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    As more Pockets find their way to happy owners, I thought it would be a good idea to collect user reports on third party battery compatibility. I bought four Wasabi batteries months ago in anticipation but they only last about 20 minutes and won’t display the correct power level in camera.

    Any success stories out there? Canon and BM batteries work but how about third parties like RavPower?
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    I have a couple Ravpower that I'll be testing when mine arrives next week.
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    This can be very useful
    I was planning RAVPOWER or ENEGON, it would be nice if I could hear from some lucky first-round owners before mine gets here...
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    I am curious about the claimed 2900mwh capacity of the Ikon batteries
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    I tried a few cheap ones from Amazon with my canon 5d mk3, anything then the originals always uncharge in a blink it feels like. I would guess pocket 4k will be no exception.
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    (my ENEGON ones last a lot longer than the Sony one on my RX100 IV, that's why I was considering those; no idea if the LP-E6 ones they make are as good)
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    I got the red BAXXTAR LP-E6 batteries (2040mAh) for my BMMCC.
    Instead of 90 minutes, I can record 20 minutes longer. 110 minutes.

    But the Battery Display on my BMMCC gets a bit nuts. I cannot trust the display.
    But it is 110 minutes. Maybe I can get an hour on the Pocket 4k with that thing.
    I heard the Canon (and other) only last for 45-50 minutes. But yes... maybe
    I can get 1 hour with BAXXTAR. Or with any other brand that features 2040mAh. Right?

    I also can reccomend "SWIT" batteries. and I think I see other people on
    instagram and blackmagic forum who reccomend SWIT brands, too. I cannot say
    much about it. I use SWIT LP-E6 for almost 2 years on my BMMCC and they are
    still working fine. Good brand.
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    I ordered a Baxxtar to test in my canon while I wait for the pocket4k. Will see how it holds. Hope its better than the other I bought
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    Quote Originally Posted by MurtlandPhoto View Post
    As more Pockets find their way to happy owners, I thought it would be a good idea to collect user reports on third party battery compatibility. I bought four Wasabi batteries months ago in anticipation but they only last about 20 minutes and won’t display the correct power level in camera.

    Any success stories out there? Canon and BM batteries work but how about third parties like RavPower?


    You've tested the wasabi with the bmpcc4k already? I have some wasabi I bought awhile back as well but don't have the cam to test yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougfunnieyo View Post
    You've tested the wasabi with the bmpcc4k already? I have some wasabi I bought awhile back as well but don't have the cam to test yet.
    Yepp, I've tested the Wasabi batteries in the BMPCC4k. They show inconsistent power levels each time I turn the camera on. It will start at 99%, I'll turn the cam off then back on and it will show 50%. Do it again and it's at 20%. I'm sure the actually life of the batteries is decent, but if I can't get an semi-accurate idea of level, it's no good for me.
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