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Old February 1st, 2004, 08:35 AM   #256
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I generally do about 4 hours of recording (not counting time for setup and framing, I should have said 4 tapes) with a 5500 mAh third party no-name battery with my XL1
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Old February 1st, 2004, 10:03 PM   #257
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as of now i have 5 sony 80min tapes, 2 maxell 60min, 2, 6k mAh battery packs and the standard one. hopefully that'll keep me company for a full day's shoot =D. if i become paranoid i can always get 2 more battery packs and let them charge while i'm shooting. i suppose i never really wanna be left w/o power! =D. am i really paranoid or is this normal for all you guys =D.

don i thought lithium ions were supposed to take care of battery 'memory' problems?
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Old February 1st, 2004, 10:37 PM   #258
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Power-2000 BP-945 Lithium-Ion Battery

Anyone have experience with the Power-2000 BP-945 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.2v, 6000mAh) - replacement for Canon BP-945 Camcorder Battery?

Has a good price...just wondering about reliability. I purchased a couple of other of these types of batteries, a generic brand offered at B&H about a year ago, and now one is dead and the other only holds about half its charge. I should've gone with a better brand, so I'm checking before I buy this time.
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Old February 1st, 2004, 11:07 PM   #259
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Well I've had mine for about 16 months and it's still going strong. Haven't noticed any premature expiration or anything.

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Old February 1st, 2004, 11:20 PM   #260
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The Power 2000's are my main battery. I have about six of them, all going strong after 18-24 months. I highly recommend them.
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Old February 2nd, 2004, 01:10 AM   #261
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Thanks, guys. I'll order a few then.
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Old February 2nd, 2004, 04:47 AM   #262
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It is not an issue of the so called "memory effect" seen with NiCD and with NiMH to a somewhat lesser extent. It is just the battery gradually wearing out ver time after many charge/dischearge cycles.
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Old February 2nd, 2004, 10:14 PM   #263
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i jjust got 2 of them. hopefully they'll still work in a few years =D
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 04:31 PM   #264
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It also depends on what functions you are using on the camera.
Auto functions are power hungry. Especially the autofocus and
zooming with the servo's.
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Old February 14th, 2004, 04:36 PM   #265
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Old March 17th, 2004, 01:24 PM   #266
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Dual Battery Question

Anybody know if the dual battery adapter drains both batteries simultaneously? or sequentially?

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Old March 17th, 2004, 02:14 PM   #267
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I believe I read in the manual (maybe the sheet that came with the CH910) that it draws from both batteries simultaneously. My experience using the adapter for many hours of recording would indicate that is the case.

When using the adapter to charge two batteries, they are charged sequentially.
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Old March 17th, 2004, 03:42 PM   #268
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Right, I knew they charged sequentially, but I wasn't sure about the discharge.

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Old April 5th, 2004, 04:02 AM   #269
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CANON Batteries VS. Anton Bauer Batteries

I very new gig to Xl1s, planning to get best power solution for my Xl-1s ; Opinions and comment on this 2 packages;-

MA-200, Canon CH-910 with 2 x Bp945 batteries (est. 6 hours for 2 batts)
Anton Bauer, 2x ProFormer Batteries, Titan Twin Charger and QR-XL1C Gold-Mount
(est. 6 hours for 2 batts)


Any Suggestions? Which package more worth for long term investment?
How about battery run time?
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Old April 7th, 2004, 12:23 AM   #270
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Canon batteries

Good luck getting anything like 6 hours out of 2 x 945's.
I have CH 910 & 2 x 945's & would be lucky to get even 3 hours from the 2 of them. Canon are a long way behind in battery technology. Friend has a PD100 & shoots literally for a day on one of his batteries. PC
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