Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
07-11-2016, 02:51 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 467
Bought a New Old Stock Hoya made battery by mistake, should I keep it

I was looking for a second OEM battery for my K-50 and an eBay seller had one for $30. I have to admit, I bought on price and that they had decent feedback. However, when I got it, I noticed it was a Hoya made battery, which makes it a few years old.

It does appear new and I have to say the seller is honest, the listing shows it is a Hoya battery. I just jumped on the deal without thinking.

They have a 30 day return policy although I have to pay shipping back to China.

As I said, I do want to be clear, the battery does appear new and it was not misrepresented. But is it worth keeping.

Thanks.

Edit-Nevermind, it looks like shipping is like $14. I am normally a pretty good shopper, so I am pretty disappointed I didn't see it was a Hoya battery.


Last edited by bladerunner6; 07-11-2016 at 02:56 PM.
07-11-2016, 03:24 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
BigDave's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hudson Valley, NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,629
If it is the same battery type (model number and composition (NOT NiCad) I might let it go and just use it. If the battery is not used, even though it is older, it will have plenty of life in it. What kills rechargeable batteries the most is having them constantly on charge or over charging, which builds up heat in the battery, which is what really kills it. Give it a good charge and see if it holds the charge and gives similar performance to your original batteries.
07-11-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
Veteran Member
microlight's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 397
I alternate my old Hoya ex-K-5 battery with the new Ricoh one, and they're pretty much the same in charge lifetime terms. If it holds charge after the first time then I'd go with it.
07-11-2016, 04:52 PM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Washington DC
Photos: Albums
Posts: 436
I'm still using a Hoya-labelled K-7 battery. No problems.

07-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #5
Senior Member
rangercarp's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Michigan, Kansas, New Mexico
Posts: 265
The original battery from my K10d still works great. I suspect it will be just fine.
07-13-2016, 01:53 PM   #6
Senior Member




Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: weston-super-mare
Posts: 236
I would use it, they reach their maximum capacity after three or four charging cycles, so use it preferentially until then.
07-17-2016, 07:11 AM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Nov 2014
Photos: Albums
Posts: 467
Original Poster
Thanks for the feedback, this has been helpful.

I will keep the battery.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
battery, camera, hoya, hoya made battery, pentax help, photography, seller, stock hoya, troubleshooting
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Should I keep it? Topsy Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 05-26-2016 03:11 PM
I guess we should be glad Hoya owns it now. monochrome General Talk 10 01-25-2015 02:16 PM
I made a mistake - i touched the K-3 - now i need advice Arne Bo Pentax K-3 85 12-07-2013 01:42 AM
Should I keep the K20D I just bought? happygodavid Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 24 10-08-2009 04:20 PM
So made the upgrade to K10D... Should I Keep my K100d Okami Pentax DSLR Discussion 14 02-28-2008 04:47 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:30 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top