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#1 ski3pin

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

I'm noticing my charged batteries - EN-EL14 - don't seem to last as long as they used to. They are several years old. Is this common and if so, what is an expected lifespan? I do know I've been using the LCD screen a bit more due to my poor eyesight. Do I need to replace batteries or am I seeing things that are not there?


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:21 PM

I have noticed the same thing with camera batteries.  I always try to have fully charged spares.


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

Hi Ski,

 

I have some very old nikon batteries for the many cameras I have.

 

Interestingly, I finally had to throw one out (an EN EL 3b) just a couple of days ago, but it had lasted for over 10 years.

 

I also bought a few knock-off spares through amazon -- they seem to be doing o.k. If you are using your LCD more then the batteries will need recharging more often.

 

Maybe just getting a couple of cheap knock-off spares would solve the problem?

 

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 05:07 PM

Tony, I’ve also had various Nikon batteries live long lives, but with reduced capacity.

Which knock-off batteries have you tried? I’ve always been leery of them.
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Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:36 PM

Steve,

 

These

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

this one:

https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

and these:

https://www.amazon.c...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

and I have bought other similar non-namebrand batteries over the years. No trouble with any of them.

 

Tony


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:57 PM

Gentlemen, thank you for the info. So I gather these should last and not necessarily die. Mine are 5 to 6 ,7 years old. I travel with three and keep them charged up. I'll keep what I'm doing and continue to evaluate. Thanks again.


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Posted 27 January 2020 - 07:58 PM

Santa brought me a Nikon A1000 for Christmas.

It was a "kit" extra battery and charger, 2, 32gig cards

and other accessories.

This camera is a nice point and shoot.

So far the pictures I have taken are very nice quality

and it's a great size to just put in a pocket or carry in the palm of your hand.

 

I am using it as a travel replacement for my Nikon P 90.

The P 90 is 11 years old with a Nikon and a non Nikon battery.

Both batteries seem to get about the same photos out of them.

 

IMO the "knock offs" work great .

It's always good to have  one or more spares on hand.

 

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