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Travelling (driving) with charged batteries...

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Mark Ridgwell, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Mark Ridgwell

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    Hi all

    I read somewhere recently, possibly on the paperwork with my spare 3 batteries, that you should not travel with batteries that are more than 50% charged. I have been driving to locations with batteries fully charged as it's usually impractical or impossible to charge at site. Does anyone have a view on whether driving with batteries at full charge is safe practice?

    Many thanks, Mark
     
  2. msinger

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    It should be perfectly safe. If it wasn't, I'm sure the news of a horrific accident would have spread like wildfire by now.
     
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    Never heard of any such thing & have always traveled with my batteries charged & ready-to-go. I can only assume this advice was in regards to a lengthy trip via airplane?
     
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    What? Where did you read this? Think about it, 99.9% of flights (probably) involve guys charging their batteries, jumping in the car and driving to a film site. Nobody has reported an issue that I have heard of in two and a half years of P1, P2 and P3 ownership.

    This issue is storing the batteries for a long time - that should be done at 50% or so, but driving with them? I think not!
     
  5. Mark Ridgwell

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    Thanks, yes, I guess that's what it's referring to
     
  6. Mark Ridgwell

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    I recently bought 3 new batteries and it says it in the accompanying paperwork:

    Battery Storage
    point 6) "Never transport a damaged battery OR a battery with power level higher that 50%"
     
  7. Meta4

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    That isn't referring to driving somewhere with your batteries ... it's about freight

    If it was about driving, you'd only ever see aerials of backyards.
     
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