Panasonic SD600 Battery

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  1. Vinesh

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    Seems too good to be true that ,But he's got excellent feedback and 35 sold.Might risk one myself.
     
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    very good deal if real
     
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    It's imported from Hong Kong. If you are unlucky you may get stung by UK customs
     
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    I might just risk it as well :)
     
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    Not likely to be genuine, although it is probably of the latest type that include the 'time left display' chip.
    Other batteries from that seller that are 'genuine' have that word in the product description, so it seem doubtful.

    If it is a clone, then the only criticism I've seen of the latest ones seems to be about their capacity. Nowhere near the published value, from what I've read.

    Then there are the the warnings from Panasonic themselves, about the safety aspect of unknown quality controls: Recommendation for Use of Genuine Panasonic Battery Pack | Digital AV | Consumer Products | Support | Panasonic Global
    Could just be marketing 'hype', but Li-ion batteries can fail quite spectacularly if they aren't of top quality construction?

    Seeing just how expensive the originals are, it's probably worth taking a chance (and hope UK customs don't sting you!)
     
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    Iv'e bought two of the clone type batterys from different Hong Kong sellers no customs problems one was £35 the other £20,Both give great performance.Panasonic are rip off merchants with there batterys.I'm gonna email him and see what he says.
     
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    Den169

    I have already sent an email asking if this battery is a original or not.
     
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    Got this reply still not sure so i emailed him again and asked if its made by Panasonic.
     
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    Does that mean they're real?
     
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    I got this repy -

    Hi,my friend
    Thank you for your email and attention.This is OEM products.we always claim our products as gift,and the value of is $10.if you have any other issue,please feel free to contact.
    Many thanks and regards


    - kuval-zone
     
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    I got this reply today,
    Hi,dennis
    the device is not made by the panasonic headquarters company directly, but made by a Chinese factory which is authorized by the
    Panasonic company.
    To be honest, you could purchase this battery at this price in your country.
    many thanks.

    So i think its a copy myself.
     
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    Just a bit worried that the copy from Hong Kong might not be compatible with the Panasonic charger.
     
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    I already have 2 of the VW-VBG260 Batterys bought off Ebay both work perfectly,So i would only buy it if it was a genuine Panasonic one, if its a copy its normal price,If its a Genuine its dirt cheap.Both the ones i bought are exactly the same as an original,Ie work with normal charger show battery left etc.
     
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    Have you got a link for the ebay ones?

    Thanks
     
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    Cheers den176
     
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    Me too
     
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    Had the battery a week now works perfectly.
     
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    I've had the battery for 1 week as well - works perfect, charges with panny charger and a bargain!!
     

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