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Yet another battery related question

 
mberger3
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Dec 21, 2017 17:54 |  #1

I just purchased a Canon EOS 7d Mark ii from B&H. Not only did I get the "full" wi fi kit with lens, canon battery and recharger etc, they threw in 2 Pawa batteries with a separate charger. I noticed that the specs are a little different. Canon is 7.2V and 14Wh and the Pawa is 7.4 V and 11.84Wh. I have use both batteries and so far so good. My question is can I just use one of the rechargers for both batteries?

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John ­ from ­ PA
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Post has been edited 1 month ago by John from PA.
Dec 21, 2017 18:56 |  #2

Never heard of Pawa batteries but 7.2 vs. 7.4 volts likely doesn't matter. See http://batteryuniversi​ty.com ...e/confusion_with_vo​ltages (external link) and scroll down to the Lithium-ion section. As far as charging, best thing to do is experiment. There are 3rd party batteries out there that do not get along with the Canon charger. In fact there are 3rd party batteries that do not get along with Canon cameras.




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cristphoto
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Dec 21, 2017 19:58 |  #3

You should be OK with those batteries. The very slight difference in battery ratings is not a major concern. I have a 5D3 and a 5D4 that both use the same charger but the battery ratings are slightly different and Canon says you can use either battery or charger for either camera. Consider if you use one of the battery grips and install 2 batteries in it. The voltage will remain the same but the current rating will actually double which isn't a concern. I'd only use the Canon charger though - the brand X they gave you might have a cheap regulation circuit which won't hurt the camera but could fry the battery.


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mberger3
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Dec 22, 2017 06:56 |  #4

Thanks for the advice guys!




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cristphoto
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Dec 22, 2017 16:02 as a reply to mberger3's post |  #5

Let us know how it turns out. I recently got a 5D4 and just today for the first time swapped in a Watson branded clone battery I got from B&H. When I powered up the camera I got a message on the rear display saying this was not a Canon battery and asked if I wanted to proceed. I never got this message on my 5D3 after using the battery for a couple years with no problems. It appears Canon wants a larger piece of the after market battery business. Does your camera get a similar message?


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Canon ­ Bob
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Dec 23, 2017 02:49 |  #6

cristphoto wrote in post #18524197 (external link)
......Does your camera get a similar message?

My 5DSR gives the same message with clones.


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cristphoto
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Dec 23, 2017 10:54 |  #7

Canon Bob wrote in post #18524475 (external link)
My 5DSR gives the same message with clones.

Thanks.


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mberger3
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Dec 23, 2017 15:01 as a reply to cristphoto's post |  #8

I do not get that message with the 7D Mark ii. I will recharge it with the Canon charger and let you know if I have any problems.




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david.g.photo84
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Dec 26, 2017 14:28 as a reply to mberger3's post |  #9

FYI. I purchased the Canon 6D kit from B&H and they threw in an extra battery, which I thought was great. A couple of days later of using the battery I noticed some wet stuff on the contact points of the battery, which I believe was battery acid. I called B&H to return the kit and have them send me another...not saying this will happen to you, but I'm not going to use anything other than a Canon battery from now on in my 6D.




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