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Old January 22nd, 2003, 10:10 AM   #151
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In the UK try www.sabahoceanic.com I just order a BP941 5500mah for 34 delivered! Paid 62.50 for the same thing from Keene last year.
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 12:23 PM   #152
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I've always been reluctant to switching to 'no brand' batteries, but I'm aware that most of of the time these products come from the same plant...

Do these batteries from for instance www.sabahoceanic.com wear out faster, or drain faster? Or any other issues? Just checking before ordering :-)

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Old January 22nd, 2003, 01:14 PM   #153
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Barend,

Can't speak for sabahoceanic, but my Lenmar batteries are holding out just fine after 18 months of regular use. Hope this helps,
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Old January 22nd, 2003, 08:47 PM   #154
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Battery Belt

Does anyone know what a good battery belt is for the xl1s? Thanks
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 02:07 AM   #155
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We need more specifics to answer. What do you want to power with a battery belt? Most such power sources, such as Anton Bauer belts, provide 12v DC whereas the XL1s runs on 7.2v DC power.
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 05:56 AM   #156
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I use on rare occasions the NRG Research belts and their convertor cables The belt is a left over from my Beta SP days. It weighs about 8 pounds and can power an XL1 for days.

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Old January 23rd, 2003, 10:20 PM   #157
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You said you used the NRG on rare occasions. What do you use now--if anything?
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Old January 23rd, 2003, 10:58 PM   #158
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I use the Canon CH-910 and I use the Lenmar LIC 941. I carry 4 of the batteries and that can power and XL1 for 8 to 12 hours at a minimum. I occasionally use my belt to add stability (extra weight) to my tripod. The belt gets clipped over the mid-level spreader. I also use it when I won't be near a reliable power supply to recharge my Lenmar batteries.

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Old January 24th, 2003, 07:58 AM   #159
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What's difference between 941 vs. 945 batteries

Hey everyone... I'm a bit confused as to the number for the
largest Canon battery. It is usually referred to as the BP-945
but Lenmar says it is a 941?? Can someone please clarify this
since I'm looking into buying one today.

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Old January 24th, 2003, 08:11 AM   #160
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The Lenmar 941 actually has more juice than the Canon 945, so you're good to go. There's three basic sizes of the BP 9xx series batt, small, medium and large. 941 is Lenmar's designation for the large even though Canon no longer makes the 941 (now the 945). Doesn't matter as the 941 and 945 are the same physical size and a Lenmar 941 will outperform and outlast a Canon 945 anyway. Hope this helps,
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Old January 24th, 2003, 08:23 AM   #161
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Thanks for the info and fast response Chris, much appreciated!
I haven't found a Lenmar battery here yet, but some shops
has a different brand (unknown which one at this moment)
that also is designated as the 941. This one only costs $70,
so I'm gonna try it out.

No-one seems to have a Canon BP-945 here in holland and
they also cannot tell me how long it will take to order one. So
I'm looking at other options.

Thanks again!
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Old January 24th, 2003, 10:26 AM   #162
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you can look into the Power-2000 (sometimes refered to as the VidPro Power 2000) replacement for the 945.

I bought a couple of them and they were recommended to me here in a thread where I was asking for recommendations for replacement batteries.

They are 6000mAh batteries vs. the BP-930 which came with my XL1S which is only 3000. From my estimate (although I haven't had them long enough to get a lot of practical, field refernce) the 6000mAh should last around 2 hours. BUT it always depends on what you are doing with it.
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Old January 24th, 2003, 11:09 AM   #163
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Well, I'm looking for battery too. I'm thinking of getting two Lenmar LIC941, but want to know the charge time for this battery on standard Canon charger. Does anyone knows?
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Old January 24th, 2003, 12:52 PM   #164
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I usually charge them overnight for a full charge (8 to 10 hours). I use the Lenmar Mach 1 charger for a quicker charge. Full charge is 3 to 4 hours.

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Old January 24th, 2003, 01:49 PM   #165
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If everyone seems to be happy with LENMAR batteries, any Brits or Euros know any good sites for cheap LENMAR batteries??? Preferable ones that accept GBP as payment!
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