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Old July 1st, 2004, 06:55 AM   #301
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I bought one of those doulbe battery chargers... but I just got my XL1s today, so haven't had any chance to test it yet.

I will post in some days when I have charged the batteries some few times...

Here is the product, but I bought it from 47st Street Photo, New York

http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22788&item=3825028481&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
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Old July 1st, 2004, 07:06 AM   #302
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I bought a cheapie Ambico charger, and it works ok. It's best feature, aside from being only $25, is that it comes with a power cord that will plug into the cigarette lighter, allowing me to charge in transit and remote locations.
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Old July 1st, 2004, 03:38 PM   #303
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I have 3 of these as well as 2 canon ones and I see no difference what so ever in the usage time. Cost a third of the price of a canon original.
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Old August 6th, 2004, 10:17 AM   #304
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XL-1 battery

I lost my friend's XL-1 battery in my move. D'oh! Can anyone recommend a good replacement that won't cost too much? Her camera is a few years old, so a new battery is probably in order.

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Old August 6th, 2004, 11:31 AM   #305
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Try E-bay, there's always loads on there. I have purchased a few and never had any problems with any of them. Reasonable prices and brand new.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 05:10 AM   #306
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Heath, you know how to use the search! <g>

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=27342

Lenmar is cheap and I had good experience with a battery of theirs.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 12:40 PM   #307
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Hi Heath,

Try this battery from Optex (I'm assuming they deiver to USA). I have had people recommend it, and have placed an order for one. It is yet to arrive so I cannot tell you how well it functions, but as soon as I've tested it, I'll let you know!

https://secure.xl1s.com/cgi-bin/shop/commerce.cgi?pid=502

If anyone else has this battery, could they provide an insight into it's run time, durability etc.

Thank You!
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Old August 10th, 2004, 02:53 PM   #308
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Hi Heath

I have purchased a Power2000 battery recently from www.bugeyedigtal.com for XL1
(see http://www.bugeyedigital.com/product_main/ide-acd.html)

This time around their service was excellent and I am very happy with the battery. Price is good and shipping costs very low!

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Old November 20th, 2004, 03:47 PM   #309
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XL1s batteries

I have read a lot of posts concerning batteries. Here's my question. Our XL1s is used for an outdoor fishing show called "The Christian Angler". What is the best extended life battery?/ time, cold weather, etc. It's no problem for us to change out batteries. I've read- Power 2000/BP945, Lenmar/BP945. Also, where is the cheapest place to purchase- cost, warranties, etc? Thanks- new to the forum
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 07:02 AM   #310
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I've used the Lenmar replacement for the BP945 and it worked
fine. I haven't used it in very cold weather though (which will
influence the running time of the battery).
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 06:31 PM   #311
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I've had reasonable success with the Lenmar 945 batteries.

Cold weather will reduce battery performance, as will very hot weather. Expect usable battery life to be 3-5 years if not abused. Beyond that is luck.

I buy batteries from www.dbldistributing.com, a real wholesaler, but you will need to establish a business account with them. They are in Scottsdale, AZ.
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Old December 6th, 2004, 03:19 PM   #312
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Battery Problem

I bought some Power 2000 batteries from B&H to use on my XL1 only to find that my canon charger takes almost 2 full day to charge them they are rated at 6000 ah

Can anyone tell me if this is normal
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Old December 7th, 2004, 06:37 PM   #313
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Possible that the Canon charger has difficulty in detecting the charge state of the batteries, and that may be due to the fact that they are substantially larger than the Canon batteries, and may have somewhat different internal characteristics as seen by the charger.
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Old December 8th, 2004, 06:58 AM   #314
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I had a 7500 (?, 7200? somewhere in the 7000 range) mAh battery
from Lenmar that charged in 4 hours or so (don't remember for
sure, and I don't have the setup anymore, so can't test), it was
definitely in under 12 hours!
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 07:14 PM   #315
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Testing Batteries

I have three Canon cameras; 2 - XL1s and 1 - GL2. The XL1s cameras are 3 years old, and the GL2 is 2 years old.

All three cameras have their CCD prism replaced. This was to resolve dead pixels.

One XL1s had the CCD prism replaced 3 times, the other XL1s had the CCD prism replaced 2 times, and the GL2 had the CCD prism replaced once.

I only shoot about 12 weddings per year with these cameras. So they're not heavily used.

I purchased a bunch of Lenmar batteries three years ago and share those batteries between all cameras. I'm suspicious they may be the reason the dead pixels issue keeps coming back.

Is there any way for me to test these batteries to make sure they are all within spec?

Thanks,
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