Sony appears to have made a new run of NP FM500H Batteries

Started Aug 10, 2014 | Discussions thread
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K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 5,102
Sony appears to have made a new run of NP FM500H Batteries

There was some talk about his last spring and that Sony makes these in batches.  My A77 battery was visually indistinguishable from my A700 battery and the two others I had bought over the 3 yeas after getting the A700.

the A77 M2 battery is different.  Thought I would note that so people know there is another look for Genuine Sony NP500s now.

THE labels are now mono-chrome a warm toned Black and White.. there is a LI recycle sticker on the end.  The id number on the center is now very small and printed vs larger and etched in the plastic.

There is still one key indicator that I have used in spotting fakes.  The "C" on the center terminal has a shape that is longer.. often the fakes have a more rounded "c"

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