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stepmback's Avatar stepmback 01:48 PM 04-18-2007
What is the model number for the extended HV20 battery? Also, how long can I expect the camcorder to function with a full charge using this battery?

HollyW00d's Avatar HollyW00d 02:44 PM 04-18-2007
Go to http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=14869 and download the manual for the HV20. On page 19 is a chart with the battery expectancy of each model in different modes. The large capacity battery is the BP-2L14.
stepmback's Avatar stepmback 02:55 PM 04-18-2007
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Originally Posted by HollyW00d View Post

Go to http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=14869 and download the manual for the HV20. On page 19 is a chart with the battery expectancy of each model in different modes. The large capacity battery is the BP-2L14.

I saw that but one battery is listed a scharge time of 170 minutes and another is 175, what is the difference?
JohnR_IN_LA's Avatar JohnR_IN_LA 03:57 PM 04-18-2007
I just ordered one up on EBAY, it was cheap, something like 20 bucks.
Works great!
toneman's Avatar toneman 01:51 PM 04-19-2007
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I saw that but one battery is listed a scharge time of 170 minutes and another is 175, what is the difference?

Hmmm, I'm looking at page 19 in the HV20 manual (PDF version) and I see the following charge times listed:

NB-2LH 130 min
BP-2L13 200 min (this is the battery that comes w/ the HV20)
BP-2L14 225 min

FWIW--third-party battery resellers will typically list Canon-equivalent BP-2L12 p/n, in addition to the BP-2L14 one; the BP-2L12 will work in a HV20 as well.
David Susilo's Avatar David Susilo 08:10 PM 04-21-2007
I strongly recommend Sterlingtek.com. I've been using their batteries for several years now and even my oldest batteries are still in top notch condition. Furthermore my colleagues (both in video and photography) have been using Sterlingtek too and they are all very happy with that brand.
Luthyr's Avatar Luthyr 09:10 PM 04-21-2007
I just recently got the Sterlingtek replacement, and it seems to last around 3 hours, although I haven't really tested it exactly.
gvc's Avatar gvc 09:31 AM 04-22-2007
http://www.bestbatt.com/Canon_BP_2L1...bbbp2l1801.htm

There is also a bp-2L18 equivalent. 1950 mAH
David Susilo's Avatar David Susilo 09:33 AM 04-22-2007
Sterlingtek's BP-2L14 equivalent is actually already at 1950 mAh (don't know how, but my friend measured it, far higher than the website's 1700 mAh rating). Sterlingtek's NB-2LH equivalent is rated at the same level as BP-2L13 (1,600 mAh)
latedate's Avatar latedate 10:20 AM 04-22-2007
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Originally Posted by David Susilo View Post

Sterlingtek's BP-2L14 equivalent is actually already at 1950 mAh (don't know how, but my friend measured it, far higher than the website's 1700 mAh rating). Sterlingtek's NB-2LH equivalent is rated at the same level as BP-2L13 (1,600 mAh)

Boy, do I feel foolish. I bought the "authentic" Canon which boasts an impressive 1450 mAh!
David Susilo's Avatar David Susilo 01:42 PM 04-22-2007
don't beat yourself up. In the early days of digital cameras I did the same thing too.
<><'s Avatar <>< 01:36 PM 04-25-2007
david,
can you link to the exact extended battery to buy on Sterlingtek.com? I'm looking but I don't see it.

ah, nvm, found it: http://www.sterlingtek.com/cocabpba.html

Thanks!
David Susilo's Avatar David Susilo 01:42 PM 04-25-2007
<><'s Avatar <>< 01:51 PM 04-25-2007
david,
thanks, just ordered the charger and the bp-2L14

how much heavier or obtrusive is the camcorder with the bp-2614?
David Susilo's Avatar David Susilo 01:53 PM 04-25-2007
not much. If anything, it stabilizes the camera even more due to the additional weight.
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