What is the difference between an OEM digital camera battery and DuracellDirect's digital camera batteries?
There is a popular myth that we are trying to dispel, that says OEM batteries can only be replaced by the original
manufacturer. This is not true; in fact, our replacement Panasonic digital camera batteries are sure to either meet or
exceed the OEM specifications. All of our products come with a one year warranty, and pass various safety certification tests.
What different types of Panasonic digital camera batteries are there?
Our aftermarket Panasonic will be made from one of four chemical compositions: Ni-Cad (Nickel Cadmium), NiMH (Nickel
Metal Hydride), Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer), or Li-Ion (Lithium Ion). The difference between each chemical composition
varies from things such as total life span and how powerful a cell is. However, all chemical compositions are accepted
world-wide in battery cell creation.
Why do Panasonic digital camera batteries have different capacities?
Digital camera batteries can have different capacities (measured in “mAh”, milliampere-hour) for numerous reasons.
Cell size, chemical compositions, size of the battery, voltage and wattage are just a few of the properties that can
determine a battery’s capacity. Typically, larger-sized batteries will have a higher capacity due to either more cells
or larger cells, which results in more electrode materials and electrolytes.
How long will my Panasonic digital camera battery last?
Our replacement Panasonic digital camera batteries have an average life span of 500 discharge / charge cycles, which
equates to two to three years. While a full charge will last you several hours of use, charging your digital camera
battery to get up to a full charge may take up to 4 hours. Depending on the digital camera battery and the initial
capacity remaining, you can achieve up to 80% capacity within the first hour of charging the battery.
These averages can change depending on numerous factors, such as the current condition of the digital camera battery.
How safe are Panasonic digital camera batteries and batteries in general? How do I take care of my Panasonic battery?
As stated earlier, all of our products pass various safety certification tests. These include RoHS, UL, CE, and FCC.
Our aftermarket Panasonic digital camera batteries are made from the highest grade quality cells, too.
When handling your battery, do not let it come into contact with water, such as rain. Liquids can seep into the digital
camera battery and short-circuit it, causing irreparable damage. Extreme heat and freezing temperatures can also cause
defects in the cells, so don’t leave your digital camera battery in your car on a sunny day. Also, refrain from causing
physical damage to your battery through any means: this includes throwing, dropping, or otherwise hitting the battery.
In case you spot any leaks coming out from your digital camera battery, avoid touching the liquids, and recycle your
You can call or email our customer service team help you determine if our replacement Panasonic digital camera battery
is directly compatible with your Panasonic digital camera model. DuracellDirect.com sells
digital camera batteries and digital camera chargers for a variety of other brands too.
To find Panasonic Batteries, Battery Chargers, Adapters, and Accessories select the model of your Panasonic Digital Camera.
At DuracellDirect.com we are proud to offer our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee on all of our Panasonic Batteries, Panasonic chargers, Panasonic adapters and accessories.