Any Reason NOT to use Aftermarket Battery on OMD5???

Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
David J Barber
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Be careful if the battery is sticking!
In reply to markymark101, Oct 24, 2012

markymark101 wrote:

I have two batteries from BestBatt as well.  The batteries work fine; however, one of the batteries must be a tad larger than the other - it gets stuck.  My girlfriend has long fingernails and can get it out, or a bit of light shaking also will work.  Not ideal, but they are a lot cheaper.

I have a Hahnel aftermarket battery, now 5 years old, and It's recently become difficult to remove, where before it was perfect. Their is a  "bulge" when the original and Hahnel are placed flat that wasn't there before, and is possibly a sign of the chemicals expanding inside the battery.  I wouldn't use it if I were you, just to be safe.

I just replaced it with an "original" here in China, from and Oly supplier. I say "original" because here in China it's hard to tell with accessories.

David.

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