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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #106
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Thats weird?

I just did what I should have done first, and placed them side by side.

Although physically, the same size, the Canon has extra terminals in the centre.

The supplied Canon BP-950G is rated at 7.4V 5200mAh whereas the BP941H is rated at 7.2V 4350mAh.

Link below shows them end to end.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...ugga/batts.jpg

So...I was thinking it was a no-go but...then saw your post?

Looking at the charger, it does not use the extra three terminals only the outisde + and - ones, which are a match on both batteries.

Looking inside the camera, there are definetely extra contacts for the three extra terminals. These are marked T B and D.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...a/XH-A1015.jpg

Can anybody expand on this?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #107
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This guy's batteries look just like mine. What you have must be something different.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #108
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I tried the "Big Boy" BP941H in and the camera worked.

Then came the heartstopping moment!

Opened the battery cover, flicked the battery release and.....the battery never budged.....ARGH!!!!!!!!!

Cold sweat time.....dont panic....dont panic!!!!!!

Had to hold the camera upside down and give it one solid shake and phew...it slipped out.

These "Big Boys" that fill the compartment look like they may all suffer the same problem. Anyone else brave enough to confirm this?

Are you saying your friends batteries have the three extra connections?

The BP-945's on E-Bay all look identical to the BP-941 I already have i.e. only two connections so....what gives?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #109
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I'm not sure what batteries he has, but they don't stick and they work. I'm guessing what you may have is one of the older ones, or a non-Cannon battery. There's been a thread ongoing here about how the non-Cannon batteries are just a bit bigger and will stick and you have to use some double sticky tape or something to get them out.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #110
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The large batteries work fine on mine and they don't stick either.
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Old February 6th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #111
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Are they Canon batteries?
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Old February 6th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #112
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No, they are Lenmark
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Old February 6th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #113
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Edward,

The charger always goes back to one blink...
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Old February 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #114
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No, they are Lenmark
Strange... I have 2 Lenmar LIC941 6000mAh batteries & both need the gaffer tape pull tab fix, otherwise they are sticky :-\

Which model are you using Pat?

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Old February 7th, 2007, 05:37 AM   #115
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I've ordered the BP-970 clone from BestBatt.com for $68 along with the $19.50 AC/Car charger. I'll report on how they work.
Just be sure that that clone is an easy fit in the A1's compartment. I've not seen that brand mentioned before. Some clones (not all) are a millimetre or so too wide or too tall, and so don't pop out when you release the catch...!
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Old February 7th, 2007, 01:12 PM   #116
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Thanks, Chris. I must have missed pg. 14. I'm sure I read it but obviously I didn't "read" it.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #117
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It's page 16 in the manual I downloaded. I haven't checked about the one that came with the camera.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #118
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I was referencing the PDF download. My hardcopy is still sealed in plastic.
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Old February 11th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #119
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Just be sure that that clone is an easy fit in the A1's compartment. I've not seen that brand mentioned before. Some clones (not all) are a millimetre or so too wide or too tall, and so don't pop out when you release the catch...!
I also have the Power 2000 BP-945 Replacement and it works great without any problems. Goes in cleanly and comes out just like it should. :)
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Old February 11th, 2007, 02:42 PM   #120
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For the HV-10 I have the larger capacity Power2000 battery which looses power momentarily at the slightest bump. :-\ Go figure.
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