OMD batteries

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Guy Parsons
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Be VERY careful.
In reply to ginsbu, May 31, 2012

ginsbu wrote:

…or so the seller claims. Here's a link to the item: http://r.ebay.com/v0N5ej

I asked the seller whether the battery will charge in the original Olympus charger, and he replied "It can charge by original battery." I think that's a yes.

Very dangerous to accept that advice blindly.

The Olympus cells are a new type and charge to a higher voltage, trying to charge a common 8.4 volt pack to 8.7 volt (or whatever the new pack voltage is) will possibly cause fire/explosion/heat/smoke/all of the above. It is very unlikely at this stage that any third party cells would be the new higher voltage technology. Best to use the charger that the third party battery supplier sells (if any) as it will be the proper match to the battery type.

Regards............ Guy

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