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Old Nov 20, 2009, 8:38 AM   #1
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My Canon original LP-E5 battery is rated @ 1080 mAh. After market batteries range from that to 2000 mAh. Is a higher value beneficial or shouldn't I mess with mother nature?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 3:24 AM   #2
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Are they truly 2000mAh, or are they less and just claim 2000mAh so that you would buy it?
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Old Nov 21, 2009, 7:49 AM   #3
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That's what I want to know.
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The difference could be in the way they test the capacity, or the batteries may be higher capacity. Either way, there really isn't that much difference, and you are taking a bigger chance with off-brand batteries.

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Old Nov 24, 2009, 6:21 PM   #5
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Generic battery is ok for backup because they are cheap. Most of them don't even bother to list the amperage ratting. I have a couple of those, it works fine but I notice the startup time for my XSi is a tad slower versus the factory original battery. For $8 a piece, that's not too bad.
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