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Don Palomaki June 19th, 2007 06:27 AM

The Lenmar LIC950G fits, is rated 5200 mAh.

I do NOT know if the LIC970G fits (rated 7000mAh), but Lenmar lists it as fitting.

Cesare Improta June 19th, 2007 07:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Palomaki (Post 698971)
The Lenmar LIC950G fits, is rated 5200 mAh.

I do NOT know if the LIC970G fits (rated 7000mAh), but Lenmar lists it as fitting.

I have bought the LIC970G at 79.95$ and fits perfectly and pull out with internal springs without problems. Recommended

Alex Lucas July 1st, 2007 01:26 PM

Getting the cheaper batteries thread...
 
I was wondering about Series7 Li+ and Varizoom batteries. They're being sold side by side with the Canon BP series batteries.

I notice that they're significantly cheaper (approx 99USD vs. !66USD for Canon BP-970 units) and was wondering if they even fit properly in an A1/G1 series camcorder, much less how they hold up.

Anyone had good luck with these batteries? Or should I stick with the Canon batts?

Most of my experience has been with Anton Bauer, Frezzi, Sony V-mount, and very few off brand battery kits that usually run on the Gold Mount system. I'm lost on all the smaller batteries. These names don't jive with me.

Eric Weiss July 1st, 2007 01:40 PM

stick with the canon ones. they live longer and run longer than the others.
i'm still using the battery that came with my first xl1-s many years ago with the a1.

Salah Baker July 1st, 2007 02:26 PM

http://www.antonbauer.com/elipz_line.htm

short that,
I still have my Canon Xl-1s batteries and use them also

David Chia July 2nd, 2007 05:25 AM

there are reports of third party battries getting stuck in the A1 battery housing. I also have my XL1 battries.

Don Palomaki July 2nd, 2007 07:17 AM

The third party batteries that are a too-tight fit include some (but not all) of the Lenmar LIC941. The Lenmar LIC950G fit fine. If considering a third party battery, check with other users first, or try a sample before you buy.

Phil Kay July 2nd, 2007 09:24 AM

I will NEVER use third-party batteries after seeing the remains of a friends camera bag a few months ago. The Domke bag contained 2 Canon 5D cameras and 3 lenses(total value of contents was about 7500/$us15,000) Both bodies had booster packs on with third party batteries(Hague I think?) and one of them went into meltdown,completley destroying everything in the bag with melting plastic.
Norwich Union,his insurance company, had all the gear sent to a specialist to see if any of the gear was salvagable and on inspection it was discovered that the camera was using none Canon batteries. Norwich Union refused to pay-out refering to the section in the manual where it basically says not to use any battery other than Canon.

Lesson learnt?!!

Cole McDonald July 2nd, 2007 02:43 PM

2 years with my HI/Power 5 hour battery from www.ebatts.com for my XL1s. I use my canon battery as a backup...I haven't needed to use it much at all in 2 years. I'll be buying another 5 hour battery to increase my record time up to 11 full hours. I am a happy customer perfectly willing to recommend these batteries to anyone who needs one.

Juni Zhao July 13th, 2007 11:14 PM

Will 7.2V Battery hurt A1?
 
The original Battery BP-950G is 7.4V, now I got 2 spare OEM batteries with 7.2V, will that do any harm to the camera? Thx.....

Cary Lee July 14th, 2007 03:48 AM

Do you want to really risk your investment on some OEM batteries? It might work but canon batteries are pretty cheap. You don't want to mess up a multi thousand dollar camera on a $20 battery do you?

Juni Zhao July 14th, 2007 07:02 AM

I have a long shoot this afternoon till late night, so I went out hunting for additional batteries last night. I definitely would have bought canon battery if I could, but time pressed. The only retail store that had the OEM was Batteries Plus. I think I am gonna return them later. Hope they wont hurt the camera this time.

Henry Cho July 14th, 2007 07:13 AM

most devices have some level of tolerance for varying voltages. .2V should be fine.

Bob Grant July 14th, 2007 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Juni Zhao (Post 711978)
I have a long shoot this afternoon till late night, so I went out hunting for additional batteries last night. I definitely would have bought canon battery if I could, but time pressed. The only retail store that had the OEM was Batteries Plus. I think I am gonna return them later. Hope they wont hurt the camera this time.

We've tried a number of non original batteries in our Sony cameras. Some are great and some are not so good and some don't work in certain models but never heard of a battery damaging a camera. When it comes to Li-Ion batteries the exact voltage is not that exact. From fully charged to discharged the voltage has a quite large range so the camera's internals has to be able to cope and 0.2V less is going to have no impact.
However, new Li-Ion batteries can take 3 full cycles to reach full capacity, so your new battery may not perform too well on its first day out.

The only drama we've ever had with a Li-Ion battery was an original Sony one, stopped working and then a few weeks later caught fire just sitting on the shelf. Treat all Li-Ion batteries with due caution, it's a rare event that one goes off but I'd hate to have had this happen when the battery was inside a kit bag.

Juni Zhao July 14th, 2007 08:50 AM

Bob, thank you for your input. I think the only possibility for a battery to hurt a camera is power surge. From what you said it seems that its unlikely to get surge from a battery. Thank you all guys......


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