Non-OEM battery packs for Canon

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Ray Heindl, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Ray Heindl

    Ray Heindl Guest

    Canon's NB-2LH battery pack (for the EOS 350D) seems a tad pricey. Can
    anyone recommend a good alternative? I saw some really cheap ones on
    eBay, but I'm not keen on one without any name on it.
     
    Ray Heindl, Feb 10, 2006
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    Joey Guest

    Ray,

    I've used the ones off EBay with no problems, but look for the higher
    amp/hour rating for the better battery. Also warranty and feedback
    plays a role.

    J
     
    Joey, Feb 11, 2006
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    Taswolf Guest

    Ray,
    I bought one from my local Batteries Plus store.
    Comes with lifetime warrantee for about half the price of OEM.

    Taswolf
     
    Taswolf, Feb 11, 2006
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  4. Don't know about the eBay ones but I use in 20D ones from these people
    and no problems.

    http://sterlingtek.com/baandch.html


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    John A. Stovall, Feb 11, 2006
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  5. Ray Heindl

    Ray Heindl Guest

    Yes, some of the really cheap sellers had kind of low feedback ratings.
    I don't recall what they said about warranties.

    Another thing I wonder about is the age of what they're selling. From
    what I've read, Li-ion batteries start to go south the moment they're
    manufactured. So it's probably worth paying a little more to get ones
    that aren't years old already.

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.
     
    Ray Heindl, Feb 11, 2006
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    C J Southern Guest

    For what it's worth, I give these batteries 10 out of 10.

    When I got mine they were something like 1/3 the price and 50% higher
    capacity - I've had them for a year or so now and they're great.
     
    C J Southern, Feb 12, 2006
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    Frank ess Guest

    I'm having the same experience.
     
    Frank ess, Feb 12, 2006
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    nick c Guest


    There is a seller on e-bay who calls himself "Groovywireless." He is
    located somewhere in Orange County, California (USA). I think all he
    sells is batteries. I bought six BP-511 batteries from him for the 20D
    camera and two NP-E3 batteries for the 1DMkII camera; both type
    batteries made by Panasonic in Taiwan. I paid $3.00 each for the BP-511
    batteries and $16.00 each for the NP-E3 batteries (plus tax and
    shipping). They have and still are, working great. IIRC, I bought the
    batteries about six months ago.

    Unfortunately, I didn't keep the shipping paper which had his address
    and phone number.
     
    nick c, Feb 12, 2006
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  9. Ray Heindl

    U-Know-Who Guest

    U-Know-Who, Feb 12, 2006
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  10. Ray Heindl

    nick c Guest

    Check this out.

    http://stores.ebay.com/Groovy-Wireless
     
    nick c, Feb 12, 2006
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