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Old September 18th, 2004, 06:55 AM   #1
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Opinion on HomeMade Battery

i stumbled upon this website. i know dv batteries can be pretty expensive and it seems like this person's solution sounds practical. to the veterans in this here website, what say you?

go to:


then click on:

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then click on:

Specialized Film Equipment

you'll see 8 thumbnail pics. click on the upper right one. Discuss
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Old September 18th, 2004, 09:09 PM   #2
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You might save a few dollars. You will have to deal with diy wiring and resulting reliability problems. There is no way a battery like this would fit on your camcorder - NiCad batteries are bigger than Li-Ion for the same capacity.
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Old September 19th, 2004, 04:22 PM   #3
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I say...

Homemade battery + expensive camera + OOOPS!!! = No Warranty!

Be careful.

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Old September 20th, 2004, 04:54 AM   #4
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I bought a Lenmar (cheaper brand) battery for my XL1S at around
$50 or so (new) and it lasts like 4 hours or something (not continues
recording). Pretty good and cheap in my opinion. Doesn't always
have to get a brand battery!

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Old September 20th, 2004, 08:07 AM   #5
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Check eBay before you go and build a battery. I got a $60 Sony Li Ion ($13) and a Sony external Battery Charger ($12) + $16 (shipping) = $41. It was shipped from Singapore, though.
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