Canon G9 spare battery

Discussion in 'Canon' started by colin parsnip, May 16, 2008.

  1. So, following my posting a while back and a long think I bought a G9 over a
    400D (primarily down to the size - I'll be taking it walking/cycling a lot).
    I *think* I need a couple of spare batteries (as I could be up to 10 days
    away from electricity).

    What's the difference between the NB-2L and the NB-2LH

    How much difference is there between the Canon battery and clones - there's
    certainly a price difference - about 1000%...

    Thanks
     
    colin parsnip, May 16, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

    There are solar powered charging solutions you might want to look at.
    There is at least one day sack that has photo cell panels on it.

    I am sure there will be some one who does a charger that would be
    powered from the push bike?

    Worth looking at because no matter how many batteries you have THE SHOT
    always comes just as the last one dies. :)
     
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    Peter Guest


    I am not familiar with Canon batteries, but as a matter of prudence I trust
    the quality control provided by the manufacturer. Even though there is a
    large price difference, can the difference equal the cost of your trip or
    the importance of your shots. With a battery you want reliability and little
    latent leakage. It boils down to are you willing to take a risk?

    YMMV
     
    Peter, May 16, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    I dunno about you and your risk, but I don't believe there are battery
    manufactures for each individual battery operate item. So, there may be
    some better or worse battery manufacture's, but not many of them to risk
    your hard earned $$$$ for the same thing.

    Few years ago, the battery of HP laptop got recalled because it can
    explode. So, YES it's fine to pay extra for a pieace of mind and help with
    the economy, but in other hand it's safed to save quite a bit of $$$$ and
    still can enjoy the saving and good photos too.
     
    Joel, May 16, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    You may be lucky. I agree that there are not many battery manufacturers.
    However, most do random testing from production batches. As a result of the
    testing batteries are classified and the highest grades usually are sold
    with the OEM label.
    Those not sold with that label are sold to others. Yes, you may get an off
    brand that is excellent. It's a risk I prefer not to take.

    In the HP case you mentioned, this article may interest you.
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/03/12/19/50OPreality_1.html

    I prefer to gamble at the casinos where I know the odds.
     
    Peter, May 16, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    I have been using third party battery, drum and toner for my laser
    printers for ages (I had my first laser printer over 20 years ago), and so
    far I have no problem with any third party batteries and toner etc.. matter
    fact, I just upgraded my older laser printer with network multi-function
    laser printer which comes with toner has around 4-6K paper, so the first
    thing I did is to get a 3rd part toner with 16-20K pages (I don't remember
    the exact number but more/less 20K)
    Have you realized that the link above is the article in 2003, and I am
    talking about the newer on (I heard on Radio and TV) in around 2006 or early
    2007 or so.
     
    Joel, May 16, 2008
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  7. Thanks for your comments guys, seems like the jury is out for a definitive
    answer.

    I had a look on Amazon, and:

    Canon NB-2LH is £36,
    Powerplanet equivalent is £4.50, with £4.50 postage (and seemingly good
    customer reviews)

    I think I may go for two of the latter.
     
    colin parsnip, May 16, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    A place I consult for uses 3rd party also. They have had some awful
    production tie-ups and toner spill incidents. I doubt the money they save is
    worth the down time, but they are convinced they save money.
    Yes.
    Just thought it would provide an explanation of why batteries explode.
     
    Peter, May 17, 2008
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    Al Dykes Guest


    There are crappy batteries coming from Asia and LiON batteries can
    catch fire and/or explode. I'd buy 3rd party batteries from dealers
    that have a reputation to maintain but I wouldn't buy them over eBay,
    for instance.
     
    Al Dykes, May 17, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    It sounds like you are one of few lucky customers who got some type of
    defected toner or whatever, cuz even I am a very average user with no
    experience with toner-refill or just for personal use, I have refilled
    several toners and never had any spill issue. Or I dunno if there is much
    or any difference between original and 3rd party besides the brand and $$$,
    cuz the toner should be inside a well sealed tube with very tiny space at
    the roller to have spilling problem.

    Unless you are talking about a giant copier uses in some big manufacture
    that you just dump couple gallons of toner to a big basket.
     
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    Robert Coe Guest

    So, following my posting a while back and a long think I bought a G9 over a
    : 400D (primarily down to the size - I'll be taking it walking/cycling a lot).
    : I *think* I need a couple of spare batteries (as I could be up to 10 days
    : away from electricity).
    :
    : What's the difference between the NB-2L and the NB-2LH

    The NB-2L is powerful enough to use in a Powershot S50, but not in a 400D.
    Since we have both types of camera in our house, I pay attention to such
    things!

    : How much difference is there between the Canon battery and clones - there's
    : certainly a price difference - about 1000%...

    The clones that B&H sells are actually a bit more powerful than the NB-2LH and
    are much cheaper. (But not by nearly as much as you claim above - knock a zero
    off of that number.) Do they last as long? Who cares? You can compensate by
    buying more of them and still come out ahead.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, May 17, 2008
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Few years ago, the battery of HP laptop got recalled because it can
    : explode. So, YES it's fine to pay extra for a pieace of mind and help with
    : the economy, but in other hand it's safed to save quite a bit of $$$$ and
    : still can enjoy the saving and good photos too.

    That battery recall eventually extended to Dell and one or two other computer
    manufacturers. IIRC, the battery manufacturer was, in all cases, Sony.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, May 17, 2008
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    Joel Guest

    Yup! I do remember hearing that those batteries made by Sony, but not 100%
    sure.
     
    Joel, May 17, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

    This included Apple MAC's

    AFAIK all the batteries were replaced FOC
    Ironically Sony used different batteries in their laptops!
     
    Chris H, May 17, 2008
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