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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old June 19th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #226
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The Lenmar LIC950G fits, is rated 5200 mAh.

I do NOT know if the LIC970G fits (rated 7000mAh), but Lenmar lists it as fitting.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:26 AM   #227
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The Lenmar LIC950G fits, is rated 5200 mAh.

I do NOT know if the LIC970G fits (rated 7000mAh), but Lenmar lists it as fitting.
I have bought the LIC970G at 79.95$ and fits perfectly and pull out with internal springs without problems. Recommended
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Old July 1st, 2007, 02:26 PM   #228
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Getting the cheaper batteries thread...

I was wondering about Series7 Li+ and Varizoom batteries. They're being sold side by side with the Canon BP series batteries.

I notice that they're significantly cheaper (approx 99USD vs. !66USD for Canon BP-970 units) and was wondering if they even fit properly in an A1/G1 series camcorder, much less how they hold up.

Anyone had good luck with these batteries? Or should I stick with the Canon batts?

Most of my experience has been with Anton Bauer, Frezzi, Sony V-mount, and very few off brand battery kits that usually run on the Gold Mount system. I'm lost on all the smaller batteries. These names don't jive with me.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 02:40 PM   #229
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stick with the canon ones. they live longer and run longer than the others.
i'm still using the battery that came with my first xl1-s many years ago with the a1.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 03:26 PM   #230
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http://www.antonbauer.com/elipz_line.htm

short that,
I still have my Canon Xl-1s batteries and use them also
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 06:25 AM   #231
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there are reports of third party battries getting stuck in the A1 battery housing. I also have my XL1 battries.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 08:17 AM   #232
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The third party batteries that are a too-tight fit include some (but not all) of the Lenmar LIC941. The Lenmar LIC950G fit fine. If considering a third party battery, check with other users first, or try a sample before you buy.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 10:24 AM   #233
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I will NEVER use third-party batteries after seeing the remains of a friends camera bag a few months ago. The Domke bag contained 2 Canon 5D cameras and 3 lenses(total value of contents was about 7500/$us15,000) Both bodies had booster packs on with third party batteries(Hague I think?) and one of them went into meltdown,completley destroying everything in the bag with melting plastic.
Norwich Union,his insurance company, had all the gear sent to a specialist to see if any of the gear was salvagable and on inspection it was discovered that the camera was using none Canon batteries. Norwich Union refused to pay-out refering to the section in the manual where it basically says not to use any battery other than Canon.

Lesson learnt?!!
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 03:43 PM   #234
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2 years with my HI/Power 5 hour battery from www.ebatts.com for my XL1s. I use my canon battery as a backup...I haven't needed to use it much at all in 2 years. I'll be buying another 5 hour battery to increase my record time up to 11 full hours. I am a happy customer perfectly willing to recommend these batteries to anyone who needs one.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 12:14 AM   #235
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Will 7.2V Battery hurt A1?

The original Battery BP-950G is 7.4V, now I got 2 spare OEM batteries with 7.2V, will that do any harm to the camera? Thx.....
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Old July 14th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #236
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Do you want to really risk your investment on some OEM batteries? It might work but canon batteries are pretty cheap. You don't want to mess up a multi thousand dollar camera on a $20 battery do you?
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Old July 14th, 2007, 08:02 AM   #237
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I have a long shoot this afternoon till late night, so I went out hunting for additional batteries last night. I definitely would have bought canon battery if I could, but time pressed. The only retail store that had the OEM was Batteries Plus. I think I am gonna return them later. Hope they wont hurt the camera this time.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #238
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most devices have some level of tolerance for varying voltages. .2V should be fine.

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Old July 14th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #239
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I have a long shoot this afternoon till late night, so I went out hunting for additional batteries last night. I definitely would have bought canon battery if I could, but time pressed. The only retail store that had the OEM was Batteries Plus. I think I am gonna return them later. Hope they wont hurt the camera this time.
We've tried a number of non original batteries in our Sony cameras. Some are great and some are not so good and some don't work in certain models but never heard of a battery damaging a camera. When it comes to Li-Ion batteries the exact voltage is not that exact. From fully charged to discharged the voltage has a quite large range so the camera's internals has to be able to cope and 0.2V less is going to have no impact.
However, new Li-Ion batteries can take 3 full cycles to reach full capacity, so your new battery may not perform too well on its first day out.

The only drama we've ever had with a Li-Ion battery was an original Sony one, stopped working and then a few weeks later caught fire just sitting on the shelf. Treat all Li-Ion batteries with due caution, it's a rare event that one goes off but I'd hate to have had this happen when the battery was inside a kit bag.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #240
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Bob, thank you for your input. I think the only possibility for a battery to hurt a camera is power surge. From what you said it seems that its unlikely to get surge from a battery. Thank you all guys......
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