Any risk in using non-Canon batteries for 7D?

Started Aug 8, 2010 | Discussions thread
garmon
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Re: Any risk in using non-Canon batteries for 7D?
In reply to Thorbard, Jun 14, 2012

As for hard drives they do fail. I kicked over my external drive and it hit the floor. All data was lost, but since I have a replica drive. I lost only a few items from the failed drive. Large or small hard drives they fail and backing up save you the heartache when #@!$ hits the fan. As for batteries I really don't know if lead acid or NiCad/NiMH/Li Ion/Lipo or other types of batteries can be that much more complicated. The issue is it safe to use generic over oem and as far as I can remember the only documented case I remember belonged to Sony not a generic brand. So does that say anything for generic over oem. One thing though if you do buy a branded battery from canon and it happens to blow up, Canon will probably replace your camera. BUT, proof will be hard to provide, you versus a giant multi national company. I think you would loose that battle. If your the only victim of a Canon branded faulty battery.
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