JVC camcorder battery running down

Nick Odgers

Active Member
About 9 months ago I bought a JVC GR-DVL557 camcorder, new but going cheap. I bought a larger capacity battery at the same time from an overseas firm recommended in these forums. When camcorder is not used for a month or two the battery runs out, should this happen or is perhaps battery duff?


All rechargeable batteries will loose their charge over a period of time. Even a car battery will if left standing for a few months.
In my experience NiMH as used in my digicam are the quickest to go flat, but over a couple of months my Li-ion will also go flat. But they will then recharge with no problems and have been doing this for a good few years so I doubt there is a problem with yours or my batteries.



Standard Member
NiMH batteries should also be in an UNcharged state when storing for long periods. You get longer life that way. This may also be true for Li-ions but I haven't found the definitive answer yet.
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