What does mAh stand for?
"mAh" stands for milliamp-hours . This unit
is used to specify the storage capacity of batteries. The higher
the mAh rating, the longer the battery will hold its charge between
charging cycles. Think of it as the size of the gas tank in your
car: the larger the tank, the longer you can drive between refills.
An mAh rating larger or smaller than your original battery's will
have no impact on the performance of your camera/camcorder, it will
only impact how often you have to charge the battery.
Are there any special instructions for using
the battery for the first time?
No. The battery will reach you with a partial
charge. I recommend you fully charge the battery before using, but
it is not necessary to fully deplete the battery before recharging.
You can recharge the battery at any time during its discharge
cycle. Sometimes a new battery will require a few charging cycles
before it reaches its full capacity.
How do I prolong the life of my battery?
If you plan to store your battery for an
extended period of time without use, it is best to leave it
partially charged (not fully charged and not fully discharged).
This will prolong the life of your battery.
The voltage on your battery is different than
mine - is this a problem?
The voltage difference is based on the cells
used – it’s the nominal voltage. The nominal voltage
value is just a mile marker on the way from discharged to charged.
Your original battery and my replacement battery will charge to the
same voltage when fully charged and will discharge to the same
voltage before needing to be recharged. The nominal voltage
difference will have no impact on performance, nor will it harm
your camera/charger in any way.
Will my package have a tracking number?
Tracking is the ability to tell where a
package is at any point on the delivery path. The post office only
offers tracking on packages shipped via USPS Express - see the USPS
web site for more information. I do not ship via USPS Express, so
there will be no tracking number for your package.
How long will it take your charger to fully
charge my battery?
Charging time is a function of the
battery’s capacity (mAh rating) and the charger’s
output (mA). For instance, if your battery’s capacity is
1200mAh, it would take approximately 2 hours for a 600mA charger to
completely charge the battery. (1200mAh divided by 600mA equals 2