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Peter
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      11-16-2003, 06:47 AM
I bought a couple of Rayovac Lithium Batteries (model # 5442) (7.2
volt) for my Sony D8 Camcorder TRV330 last week. Initially, I was
very happy to get two heavy-duty (2400 mHh) batteries for a very
reasonable price, but I am now very disappointed because my Sony
camcorder seems unable to recognize the Rayovac battery. If I try to
charge using the Sony charger/adapter, the lcd screen showing charging
status continuously blinks. The camcorder won't even power on
although the Rayovac battery is fully charged (after it was charged by
a separate charger) and is strong. I did some research on the net and
read something about a chip in "M-Series" battery (Info-Lithium) which
can display the remaining battery power in minutes. Well, that's a
cool featrue which I could live without, but why should it prevent me
from using another brand of battery ?... Also, how can Rayovac
clearly specify (with a list of Sony Camcorder models) on the back of
the pacakge that this battery compatible with Sony "M-Series"
batteries ?... I feel like I am again victimized by two big
corporations. Now, I am wondering what I can to do with these
batteries since I can't return them for refund. I am also curious
whether anyone had a similar experience with Rayovac battery and a
Sony camcorder.
I can not be the only one with this problem.
 
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      11-16-2003, 03:44 PM
Peter wrote:

> I bought a couple of Rayovac Lithium Batteries (model # 5442) (7.2
> volt) for my Sony D8 Camcorder TRV330 last week. Initially, I was
> very happy to get two heavy-duty (2400 mHh) batteries for a very
> reasonable price, but I am now very disappointed because my Sony
> camcorder seems unable to recognize the Rayovac battery. If I try to
> charge using the Sony charger/adapter, the lcd screen showing charging
> status continuously blinks. The camcorder won't even power on
> although the Rayovac battery is fully charged (after it was charged by
> a separate charger) and is strong. I did some research on the net and
> read something about a chip in "M-Series" battery (Info-Lithium) which
> can display the remaining battery power in minutes. Well, that's a
> cool featrue which I could live without, but why should it prevent me
> from using another brand of battery ?...


Perhaps because Sony makes more money when they sell their own
batteries, and most consumers don't consider compatibility
with third-party batteries when making a camcorder purchase?

> Also, how can Rayovac
> clearly specify (with a list of Sony Camcorder models) on the back of
> the pacakge that this battery compatible with Sony "M-Series"
> batteries ?... I feel like I am again victimized by two big
> corporations. Now, I am wondering what I can to do with these
> batteries since I can't return them for refund.


Why not? Don't they have implied warrantees of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose where you
live?

 
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Verizon
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      12-31-2003, 11:26 PM
I would suggest you check your connections. I have a 510 Digital 8 and
PD100A and the Rayovac batteries work incredibly well for me on both
cameras, and have now gone through many cycles with no measurable loss of
stored power. And the PD100A gets mounted to a roll bar and bounced silly
once a month in my 550HP Z32TT Nissan. Neither camera nor batteries show any
problems or compatibility issues with all this abuse.

Steve

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> I bought a couple of Rayovac Lithium Batteries (model # 5442) (7.2
> volt) for my Sony D8 Camcorder TRV330 last week. Initially, I was
> very happy to get two heavy-duty (2400 mHh) batteries for a very
> reasonable price, but I am now very disappointed because my Sony
> camcorder seems unable to recognize the Rayovac battery. If I try to
> charge using the Sony charger/adapter, the lcd screen showing charging
> status continuously blinks. The camcorder won't even power on
> although the Rayovac battery is fully charged (after it was charged by
> a separate charger) and is strong. I did some research on the net and
> read something about a chip in "M-Series" battery (Info-Lithium) which
> can display the remaining battery power in minutes. Well, that's a
> cool featrue which I could live without, but why should it prevent me
> from using another brand of battery ?... Also, how can Rayovac
> clearly specify (with a list of Sony Camcorder models) on the back of
> the pacakge that this battery compatible with Sony "M-Series"
> batteries ?... I feel like I am again victimized by two big
> corporations. Now, I am wondering what I can to do with these
> batteries since I can't return them for refund. I am also curious
> whether anyone had a similar experience with Rayovac battery and a
> Sony camcorder.
> I can not be the only one with this problem.



 
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