Fake Nikon battery??

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DaveG16 Regular Member • Posts: 399
Re: Fake Nikon battery??

The electrical behavior - no idea. But the IEC number is simply the IEC Li-Ion battery design standard. The battery at the bottom of your picture is earlier (s/n 2020040....) than the battery at the top (s/n 202012...) and the top battery says it conforms to the revised IEC standard issued in 2017. The non-"-2" number was set in 2012.

Design standards are regularly incremented, though it can take a long time for the standards committee to agree on all the changes to be incorporated into an updated standard.

But all that said, it still doesn't answer whether it's a fake. Counterfeiters will make sure labeling looks right. About the only clue is where you purchased it, whether from Nikon, or an authorized Nikon dealer, or a trusted vendor like B&H... or a counterfeiter's dream like Amazon or eBay.

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