Experience with third-party batteries

John sessomsj at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 5 19:08:46 EST 2018

I didn't see the advice to avoid the Wasabi batteries, but I haven't
had any difficulty with them.

On 3/5/2018 10:09, Mark Roberts wrote:
> Here's what I've found so far:
> Many advise to avoid Wasabi brand batteries.
> A few credible recommendations for the German-made Hahnel HL-PL90...
> but it doesn't seem to be available in the U.S. I could buy a couple
> in London, but after the currency exchange rate they would be barely
> cheaper than buying Pentax batteries here.
> I have several 3rd-party batteries in my kit and they've all worked
> fine, though with slightly less battery life than Pentax OEM
> batteries. But they're all fairly old now.
> I think the problem is a proliferation of Chinese factories making
> cheap knock-offs that are sold under a bewildering variety of brand
> names.

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