Canon Battery Test LP-E6 ( 3rd party battery )

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Canon Battery Test LP-E6 ( 3rd party battery )

This is a No name battery from Ebay , was the cheapest money could buy .
Claimed capacity is 2200 mAh

My cheap nasty Canon charger came ( 3rd party ) and it was exactly as I wanted it to be .. A simple + – charger .. I gutted it and put in a lead to connect it to my hobby charger dis charger …

I charged the battery in a genuine Canon Charger ..
After some rest the battery was 8.22 volt

I discharged @ 0.2A ( 200mAh ) to 6 volts and the resulting capacity ( to 6v ) was 1329 mAh
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252395132001?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssP... = Ebay link to battery tested

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Almost predictable.

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There are very few actual discharge tests , if any …
Some tests are timed tests , ? So dont know how good they are ?
I think this is about as accurate and reliable as I can make it .

But battery capacity or the exaggerated capacity has been around for quite some time ..
Who wants to buy a lower capacity battery ? , I think the people that put the BS labels on know this ..
Unfortunately there are people on Youtube (?) and else where quoting these labels like gospel giving people advice on what to buy !
( The blind leading the blind )

I meant to do this years ago , test camera batteries . ( Oh well ! Time to throw the cat among the pigeons )

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I’m surprised its as high as it is. I dont suppose the flash operates off this battery so there would not be that high drain load put on it.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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MRsDNF wrote:
I’m surprised its as high as it is. I dont suppose the flash operates off this battery so there would not be that high drain load put on it.
No , it would power the onboard flash … Not sure how well it would do on current capability ( didn’t test that ) … This is more capacity .. It’s right about where I expected it to be ( Capacity ) … Most of these batteries are not Rubbish , they just don’t match the genuine batteries for capacity .. Otherwise they are quite usable , especially as a back up battery .. Throw a couple in your gear bag ( fully charged ) and your set .

Canon Batteries ( genuine ) are a bit of a RIP … ( As are all genuine batteries )
I would love to see a grip that takes 2 × 18650 … That would be something …

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My older Canon 1DsMkII still uses the proprietary NiCad pack, 10 x AA’s! I did find an upgraded decent pack that has NiMH cells so it’s higher capacity for sure over the old original packs, but for a wedding I use a converted Li-Po belt pack with 5000mAh capacity, thing will run for several days on this old camera! Smile

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These generic camera battery pack replacements can be very sketchy, e.g. behold the Frankenbattery below excerpted from a Youtube video teardown of a fake Sony NP-F970 videocam battery. What a piece of work, eh? Caveat emptor!

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that’s why i prefer 3rd party battery instead of fake one
i have few wasabi battery for my sony a6000, and it’s even better than the stock one

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I have 7 LPE6/LPE6N cells for my 5D Mark II and 5D Mark IV. Got no time for messing with battery pack failures.

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Interesting stuff!

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I was only thinking a few days ago about an 18650 pack for my go pro.
Surely with 3d printing, it would be fairly simple to rig something up for the Canon?

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Old4570, do you by any means have the ability to test an original battery as well? I am very curious what the real capacity is

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Old4570, do you by any means have the ability to test an original battery as well? I am very curious what the real capacity is
I certainly can … I have two Canon cameras ( 60D and 70D ) and both have 1 genuine battery .. I thought it was time to buy a back up battery ( or a few ) .. And doing research on what to buy I just found a load of BS ! ( Well presented BS , but BS never the less )

Here is what I don’t know .. I don’t know at what voltage the Canon cameras stop working ?
Do they stop @ 6v ( for some reason I don’t think so )

I really don’t want to damage expensive genuine batteries , so I might shoot of a Email to Canon about the cut of voltage …
But I do want to discharge the Canon Batteries to see what I get .

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Update !

I have contacted Canon Australia regarding the end voltage , and they were of little help ..
So I am currently using my 60D in video mode to run down the battery ..
When the camera stops working I will know approximately what the terminal ( end ) voltage is …

This is important because it will tell me at what point one should end a discharge cycle to match what happens in the camera . ( How much of the battery does the camera utilize – to maintain proper function – might be a power buffer ) You don’t normally get this stuff in a camera review .. ( Not that I have seen ) Nor does anyone talk about power consumption .. Though the power consumption would be tricky to measure due to the chipped batteries …

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54032

Continues here for genuine 60D Battery

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I discharged the battery again …
This time it was discharged to 6.5v at 0.2A
Resulting in some 1295mAh discharged

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Just a heads up, Nitecore just released a USB battery charger that charges Canon LP-E6/LP-E6N as well as Nikon and Sony models. This can be a lifesaver, allowing you to recharge a down cell in the car, on a solar panel, or from a battery bank. They’re only like $15 each. Just got 3 of em in today, have a pack on it and it’s showing the voltage at start, current voltage, mA in as well as charge rate (1A max) pretty cool on Nitecore!

Nitecore UCN1 is the model.

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DB Custom wrote:
Just a heads up, Nitecore just released a USB battery charger that charges Canon LP-E6/LP-E6N as well as Nikon and Sony models. This can be a lifesaver, allowing you to recharge a down cell in the car, on a solar panel, or from a battery bank. They’re only like $15 each. Just got 3 of em in today, have a pack on it and it’s showing the voltage at start, current voltage, mA in as well as charge rate (1A max) pretty cool on Nitecore!

Nitecore UCN1 is the model.

That`s actually pretty cool stuff!

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One might have expected a Camera company to come out with this, not a flashlight company.

The OEM charger has a single orange light that blinks slow, med, fast or solid on for done. Zip for information.

This Nitecore USB charger gives a lot of feedback, really nice to see all this information.

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Nice ….

Might have to see if I can get one …

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Dale, you say it’s compatible with Nikon batteries as well? Mine is an EN-EL9 7.4 Volts

Nevermind. I found the model that works with Nikon cameras.

Unfortunately, it’s not compatible with my battery

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These are double sided, they take a different battery pack on the reverse side, make sure to check for full compatability. Wink

I was surprised to hear of Nitecore doing this, albeit the limited applications are not so surprising. Brand new release though, so maybe they have deeper plans?

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