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Dent in battery

Discussion in 'Fuji X Accessories' started by AndresC, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:27 AM.

  1. AndresC

    AndresC Premium Member

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    Hey guys, just noticed that there is a dent in my oem fuji battery and I’m wondering if this is something that I should be worried about.
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  2. Arjay

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    You mean the cutout at the bottom left in your photo?

    If yes, that's perfectly normal: That's a design feature of this battery which makes it impossible to insert the battery into the camera the wrong way around.
     
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    Sorry should have marked it, it’s just over the circle with the letters PSE in it.
     
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    If the battery is returnable, I would do that just for safety. Mechanical damage to lithium batteries can compress the inner layers of Li/foil and that can lead to an internal short. Generally these take a lot of routine handling and normally hold up to dropping. An obvious compression is IMO problematic.
     
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    I was afraid of this type of answer, it’s not returnable at all as I’ve had the camera for almost a year now. I don’t remember dropping it, but there’s two small girls in the house and I left it at arms reach which is my mistake!
     
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    Trash it. Unless you think it's worth your camera or worse.

    Lithium batteries are cheap compared to the damage they can do when they fail.
     
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    I’d ditch it. There are some decent third party batteries out there that are much cheaper than OEM but still good. I’ve used Red Dot, Watson and Wasabi.

    They don’t last quite as long as the Fuji but still useful.
     
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    You guys make valid points, just wanted to be sure as the oem had much better life than the wasabis I’ve got. I think I’ll order a Watson and try that out.
     
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    I’m with the consensus here. Ditch it.
     
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    IMO Patona is better, Wasabi is indeed low quality.
     
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