"Subpar" Nikon EN-EL15b Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries

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BGD300V1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Another couple of differences I see

My apologies to j_bro and the group.  I posted this response before seeing his excellent post below and it is too late to withdraw it.

Alex Permit wrote:

mgblack74 wrote:

Could be code for “we didn’t know they were counterfeit, they looked so good”. There was a post here not long ago showing legit vs fake EN-EL B batteries with subtle but distinguished differences.

Here is a photo. You can see the printing on the fake is subpar, and the hologram is wrong.

I see another difference there (and in my own second battery).

The one designated Fake also has the letters XLMD molded into the depressions above the hologram.

Other differences involve the hologram. My fake is a couple of bubbles under it and the Original Nikon one shows two little nicks at the top and bottom of the hologram which may have some effect for installation.

Real

Fake

I think the texture of the battery is also a bit courser on the real battery.

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