Charging, Note, Storage – Sharp VIEWCAM VL-WD650U User Manual

Page 105: Cautions, Notes

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Battery Pack

This camcorder uses a lithium-ion type

battery pack.


• Charge the battery pack immediately (or a

day) before use. The battery pack gradually
self-discharges even If stored In a fully
charged state.

• Charge the battery pack bet\«een 50°F and

86°F(10°C and 30°C).

• Fully charge the battery pack. Use of an

Insufficiently charged battery pack \«ill

shorten actual time of use.

• Refresh (discharging before charging) is



• To conserve battery pow/er, be sure to turn off

the camcorder pow/er \«hen not in use.

• Battery consumption may vary depending on

the condition of use. Recording \«ith many

starts and stops, frequent zooming, and

recording in lo\« temperatures \«ill shorten

actual recording times.

• Use of a w/eak battery pack may cause loss

of po\«er \«hlle operating the camcorder. Use
a fully charged battery pack to protect both

the battery pack and the unit.

• It Is recommended that you have enough

battery packs on hand to handle two or three

times your estimated recording time. See

page 20 for the approximate times of actual
recording for the battery packs.

Battery power is consumed even when the

camcorder power is turned off. If you are not

going to use your camcorder immediately,
remove the battery pack (see page 10).


• Use only SHARP BT-L221 or BT-L441 battery

paoks. These are designed speeifieally for use

with this eameorder.


• Store the battery pack in a fully discharged


• Store the battery pack In a dry, cool place.
• When storing a fully charged battery pack,

put the cover on It so that the “CHARGE”
mark printed on the label Is seen through the

window, as shown.

Battery pack




When storing a battery pack that is not fully
charged, put the cover upside down so that
only the battery pack casing can be seen

through the window.


• Improper handling of the battery pack may

present a risk of fire or explosion. Pay close

attention to the following:

— Do not allow metallic objects to come in

contact with the terminals. This can cause a
short circuit.

— Do not disassembie or repair the battery pack

by yourself.

— Do not use any battery charging equipment

other than that designed for use with these

battery packs.

— Do not place the battery pack under direct

suniight or in excessively hot places (over

140°F or 60°C) such as the dashboard of


— Do not expose the battery pack to moisture or


— Do not drop the battery pack or subject it to

strong force.

— Keep the battery pack out of reach of


— Dispose of used battery packs promptly. Do

not dispose of them in fire.

• To protect the terminals, put the cover on the

battery pack when it is not being used.


• The battery pack will become warm during

charging and use. This is not a malfunction.

• The battery pack has a limited service life. If the

period of use becomes noticeably shorter with a
normal charge, the battery pack is at the end of
its service life. Replace it with a new battery

• If the terminals of the battery pack are dirty, wipe

the terminals with a soft, dry cloth.


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