D4 battery charge issue

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Stacey_K
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D4 battery charge issue

Just got a used D4 with 20K clicks for $1800 that looks like new. Everything works great but something is weird with the battery. It came with an original Nikon battery, but has a wasabi charger. When I unboxed the camera it showed 8% charge. I shot a few frames and decided to go ahead and charge the battery. When the charger showed it was "full", I put it in the camera and it shows 55% charged. In the battery menu it shows 0 as in the battery is "like new" and it doesn't show it needs calibration. The seller said they bought the battery a year ago from B&H. I tried the calibrate function on the charger, it didn't seem to change anything.

I see a real nikon charger is absurdly priced, like 1/4 what I paid for the camera. Is this charger just defective or is this common with the aftermarket chargers used with an OE battery? Has anyone else run into this and what is the solution. TIA for any advice.

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