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Diver-Down
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Mar 01, 2014 17:12 |  #1

Anyone ever compare the performance of they're STK batteries to the Canon batteries ? I have always read how the STK's last as long or longer than the Canon's but I'm not seeing that with the ones I just got. Running a new STK alongside a 4 year old Canon with low recharge performance (one red bar showing) in a battery grip, I took about 800 shots. Canon showed 59% charge the STK 36%. Both batteries had a 100% charge from the factory canon charger. The STK is rated at 2600mAh the Canon 1800mAh.


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Mar 01, 2014 17:16 |  #2

I've never done a scientific study, but STK's batteries have never let me down (failed or died prematurely) in the several years that I've been using them. This includes their LP-E6 batteries.


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Mar 01, 2014 17:16 |  #3

New batteries never work at full capacity. It takes a few discharge cycles to work at their full potential.


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Mar 01, 2014 17:24 as a reply to  @ UserM4's post |  #4

I've run them down to below 50% and recharged 4 or 5 times now...........


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Mar 01, 2014 19:58 |  #5

I loved my sterlingtek batteries I used on my 20&30D bodies. They lasted for weeks before needing charges.


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Mar 02, 2014 08:55 |  #6

I have used ST batteries in the 511 size and had the same problem until I started recharging them on the ST charger! I have moved on a camera that uses the LP-E6 batteries (70D) but went with Wasabi Power instead because the ST's didn't list being compatible with the 70D yet. I ordered the 2 battery and charger kit and only recharge OEM batteries on OEM charger and Aftermarket on their own charger resulting in Wasabi's lasting longer than Canon.


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Mar 02, 2014 11:08 |  #7

Truthfully both last so long in a 60D I can't honestly say with any high confidence there is a difference.




  
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Mar 02, 2014 11:25 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #8

Wasabi, Maximal or Sterlingtek all have out performed my Canon's!
...and for a fraction of the price!!!!!!! I'll never buy another Canon LP-E6.....NEVER!




  
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Mar 02, 2014 11:38 |  #9

They work great for me!


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Mar 02, 2014 11:43 |  #10

John from PA wrote in post #16728761 (external link)
Truthfully both last so long in a 60D I can't honestly say with any high confidence there is a difference.

NU27D wrote in post #16728804 (external link)
Wasabi, Maximal or Sterlingtek all have out performed my Canon's!
...and for a fraction of the price!!!!!!! I'll never buy another Canon LP-E6.....NEVER!

midget wrote in post #16728823 (external link)
They work great for me!

Do you use the Canon charger or the one from the battery mfg. ? I don't see anything on STK's website mentioning anything about using they're charger.


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Mar 02, 2014 11:48 |  #11

Diver-Down wrote in post #16728835 (external link)
Do you use the Canon charger or the one from the battery mfg. ? I don't see anything on STK's website mentioning anything about using they're charger.

Use the Canon charger with no problems.


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Mar 02, 2014 12:32 |  #12

Diver-Down wrote in post #16727209 (external link)
I've run them down to below 50% and recharged 4 or 5 times now...........

I tend to go for flattening them completely a few times. Same with Mac Powerbook batteries. Same with phone batteries.

AFAIK Apple still recommends a deep cycle once a month too even with current batteries.


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Mar 02, 2014 15:00 |  #13

I reviewed the SterlingTek LP-E6 - http://1kindphotograph​y.blogspot.com …lingtek-powwer-lp-e6.html (external link)

Also reviewed another batteries of theirs. I love it. Works better than OEM and lasted longer. It also works with OEM charger.

I did have an issue where the LP-E6 gave me an error saying it wasn't recognized on my 5D3 but still works. I contacted SterlingTek and they sent me a new battery overnight.


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Mar 02, 2014 15:37 |  #14

1KIND wrote in post #16729238 (external link)
I contacted SterlingTek and they sent me a new battery overnight.

How did you contact them ? I don't see a phone number on the website.

I sent a message through the "Contact the SterlingTEK Team" page but haven't heard back from them, that was a week ago.

I've only ever heard good things about their batteries so I guess I got 2 bad ones. Would like to hear they're thoughts though.


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Mar 02, 2014 15:41 |  #15

Simon_Gardner wrote in post #16728930 (external link)
I tend to go for flattening them completely a few times. Same with Mac Powerbook batteries. Same with phone batteries.

AFAIK Apple still recommends a deep cycle once a month too even with current batteries.

I suppose that could help but I never had to do that before. Problem for me is that I only have 2 and run them both in the grip. When I'm going out on a shoot I charge them regardless where they are so I know they'll last.


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