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battery level not updating BYE 3.1.13 Canon T6

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I use a Canon T6 with original Canon battery, Windows 8.1, BYEOS 3.1.13, Canon Utilities 2.14.

The only related updating I've done is to keep Windows 8.1 updated.

I've had the hardware and software setup working well for several years, and am noticing a new problem with BYEOS.

I started this test with a partially charged battery.

Taking 30 one minute darks without a pause between shots brought the Canon T6 back of the camera battery indicator to 50%.

BYEOS 3.1.13 Camera Info Area showed battery indicator at 100%.

After the darks, I went into BYE 3.1.13 Settings to explore if anything related to this issue. I did set the low battery alarm to 15%. It was at -1% (disabled).

I'm also saving RAW + JPG for each shot.  I changed that to RAW only, on the theory that will unload the camera processor or Windows 8.1 computer to give it more time to update the battery level after each shot.

When I exited the settings menu, the Camera Info Area then showed the battery indicator at 50%.

Is there anything in the BYEOS settings that might keep the battery indicator more current?

Might a pause or checking "BackgroundWorkerEnabled" be useful here?

The Change History for the newer versions of BYEOS don't show anything related.

Thanks much!

Steve

 

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Many Cameras - including Canon DSLRs do NOT report the Battery Level through the Canon SDK - at least not accurately.

My T2i reports only in 25% increments.  My XTi doesn't report at all.

This isn't an element within BYE's control...

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