Camera battery is super hot

1 month 4 weeks ago #680402 by Ken Brun
The battery in my Nikon D7500 when I swapped it out was crazy hot.  Like had to drop it out of my hands hot.  

I didn't put another battery into the camera and haven't done anything with that battery so I don't damage anything.  

Do you think this is battery specific or something going on with my camera.  Batteries that hot can't be good.  

Has this happened to you?


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1 month 4 weeks ago #680403 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day mate

A 'super-hot' battery is not a good sign - were you shooting long duration continuous images?

If not, then it shows extreme charge or discharge is occuring -or- that it has internally shorted itself. Do you have a second battery that you can double check with?

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1 month 4 weeks ago #680408 by Nikon Shooter

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: A 'super-hot' battery is not a good sign

That is if one wants to put it very mildly!

Yes, charging way too fast will increase temperature due to 
inner resistance of electrochemical compound… and that is
quite bad.

If, OTH, you pulled out lots of energy in a short time, it is not
that much of a problem… just a normal indication of the same
higher inner resistance. 

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: Were you shooting long duration continuous images? If not, then it shows extreme charge or discharge is occuring -or- that it has internally shorted itself. Do you have a second battery that you can double check with? 


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1 month 4 weeks ago #680505 by CharleyL
I think it could be caused by a problem with the camera or a defect in the battery. Have you got another battery to try? Use it for a bit and then check it's temperature. If the second battery gets significantly hot, there is likely a problem with your camera. If it's still relatively cool, I would suspect an internal defect in the first battery, and time to replace it. Batteries sometimes develop internal defects that short circuit the cells, causing significant heat. 

Charley


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1 month 4 weeks ago #680508 by Ken Brun

Ozzie_Traveller wrote: G'day mate

A 'super-hot' battery is not a good sign - were you shooting long duration continuous images?

If not, then it shows extreme charge or discharge is occuring -or- that it has internally shorted itself. Do you have a second battery that you can double check with?

Phil from the great land Downunder
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No, 7 minutes and then I noticed battery level was low on camera meter.  Pulled out battery and it was super hot.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #680510 by 7Wishes
Is it a genuine Nikon battery, or a third party battery? If genuine did you buy from a reputable dealer, check on the Nikon website about counterfeit batteries. 


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1 month 4 weeks ago #680512 by Nikon Shooter

Ken Brun wrote: No, 7 minutes and then I noticed battery level was low on camera meter.  Pulled out battery and it was super hot.  


If you made sure all contacts are clean,
then the battery is defective… positively.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #680703 by Dana Leeson
Yeah that can't be good, I'd bet it's the battery.  Did you try another battery in the camera yet?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #680911 by Chris Briggs
Is it an aftermarket battery?


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1 month 3 weeks ago #680951 by Ken Brun
It was the battery everyone.  It was a aftermarket one and all the others are working just fine.  WHHHHHHHAAAAAA


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1 month 3 weeks ago #680954 by Nikon Shooter
Always a good feeling to KNOW "what and why"! :P

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1 month 3 weeks ago #681054 by CharleyL
A lot cheaper than repairing or replacing the camera too. Thanks for letting us know.

Charley


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