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Old March 26th, 2003, 10:14 AM   #1
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Charging a sony L-series Infolithium battery?

A sony dealer said that these sony batteries may charge on my Canon CA-910 charger (standard XL1s charger).

I asked because I wanted to use sony's excellent top camera light HVL 20DW2 light on my XL1s. I did not want to have to buy another charger though. It's an excellent light, I used to use it in my old PD 150 days and it's very well priced at around 130/ $150.

Anyone tried this?
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Old March 26th, 2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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If both battery types are Li ion 7.2V (two 3.6V cells), simular capacity (Ah) and have the same fixation and polarity, there will be no problem.
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Old March 27th, 2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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I certainly wouldn't risk it. An infolithium battery is a whole different type of battery than a canon battery. Even if it would fit the charger -- and I doubt it would -- you risk explosion and fire.
A desktop charger for the sony battery just shouldn't be very expensive. I had one that came with a mavica camera a few years back. It was a small device. I'd be surprised if it cost more than a typical L series battery.
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Old March 27th, 2003, 10:30 PM   #4
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Sony BCV-615 charger list price $59

and can be had at B&H Photo for $45.

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