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May 08, 2009 11:33 |  #1

I just got off the phone with Sterling Tek concerning their ST52 TWO Canon BP-511 Equivalent and the Canon 50D. They said it won't work in the 50D.

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May 08, 2009 13:24 |  #2

I don't know if it's the exact model number above, but I've been using sterlingtek 511 equiv in my 50D since day 1. ( i had it from my 300D)


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May 08, 2009 14:10 |  #3

I thought there was a whole discussion once on how the advertised mAH ratings on these aftermarket batteries wasn't really as advertised, and was simply done to keep up with all the other vendors selling similar batteries and making similar claims.
I do have a pair of sterlingtek batteries, as well as 2 original Canons, and I can't really say which pair lasts longer in my grip...


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May 08, 2009 14:13 |  #4

I think someone at the other end of the phone got the 50D mixed up with the 5D II and the 500D, neither of which will take the BP511. The 50D certainly will.


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May 08, 2009 23:26 |  #5

I use the sterlingtek in my 50D exclusively it lasts longer than the factory battery.


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May 10, 2009 06:56 |  #6

Sasquatch41 wrote in post #7886309 (external link)
I use the sterlingtek in my 50D exclusively it lasts longer than the factory battery.

I agreeereeee!!! I love my Sterlings!! I use BP 511 replacement for my 50D....kept from my 30D!


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May 10, 2009 16:53 |  #7

SMP_Homer wrote in post #7883741 (external link)
I thought there was a whole discussion once on how the advertised mAH ratings on these aftermarket batteries wasn't really as advertised, and was simply done to keep up with all the other vendors selling similar batteries and making similar claims.
I do have a pair of sterlingtek batteries, as well as 2 original Canons, and I can't really say which pair lasts longer in my grip...

I can. My Sterlingtek batteries last much more longer than my Canon ones. I'm about to make a whole switch and ditch the Canon ones. Some people love the original batteries.


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May 10, 2009 21:24 |  #8

I've been using Sterlingtek for several years. They do have higher capacity than the Canon ones and seem to have a longer life before they die.

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May 21, 2009 17:18 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #9

I was going to post a new thread to ask this, but I'll throw it in here....

What kind of average lifespan is everyone getting with either Canon or Sterlingtek BP-511 batteries? I'm guessing I get about 3 years from my Sterlingtek batteries before they start to peter out. That sound about right?


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May 21, 2009 17:35 |  #10

I see no difference in the Sterlingtek vs Canon life. Both do about 3 years before they get flaky. That's largely a function of battery technology more than anything.

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May 21, 2009 20:26 as a reply to  @ JohnJ80's post |  #11

Shouldn't it be number of recharge cycles not number of years?


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May 22, 2009 08:22 |  #12

Eagle wrote in post #7966251 (external link)
Shouldn't it be number of recharge cycles not number of years?

Probably so.... but I keep better track of the years than I do of recharge cycles. :) I've been dating my batteries with a Sharpie pen, but I suppose I could mark it with a dot each time I charge it. :)


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May 22, 2009 09:36 |  #13

Mark_48 wrote in post #7968673 (external link)
Probably so.... but I keep better track of the years than I do of recharge cycles. :) I've been dating my batteries with a Sharpie pen, but I suppose I could mark it with a dot each time I charge it. :)

mine are numbered (1 through 4)... and try to cycle them in order
I do have a spreadsheet with everything, when purchased, when warranty expires, etc... and have notes on those 4 batteries (when bought, where, etc..)
I remember thinking that I was going to record # of shots between charges, etc... gave up on that very soon after...


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May 22, 2009 10:17 |  #14

Eagle wrote in post #7966251 (external link)
Shouldn't it be number of recharge cycles not number of years?

It's both. A Li-ion battery will die over time even if you don't recharge it once. They dry out essentially. They have a finite number of recharge cycles and a finite lifetime. That said, not keeping them charged can also damage them. They like to be fully charged.

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May 22, 2009 11:06 |  #15

I'm a Sterlingtek fan, using their batteries in my 40D. Never had an issue and would be buying them for my 5DII if they made them.


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