Rayovac Lithium Ion Battery for my Sony Camcorder

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Peter, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    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.
     
    Peter, Nov 16, 2003
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  2. Peter

    henryf Guest

    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?
     
    henryf, Nov 16, 2003
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  3. Peter

    Verizon Guest

    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

    "Peter" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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.
     
    Verizon, Dec 31, 2003
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