Question re: Hasselblad PME-5 Battery life.

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Paul Goutiere, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Paul Goutiere

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    Hello all,
    I can't seem to find a answer to this question elsewhere so I thought I might bother some more knowledgeable Apug members.

    Is the PME-5 meter known for draining the battery when left in for four months? I try not to leave any battery in a camera or any device for too long when I'm not using it but sometimes I forget.

    I left a new silver oxide PX28 in my PME-5 four months ago. When I went to use the meter I found the battery was very weak. I replaced it and all is well.

    Does the meter drain the battery even when not on or do I have a unique problem?

    Thanks
     
  2. bdial

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    I've not had a problem. I've had mine for a couple or three years, I think, and I've replaced the battery once, as I recall. Never take it out, unless replacing.
     
  3. Sirius Glass

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    My PME needs a battery every two or three years.

    Steve
     
  4. Paul Goutiere

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    Thank you bdial and Sirius Glass.
    I installed a fresh lithium, so now I'll wait for a while and see what happens.
     
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    Paul, it is good that you installed the lithium. Some people have to take lithium!
     
  6. Paul Goutiere

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    That's what I meant. I took Lithium.
    The PME-5 got Lithium too.

    Everything is much better now.