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Old 13th March 2008
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Unhappy CR-V3 batteries in FL-36

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
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Re: CR-V3 batteries in FL-36

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.
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Old 13th March 2008
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Re: CR-V3 batteries in FL-36

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
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Re: CR-V3 batteries in FL-36

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

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Re: CR-V3 batteries in FL-36

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.
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