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Old Apr 30, 2012, 05:33 PM
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Difference between 1100 mAH and 1320mAH?

Hello everyone,

just a quick, non-specifically RC related question. I have a camera that uses 3.7V 1100 mAH batteries and the branded ones are very expensive. There are cheaper alternatives marketed for my specific camera but these are 1320 mAH.

Can anyone tell me what this means, what the difference is and if they are safe to use?

This is the only forum i could find to ask this type of question.

Thanks very much
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 05:38 PM
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The difference is an extra 220 milliamphours of capacity. That's all.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 05:50 PM
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well, technically Mark is correct...but, there's always a but,...

read the reviews...not all batteries are the same. Some last hundreds of charges and some, well, let's just say you have more fingers than the charges.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 06:06 PM
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MW- waht does an extra 220 milliamphours actually mean? A slightly bigger charge capacity in the battery aka longer battery life?

RC- thanks, i will. it seems that the standard for these 3rd-party batteries is 1320 rather than 1100 for some reason.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 06:38 PM
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All things being equal the 1320 will give you about 20% more battery life between charges.

But as mentioned above if the quality isn't there the extra 20% won't be worth much.

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Old Apr 30, 2012, 11:37 PM
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As they said, theoretically it is 'bigger'. In reality it may be, or it may not be. Cheaper is sometimes.....well....worse than less expensive. Only way to find out is jump in but you've been warned.
It seems if there is one thing that's happened to batteries is manufacturers have learned they can fire the tech and QA dept.and just print up whatever inflated specs they want and it'll sell, at least for awhile. There's been a whole lot more of that than actual improvements.
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Old May 01, 2012, 11:03 AM
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After market camera batteries are never as good as originals, but for the price they are great. The original batteries for one of my cameras is $60/1800 mah, after market is $25/2600 mah. I have bought serveral I can't tell much difference. The newer 2600's last longer. It they don't live as long, I'll bet it isn't by much. Go for it!
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