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Digital Camera Battery replacement

by haf canadian / March 13, 2012 12:33 PM PDT

My Canon S50 camera, bought in 2003, could use a new Li-ion rechargeable battery, NB-2L, or NB-2LH high capacity. There is a vast difference in prices online, whether standard 570mAh or 1700mAh.

How can a person know which ones are junk and which are recently manufactured fresh quality batteries? I see no mfr. date on my existing ones, so how can I trust that what I buy now isn't knock-off junk and/or already several years old with little ability to hold a charge anymore?

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Date Codes
by PistonCupChampion / March 14, 2012 2:56 AM PDT

As far as I know, date codes are not required or needed on rechargeable batteries. They are delivered in an uncharged state.

If you want to guarantee that you do not get junk, buy a genuine Canon battery from a reputable source, i.e. direct from Canon, Amazon (not Amazon Marketplace), Best Buy, etc. However, you will pay top dollar for a Canon battery; you could buy a used S50 with a (used) battery for the same money.

I have bought 3rd party batteries for other devices and have not had problems, but there is always risk going that route.

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Amazon Marketplace?
by TriskelionAZ / March 19, 2012 1:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Date Codes

Ive seen both that and Amazon but I never saw that the difference was if you dont mind sharing.


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Digital Camera Battery replacement
by dxjanis / March 16, 2012 11:32 AM PDT

I suggest Batteries Plus. Especially if there is one in your town. They are very reputable. I've bought from them on-line as well when they weren't in my town. Very good batteries, quick shipping time and if you can go to the store they will dispose of your old batteries.

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Radio Shack and Amazon
by Bob_Meyer / March 16, 2012 1:58 PM PDT

Radio shack is also a reputable supplier of batteries, either in the store or online. I have bought aftermarket laptop batteries on Amazon Marketplace after carefully reading the reviews.

Bob Meyer

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Camera Battery
by brw_charles / April 3, 2012 3:12 PM PDT

if you are looking for different supplier battery then check its specification and quality because it might damage your camera.

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