Like many other photographers and filmmakers today, we need batteries for many of our gear and accessories. Many devices today come with their own rechargeable battery but there are still many gadgets and accessories we use that still can take the standard AA or AAA batteries. Keeping many on hand can be a pain in itself, so I tend to keep a set of traditional non-rechargeable batteries as a backup with many rechargeable ones as the main source for these items that need them. What happens with the rechargeable ones will not recharge anymore?
There are a few tricks out there to try to give you rechargeable battery life again, and it takes less than a minute to try to restore your battery with this tip from Lensvid. It’s worth a try and saves you from possibly throwing away several rechargeable batteries that can still be used. In this video, simply using a barbeque clamp and 30 seconds, the rechargeable battery may be able to accept further charging.
My personal favorite rechargeable battery is the popular Panasonic Eneloop batteries and I carry a few sets of both with me in one of my bags. Which is your preferred brand of rechargeable batteries? Do you have any tips to prolong their life? Do you use another method to try to bring them back to life? Leave your answers in the comments below.