Weblog:   Favorite Photo Tips
Subject:   Keeping track of spent and freshly charged batteries
Date:   2003-11-24 18:58:55
From:   biff314
I have a Canon A70 that uses four AAs. I always put the spare, freshly changed batteries in the carrier with their polarities alternating, one after another; in other words, battery no. 1 has “+” facing up, battery no. 2 has “-” facing up, etc. When I change batteries, I drop the spent batteries out of the camera and slip the new ones in--if you practice you won’t have to fuss with getting the new batteries oriented right, you can just drop them right in. Then I take the old ones and put them in the carrier with there polarities matching, thus avoiding the embarrassment of putting spent batteries back into the camera.

Phil Calvert