6K Pro charging never stops

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6K Pro charging never stops

PostTue May 11, 2021 4:03 pm

This week I replaced a less-than-a-month-old 6K Pro with a new one by way of warranty because it failed to turn on a couple of times with fully charged batteries. That previous camera would keep blinking red and amber when plugged in to charge.

The new 6K Pro is also blinking as if it is charging since yesterday. But it alternates between the red and amber LED color. I am pretty sure the batteries are fully charged by now. I have the battery grip installed, so there are three batteries in play.

Is this normal? The manual says that once the batteries are fully charged, it should stop blinking.

I searched for a long time before posting this to make sure I am not asking something that was already answered, but I can't find this issue anywhere online. Not here or anywhere on the web.

Any insight is much appreciated.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostTue May 11, 2021 10:51 pm

Two cameras with a charging problem? I’d question how I’m charging the batteries and verifying they are fully charged. Please provide lots more information.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostWed May 12, 2021 1:05 am

Hi,

Do you have 3 batteries in use here? 2 in the grip and one in the body?
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostWed May 12, 2021 3:47 am

It could be that you are using 3 different batteries, either in age or in mAH. It's my understanding that if you mix batteries the higher mAH batteries will attempt to charge the weak link or lower mAH battery. Creating a never ending cycle of batteries discharging and attempting to charge.

Could this be the issue?
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostThu May 13, 2021 12:22 am

Just to add to the doscussion, I have the same thing on my 6kpro. Using the original battery in the camera and the Patona batteries in the grip, they are 3500mAh like the original battery.

If I charge the batteries, any of the 3 in the camera without the grip, the charging ends well. If they are all attached, the charging indicator will never shut off, it constantly blinks red and white I think. What gives?
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostThu May 13, 2021 12:38 am

Would charging these batteries in an external charger solve the issue? Of course that’s an extra expense and this problem may have another solution.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostSun May 16, 2021 1:03 pm

Hello. I am facing the same situation. Exactly the same situation. And I'm also concerned that this could damage the camera.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostThu Sep 16, 2021 6:37 pm

Ryan Payne wrote:It could be that you are using 3 different batteries, either in age or in mAH. It's my understanding that if you mix batteries the higher mAH batteries will attempt to charge the weak link or lower mAH battery. Creating a never ending cycle of batteries discharging and attempting to charge.

Could this be the issue?


All three batteries are the same. I am using the one that came with the camera and two extras I purchased. No clones.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostThu Sep 16, 2021 6:37 pm

Kristian Lam wrote:Hi,

Do you have 3 batteries in use here? 2 in the grip and one in the body?


Yes.
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Re: 6K Pro charging never stops

PostThu Sep 16, 2021 6:41 pm

rick.lang wrote:Would charging these batteries in an external charger solve the issue? Of course that’s an extra expense and this problem may have another solution.


Yes. It works fine when I use external chargers. I have two which I can use to charge these and the bigger ones that I can use on my Dracast lights. It only happens when charging them using the camera with the grip to charge all three. I thought it was a defective grip, so I returned the original one and the new one does the same. Also in the new 6k pro, as I returned the first one I bought because it had a problem.

So original cam with original grip had the problem.

New camera with original grip as well.

And new camera with new grip.

All with "OEM" batteries.
Rafael a.k.a. TesLatino

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