Replacement Batteries

Discussion in 'Say Hello!' started by Razormom, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Razormom

    Razormom New Member

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    Hello,
    I’m new here and it’s pretty confusing!
    I’m looking for a source to buy good, less expensive back up batteries online. Advice appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Razormom
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    Hello and welcome!

    As far as batteries, you can buy them easily on amazon, I caution the off brand batteries as I know people have reported issues with them and issues charging. To make them cheap they short cut on circuitry inside. This could cause failure and even melting/fire in worst case scenario. I did buy a ravpower 2 battery bundle with its own charger for 30 off amazon as a backup. I do not recommend mixing cheap batteries/chargers with the official ones.
     
  3. rayallen

    rayallen Active Member Site Supporter

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    I needed a new charger for my 20D and bought one from eBay which also included two non-genuine batteries. They work OK but do not last nearly as long as the genuine Canon batteries that were in the camera when I got it.
    The message is that non-genuine batteries are cheaper for a reason: they are not as good as the genuine article. You get what you pay for.
     

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