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Old October 2nd, 2003, 11:58 PM   #211
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It sounds like your back-up battery (the watch battery) is dead.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:00 AM   #212
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watch batterY

wow...didn't even realize I had one of those...
where is it? I don't think this is even listed in the manual...or did I just miss it?
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:14 AM   #213
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:28 AM   #214
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DL2025 or CR 2025

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Old October 5th, 2003, 09:02 AM   #215
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XL-1 backup battery

Yes, I just replaced mine. It is a CR-2025 type lithium battery. You can get them pretty much anywhere batteries are sold. On the XL-1, it's tucked into the bottom of the right-hand grip. I think they are rated for a year but they typically last longer than that.

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p.s. I just acquired a used XL-1. It was flashing when I got the camera.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 12:52 PM   #216
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Battery belt for XL1

Folks

I'm currently carrying around 6 NP945 batteries for a typical full day wedding shoot.

Does a battery belt exist out there that that can work with my XL1? I saw someone wearing such a belt powring a GL2.

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Old October 23rd, 2003, 02:54 PM   #217
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Try NGR for battery belts. I have used them for years. I just recently sold one, they seem to last forever. I could power an XL1 all day with the belt and still be between 1/2 and 3/4 power. I believe B & H carries NRG and you can link to through the sponsor page (just click on the link in my signature at the bottom of this post).
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Old October 25th, 2003, 03:28 PM   #218
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the anton bauer system for the xl1,(not the 30/13 belts I have 2 and they weigh a ton) I got one and its a great addition plus the extra weight for balance on the shoulder has been quite nice. the other nice thing about that is you can start to outfit with real lights, (batt belt will do that to). The AB system is pricier but with the benefits of shoulder weight and the onboard light upgrade might be worth it to consider...BH carries it and probably one or two other sponsers of this board.

plus you would probably pay for it in one shoot :)

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Old October 26th, 2003, 10:11 PM   #219
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I've actually used some RC batteries connected to the adapter for the AC/charger unit. I can buy them for about $20 and they work like a charm. I put them in a fanny pack. You don't get any low battery readout, however, but they last about 90 min.
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Old November 7th, 2003, 02:10 PM   #220
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3rd party battery

Hi folks,

I know that you recommend the batteries from Power 2000 and lemnar ( I personnaly use some Power 2000 batteries and I am very satisfied).

But what do you think about those no-brand ones that can be purchased from eBay at 30 bucks ? It is really an excellent price! Think that it is worth to test one of them?

Check this link:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...category=15072

Is there somebody here who already made the experiment?
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Old November 7th, 2003, 02:59 PM   #221
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I have several 3rd party batteries by Empire. The price is great, and they have held up for the past couple of years. They don't seem to hold a charge quite as well as the cannons, but at this price, I can have 3 charged up and ready.
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Old November 7th, 2003, 03:47 PM   #222
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Old November 7th, 2003, 05:15 PM   #223
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I use the D Concept ones from OPTEX Battery its 6000mAh and lasts ages, in fact half the time when I'm filming stuff here and there over a few days I forget that the camera even needs a battery. They are like £70 pounds but lasts ages and at 6000mAh give hefty amounts of power.

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Old November 9th, 2003, 01:18 PM   #224
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What Happens if Battery isn't Drained?

I've read in the XL1s Manual that if the battery isn't drained before a period of long storage than something can be damaged. Is there a way to drain the battery without filming useless footage?

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Old November 9th, 2003, 01:30 PM   #225
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You can always just leave the camera on until the battery runs down without having to actually tape anything.

What they are refering to is the battery building up a memory. It works this way.

If the battery is only drained halfway before you recharge it again, the battery begins to think that when it reaches the halfway point, that it is dead. It builds up this memory of what it believes the "dead point" is and thus mucks up your battery.

If you don't want to keep your camera on to drain the battery, you may want to purchase a battery charger that is a smart charger. The smart charger will look at the battery and if it has a charge still on it, it will trickle it down (drain it) and then recharge it.
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