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Old Apr 29, 2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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I am wondering what the difference is in a batter that is 3.6V at 1700mAH versus one that is 3.7V at 1600mAH?
I have a Kodak P850 and am trying to buy the KLIC-5001 battery. I find some of each of the above. Which is better and why?

Thanks so much! And sorry if this is a stupid question. I would think the mAH is more important, but I don't know.

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 3:42 PM   #2
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1700 has slightly higher capacity, but there is not much in it. I don`t think you will notice the difference.
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Old Apr 29, 2006, 5:03 PM   #3
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So that fact that one is 3.6V and one is 3.7V doesn't matter?

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Old Apr 29, 2006, 5:07 PM   #4
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Gina:

I'm no expert. So, I assume that others will correct me if I'm wrong.

But, it's my understanding that any of the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery packs will always be a multiple of 3.7 volts (for example, 7.4 volts).

I've seen some 3rd party Lithium Ion batteries labeled as 3.6 volts instead. My guess is that there is a slight voltage variation between them that's not very important to a camera, and/or they're just mislabeled.

I have no problem with using a third party battery. But, in rare instances, they have been know to cause problems (like exploding) because of missing or inadequate protection circuitry.Quality can vary between them. So, it's best to make sure the battery is of good quality, from a reputable source.

Personally, I would not be concerned about the difference in specifications between 3.6 and 3.7 volts (it's most likely just a labeling/measurement discrepancy).


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Old Apr 29, 2006, 7:58 PM   #5
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Hello Gina,

What Jim said...

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