battery question

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  1. gulf ripper

    gulf ripper TPF Noob!

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    i have a canon 30d and wanted to get an extra battery to keep on hand. i was wondering if it is wise to get a knock off battery off ebay for really cheap... or could this somehow damage my camerra....
     
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    I have bought the knock off batteries for my canon point and shoot, and not had any problems. They don't seem to last as long about 70-80% of the canon, but I was able to buy three for the price of one canon battery.

    I do not know how it would effect the 30d
     
  3. astrostu

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    I would think as long as the wattage and amperage are the same as the official Canon version, you'd be fine. But I always hated that electronics lab, so someone may tell you something different.
     
  4. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just a word of caution Li-Ion batteries have a tendency to spontaneously combust. Ok that's a generalisation, but Nikon do not honour any warrenty claims which are the result of damage from a non Nikon battery, and I think Canon is no different.

    That said I have been using a significantly cheaper and higher powered Li-ion battery and have not had a problem with it. Just make sure you do not overcharge it, and remember to throw it away after a year or so. These cheaper batteries sometimes do not have the electronics to detect if they are past their useby date and that's when they may get dangerous.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree :thumbup:
     

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