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« on: May 19, 2006, 09:09:23 AM »

Hi, I am a new ZD user. I see the battery price is pretty high($175) for a back up. I read somewhere that a common camcorder battery would work. Has anyone found a moded # to match up?
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2006, 09:28:25 PM »

Quote from: emanueldale,May 19 2006, 08:09 AM
Hi, I am a new ZD user. I see the battery price is pretty high($175) for a back up. I read somewhere that a common camcorder battery would work. Has anyone found a moded # to match up?

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I have heard that another battery will fit? I have checked on the web and it looks that the SONY NP-F550  LI-ION camcorder battery is the same. It is 7.2v and 1800 mah.  On the web it looks like it will work but go to a store and make sure. There are a lot of other generic batteries for this Sony brand also.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2006, 09:30:46 PM »

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Also go to Iridient Raw and download the new version that supports the Zd. it just came out 2 days ago. I think it is better but needs tweaking.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2006, 08:56:13 PM »

Quote from: mcfoto,May 19 2006, 08:28 PM
Quote from: emanueldale,May 19 2006, 08:09 AM
Hi, I am a new ZD user. I see the battery price is pretty high($175) for a back up. I read somewhere that a common camcorder battery would work. Has anyone found a moded # to match up?

Hi
I have heard that another battery will fit? I have checked on the web and it looks that the SONY NP-F550  LI-ION camcorder battery is the same. It is 7.2v and 1800 mah.  On the web it looks like it will work but go to a store and make sure. There are a lot of other generic batteries for this Sony brand also.
Thanks Denis

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This Sony battery looks like that it will need its own charger. On e-bay the Sony battery NP-F550 goes for about $10.00 USD. Make sure it is 7.2V.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2006, 10:44:06 PM »

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Quote from: emanueldale,May 19 2006, 08:09 AM
Hi, I am a new ZD user. I see the battery price is pretty high($175) for a back up. I read somewhere that a common camcorder battery would work. Has anyone found a moded # to match up?

Hi
Forget the Sony battery take a look at  http://salestores.com/ener8mmrccab.html and this Energizer ER C610 LI-ION battery looks the same and is the same size. I haven't seen the under side but it looks like you will not have to change battery chargers.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2006, 02:29:31 AM »

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Update for those in Australia: http://www.batterymall.com.au/product_info...products_id/436 as this is a Panasonic battery (VW-VBD1 Camcorder Battery)
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 01:23:47 PM »

I bought a couple of generic batteries today (DTI electronics) which are said to replace panasonic BN-V812/814U, VM-BPL13 AND VW-VBD1/B202, they look almost identical 99% so I put them inside the camera and started shooting, everything was fine until I tried to get them out, they didn't wanted to go out, they stopped halfway because the white spring you use for removing the battery gets stuck in one of the rear middle holes, it's not a big deal, I removed the battery just pushing the white thing with a screwdriver and put some sticky tape on its rear part and problem solved. Just a warning, try your new battery before you are in the middle of a photo session!!!

Hope it helps somebody, Regards.

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2006, 05:42:30 PM »

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I bought a couple of generic batteries today (DTI electronics) which are said to replace panasonic BN-V812/814U, VM-BPL13 AND VW-VBD1/B202, they look almost identical 99% so I put them inside the camera and started shooting, everything was fine until I tried to get them out, they didn't wanted to go out, they stopped halfway because the white spring you use for removing the battery gets stuck in one of the rear middle holes, it's not a big deal, I removed the battery just pushing the white thing with a screwdriver and put some sticky tape on its rear part and problem solved. Just a warning, try your new battery before you are in the middle of a photo session!!!

Hope it helps somebody, Regards.

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Thank you for the help. I ordered one this morning. I love the ZD file size :-)
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« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 05:41:05 PM »

Hello,

I have a ZD back and I'm looking for cheaper batteries, as I like to keep a lot ready when I'm out taking photos. I found this thread but I can't make sense of the battery recommendations. Can someone recommend the part# I'd buy in the USA?

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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 11:32:30 PM »

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Hello,

I have a ZD back and I'm looking for cheaper batteries, as I like to keep a lot ready when I'm out taking photos. I found this thread but I can't make sense of the battery recommendations. Can someone recommend the part# I'd buy in the USA?

Thanks,
Bill
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Check this out

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They even use the same chargers.  
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2008, 02:21:51 AM »

Perfect! Thanks for the help! It looks like an exact match.

If it works out I'll stock up on them.

Bill
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