2100mAh 14.7Wh Battery charger for Nikon work with 1900mAh 14Wh batteries?

5 months 3 weeks ago #627050 by JD Imagery
I just ordered a new D850 and I noticed these batteries are EN-EL15a 1900mAh 14Wh @ 7V.  My D800 batteries are EN-EL15 2100mAh 14.7Wh @7V.  So the voltage is the same at 7V.  What I'm not sure is the 1900mAh vs 2100mAh and the 14Wh vs 14.7Wh.  

So, can I charge my 1900mAh 14Wh battery on a charger that is for 2100mAh 14.7Wh batteries?  

Will I be OK or would I do damage to my D850 1900mAh batteries?


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5 months 3 weeks ago #627053 by Screamin Scott
No worries. The higher mAh rating of the ENEL-15a means they will last longer as they have the higher rating, but either battery can be charged in either charger...

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5 months 3 weeks ago #627057 by Nikon Shooter

Screamin Scott wrote: No worries. The higher mAh rating of the ENEL-15a means they will last longer...


Correct.

The more capacity (Ah) the better. The vital parameter
is the voltage (V) — should be within the tolerance.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #627103 by Frost Photography
So why did Nikon go to a slightly less battery for their newer camera?

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5 months 3 weeks ago #627135 by Nikon Shooter

Frost Photography wrote: So why did Nikon go to a slightly less battery for their newer camera?


Legitimate question!

What would you think of a 10 times heavier and bigger
battery in your car? This exaggerated proposition is just
meant to show that there should be enough power and
capacity for the tasks but where is the limit?

All manufacturers go the "do more with less" approach in
the design of their respective products… among the many
aims of any R&D.

Newer technologies are more efficient and use less power.

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5 months 3 weeks ago #627246 by fmw

Frost Photography wrote: So why did Nikon go to a slightly less battery for their newer camera?


Just a guess.  Perhaps they got a good deal from the battery manufacturer.  Possibly they are about the same with a difference in the rating method.  The difference, if there is one, is trivial.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #627261 by Frost Photography

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Frost Photography wrote: So why did Nikon go to a slightly less battery for their newer camera?


Legitimate question!

What would you think of a 10 times heavier and bigger
battery in your car? This exaggerated proposition is just
meant to show that there should be enough power and
capacity for the tasks but where is the limit?

All manufacturers go the "do more with less" approach in
the design of their respective products… among the many
aims of any R&D.

Newer technologies are more efficient and use less power.



Fair enough, good answer.  That makes sense!  

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5 months 3 weeks ago #627288 by JD Imagery
Awesome, sold!  Thanks guys.  


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5 months 2 weeks ago #628190 by Tim Kelley
So would that mean that you would get a slightly faster charge on the 2100mAh charger then? 


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5 months 2 weeks ago #628194 by Nikon Shooter

Tim Kelley wrote: So would that mean that you would get a slightly faster charge on the 2100mAh charger then? 


No, not with these electrochemical compounds. The said
2.1 Ah is referring to the battery it is optimised for. If one
charges a lesser capacity battery, the charging time will
be shorter but just because it has less capacity. HTH :P

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