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Oct 26, 2013 12:17 |  #1

Just got my 5DIII in and the grip. I have several 3rd party batteries already and now the canon battery that came with the camera. Is it a bad thing to have the canon battery and a 3rd party battery in the grip together since they have different milliAmps?
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Oct 26, 2013 12:39 |  #2

I would assume its not good and its not something I would do. However there's nothing wrong with using them sequentially, removing the first and replacing with another.


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Oct 26, 2013 12:51 |  #3

No it doesn't matter if you mix them in the grip of a 5DIII since they don't run in series. If you want to get technical they don't really even run in parallel, it switched between them so they get drained evenly(older bodies would use one until it got low then switch, both methods have their pluses).




  
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Oct 26, 2013 14:14 |  #4

No worries, I do it all the time, factory and wasabis mixed in a Meike grip.


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Oct 26, 2013 14:32 |  #5

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16401145 (external link)
No worries, I do it all the time, factory and wasabis mixed in a Meike grip.

Yep. No problem. I mix SterlingTek's and Canon in a Canon grip.

The mAh rating difference doesn't matter. That's a measure of capacity, like the size of a gas tank. The voltage is the same.




  
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Oct 26, 2013 20:10 |  #6

Thanks for the info everyone!


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