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Old March 19th, 2009, 11:07 AM   #331
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Anyone know a good Canadian dealer to pickup these batteries from? I would prefer a 950 as the 970 is pretty heavy when it comes to using it on a glidecam.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 09:18 AM   #332
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American Batteries

hi there.

is it okay to buy batteries from the USA? They work out cheaper and i'll be going there in a couple of months.
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Old July 15th, 2009, 01:20 AM   #333
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Battery Question - Very Important

I am leaving for a backcountry trip where I may be up to 30 days without being able to recharge any batteries. I have the Canon XH-A1 and I am looking for extra batteries.
I tried reading several pages on this thread and came away with nothing. So I would like a direct response and some advice. I sincerely appreciate it.

I am looking for roughly 4 additional 970 type batteries. I am leaning heavily toward brand X batteries because they are much cheaper. I've heard about the fitting problems, so I would like an off brand battery that fits properly and would work flawlessly in my XH-A1.

Also, will these batteries fit in the stock Canon charger or do I need to purchase a separate charter, if I need to buy a separate charger are they easy to obtain online?


Appreciate it guys!!!
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Old July 16th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #334
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I have off brand BP970G batteries for sale and standard wallplug charger.

L.A. Color Shop | BP-970G Canon Compatible High Capacity Battery

I myself also use these batteries for my two XH-A1 and 6 of these batteries for a full day wedding shot. Each one last about 3 to 3.5 hours per charge continuous shooting with LCD on. It's been 2 years now and I can say the batteries are still holding charge very well. I'm very happy with the result. Best is, it's way cheaper than the original Canon brand.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #335
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I bought one of these from Taky about a year ago and I've had zero problems. I consistently get around 4 hrs per full charge, PLUS they fit like they should.
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Old July 16th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #336
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I ordered 3 today.
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Old August 19th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #337
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my 2 cents

I just recently joined the forums here. I haven't read through the entire battery forum thread so I don't know if someone else mentioned this . I buy batteries from batteryvalues.com they have pretty good prices on high quality off brand batteries .
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:08 AM   #338
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Original 2006 batteries still going strong?

Anyone who got their XH-A1 in 2006 care to comment on how the original Canon batteries are bearing up? I haven't noticed any dropoff in performance of mine yet (nearly two years) but I have a BP-970G in addition to the supplied one, and have a limited number of charge cycles. When do you think replacement will be required (and I'll fix a mortgage to get another Canon BP-970G).
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:14 AM   #339
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I have been using the 4 third party BP-970G that I am selling since 2007 (using GL2). L.A. Color Shop | BP-970G Canon Compatible High Capacity Battery Consider I have about 30 to 40 weddings a year. They still hold charger very well. The Canon brand BP-970G is just way too expensive.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:25 AM   #340
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I got mine in 2006 and bought a second battery a few months later, same smaller one as the original. Both are still in perfect condition with no apparent dropoff in shelf life or service time.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 05:09 PM   #341
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The Canon brand BP-970G is just way too expensive.
Nonsense, my boy. Just look at this great deal from Samuel King "Intelligent IT Solutions":

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Manufacturer Part # 0972B002AA

386.23 inc VAT
335.85 exc VAT
(335.85 British pounds sterling = 544.24 US dollars)

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Old April 12th, 2010, 02:15 AM   #342
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Yesterday I went to Michaels on Elizebeth street in Melbourne to get some pricing on batteries. They quote me some ridiculous amount for BP-950. Over 250.

Is there any problem with a replacement batteries? I found some for AU$50 or so on online shops.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 09:51 AM   #343
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There're some generic brand batteries that are made with recycled cell. I have read some people also reported battery exploded or melted inside the camera. The BP-970G battery that we have are made with high quality battery cell. I myself am using them for my Xh-A1 for the last 3 years. They still hold charge and works well.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #344
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^ Postage to Australia for 1lbs is US$28.00 + the battery US$42.00. This totals to about AU$75.50.

I might order it from you, Takky. At least I know your staff is decent. There is no guarantee with these other online shops... the $28 shipping fee is the killer here... I think I can live with $10 difference... Besides, the one I can get here is only 6600mAh. I'd be glad if you manage to ship it asap once the order goes through. thanks


Edit: Just purchased one and chose "express international" shipping method $32. I have an engagement party to video on 25th. Last time I recharged my battery at dinner time... and used one camera only for about an hour....
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:12 PM   #345
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Thanks for ordering from us. We'll be shipping out the battery to you tmrw.
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