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Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 17:36
 
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I want to confirm what cells are being used in the EN-EL15 series of batteries.

These EN-EL15 series batteries are found in the Nikon D500, D600, D610, D800, D810, D850 DSLR cameras, and Nikon Z7, Z6 and V1 mirrorless cameras.

If anyone has a dead EN-EL15 battery then I would really appreciate it if you could donate it to me for my testing.
I will pay for P&P to me in UK.  
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JK I thought I had a nearly dead EN-EL15 dated 2013 my oldest bettery (my only black one) but after full overnight charge it is reading in the D850 as a NEW!!! one and after a day light use 10 pixs stil reads new and 97%. I will keep an eye on it as it has had little use since D500 days as my other 4 are all the newer grey type EN-EL15a still same spec IE: 70V 1900 mAh 14W.   I see now there is yet an even newer one  EN-EL15B? I think it is nearly same spec but slightly higher mAh? 
JK Perhaps you can explain why these changes as they all seem to work in my two Nikons but I understand the the A and B ones will only work on the latest Nikons? As a matter of interest I only once tried a non Nikon battery at 1/2 the price and less that 1/2 the use it was soon kicked out.  If my 2013 starts to show its age it is yours.



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I will try to explain.

The Nikon One V1, D600, D610 and D800 used the original EN-EL15 but can use all the later versions.

The D810 was introduced with the EN-EL15a but I think (but dont know) can use the EN-EL15 or the EN-EL15b.

The D850, Z6 and Z7 were introduced with the EN-EL15b, but can also use the EN-EL15a but NOT the original EN-EL15.



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The D500 and D850 can use the EN-EL15 black colour no problem, I have one in the D850 at present testing as it is the only one of the older type I still have and works well in both cameras. I mainly use the grey coloured EN-EL15a in both cameras. What I want to know what is the new EN-EL15b?



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The newer versions of Nikon batteries generally have a higher capacity than their predecessors but the EN-EL15b also has the capability to be charged in the camera when used with the Z6 and Z7. I am at a loss to understand why anyone would want to do that but the capability is there.

 




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GeoffR wrote:
The newer versions of Nikon batteries generally have a higher capacity than their predecessors but the EN-EL15b also has the capability to be charged in the camera when used with the Z6 and Z7. I am at a loss to understand why anyone would want to do that but the capability is there. :lol: Glad you said it GeoffR.

It is completely beyond me why you would charge via USB when the charger does it in 90ish minutes compared with overnight (approx. 8 hours).



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USB charging permits car based charging without an inverter, also using a power bank.

The b type has very slightly increased capacity, BUT only if charged with a 'Z' type charger, which it seems can pack a few more mAh into the cells, perhaps with a very slightly increased voltage, or possibly pulse charging?



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But charging in car is really slooooooow!



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How many people spend eight hours driving between locations?

I would always prefer to use a spare battery rather than plug the camera into a charger. Can you actually use a Z series camera when it is charging from a USB-C port?

 




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GeoffR wrote:
How many people spend eight hours driving between locations?

I would always prefer to use a spare battery rather than plug the camera into a charger. Can you actually use a Z series camera when it is charging from a USB-C port?
Dont know but you can tether it to an iPad Pro (1st gen with Camera Connection adapter or with 2nd gen directly) if you are shooting in studio.  However I hate being tethered as the cables always get in the way.



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