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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Looks like we have another choice now, and compatible with the OEM charger.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro®-Olym...-10&tag=vig-21
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Just ordered one of the Expo Battery's for just under £8-00 its got to be worth a punt.Will let all know if its any good once It arrives.
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

But aren't they rather suspiciously cheap? Is there any chance of screwing-up the camera's electronics?
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Good find. Just checked the amazon.co.uk listing and it is coming up at £9.97 for me (not <£8.00) and didn't appear to state if it will or won't charge with Olympus charger. Even if it turns out the capacity is slightly down on the Olympus original the price/performance still looks good. Will await any reports as to (i) if charges with Olympus charger, (ii) displays a useable battery indication in viewfinder/screen
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Hmm.. They only took £7.97 off me for one yesterday. Sounds like they originally had the price wrong.
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

same here £7.97.

Extract from Amazon :-

Technical Details
Ex-Pro® High Capacity Long Life lithium-Ion cells with short-circuit, overvoltage and overheating protection.
Ex-Pro® Cell will meet the manufacturers original OEM specifications. 100% OEM compatible. This to me means it should charge on the Olympus charger.
Uses lithium-Ion technology to ensure maximum battery life and Power. Zero Memory Effect with low self discharge.
Manufactured using the highest quality materials, Grade A Cell Type, CE approved, ROHS Compliant certification. Ex-Pro® are registered Battery producers in the UK.
Ex-Pro batteries come with our 2 year manufacture defect replacement warranty.
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

I too have ordered one fo these from Amazon whilst they are still in stock. I will then cease using the Oriental version that was delivered last week and use it as back up emergencies only. This qute convinced me to order Quote"...Ex-Pro® replacement Li-ion Battery. Can be used as a replacement or additional battery. Our cell's are manufactured to the highest standard meeting or exceeding the orginal manufacturers specification and supplied with a 2 year RTB guarantee. Ex-Pro® batteries are fully tested and built with lithium-Ion technology to ensure maximum Power and battery life with zero memory effect and low self discharge. Compatible with your original battery and charger, save pounds on OEM manufactures replacement costs. Suitable for a wide range of Digital Camera's/Camcorders listed. High Capacity Long Life lithium-Ion cells with short-circuit, overvoltage and overheating protection..." SOUNDS GOOD!!
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Bought two sets, one each from MallBox and Best Batt.

MallBox don't seem to have great life, but work fine.

Best Batt don't actually fit in the HLD-6 !!
They slide in but are such a tight fit that the spring won't push them out again.
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Expro Battery - as sold on Amazon - still £7.97 at Expro's site http://www.exprodirect.com/?cat=14071
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

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Looks like we have another choice now, and compatible with the OEM charger.....

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ex-Pro®-Olym...-10&tag=vig-21

Well ordered two on friday morning and they arrived next day....blimey..


however !! They do not charge in the olympus charger... But seem to be charging in the aftermarket chargers... Will keep you informed of the results
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

They do however, fit nicely in both the body and battery grip on the e-m5.
i think they arevopening themselves up to a whole heap of trouble with the 100% compatible statement... Its blazingly obvious by placing one in the oem charger that it doesnt work !!

Seems to be deliberatly misleading to me as opposed to a genuine mistake..
But... We have spare batteries... Probably only 80% as good as the original.. But should still get acceptable performance for £8.
Coupled with the fact the the oem batteries are still non exhistent... There is no other choice.

B.t.w... I love you guys for doing this... More passion for photography on here than in the whole of olympus coporate together...
Now!! Time to get the ballrolling on this lack of hdmi monitoring....totally unnaceptable .
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Might be wise to buy the ExPro charger with the batteries. Their site at http://www.exprodirect.com/?cat=14071 lists two chargers at two different prices but I can't see what the difference is between them. Anybody know?

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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

One is a twin two hour charger.
The other a lcd display single battery charger..

Gotta be the twin really...
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

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Might be wise to buy the ExPro charger with the batteries. Their site at http://www.exprodirect.com/?cat=14071 lists two chargers at two different prices but I can't see what the difference is between them. Anybody know?

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One has an LCD charge level indicator according to the description
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Re: OMD Aftermarket Batteries

Hi All,
Got 2 x batteries + charger and car charger adaptor £17.99 from ebay "super cheap city" I know supposed to be a UK dealer, but that name!, took 4 days to arrive and appear to be good quality, now I know these 3rd party batteries don't charge on the olympus charger, but as anyone been brave enough to have tried their oly battery on the third party charger? if it works would save taking 2 chargers on hols etc, thanks
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