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John Nguyen May 26th, 2007 02:18 PM

Extra battery
 
I was wondering if anybody uses more than one extra battery? Besides the stock, i bought a BP2L14 but thought if i would need another one. Ebay has many on sale for pretty good prices for third party battery, so is it worth it to buy one there with a charger too.

Lou Bruno May 26th, 2007 06:44 PM

Be careful with third party batteries. The pins were moved on my HV-10 due to an alignment problem. I am sticking with Canon for my HV-10


I purchased a CANON battery for my HV-20 as well.

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Originally Posted by John Nguyen (Post 686858)
I was wondering if anybody uses more than one extra battery? Besides the stock, i bought a BP2L14 but thought if i would need another one. Ebay has many on sale for pretty good prices for third party battery, so is it worth it to buy one there with a charger too.


Ajit Bikram May 26th, 2007 09:17 PM

I got a 3rd party BP-2L14 battery (cheapest option in Pricegrabber). Seems to work OK.

Mark Phillips May 27th, 2007 06:32 AM

I'm using extra batteries from SterlingTek, they work great and are available at a good price. I've had no problems using them in a variety of digital cameras and camcorders. They're mentioned frequently here and on other discussion groups with positive feedback.

John Nguyen May 29th, 2007 11:03 AM

Do you think that having two batteries are enough to use on a regular basis? I have the stock and the BP2L14 batteries, but not sure if that would be sufficient. I haven't used the camcorder enough to know whether two batteries would be sufficient.

Ajit Bikram May 29th, 2007 11:10 AM

It depends on how long you are going to shoot before recharging them. For me most of the time having the stock and one BP-2L14 is enough. But I am probably going to get one more BP-2L14 just to be safe.

Peter J Alessandria May 29th, 2007 12:57 PM

I get about 55min shooting time with the standard battery and about 85 min with the Canon BP 2L14. I'm using the LCD on the extra-bright setting and zoom often.

Joe Busch May 29th, 2007 02:36 PM

The 3rd party on ebay get about 60 minutes (the BP-315 I think it is) for the HV10... whereas the Impact $40 one I bought gets 90 minutes...

One of the 3rd party is a little touchy and sometimes it doesn't charge... other one is perfect.

regardless I think I paid $18 for 2 of them... vs. $40 for the impact and like $80 for an "official" canon one...

I'd just grab a bunch of the cheap 3rd party ones to be honest... unless you have the spare funds...


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