Feature request: customizable battery indicator

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Peter Clausen

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Feature request: customizable battery indicator

PostSat Sep 18, 2021 11:09 am

For the BMPCC series, it would be wonderful, if you could add the option to display X% of remaining battery power as 0% on the onscreen indicator.
Depending on what battery you buy, the camera shuts off with different remaining percentages left in the battery. I would like the option to set X% of remaining battery power, based on the actual user power package, to set individual safety margins.. if the camera shuts off at 18% remaining, I would set X to 20% and the onscreen indicator should then show X=20% as 0% remaining battery… this is especially important when using batteries where camera only shows power bar and not numerical values.
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Kim Janson

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Re: Feature request: customizable battery indicator

PostSat Sep 18, 2021 1:31 pm

Would be nice, but not easy, many factors affect the remaining battery power; temperature greatly and battery internal resistance, that is not constant during the whole life of it, battery max capacity when full etc.

So the battery would need in build health monitor.
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