Question I've got a small problem with my Handycam battery, can anyone help?

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    I bought a Sony FV-100 Battery knock-off for my CX130e (I'm not gonna pay $189 for a battery..)
    But the weird thing is, after about 2 hours of charging the light on the camcorder goes out so it's "Full" right?
    As soon as i dive in the menu and check "Battery info" It has almost all the blocks full apart from one (So let's say about 75% Charged)

    So now i've plugged it back in the camcorder, and here it is charging again for 15 minutes already.

    Battery is 2 days old now, and it has been fully charged and discharged already once.

    If someone could help me with this i would be grateful

    I've also read something about having to charge it from empty to full for atleast a few times for the camcorder/charger to calibrate or something? Since it charges for 2 hours and then the light goes out, and after that i can plug it out and in again and it charges again for some more time. (So maybe the charger can't handle this much of a charge at once? Since it's 3900mah)

    So yeah, thanks in advantage!
     
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    Most batteries will accept a little-more charge if you let them ( and the charger) "Rest" for a few minutes - not sure though there is any current movement, but then all we have is a winking light.

    New batteries don't reach their stated capacities for s few charge/discharge cycles ( Some say ). but I can't say I know why this should be.....
    If the battery is Working the camcorder, it may be worthwhile checking how long it takes to discharge....although that also increase "Wear" on the camcorder-life....

    Is the charger the battery-Mfrs? -OR- is it the original Sony?
    From experience with a Sony camera, I noted the Grey battery charger doesn't have the 4-wire connections - so it can't communicate with the Sony internal chip - but it appears to work the camera OK - yet the Original Sony Battery is still ahead in charge-retention after a few years. It is quite unclear if the Grey battery has the internal chip/sensor despite several suppliers claiming they are identical . . . .

    The Battery Rip-Off ( like non SD Memory) is something the EU might have addressed....but didn't.

    Hope that helps.
     

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