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First teardown of the third party battery for Olympus OM-D EM-5

Started May 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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First teardown of the third party battery for Olympus OM-D EM-5
May 18, 2012

Didn't take long for the first teardown of the third party battery for the OM-D EM-5 to be done.

Though it works with camera it has its caveats:

OEM charger for the Olympus OM-D EM-5 battery BLN-1 does not charge this third party battery requiring a charger provided with third party battery

The charger for the third part battery has a design where the main connector swivels out saving some space. However this may hamper long term reliability

Seller of the Olympus OM-D EM-5 Third Party Battery claims it is made with Sanyo battery cells and a capacity of 1450 mAh. However they are actually made by Zhongshan Tianmao Battery and has a capacity of 1020mAh so they hold about 84% of the charge of a real Olympus BLN-1 1220mAh battery

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