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Old Apr 2, 2005, 4:38 PM   #1
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Hi All. Newbie here.

Just bought an A200 after exhaustive research and endless reading of forum here (my previous experience being with a Fuji MX-1200 [1.3MP], an Oly C-3000Z [3MP], and a Canon A80 [4MP] over the last 5 years).

I'd like to know if it is okay to use an EN-EL1 (Nikon) battery for use as a spare batteryin my new purchase? If anything went wrong with the camera would its use invalidate my warranty, do you think?

Any comments would be most welcome.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 7:04 PM   #2
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I can't comment on the warranty issues but I've been using a Maxell EN-EL1 clone with my A200 for a few weeks now with no problem at all.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 7:34 PM   #3
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Like Howard, can't comment on the warranty issue but I've used two different brands of EN-EL1 batteries over the last couple of weeks and they have performed as well as the OEM from Minolta. One was ordered along with a A200 from the Internet and the other was ordered off e-Bay and came from Hong Kong.

Both batteries were offered for use also in the Nikon line of cameras.


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Old Apr 3, 2005, 3:43 AM   #4
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Also, no problem with my EN-EL1 secondary batteriesused in my A200. I cannot comment regarding the warranty.
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Old Apr 3, 2005, 12:07 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your replies.

I'm definitely going to buy an EN-EL1 now. And they're a lot cheaper than the KMs, especially on eBay.

As for warranty issues, I'll take my chances.

Regards, Ian.
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Old Apr 3, 2005, 3:57 PM   #6
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I use a non-branded EN-EL1 also. Mine is a tight squeeze but it goes in OK. It's perhaps worth reading the thread on the dpreview forum at:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=12803121

which if nothing else, is interesting and not a little scary!
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Old Apr 3, 2005, 4:08 PM   #7
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Gosh! I just invested in a 7 Day Shop EN-EL1 equivelant!:O

Will advise.

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Old Apr 8, 2005, 2:12 PM   #8
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i bought the EN-EL1 clone for my A200 from sterlingtek.com and am very happy with them

http://www.sterlingtek.com/twonikeneqba.html

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Old Apr 21, 2005, 4:05 AM   #9
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Altrough using EN-EL1 in A200 seems to not cause any problems, but charging EN-EL1 using A200 supplied changer seems to be the wrong idea. A lot of russian forums report that even original EN-EL1 charged in A200's charger dies soon. It's body deformates, and capacity lost. I think this because EN-EL1 is rated at 650mah, while A200's charger - at 800mah, So it'll be wise idea tu use some other, more compatible charger to charge EN-EL1.
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