#32. "RE: D5100 Battery" In response to In response to 28 Thu 14-Feb-13 05:50 PM by NikonOz
>Many posters have stated that the Nikon batteries last longer >than 3rd party products for a single charge and the length of >life of the battery. > >LiON batteries store more energy than carbon zinc or alkaline >and Lithium is far more reactive than many other metals. The >purity of the chemicals can make a big difference in battery >performance over their life. The electronics within the >battery should prevent overloads from burning up the LiON >battery. Nikon also included circuitry for measuring the >battery life. When 3rd party batteries first appeared for the >D200 many had the wrong electronic chips and could not power >up the D200. > >If you think a LiON battery cannot get hot or the quality of >the electronic circuitry is not important just ask Boeing or >find someone whose cell phone burst into flames or a laptop >user who burned then legs. You will have to go back t0 2005 to >locate articles about thi > >Nikon also has a service advisory recalls for the >EN-EL3and ><www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/h0ndzaip/EN-EL15-Rechargeable-Li-ion-Battery-Pack-Recall.html|EN-EL15> >batteries. Note that the EN-EL3 recall is still available and >the replacement is free. >
Yes, nikon got it wrong "The battery pack can experience a short circuit causing it to overheat"
Yes, the Asia manufacturer can get it wrong too.
If I had this paranoia about everything, I would not drive, fly, carry ipod with me...
If you paid $1000 for your body buy Nikon accessories. Many did not spend that much on body, lens, and all accessories combined.