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Old June 2nd, 2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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Batteries - HM100

In a few months I'm off to drive around the likes of Africa for a few years and have purchased a HM100 for a few projects along the way. Obviously I need a stack of batteries to take with me ;-)

I've never owned a JVC camera before, but with my previous cameras I've usually used 3rd party batteries with no problems.

Are there any disadvantages to using non JVC batteries?

Can anybody recommend a reliable brand of 3rd party battery? (available in the UK)

They would need to work on the JVC charger supplied with the HM100 and also have a 12 volt charger available.

Many thanks!!
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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In a few months I'm off to drive around the likes of Africa for a few years and have purchased a HM100 for a few projects along the way. Obviously I need a stack of batteries to take with me ;-)

I've never owned a JVC camera before, but with my previous cameras I've usually used 3rd party batteries with no problems.

Are there any disadvantages to using non JVC batteries?

Can anybody recommend a reliable brand of 3rd party battery? (available in the UK)

They would need to work on the JVC charger supplied with the HM100 and also have a 12 volt charger available.

Many thanks!!

I ordered one of these batteries but have not tested.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 10:37 AM   #3
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I was just informed yesterday that Anton Bauer has a battery solution for the HM100 in their ElipZ series. Does anyone else know anything about this?
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:09 AM   #4
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Many thanks Tim - it looks interesting, but I suspect I will want to stick with 'ordinary tourist' looking solutions if you know what I mean. But lets see what they release....

Glad I have a few months before heading off to let all the 3rd party and JVC HM100 products and accessories come to market... ;-)
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:17 AM   #5
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Apparently this is the part number for the Anton Bauer Elipz cable for the HM100:
J100-ADP-ELPZ

Here is a listing in one company's catalog for this (the first item):
Shoreview Distribution

I think it is listed at Expandore and possibly a French company. However, I don't find it yet at B&H, and it doesn't seem to be listed on the Anton Bauer site in the U.S.
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #6
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Hi John.
I used one of these at a wedding on Saturday BN-VF823U HL-823 Camcorder Batteries, Replacement BN-VF823U HL-823 Camcorder Battery I charged, discharged and charged again befor use. The battery power readout showed 90 minutes, compared to 120 minutes the JVC original showed. Having said that it recorded for about half an hour after the low battery warning showed, all evening and infill shots. (I had charged the original, and had it in my pocket, just in case). The lower minutes display has probably got something to do with the camera not communicating with a non JVC battery. It charges fine on the supplied charger. If you decide to buy one, dont pay for the overnight delivery, its about 7.50, just ask them to post it first class, 99p. I did and the battery was deliversd by postie the very next morning.
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Old June 7th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #7
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I ordered one of these batteries but have not tested.
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No problems with battery works with OME charger.
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