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

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

Shingo650 wrote:

Here are several differences (marked in red highlight from left to right, from top to bottom).

1) The triangle exclamation mark and "Caution" are not spaced consistantly and printed extremely close to the bottom of the white table.

2) The letters in "PROCESSED" are not top aligned.

3) Missing comma between "disassemble" and "short".

4) P S E letters in the circle marking is not evenly spaced.

5) A extra print of "XLMD" in the indent space above the hologram label.

6) Nikon genuine hologram label is not flatly adhered to the battery. Visible bubbles on the laser label.

Hope these help.

Singo650, thanks for the post and image.

This counterfeit battery also has the serial number 20181218AA0866. So far every image of counterfeit EN-EL15B has that same serial number, and I don't think those are images of the same battery.

Most likely, the counterfeiter doesn't even bother to print different serial numbers onto their batteries. Therefore, I think the serial number is actually the most obvious clue of counterfeits.

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