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13th March 2008, 09:55 AM
I have used a variety of Ni-Mh batteries with my Fl-36 + E510 with no problems. However I cannot get a Uniross CR-V3 Li-Ion battery pack to work, despite these batteries being listed on p17 of the manual. Such a battery would be ideal for extended shoots, having good capacity.

Any thoughts? Ian

13th March 2008, 02:23 PM
Rechargeable CR-V3 batteries in the FL-36 or FL-50 are a known problem. Yes, the manual says it should work, but not many people have had much success.

I purchased a charger and several rechargeable batteries, but it would not complete the flash start-up. It is something to do with excess current consumption when you turn on the flash. This causes most batteries to engage their current protection, and cut out.

Scapula Memory
13th March 2008, 03:37 PM
I can recommend the Sanyo Eneloops for FL36 which for me have performed very well indeed, fairly inexpensive as well so can cram a few into the bag:)

13th March 2008, 06:52 PM
I just run Alkaline batteries - there are plenty of advanced chargers out there now like the innovations one I use that recharge these even if the manufacturers say you can't

I get about 5-10 chargings into a Duracell


13th March 2008, 09:19 PM
Panasonic CR-V3 lithium in FL-36, no problems at all and lasts much longer than I expected.
Tried alkaline, lithium and re-chargable AA size and soon switched back to using the CR-V3.