Using the battery pack efficiently – Sony GV-500 User Manual
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Using the Battery Pack Efficiently
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Have sufficient battery pack power to perform 2 or 3 times the
amount of viewing that you pian to do.
‘Battery life* as indicated in the instruction manual or catalogue of the
video TV recorder is measured by the continuous use of the video TV
recorder, at room temperature, using a fully charged battery.
Fast winding or rewinding tape operations consumes much more
battery power than normal tape transport operation. Consequently,
battery life becomes shorter when these operations are performed
Battery life is shorter in a cold climate.
Cold climates reduce the efficiency of a battery and cause it to run
out more quickly.
pVHèn to replace the rechargeable battery pack
When the battery pack is exhausted, the POWER lamp starts blinking
slowly. During recording, the ‘BATTERY DOWN* indication also
Replace the battery when the blinking changes from slow to fast, and
the ‘BATTERY DOWN* indication lights (the indication remains lit for
five seconds before the power goes off).
Turn off the power of the video TV recorder before replacing the
battery. While replacing the battery, keep the cassette Inside the
cassette holder. When the battery has been replaced, viewing can be
resumed smoothly without any picture distortion.
Notes on battery exhaustion when a camera is connected
When the battery is exhausted, the tally lamp (red) displayed in the
viewfinder of the camera starts blinking, and the power goes off
automatically. Replace the battery pack with a fully charged one
when the blinking starts.
Notes on charging
Before using the battery pack, charge it sufficiently. A brand-new battery pack is not charged.
Recharge the battery pack when it is fully exhausted.
• If the operation is completed before the BATTERY DOWN indication on the screen or POWER
lamp starts blinking, it is recommended that you discharge the battery pack by playing back a
tape until the BATTERY DOWN indication lights or the POWER lamp starts blinking rapidly.
• Do not recharge the battery pack before it has been discharged completely. Repeated
charging while some capacify remains will reduce the battery capacity. However, the original
battery capacity can be recovered if you fully discharge and fully charge the battery pack