GF1 Battery

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by GaryAyala, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I understand that the Panasonic batteries are chipped so only authorized batteries will work in a GF1. Are there any third party batteries which have this chip?

    Gary
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Gary,
    Battery Mart dot com has them.
    I bought 2 on eBay for $11.95 and they work fine.
     
  3. mzd

    mzd Mu-43 Veteran

    241
    Nov 30, 2010
    Wisconsin
    sellers on ebay claim yes.
    but i've only used actual panasonic batteries myself. they show up on ebay and here in the $30-35 range from time to time. i got my back up recently on ebay.
     
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks y'all.

    Gary
     
  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Gary, the 2 I got from the bay are third party batteries.
    They work fine...
    If I can find the seller, I'll post it.
    In fact, I posted on another thread some months ago...
     
  6. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    My spare is a Becam, and worked after the firmware upgrade ... Of course, then I did the hack so it doesn't matter any more
     
  7. Alan_N

    Alan_N Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Jan 22, 2011
    Yorkshire UK
    Alan
    Well I have a second battery which is a hahnel which I bought from a camera supplier here in the UK don't know if it is chipped or not and I did not know that the panasonic ones are, but my other battery works just fine.