Camera battery heating up after 10 minutes of use?

2 months 5 days 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?


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 5 days 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.)


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 5 days ago #666740 by effron
Send them back, obviously.....

Why so serious?
This person is a posting maniac and deserves a #1 badge!Top Poster
No one kicks up there feet next to the water cooler better than this person.  Top poster - LoungeLounge Guru
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 5 days 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.


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 5 days 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!
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 4 days 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?
This person is a posting maniac and deserves a #1 badge!Top Poster
No one kicks up there feet next to the water cooler better than this person.  Top poster - LoungeLounge Guru
Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 4 days 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/


Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

2 months 3 days ago #666907 by Moossmann
When in question, just return it


Photo Comments

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

802.3K

205K

1.62M

  • Facebook

    802,251 / Likes

  • Twitter

    205,000 / Followers

  • Google+

    1,620,816 / Followers

Latest Reviews

The Nikon Z50 is an entry-level mirrorless camera, but has many high-end features that make it an interesting proposition for many photographers. Get the scoop on this little camera in this Nikon Z50 review.

Jan 15, 2020

In this Sony a7 III vs Nikon D500 head-to-head battle, find out which camera best suits your needs for still photography and video (and your budget, too).

Jan 09, 2020

The Panasonic GH4 might be going on six years old, but it still packs a punch, even in 2020. Learn about all the specs and features of this camera in our Panasonic GH4 review.

Dec 31, 2019

If you have your eye on a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, check out its specs, pricing, and availability to be sure you get the best deal.

Dec 26, 2019
Get 600+ Pro photo lessons for $1

Forum Top Posters

Latest Articles

With options for just about every budget, this list of the best microphones of 2020 has something for everyone and just about every purpose.

Jan 24, 2020

Buying a used DSLR can be an adventure if you don't know what to look for or where to buy from. Use these tips for buying a used DSLR to get the best deal and the best quality camera possible.

Jan 23, 2020

Using a drone for B-roll is an excellent option for getting interesting footage that enhances your videos. Get a few tips for shooting B-roll with a drone in this tutorial.

Jan 23, 2020

The best backdrops can make your portraits shine with beautiful colors and textures that add interest to the shot. But what are the best photography backdrops? Consult this list to find out!

Jan 22, 2020

There are all types of graduated ND filters, each of which offers specific benefits for your landscape photography. Find out the benefits of these filters in this guide!

Jan 22, 2020

If you're in the market for an inexpensive full frame camera this year, look no further than this list of some cheap full frame mirrorless and DSLR options.

Jan 20, 2020

What photography gear upgrades are you planning for 2020? As you update your kit, bear these essential photography accessories in mind.

Jan 20, 2020

Not sure how to earn more money as a photographer? With these photography business tips, learn how to boost your photography income and improve your bottom line.

Jan 16, 2020