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06-27-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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back up K-r Battery

I need a replacement battery

Can anyone recommend the cheapest place to buy a genuine Pentax battery for a K-r (must be UK based)

Or a high quality alternative branded battery at a good price ( again must be UK based)

Thanks.

06-27-2015, 01:53 PM   #2
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I can't believe the OEM battery is 60 at SRS- that's crazy! The most economical thing to do might be to get a cheap off-brand AA holder, then use AA's if your primary battery runs out of juice.

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06-27-2015, 01:56 PM   #3
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I know a bit step

Plenty or after market replacement battery's on ebay but cant trust the quality.

Ok i'll look into a AA holder & try that.
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My spare batteries have come via Amazon; looking for generic versions with 4 or better scores over a large sample

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Thanks for the advice, i got the AA holder & some Energizer ACCU recharge Extreme 2300mAh which should do the job

I'll let you know how long they last, i'll be mainly filming this weekend.
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I have used AA's in the holder and I often keep a spare set of lithium non-rechargeable AA's in my bag as the battery of "last resort". These last a long long time unused and a very good amount of shots can be had from them also.

I stopped worrying as much once I got the WASABI battery for my K50. This non-OEM battery is not as good as my OEM one but it is pretty close. I would not worry much about that brand at least.
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My experience with regular Alkaline on a K-r is they won't last long - about 100 shots. Far less if you use an SDM or DC Motor lens. I experimented how far it will go with an 18-135 attached and using live-view. I don't think I got 30 shots out of regular AA. I have not done the same experiment with Lithium or pre-charged/rechargeable Ni-Mh. I do remember getting at least 300 shots or so with Litiums or pre-charged Ni-Mh on a K-x without using LV.

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Ye i've used standard AAs & they didnt last long, im hoping there 2800mAh battery's will be a lot better.

We'll see.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sonic Quote
I need a replacement battery

Can anyone recommend the cheapest place to buy a genuine Pentax battery for a K-r (must be UK based)

Or a high quality alternative branded battery at a good price ( again must be UK based)

Thanks.
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