Camera battery heating up after 10 minutes of use?

6 months 2 weeks ago #666732 by Kenta
I picked up some new batteries off of Amazon. I had one in in my camera and the screen flashed so I took out the battery it was super hot. How can you tell if batteries are genuine?


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6 months 2 weeks ago #666734 by garyrhook

Kenta wrote: I picked up some new batteries off of Amazon. I had one in in my camera and the screen flashed so I took out the battery it was super hot. How can you tell if batteries are genuine?


I  would help to know what camera body and what battery model number. Some might have specific information about what you have. And we presume this is not a third party product, but the same 

Does the camera work okay with your previous battery? Hopefully nothing went awry.

That said, google based on your battery model number, looking for info on counterfeits. There are almost always clear indications in flawed marking/printing. Compare to your current battery, if the new one is supposed to be OEM. If you see any clear differences in the labeling, you have a counterfeit.

(Of course, it's pretty clear already that you have one, but you can do some research to confirm.)


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6 months 2 weeks ago #666740 by effron
Send them back, obviously.....

Why so serious?
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6 months 2 weeks ago #666744 by garyrhook

effron wrote: Send them back, obviously.....


Except that that doesn't address the question of identifying counterfeits in the future. If Amazon has a batch of fakes, a re-order could very well lead to the same situation. It's possible, with some persistence, to actually communicate with a human at Amazon and let them know of the problem.


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6 months 2 weeks ago #666745 by Nikon Shooter
Only ONE condition will heat up a cell: to much current is
going in (too fast unpulsed charging) or out by (emptying 
it too fast or worse) shunting it.

Under normal operating condition in a camera, no situation
can generate the observed heat. CONCLUSION: cell(s) have
not enough inner resistance, so are defective. With Amazon,
you should be able to return — no questions asked.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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6 months 2 weeks ago #666761 by effron

garyrhook wrote:

effron wrote: Send them back, obviously.....


Except that that doesn't address the question of identifying counterfeits in the future. If Amazon has a batch of fakes, a re-order could very well lead to the same situation. It's possible, with some persistence, to actually communicate with a human at Amazon and let them know of the problem.


B&H or Adorama is addressing fakes. 

Why so serious?
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6 months 2 weeks ago #666827 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day fellas

the -or- in all this discussion is to find a battery wholesaler who only deals in batteries and who knows what they are dealing with!! -- not a chain store giant who seeks the cheapest product to onsell to customers like you & me

on another thread here, I make mention of my local Aussie wholesaler in Melbourne Aus whose batteries carry a 400-day RTB no questions asked warranty ~ where those batteries are about 1/3 the price of the OEM prices [google will find them if you wish]

Phil from the great land Downunder
www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/


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6 months 1 week ago #666907 by Moossmann
When in question, just return it


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