
veraikon posted a topic in Customer ForumIn the german part of the LUF I recently asked for an recommandation for a universal charger for _ M8/9 batteries _ AAA/AA(R6) batteries _ USB -charging (for mobiles etc.) Background is the neagtive response of the Leica product mangager about a battery pack for M8/9. Some members in the german part told me about these two universal chargers _ Hähnel/Haehnel unipal _ Ansmann vario pro which could fit to my request. I´ll now ask the international members about any experiences with these chargers (or any charger who will work). Thanks in advance
Leica 60 typ 240. Problem. Charger or battery?
KALBAR posted a topic in Leica M (Type 240 / 262)Hello. I have a problem. I have Leica 60 type 240. I have a non-original charger (nitecore) I don't know how old the battery is. The charger is new. I bought it a week ago. While charging the battery the EE message appears after about 10 seconds. Yes, I know the manual says it is short circuit protection but what causes the short circuit? The battery? All in all, it doesn't make sense to me. Maybe there is someone from Poland who reads this and lives in Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia and could help me? Or you know what could the reason be. Some people wrote that it was the charger and they had the same problem and they say we have to use only the original charger. Unfortunately, I do not have the original Leica charger and I don't think I can get it quickly. I don't want to buy it. I have had the camera for 2 weeks. I wanted to take some pictures but as I can see there is no chance. Do you have any solution? I can’t get the battery or the charger here. Can it be charged any other way? Do I have to go to Leica Store Poland in Warsaw?
Charger or Battery problem?
hoonetic posted a topic in Leica M (Type 240 / 262)So, I recently bought a preowned m240 from a Leica store and realized there was a problem when I was charging the battery. The CHARGE LED would blink and after several hours both the CHARGE and 80% would be flashing at the same time. Tried it several times but the battery would not charge properly. I contacted the Leica store and told them what the issue was, so they decided to send me a replacement battery that was also used, but unfortunately, the issue still happens when I tried to charge the replacement. I'm planning on ordering one of the Nitecore USB chargers and maybe a new Leica charger to test the batteries. Has anyone heard of issues with Leica chargers for the m240s? Thanks!
I've had the Nitecore charger for few years without problems charging batteries for M240. Just bought couple of new BP-SCL2 batteries at very attractive price via FEDEX from Hong Kong. When I try to charge them for first time with the Nitecore there appears the " EE EE " message indicating shorted battery. HK seller now says that I must "activate" them via first time charge from original Leica charger. Said original charger is misplaced or lost somewhere over past few years. So two questions: 1. Is it true about having to "activate" a BP-SCL2 with original charger? 2. If so, is there another member of the forum in/near Pinellas County, Florida, who might be able (taking precautions all round) to charge them on an original charger? Thanks, Harry
Both LEDs flashing on the charger
Steve McGarrett posted a topic in Leica SL SystemHi all, Sometimes when I insert a battery into the charger, after a few moments both LEDs come up flashing rapidly. If I remove the battery and insert it again, all seems to work fine. Is it the battery or the charger? Does it happen sometimes, or it's better to investigate it further? Thank you S.