26. August 2009 07:37
Figure 1: Which battery sets are charged and which are empty?
Who hasn’t been there?
You are at your child’s sport event. Your are watching every move your little super star makes and take pictures with your digital camera. The greatest moment in the history of athletics is about to arrive and your camera’s batteries are running out. Not a big deal. You are prepared. Your skilled hands pick fresh batteries out of your camera bag, quickly dump the empties ones in and…
Wait a second! This is where the mess starts and this article’s helpfulness begins.
… and continue shooting great Kodak moments.
Here is a little mystery for you to solve
Later that day you look into your camera bag and can’t remember which of the batteries are empty and which ones are charged. Would you be able to tell which are which by looking at the title picture in Figure 1?
The solution is:
The container with batteries that have the same orientation are charged. You put them into the container the same way as you took them out of the charger. All + poles point into the same direction.
Figure 2: Charged batteries
The container with batteries that show changing orientation are used and most likely empty. You put them into the container the same was as you took them out of your camera. The direction, where the + poles point to is alternating.
Figure 3: Empty batteries
This is a little bit of usefulness that will make your next photo shoot are little bit more enjoyable.