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Old March 28th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #1
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Batteries for PAL

I just got the PAL version of the FX-1 and I love it. Are there any discounts sites where I can buy PAL batteries or are the batteries the same? I can't use US batteries can I?
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Old March 28th, 2005, 03:33 AM   #2
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You can buy batteries where ever you like. Use Sony.
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Old March 28th, 2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, but Sony batteries are so expensive, can I get discount off brand PAL batteries? Or is there no difference between PAL and NTSC?
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Old March 30th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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Stick with Sony. It will save you grief in the long run.

Search Amazon.com for cheap prices on Sony NP-F970. I got two, haven't run down the first one yet... Yes, US batteries are the same...

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Old March 30th, 2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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B&H has dropped their Sony battery price to $104 from $140 or so. I tried a "non Sony" battery that said "Sony 100% compatible" but it wasn't. I had to return it.
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Old March 30th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #6
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I've had good luck with the Assia NP-F970 replacement. These are 7800 mAh that work great in my Z1. I paid $39.99 US each for them. Got 'em from a guy on Ebay. I can get 5 hours on one of them, they render the Sony 570 as an emergency only battery

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Old March 30th, 2005, 08:11 PM   #7
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Thanks, Sean
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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:33 AM   #8
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eBatt has 970 replacement

eBatt has the battery for $59.99 as a regular:
http://www.ebatts.com/312_+_1_battery_part_B-963.aspx?redir=true&GCID=S10847x036&GTKW=NP%2DF970&equiv=NP-F970

Does the eBay dealer have them regularly? If so, a link?
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Old March 31st, 2005, 06:26 PM   #9
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looks like he has lots of them
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Old March 31st, 2005, 06:29 PM   #10
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If my most link won't work, click on the one a couple above then click on his "Seller's Other Items" link and then search Sony FP-970, you'll see he has lots for sale right now.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 08:43 PM   #11
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link doesn't work

I get a message indicating that the problem is that my machine doesn't have the right cookies. Can you give me the store's name and I'll search Ebay.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 09:10 PM   #12
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found him

I found the company - capowerinc. The battery US is about $38. I sent him an email to make sure it works with the Z1.
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Old April 2nd, 2005, 11:32 AM   #13
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Re: found him

<<<-- Originally posted by Jerry Waters : I found the company - capowerinc. The battery US is about $38. I sent him an email to make sure it works with the Z1. -->>>

That's not who mine came from, HomeNext is the place where mine came from. And YES, they do work with the Z1, very well.

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