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01-28-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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Batteries DL190

Hi All,

Apologies in advance for what may be a silly question.

I've recently been away and borrowed the DL190 batteries from a K5 as backup for my new K3. Now home, I'm not sure which are which.

2 have the number 201211 and another 201005, while the last is blank. Are these numbers dates and if so, would Nov 2012 be the likely date for batteries shipped with new K3s?

Any help would be appreciated.


01-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #2

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My K-5 battery that came with the camera (from the 1st month or 2 of production) is 201009, so I suppose it's possible yours was made 4 months earlier.

But yes, I'm sure these are dates - especially since the one from my K-5 IIs and my 2 spares have appropriate dates as well (I labeled them all when I got them).
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I've been assuming they're manufacture dates too. I have 9 batteries ranging from Dec 2010 (for the one that came with my K-5) to Dec 2012 (for the one that came with my K-3). None of them are blank.
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Apologies for the slow reply, thanks for your feedback guys.

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By the way, what generic batteries have you found that are acceptable? I just bought two from BH called Watson. Will report on these later when I use them. Very cheap.

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