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Old April 5th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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3rd party XHa1s battery safe

Hi all,

I'm looking into getting a second battery for the XHA1s - possibly the BP-970G which I believe has the most/longest power.

Official Canon ones are about 250, but third party ones are about 25.

Given the price of the third party ones I'm not worried about slightly lower performance, but do I risk doing any damage to my camera by using non-official-Canon batteries?

Any help appreciated! Thanks
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Old April 8th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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I have several third party batteries and all is well. Funny enough, my two Canon batteries seem to not hold a charge as long as the generic brands. hmmmmm
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Old April 9th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #3
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There are a lot of third party batteries out there. The problem seems to be finding a reputable manufacturer. I use a third party battery in my XHA1 and in my old Panasonic. Had no problem at all over the last five years or so.
I can't recall who I got them from online. That info is lost in the archives and the batteries are unbranded. Damn nuisance as I should have kept a record for future reference. Hopefully some of the other forum members can chip in with recommended seller/manufacturer details.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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hi, I have bought and used plenty of non-Canon batteries in my XH-a1s from this site and find they are all reliable without a problem.

L.A. Color Online | Photo/Video Gear Products

good luck!
ps. he even sells add-on lights (comer) which use the same battery. convenient.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #5
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I too have a couple of generic brand batteries i use with my A1 & haven't had any issues at all.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 11:21 PM   #6
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I purchased a couple used batteries last year and they worked fine...then I purchased a new battery for an emergency situation...Box just says "Digital Video Battery"...it has easily been the best battery of the 5 I have. A smaller one, but the charge lasts longer than the Canon "Large" size batteries.
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Old April 21st, 2011, 11:30 AM   #7
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The Lenmar BP 970G batteries are a good alternative. No issues at all and they're a lot cheaper (about 80).
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Old April 21st, 2011, 12:59 PM   #8
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I've been using a Lenmar brand 3rd party battery without a problem for the last 2 years
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