Canon Compatible batteries.

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  1. Eee-Tee

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    Just bought an additional 'impact' branded battery for my Ixus 50, but when placed in the charger, the light doesn't come on.
    Anyone experienced this?
    Is te battery still being charged?
    I guess not, just wondered if anyone else had spotted this?
     
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    Run the contacts on the battery, that might help.
     
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    Do you mean to make sure the contact are touching each other?
    I've made sure the battery is firmly in the charger, but no luck :(
     
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    I think SACD means to clean the contacts (a pencil eraser is good for this). Also if you can check the contacts on the battery touch those on the charger (it's possible your new battery is very slightly smaller than the manufacturer's original).

    Other than that, my instinct would be to send the battery back and get an exchange/money back.
     
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    Further to my above post, I have done as recommended, but to no avail.
    A possible cause could be: the only noticable difference between the 2 batteries is that the Impact is 900mAh, whilst the original canon is 760.
    Would this have any effect?
     
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    Not really, the mAH rating indicates the battery's capacity (higher numbers are better), so your Impact battery is in theory "better" than the original Canon one.

    Just a quick thought - does the charger still charge the original battery and the LED come on? (Unlikely, but the charger could have gone u/s).
     
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    Yeah, I have no probs charging the original, and thats what i thought about the capacity, its just that apart from that, they're identical.
    I can only assume that either i've got a 'dodgy' compatible, or that you cant properly charge it with a Canon charger. Its a shame, coz there's a big price difference between the 2, but it looks that I'll have to get another Canon :(
     

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