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05-19-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Help with 3rd party batteries

Hi,

Pentax Q-S1 really eats batteries and for that I bought a Fuji NP-50 from ebay as a backup. But that backup battery appears to be depleting even faster than the original L-LI68 battery that come with the camera.

Could you please share which particular third party batteries you have successfully used on the Q and if those last as long as the original OEM battery?

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05-19-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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I have had really good experience with Wasabi brand batteries. I don't have them for my Q7, but for a few of my other cameras. I'm at the point where those are now my default purchase.
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I have the one Pentax D-Li68, rated at 940 mAh, that came with my Q-7,
and two Wasabi BTR-KLIC7004-JWP, rated at 1100 mAh.
I don't have any way of measuring how much stress I put on each battery,
and I don't necessarily run each one completely down (I recharge when convenient for me),
but my sense is that the Wasabi batteries last at least as long as the Pentax one does.
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+1 for the Wasabi just as good as the OEM

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Agreed with everyone above, I had a Q and Wasabi batteries, they were as good as the OEM.
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I had 4 wasabi batteries for my canon s95 and I find that they don't hold charge as good as the original OEM batteries....



Do you guys use other batteries apart from wasabi?
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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
I had 4 wasabi batteries for my canon s95 and I find that they don't hold charge as good as the original OEM batteries....



Do you guys use other batteries apart from wasabi?

I use Watson batteries as an replacement for the battery in my K-50, and I can't tell any difference between them and the OEM battery... B&H carries the Watson replacement for the Q-S1:


Watson D-Li68 / NP-50 / KLIC-7004 Lithium-Ion Battery B-3705 B&H
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Thanks for that. I will google the Watson battery.

Do anyone know if this is a genuine Pentax D-LI68? It has very different packaging to the one I am holding now.

Genuine Original Pentax D LI68 Battery Optio S10 S12 A36 A40 VS20 Q Q10 Q7 | eBay

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It's a replacement third party battery not an original
edit unless it's an old battery- the one in my recently acquired QS-1 shows that Pentax belongs to the Hoya Corporation(!)
So that's why I don't think it's genuine- anyway the batteries are made in China not Japan but I stand to be corrected.
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I have one branded Patona which works quite good.
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QuoteOriginally posted by spinno Quote
It's a replacement third party battery not an original
edit unless it's an old battery- the one in my recently acquired QS-1 shows that Pentax belongs to the Hoya Corporation(!)
So that's why I don't think it's genuine- anyway the batteries are made in China not Japan but I stand to be corrected.
The internal cells (the part that actually make electricity) are made in Japan, and then the pieces are assembled into a complete battery using (cheaper) Chinese labor. That is also true of my Wasabi batteries.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
The internal cells (the part that actually make electricity) are made in Japan, and then the pieces are assembled into a complete battery using (cheaper) Chinese labor. That is also true of my Wasabi batteries.
Just shows you shouldn't believe all you read
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
Agreed with everyone above, I had a Q and Wasabi batteries, they were as good as the OEM.
+1 on the Wasabi batteries. I use them in all my cameras that do not take AA.
I get them from: Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Pentax D-LI68, D-LI122 and Pentax Q, Q7, Q10, Q-S1, Optio A36, Optio S10, Optio S12, Optio VS20 : Battery & Charger Kits
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Halcyon and Wasabi via Amazon are what I use in most of my Pentax cameras. They work pretty well and I've had no problems with them.
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Look for the Kodak branded ones- very high quality- works great on my P Q7.
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