Aftermarket batteries don't fit in OM-D Grip

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by bobby_t1, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. bobby_t1

    bobby_t1 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    I've got some aftermarket battery for my OM-D that fit fine in the camera, but don't fit well in the grip. It's super snug as if they are slightly too large.

    I've seen some mentions of sanding down the plastic casing slightly in a few different sites, but no specific mention where on the casing.

    Anyone have any specific instructions?
  2. With_Eyes_Unclouded

    With_Eyes_Unclouded Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 17, 2012
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    Haven't done it, but logic dictates you'd have to sand down the side opposite of that with the connections. :wink:
  3. Phoque

    Phoque Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 18, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    I'd return the battery.
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  4. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    If you do start sanding, do it SLOWLY by hand. No belt sanders or dremels that will generate heat.
  5. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 26, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    really?!?!! and i was wondering on getting the grip...
  6. robknight

    robknight Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I would return them as well. I have two no-name batteries I got from eBay and my buddy has the Wasabi batteries (same batteries I'm sure). All of our batteries fit fine in the grip.
  7. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Concur; I've the Wasabi cells and they fit just fine.


  8. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    There's a lot of variability in size with the 3rd party batteries. I had one that will barely fit in my OM-D (the regular compartment not the grip) and is almost impossible to get out. Returned it for a replacement that fits easily.
  9. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    I have 3 aftermarket batteries that do fit too tightly in the grip.
    My solution is to use the aftermarket batteries in the body, they go in/out well there, and have the grip with the original Oly battery.

    Problem solved ...

    C U
  10. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Agree. It's possible that it's just sloppy manufacturing of the case, but it's also possible that the cells inside are expanding. I would return them.
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  11. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I also have three after market batteries and no issues at all .
  12. Bokeaji

    Bokeaji Gonzo's Dad O.*

    Aug 6, 2011
    Austin, TX
    +1 for worry about it already swelling to not fit

  13. micz87

    micz87 Mu-43 Regular

    May 8, 2012
    Mine DSTE battery works fine when used in camera directly after charging. On the other hand when it is in bag for longer time it runs out of power after week or two... All in all I use it as first battery and original Panasonic's as backup.